Special Track on Knowledge Services @ I-Know 2008
|Subevent of||I-KNOW 2008|
|Start||September 3 2008 (iCal)|
|End||September 3 2008|
|Submissions due:||April 28 2008|
|Notification:||May 31 2008|
|Camera ready due:||June 30 2008|
 Special Track on Knowledge Services
The I-KNOW ‘08 Special Track on Knowledge Services addresses an application area for service-oriented architectures and web(-based) services. Knowledge Services shall support the work of knowledge workers and their organizations by making use of (semantic) structures underlying available resources. Thus, this workshop focuses on the intersection of the topics of web services, service-oriented architectures, ontologies, process, task and competence models and (professional) social networks. Original papers are solicited and will be reviewed by a board of international experts.
Topics include but are not limited to:
- Integration into enterprise knowledge infrastructures, collaborative systems, knowledge and learning management systems as well as personal knowledge environments, i.e. the workplace of knowledge workers
- Adequate functionality offered by and definition of such knowledge services
- Typology of knowledge services
- Granularity of the functionality to be encapsulated into knowledge services
- Technologies, architectures and infrastructures for knowledge services
- Mobile and ambient knowledge services
- Trust, reputation and cultural aspects concerning knowledge services
- Design and development of knowledge services
- Annotation of knowledge services with (semantic) metadata
- Discovery of knowledge services
- Service orchestration
- Services for social networks and community services
- Services for creation, analysis and maintenance of domain and process models
A vision of knowledge management system of the future balances the needs of individual knowledge workers for flexibility with the needs of communities for interconnectivity and the needs of organizations for standardization. Knowledge services have the potential to support (and incrementally merge) two roles within organizations and communities: On the one hand this concerns the knowledge worker who needs support for executing her current task efficiently and to advance her competencies over time. On the other hand the knowledge engineer needs support for the identification, modelling and standardization of community knowledge patterns (e.g. social networks) and organizational knowledge structures (e.g. domain ontologies).
One challenge to be tackled here is the identification of relevant knowledge services which will prove helpful to the individual knowledge workers and engineers. Research into the characteristics of knowledge and community work is needed to inform the design of knowledge services and to ensure their usefulness and usability. A knowledge worker will then be able to dynamically integrate contextualized knowledge services such as recommendation of knowledge artefacts and learning resources, community awareness and collaboration support into her work environment. Corollary community knowledge services such as automatic process detection and collaborative modelling services will speed up evolution of community and organizational knowledge structures. Further services supporting design and development, analysis and maintenance of knowledge services are desirable, if such systems shall scale and shall stay manageable over time. This includes e.g., the underlying knowledge structures, organisational and technological infrastructure as well as trust in and reputation of the sources delivering the services.
Another challenge involves the question which knowledge management system functionalities lend themselves for service encapsulation. Encapsulation of program functionality into services and the interaction of individual services in the form of service oriented architectures are active fields of research. Organisational processes or individual workflows require (dynamic) service orchestration.Automatic identification of appropriate services for a given task requires machine-intelligible web service descriptions (semantic annotations). For application it is interesting to know how such knowledge services can be integrated into pre-existing IT-landscapes within an organisation, or which requirements knowledge services themselves have. Some challenges have already been addressed in academia and industry, and we want to continue the discussion of technical issues and profit from existing results and experiences.
Type of Submissions
Tools and technology descriptions Empirical results Case studies Software design methods Proposals for and applications of standards
The topics mentioned above address researchers, developers and practitioners in the fields of (semantic) web services, service-oriented architectures, (enterprise) ontologies, business process and task models and social network analysis. The special track will be held in English.
28 April 2008: Submission of the full papers (4-8 pages)
31 May 2008: Notification of acceptance
30 June 2008: Camera ready version (8 pages)
3-5 Sept. 2008: TRIPLE-I Conference Submission Procedure
File Types: PDF, Word for Windows Style Guides: http://triple-i.tugraz.at/about/style_guide
Paper Submission System will be available soon!
In case of problems or questions concerning the submission of papers, please contact the track chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Notification of Acceptance and Publishing
Accepted papers will be published within the I-KNOW '08 conference proceedings. At least one author of an accepted paper must register for I-KNOW '08 before the deadline for Camera ready versions (30 June 2008).
Chairs of KS 2008
The organization team of the special track on Knowledge Services consists of the following people:
- Stefanie Lindstaedt, Know-Center Graz (Austria)
- Ronald Maier, Innsbruck University School of Management, Information Systems (Austria)
- Viktoria Pammer, Know-Center Graz (Austria)
- Peter Scheir, Know-Center Graz (Austria)
- Nicolas Weber, Know-Center Graz (Austria)
- Simone Braun, FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik (Germany)
- Markus Bick, Europäische Wirtschaftshochschule Berlin (Germany)
- Knut Hinkelmann, Universities of Applied Sciences FHNW (Switzerland)
- Christoph Kiefer, University of Zürich (Switzerland)
- Werner Klieber, Know-Center Graz (Austria)
- Franz Lehner, University of Passau (Germany)
- Gregoris Mentzas, University of Athens (Greece)
- Ulrich Remus, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany)
- Johannes Sametinger, University of Linz (Austria)
- York Sure, SAP Research (Germany)
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