The Ph.D. Dissertation of our member, Dr. Lamyaa El Bassiti, entitled "Innovation Management System: Systematic Structuration, Semantic Interoperability & Multi-Dimensional Measurement for a Continuous Performance Improvement" has been awarded as one of the TOP 40 Dissertations in the field of Innovation Management for the year 2018. The annual ISPIM Innovation Management Dissertation Award is an international competition made by the ISPIM (The International Society for Professional Innovation Management, USA) to the student completing the best Ph.D. within innovation management each calendar year. The Award is open to all students completing a Ph.D. within innovation management.
Prof. Constantin Bratianu was invited as a Guest Speaker to the event "Knowledge Week" organized during 6-8 June 2018, at Brussels, by the new General Directorate of Knowledge Management together with the Joint Research Institute of the European Commission. In the photo - together with Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Maruszewski - Director of Knowledge Management, Joint Research Institute.
On 06.06.2018 Prof. Aino Kianto gave the opening keynote speech in Brussels for the prestigious European Commission Knowledge Week event.
Moreover, on 21.06.2018 Prof. Kianto gave the keynote speech in the IIAKM KM Conference (Knowledge Management: Research, Organization, and Applied Innovation) in Pisa, http://iiakm.org/conference/KM2018/index.php
The XIII edition of IFKAD on “Societal Impact on Knowledge and Design” will be organized in Delft, at Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, on 4th-6th July 2018. The main purpose of IFKAD 2018 is to explore the role and the relevance of new sources, dimensions and characteristics of knowledge supporting organizations as well as regional and urban systems in their aim to create valuable societal impact by addressing fundamental questions.
What are the major challenges society is facing in the near future and how are they related to knowledge and design?
What is the role of knowledge and design to cope with the major challenges our society is facing?
These fundamental questions increasingly represent fundamental features to cope with the increasing complexity and turbulence of today’s business landscape. The Forum – co-chaired by Professors Han van der Meer, Guido Enthoven and Giovanni Schiuma - will bring together key-note-speakers, such as Professors Jorg Rainer Noennig, Wim van Saarloos, Ena Voute, worldwide academicians, young researchers, practitioners and policy makers from different fields to provide an opportunity for presenting, debating and reflecting on original approaches, models and tools regarding the position of knowledge management and design in the 21st century from a wide range of perspectives – i.e. economic, social, environmental and cultural perspectives.
More information is available at: https://www.ifkad.org/
During the ECKM 2018 the members of our Association will lead a doctoral workshop. It will be conducted by Ettore Bolisani, Constantin Bratianu, Juan Gabriel Cegarra Navarro, Peter Heisig, Enrico Scarso and Tatiana Gavrilova.
The Workshop has the purpose to discuss the main challenges, approaches and methods for research in KM. Rather than a pure theoretical presentation of methods and approaches, presenters will propose their own view of the issue based on their practical and professional experience.
After a brief introduction, in which each presenter will illustrate specific methodological and implementation issues of KM research, the attending participants will be involved in an active/interactive exercise where, based on their experience or their specific research purposes, they will discuss specific features, pros and cons of the various approaches to KM research. Finally, with the help of workshop presenters, conclusions will be drawn and will be made available to participants through the web after the workshop.
More details can be found here: https://www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/eckm/eckm-workshop/
Professor Eric Tsui from HKPolyU received "Diploma of Excellence" for his challenging keynote address delivered at Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania in the beginning of the International Conference on Business Excellence , 22-23 March 2018.
Moreover, Professor Eric Tsui and his doctoral student Nikolina Dragicevic from HKPolyU received "Best Paper Award" for their paper "Using the scenario development and personal learning environment and network to support curriculum design" at the same conference.
Our Colleague, prof. Elena-Mădălina Vătămănescu was granted the BEST PRESENTATION AWARD at the 5th Business Systems Laboratory International Symposium "Co-creating Responsible Futures in the Digital Age: Exploring new paths towards economic, social and environmental sustainability", organized in Naples, 22-24 January 2018. There were 106 participants from 30 countries. Congratulations!
Our Member, prof. Meliha Handzic would like to report an upcoming conference which links decision support research with knowledge management (e.g. Business Analytics, Intelligence & Knowledge Discovery). The IFIP DSS 2018 conference will be held in Ljubljana from 13-15 June 2018. More information is available at URL: http://ifip2018dss.ijs.si
The Faculty of Management from the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) and the Romanian Academic Society of Management (SAMRO), with the support of the National Bank of Romania, announce the first Call for Papers for the sixth edition of the STRATEGICA International Conference, to be held in Bucharest, October 11-12, 2018. Co-chairs of this conference are our members, Prof. Constantin Brătianu and Dr. Florina Pînzaru.
More details and call for papers can be found here. Members of the International Association of Knowledge Management (IAKM) benefit from a 20% discount.
Special track on Communities and cities creating social and public value during the IFKAD 2018 Conference
Our member, Alexandra Zbuchea, from SNSPA, and her colleague Mauro Romanelli, from the Parthenope University, organize a special track on Communities and cities creating social and public value during the IFKAD 2018 Conference.
The panel aims to stimulate discussions on how cities and communities contribute to making the society more democratic and open to knowledge acquisition, innovation and learning relying on searching for smart solutions and sustaining participation by encouraging citizens and organizations to actively participate in the development of urban areas and policies. Suggested topics may cover, but are not limited to, the following aspects: knowledge management and smart cities, sustainable development of communities, knowledge transfer within society, knowledge and social innovation, etc.
More details can be found at https://www.ifkad.org/focus/special-tracks/track-14/.