[Conference] Call for Papers: ACKMIDS, December 2008, Ballarat, Australia

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Call for Papers
ACKMIDS08 – 11. Annual Australian Conference on Knowledge Management and Intelligent Decision Support, 8 – 10 December 2008, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Submission of Abstracts (250 words): 16 May 2008

Knowledge management (KM) presents organisations with opportunities to be innovative both within their own organisation and in their interactions with other organisations, government bodies, communities, and the corporate world. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are an important resource and tool for implementing KM and allow communitiesto act more effectively in their communications and work practices. In the third sector, ICTs are expressed through community informatics techniques. Together KM and ICT platformspresent fresh opportunities for building communities.
This conference will explore the issues emerging from the exploitation of KM and ICTs to empower communities. The conference seeks contributors from a wide range of backgrounds including academics, professional researchers as well as practitioners and community activists who are able to present theoretical positions, practical applications and frameworks for action. It will energise organisational and community managers, policy makers at all levels of government, and researchers.
The Australian Conference on Knowledge Management and Intelligent Decision Support (ACKMIDS) has been organised and hosted by the Knowledge Management Research Program (KMRP) in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. This year the conference is co-hosted by KMRP, the Monash Centre for Community Networking Research (CCNR) and the University of Ballarat. The conference proceedings are published as a monograph by Australian Scholarly Press.

Conference Topics
We invite papers that address the conference theme “Harnessing Knowledge Management to Build Communities” and focus on areas that include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovative Communities
  • Learning Organisation
  • Knowledge Communities
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Communities of Practice
  • Work Task Analysis
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Building Communities
  • Community Knowledge Management
  • Community Informatics

Submission Dates

  • Submission of Abstracts (250 words): 16 May 2008
  • Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 6 June 2008
  • Paper Submission: 25 July 2008
  • Notification of Acceptance: 19 September 2008
  • Final Submission: 31 October 2008

For more information go to the website of the conference.