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Knowledge Sharing in Research an Higher Education

06. 09. 2006

This one-day special track, takes place during I-KNOW '06 in Graz - Austria (6 - 8 September 2006). The Special Track provides an interdisciplinary forum for international scientists and practitioners to discuss various aspects of Knowledge Sharing in Research an Higher Education (KSR).


The KSR special track is the second event of a series which started at I-KNOW '05. KSR ‘05 was positioned at the intersection between digital library research and research on technology enhanced learning. This combination aimed at discovering a huge potential for more effective and successful knowledge sharing and at significantly contributing to true advancements in this area.

The motivation for KSR ‘06 is the successful concept of what often is referred to as Web 2.0. Web 2.0 is an "architecture of participation" - a constellation made up of links between web applications that rival desktop applications and the blog and WIKI publishing revolution. This architecture is based on social software which allows users to generate content, rather than simply consume it. It is an arena where organization appears spontaneously through the actions of the group, for example, in the creation of “folksonomies” created through tagging.

With the idea of Web 2.0 in background, KSR '06 tries to find answers to the following guiding research questions:

  • What is the impact of Web 2.0 on knowledge sharing in research an higher education?
  • How can the Web 2.0 be exploited and applied for new and most innovative solutions to better support knowledge sharing in research and higher education?
  • What are requirements from the KSR community for future developments of the Web 2.0?

The emphasis of KSR ‘06 is very much on the application of new technologies, on case studies and on best practices rather than on the development of new Web 2.0 technologies.

KSR '06 seeks to bring together international researchers as well as practitioners from research and higher education organisations. Or aim is to advance future development in knowledge sharing in research and higher education. The special track also provides plenty of time for networking among the attendees and for real-world knowledge sharing.

For this special track we invite submission that deal with issues including, but not limited to:

  • Impact of Web 2.0 on knowledge sharing
  • Demands of KSR community for future Web 2.0 developments
  • Application of social software
  • Participation platforms for accessing and delivering digital learning resources
  • Interchange of digital learning resources
  • Distributed knowledge sharing environments
  • Incentive models for knowledge sharing
  • Provision of competitive services for knowledge sharing
  • Integration of individual and group activities
  • Integration of virtual and real-world knowledge sharing
  • Case studies and best practices

Important Dates

- 03 April 2006 - Submissions of Full Papers (8 Pages)
- 22 May 2006 - Notification of Acceptance
- 26 June 2006 - Final Versions (8 Pages)

Submission Procedure

Submissions should be handed in as full papers and should not exceed 8 pages. Please use the I-KNOW style guides ( ) and submit your contribution in PDF or MS Word format using . In case of problems or questions concerning the submission of papers, please contact the track chairs at ksr[email protected] .


Accepted papers will be published within the I-KNOW '06 conference proceedings in cooperation with Springer Co. Pub. At least one author of an accepted paper must register for I-KNOW ’06 before the deadline for Final Versions (26 June 2006).
Chairs of KSR ´06

The Organization team of the special track on Knowledge Sharing in Research and Higher Education consists of the following people:

- Gisela Dösinger, Know-Center Graz (Austria)
- Ines Puntschart, Know-Center Graz and Graz University of Technology (Austria)
- Klaus Tochtermann, Know-Center Graz and Graz University of Technology (Austria)

Program Committtee

- Michael H. Breitner, University Hannover (Germany)
- Denis Helic, Graz University of Technology (Austria)
- Gisela Dösinger, Know-Center Graz (Austria)
- Joachim Gerdes, University of Cassino (Italy)
- Isa Jahnke, Ruhr-University of Bochum (Germany)
- Dolly Kandpal, Oracle India Pvt. Ltd. (India)
- Barbara Kieslinger, Zentrum für Soziale Innovation (Austria)
- Peter Nürnberg, Aalborg UniversityEsbjerg (Denmark)
- Tomas Pitner, Masaryk University (CzechRepublic)
- Ines Puntschart, Know-Center Graz and Graz University of Technology (Austria)
- Wolf-Fritz Riekert, HDM Stuttgart (Germany)
- Klaus Tochtermann, Know-Center Graz and Graz University of Technology (Austria)

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Deadline Call for Papers:
03. 04. 2006


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