Welcome to the


Workshop on 
Knowledge Management and Organisational Memories

Edinburgh, Scotland, July 30 or August 1, 2005

Call for papers  Workshop Program
Important dates  
Submission format
Workshop organizing committee
Programme committee  

Call for papers:

 Knowledge Management (KM) is one of the key progress factors in organizations.  It aims at capturing explicit and tacit knowledge of an organization in order to facilitate the access, sharing, and reuse of that knowledge as well as creation of new knowledge and organisational learning. KM must be guided by a strategic vision to fulfill its primary organisational objectives: improving knowledge sharing and cooperative work inside the organisation; disseminating best practices; improving relationships with the external world; preserving past knowledge of the organisation for reuse; improving the quality of projects and innovations; anticipating the evolution of the external environment; and preparing for unexpected events and managing urgency and crisis situations.

One approach for KM consists of building a corporate memory or organisational memory (OM). Several techniques can be considered, according to the type of organisation, its needs and its culture: knowledge-based approaches, document-based approaches, workflow-based approaches, CBR-based approaches, CSCW and cooperative approaches, ontology-based approaches, corporate Semantic Webs, Web-based approaches, agent-based approaches, distributed OMs, etc.

Several scenarios of KM can be tackled through OMs: project memory, skills management, communities of practice, strategic or technological watch, e-learning, e-government, etc. The workshop aims at gathering researchers from multiple disciplines, industrial participants and students in order to discuss models, methodologies, techniques and application dealing with these scenarios and approaches.

Papers are welcome in any area concerning knowledge management.
Examples of interesting topics are:


•    Skill management
•    Project memory
•    Community memory
•    Strategic or technological watch, Business Intelligence
•    E-learning
•    E-government
•    Inter-organisation cooperation
•    …


•    Organisational dimensions of KM
•    Enterprise modelling and business process modelling
•    …


•    Knowledge-based approaches
•    Document-based approaches
•    Workflow-based approaches
•    Process-oriented approaches
•    CBR-based approaches
•    CSCW and cooperative approaches
•    Ontology-based approaches
•    Corporate Semantic Webs
•    Web-based approaches
•    Agent-based approaches
•    Peer-to-peer approaches
•    Distributed approaches
•    …


•    Design
•    Medical domain
•    Biology
•    Telecommunications
•    Aeronautics and space
•    Automobile
•    Building sector
•    …

 Important dates

 Submission format

Contributions are invited in the form of a full paper (max. 20 pages), following the formatting style for IJCAI-2005. . The title page should include name, affiliation, and e-mail address of the contributor. Papers will be judged according to their contribution to the discussion. They should be submitted electronically (in PostScript or pdf)  to 
The title, authors and list of keywords should also be sent in ascii by E-mail. The best papers will be published later in a book, as for the previous ECAI/IJCAI workshops on KM & OM from 1999 to 2001.

Remark: All workshop participants must register for IJCAI-2005

Workshop organizing committee

 Jean Paul Barthès
Address: University of Technology of Compiegne, Departement of Genie Informatique, BP.60319
60203 Compiègne Cedex France

Rose Dieng-Kuntz  (co-chair)
Address: INRIA Acacia Project, 2004 route des Lucioles, BP 93
06902 Sophia-Antipolis Cedex FRANCE

Knut Hinkelmann
Address: University of Applied Sciences Solothurn
Riggenbachstrasse 16
CH-4600 Olten

Ann Macintosh
Address: International Teledemocracy Centre
Napier University
10 Colinton Road
Edinburgh, EH10 5DT

Nada Matta  (co-chair)
Address: Université de Technologie de Troyes (GSID/Tech-CICO)
12, rue Marie Curie BP. 2060,
10010 Troyes Cedex France

Ulrich Reimer
Adress: Business Operations Systems, Switzerland

Carla Simone
Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication
University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy)

Programme committee