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28. 03. 2007

Productive Knowledge Work: Management and Technological Challenges to be held at WM 2007 - 4th Conference Professional Knowledge Management Experiences and Visions
28th of March to 30th of March 2007, Potsdam

Background and Motivation of the Workshop
Knowledge work is one of the main drivers of productivity for the knowledge society. Knowledge work, on an abstract level, includes a wide variety of activities that are concerned with information processing, thinking, and decision-making. Activities such as structuring of information and knowledge, articulation of new thoughts, and sharing with colleagues create knowledge and value. With the increasing importance of knowledge work, we are currently realizing that (1) we insufficiently understand the anatomy of knowledge work, (2) our current management approaches cannot deal with knowledge workers adequately and (3) knowledge work badly needs technology support, but methods and tools for technology-enhanced knowledge work are only in their infancy.

Track 1: Management Challenges
Organizing Knowledge Work
* Definition and classification and empirical studies on the extent of knowledge work
* Integration of knowledge workers into the organization
Managing Knowledge Work
* Human resource management approaches for knowledge workers (motivation, incentives, enabling conditions)
* Measuring knowledge work performance (productivity, added-value, ...)
Learning and Development in Knowledge Work
* Learning and competency development in knowledge work
* Integrating learning and Knowledge Management interventions

Track 2: Methodical and Technological Challenges
Work Processes for Knowledge Work
* Identification and modelling of tasks, processes and employee context
* Personal task management
* Service-oriented (semantic) desktop and personal information management tools
Learning and Competence Development Support
* Integrating eLearning and Knowledge Management
* Maturing knowledge artefacts to learning objects
Collaboration Issues in Knowledge Work
* Collaborative knowledge articulation and structuring, including Web 2.0 approaches
* Dynamic composition of groups of interest or groups of learners
* Contextualizing communication artefacts
* Socially-aware collaboration support

Addressed Audience
Researchers (both from industry and academics), practitioners in the fields of knowledge management, human resources, eLearning, workplace learning and related fields who are interested in an interdisciplinary view on how to foster knowledge work.

Important Deadlines
1. October 2006 Submission of workshop papers
15. November 2006 Notification of acceptance/rejection
23. December 2006 Submission of final version

Papers should not exceed eight (8) pages and have to follow the WM2007 formatting guidelines ( Papers can be associated with a demo, add a one-page description of the demo titled "demo" to indicate this. To participate in the demo session only, submit a three-page abstract of the demo. Presentations in the demo session should be accompanied with a poster. Contributions should be submitted in English. Furthermore they must be submitted using the conference system in the MS Word format.

Contact and Organisation
Main Contact
Tobias Ley (Know-Center Graz, Austria)
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +43 316 873 9273

Paper Chairs
Stefan Güldenberg (Institut für Unternehmensführung, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)
Stefanie Lindstaedt (Know-Center Graz, Austria)
Klaus North (Fachbereich Wirtschaft, Fachhochschule Wiesbaden
Thomas Roth-Berghofer (DFKI, Kaiserslautern)

Demo Chairs
Leo Sauermann (DFKI, Kaiserslautern)
Andreas Schmidt (FZI Research Center for Information Technologies, Karlsruhe)

Program Committee
Stephan Berchtold, choices management consulting, Vienna, Austria
Chris Bizer, FU-Berlin, Germany
Paul Alexandru Chiarita, L3S, Hannover, Germany
John Cook, LTRI, London Metropolitan University, UK
Knut Hinkelmann, FH Nordwestschweiz, Switzerland
Harald Holz, DFKI, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Robert de Hoog, University Twente, The Netherlands
Alexander Karapidis, Fraunhofer IAO, Stuttgart, Germany
Andrea Kienle, Fraunhofer IPSI, Darmstadt, Germany
Barbara Kieslinger, Centre for Social Innovation, Vienna, Austria
Andrea Kirschbichler, Wissenschaftszentrum Wien, Plattform Wissensmanagement, Vienna, Austria
Heiko Maus, DFKI, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Eric Ras, Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Uwe Riss, SAP Research, Darmstadt, Germany
Giovanni Tummarello, Universitá' Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Martin Wolpers, KU Leuven, Belgium

Deadline Call for Papers:
01. 10. 2006


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