The 7th issue of the WHATSIAKM is available now. It is addressed to both members and non-members of the IAKM. You may download it here.
Our member Eduardo Tomé reports on the TAKE (Theory and Applications in the Knowledge Economy) Conference which he co-chaired. TAKE 2016 happened in July 6-8 2016 in Aveiro, Lisboa. It was organized with the collaboration of GOVCOPP Research Centre from Universidade de Aveiro. There were 80 participants, 60 sessions, and 900 pages Proceedings. There were also 3 Keynotes and 3 Special Sessions. Members of IAKM were decisive - Aino Kianto and Constantin Bratianu as keynote speakers, José Maria Viedma in a Special Session. More information is available here: http://www.take-conference.com/ in the page Past Conferences. TAKE 2017 is already in perspective and it will take place between 12 - 14th July in Zagreb. More information can be found here. At least 6 more TAKE conferences are planned, as 6 Universities have offerred to host them. Prospective university candidates can contact the organizers.
Congratulations to our member Constantin Bratianu on his recent book Organizational Knowledge Dynamics: Managing Knowledge Creation, Acquisition, Sharing, and Transformation published by IGI Global. The book discusses the dynamics of knowledge-intensive organizations, whose understanding is a crucial first step in establishing a strong knowledge base for any company. The book introduces the idea that organizational knowledge is composed of three knowledge fields: cognitive knowledge, emotional knowledge, and spiritual knowledge. For further details see here.
Our member Franz Lehner would like to inform about the success of the 9th International Conference on Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management that he co-chaired as Program Chair and Local Co-Chair at the University of Passau, Germany. More details can be found here and on the conference website at http://ksem2016.org/.
The 6th issue of the WHATSIAKM is available now. It is addressed to both members and non-members of the IAKM. You may download it here.
On 20-21 October 2016 the International Conference STRATEGICA organized by the Faculty of Management, SNSPA, Bucharest and National Bank of Romania brought together many participants, among them also many members of IAKM, and Ettore Bolisani, the president of the IAKM, was one of the Guest Speakers. More information about the conference can be found here. Photo of the Special guests can be found here.
Education is a hot topic for the KM community, and this year our Association has led a number of initiatives and project on this. Here, we report on the special Panel entitled “Knowledge Management Education: Five Ws and One H” that was organized at ICKM 2016 in Vienna by IAKM members Meliha Handzic, John Edwards, Sandra Moffett, Alexeis Garcia-Perez, Aino Kianto and Ettore Bolisani.
More information about the event can be found here.
Congratulations to our member John Edwards (Aston University - UK) and to Eduardo Rodriguez Taborda (University of Ottawa and IQAnalytics – Canada) who won the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Knowledge Management in Vienna (10-11 October 2016), for their paper “Using Knowledge Management to Give Context to Analytics and Big Data and Reduce Strategic Risk”.
The 2016 General Assembly took place at Ulster University (Belfast, UK) on 31st August 2016, just before the European Conference on Knowledge Management.
Photo gallery from the Assembly
This year our Association was asked to collaborate on the organization of a Doctoral Workshop to be held at Ulster University on 31st August, the day before the 17th European Conference on Knowledge Management. Knowledge Management is not, certainly, a mature field, and there are more open questions than definitive answers: this is clearly a challenge for research and practice, but this is also the reason for its appeal among senior and young researchers. The workshop title “So what is Next on the KM Horizon?” sounded quite evocative, and surely appropriate for encouraging a lively debate involving the participants – about 30 people including PhD students, senior researchers, and IAKM members. Indeed, to promote the active involvement was exactly the purpose of the organizers - Sandra Moffett (Ulster University, UK), Alexeis Garcia-Perez (Coventry University, UK) and Ettore Bolisani (University of Padova, Italy), all members of the IAKM Board.
Report from the Workshop can be found here.
Photos from the workshop can be found here.