Workshop 02-KMC

2nd International Workshop on Knowledge Management and Collaboration

(KMC 2012)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of

The 2012 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2012)

May 21-25, 2012

The Westin Westminster Hotel

Denver, Colorado, USA

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2012

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


Knowledge Management (KM) has been occupying, at least since the beginning of the nineties, much more important place within organizations. The necessity to manage both explicit and tacit knowledge created and used in organizations has increased rapidly in the recent years. Organizations have become aware of the importance of the invaluable capital owned by their members which corresponds to their experiences and accumulated knowledge about the firm activities. Maintaining this capital is a powerful mean to improve the level of economical performance of an organization. Thus, companies should invest on knowledge management projects in order to amplify the creation, the sharing and the transfer of explicit and tacit knowledge.

Collaboration technologies can be used to handle KM in organizations. Several techniques can be considered to develop and implement knowledge management and organizational memory systems, according to the types of organization, its needs, and its culture as well as the nature of knowledge to be capitalized. For example, Knowledge-based approaches, corporate semantic web, CBR-based approaches, ontology based approaches, agent-based approaches, etc.

The objective of this multidisciplinary workshop is to gather both researchers and practitioners to discuss methodological, technical and organizational aspects of collaboration technologies used for knowledge management, feedback of KM applications, and especially using collaboration techniques for KM and employing KM to increase effective collaboration. Researches and practitioners are invited to propose recent advances in methodologies, models and tools for managing knowledge in organizations and to discuss experiences of successful or unsuccessful knowledge management projects. Papers are welcomed in any research area concerning knowledge management and discovery such as knowledge engineering, artificial intelligence, information systems, CSCW, business management, and knowledge economy. Target applications of this research and real work case studies could be the following: Automobile, Biology, Design, Education, Medical Domain, Telecommunications, Aeronautics and Space, Tourism, Finance, Public Administration, Social, etc.

The Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Methodologies and Tools for Knowledge Management

    • Knowledge Representation and Ontology

    • Knowledge Acquisition and Evolution

    • Retrieval and Delivery of Knowledge

    • Knowledge Integration

    • Knowledge Authoring & Knowledge Markup Languages

    • KM for Collaboration and Decision Support

    • Case-based Reasoning for KM

    • Corporate Memories for KM

    • Collective and Collaborative Intelligence

    • Knowledge Management and Social Computing

    • Knowledge Visualization

    • Evaluation and Measurement of Required Knowledge

    • Inter-Organizational Collaborative KM

    • Knowledge Management Systems and Applications

    • Knowledge Sharing and Exchange

    • Uncertainty and Vagueness in Knowledge Modeling

    • Human-knowledge Interaction

    • Knowledge Mashups

    • Agent-based Approaches to Knowledge Management

    • Knowledge Management Maturity Models

    • Large-scale Distributed Reasoning

    • Communities of Practice

    • Social and Human Factors in KM

    • KM in Web2.0 and Semantic Web

    • Knowledge and Business Process Modeling

    • Provenance, Reliability and Trust in KM

    • KM in Collaborative Software Development


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to knowledge management and collaboration. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for the submission details) will also be accepted for submission. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via email to the Workshop organizers at and

Only PDF files will be accepted, sent by email to the workshop organizers. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2012 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.


Paper Submissions: ------------------------------------------- January 31, 2012

Acceptance Notification: ------------------------------------- February 15, 2012

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ------------ March 07, 2012

Conference Dates: ---------------------------------------------- May 21 - 25, 2012


Nada Matta (Co-Chair)

Université de Technologie de Troyes (ICD/Tech-CICO)

12, rue Marie Curie BP. 2060

10010 Troyes Cedex France

Phone: (+33) 3 25 71 58 65


Inès Saad (Co-Chair)

Amiens School of Management and Université de Picardie Jules Verne

5, rue du Moulin Neuf

80000 Amiens Cedex France

Phone: (+33) 3 22 82 23 46


Claudia Diamantini

Università Politecnica delle Marche

via Brecce Bianche

60131 Ancona, Italy

Phone: (+39) 071 220 4824


Carla Simone

University of Milano-Bicocca

Viale Sarca 336 - Ed. U14

20126 Milano, Italy

Phone: (+39) 02 6448 7821


Hilda Tellioglu

Technische Universität Wien

Favoritenstrasse 9-11/Stiege 3/2.Stock

1040 Wien, Austria

Phone: (+43) 1 58801 18716


International Program Committee:

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2012.

  • Jean-Paul Barthès, UTC - Compiègne, France

  • Aurélien Bénel, University of Technology of Troyes, France *

  • Ansgar Bernardi, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH, Germany*

  • Markus Bick , ESCP Europe Wirtschaftshochschule Berlin, Germany

  • Frada Burstein, Monash University, Australia

  • Salem Chakhar, Université Laval, Canada

  • Jessica Chen-Burger, University of Edinburgh, UK

  • Jean Pierre Cahier, University of Technology of Troyes, France

  • Samuel K.W. Chu, The University of Hong Kong, China

  • John Edwards, Aston University, U.K.

  • Fabien Gandon, INRIA-Sophia-Antipolis, France

  • Faïez Gargouri, ISIM Institute, Tunisia

  • Michel Grundstein, University of Paris Dauphine, France

  • Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria

  • Gilles Kassel, University of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, France

  • Richard M. Keller, NASA Ames Research Center, California, USA*

  • Steinar Kristoffersen, Østfold University College, Norway

  • Eunika Mercier Laurent, IAE University - Lyon, France

  • Davy Monticolo, Polytechnical Institute of Lorraine, France *

  • Susu Nousala, Aalto University Helsinki, Finland and University of Melbourne, Australia

  • Daniel O'Leary, University of Southern California, USA*

  • Nicolas Prat, ESSEC Business School, France

  • Camille Rosenthal-Sabroux, University of Paris Dauphine, France

  • Inès Saad, University of Picardie Jules Verne, France

  • David G. Schwartz, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

  • Eric Tsui, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

    • Takahira Yamaguchi, Keio University, Japan*

  • Pascale Zaraté, IRIT-University of Toulouse 1 Capitole, France

  • TBA

(* Final acceptance pending. TPC is Partial and will be finalized shortly.)

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs: Geoffrey C. Fox at and Waleed W. Smari at