[Conference] Call for Papers: Knowledge and Systems Sciences & Asia Pacific Knowledge Management, December 2008, China

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KMAP & KSS 2008 – 9. Int. Symposium on Knowledge and Systems Sciences & 4. Asia Pacific International Conference on Knowledge Management, 11th and 12th December, 2008, Guangzhou, China

Full Paper Submission Deadline:  10th August , 2008

This year, the 9th symposium on Knowledge and Systems Science (KSS2008) will be held in South China University of Technology ( Guangzhou, China), jointly with the 4th International Conference on Knowledge Management in Asia Pacific (KMAP2008)

Call for Papers
The 4th Asia-Pacific International Conference on Knowledge Management  (KAMP2008)

The Knowledge Powerhouse for the Future
The knowledge economy and the knowledge society have lately become key buzzwords as governments try and bootstrap agricultural and industrial economies into the modern global age, where knowledge has become the key to competitive advantage and even more critically, national survival. KM research has mostly focused on knowledge and knowledge management within organizational boundaries, particularly in businesses and more recently the public sector. Meanwhile, there have been attempts, usually by the likes of the World Bank, to define and rank knowledge economies and societies usually by looking at the parts of a society, such as ICT infrastructure, educational output, number of patents awarded, etc. To date, very little investigation has been done into the “whole” of the knowledge society, and probably for good reason as it is enormously challenging to fit all the pieces of society together into a coherent picture.
This conference calls for papers that offer provocative, insightful, and novel ways of investigating and understanding the linkages that connect government, business, academia and the community. Papers should be particularly focused on the boundaries between these sectors as they engage in cooperative knowledge creation and exchange. Papers that take an organizational or managerial perspective on the participation in collaborative knowledge creation and/or exchange are welcomed. Papers on process, protocols and projects will all be welcome, as will papers looking at linking technology. Topic areas include, but not limited to:

  • Robust knowledge management processes and strategy
  • Moderating factors for knowledge management success
  • Organizational learning and transformation
  • Contextual dependencies for knowledge management applications
  • Technological support and design for knowledge management systems
  • Knowledge storage dynamics
  • Socio-cognitive approaches to knowledge management
  • Applications of sense making, narratives and complexity
  • Privacy, security and ethical issues

For more information go to the conference web site.

Call for Papers
The 9th International Symposium on Knowledge and Systems Sciences (KSS2008)

The KSS Symposium is an annual conference of the International Society for Knowledge and Systems Sciences (ISKSS). Knowledge science and systems science can be used for one another as methodology and tool and benefit each other. Around these disciplines, the first International Symposium on Knowledge and Systems Sciences, initiated and organized by Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), was held in September 2000 (KSS2000), then KSS2001 (Dalian, China), KSS2002 (Shanghai, China), KSS2003 (Guangzhou, China), KSS2004 (Ishikawa, Japan), KSS2005 (Vienna, Austria), KSS2006 (Beijing, China), and KSS2007 (Ishikawa, Japan) had been held and many scientists and researchers, from different countries, contributed to all those symposia. This year, the 9th symposium, KSS2008 will be held in South China University of Technology ( Guangzhou, China), jointly with the  4th International Conference on Knowledge Management in Asia Pacific (KMAP2008), and still expect to provide excellent opportunities for the presentation of interesting new research results, and discussion about them, leading to knowledge transfer and the synergetic generation of new ideas.

KSS2008 Scope

  • Systems methodology for knowledge integration and creation
  • Technology Creation based on Knowledge Science
  • Knowledge systems engineering
  • Complex system modeling and analysis
  • Meta-synthesis
  • Cross-cultural learning on systems thinking and knowledge management
  • Social network analysis and knowledge management
  • Information science and decision support system
  • E-learning, E-content, E-knowledge and Knowledge-based, Ecommerce
  • MOT (Management of Technology)
  • Transition to new technology
  • Agent-based modeling and behavioral science
  • Web intelligence tools 

Important Dates

  • Full Paper Submission Deadline:  10th August , 2008 (Notification to authors will be made within a few weeks/September 20, 2008)
  • Deadline for Final Camera Ready Paper:  20th October, 2008
  • Conference Dates:  11th and 12th December, 2008

For more information go to the conference web site.