Workshop 02-KMC

4th International Workshop on Knowledge Management and Collaboration

(KMC 2014)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of

The 2014 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2014)

May 19-23, 2014

The Commons Hotel

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Extended Submission Deadline: January 30, 2014

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 and systems used for knowledge management, knowledge discovery, mining, feedback of KM applications, and especially using collaboration techniques for KM and employing KM to increase effective collaboration. A second aspect would be how to use collaboration systems and technologies in Knowledge management and discovery.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to present 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 KMC 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

  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery

  • Mobile and Distributed Data Mining

  • 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

  • Crowdsourcing and KM

  • KM for Social Media and Networks


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 posters 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.

Authors are invited to submit a PDF copy of their manuscript to the Workshop using the following link . . If the submission is for a poster, poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded using the link above. 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 2014 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 by major indexing services accordingly.

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


Extended Paper Submissions: --------------------------- January 30, 2014

Acceptance Notification: -------------------------------- February 17, 2014

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: --------- March 07, 2014

Conference Dates: --------------------------------------- May 19 - 23, 2014


Lin Li

Computer Science and Information Systems Department

Murray State University, KY, USA

Voice: +1 270 809-6210

Fax: +1 270 809-3199


Juan Shan

Department of Computer Science

Pace University, New York, NY, USA

Voice: +1 212-346-1014

Fax: +1 212-346-1863


Duo Wei

Computer Science and Information Systems Department

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, N.J., USA

Voice: +1 609-626-3813

Fax: +1 609-626-5539


Technical Program Committee *:

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2014.

  • Jean-Paul Barthès, UTC - Compiègne, France

  • Aurélien Bénel, University of Technology of Troyes, France

  • Jessica Chen-Burger, University of Edinburgh, U.K.

  • John Edwards, Aston University, U.K.

  • Faïez Gargouri, ISIM Institute, Tunisia

  • Michel Grundstein, University of Paris Dauphine, France

  • Steinar Kristoffersen, Østfold University College, Norway

  • Nada Matta, Université de Technologie de Troyes, France

  • Davy Monticolo, Polytechnical Institute of Lorraine, France

  • Domenico Potena, Universita’ Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

  • Nicolas Prat, ESSEC Business School, France

  • Marc Rittberger, Dt. Institut für Internationale Pädagogische Forschung Frankfurt (DIPF), Germany

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

  • Carla Simone, Universita' di Milano, Italy

  • Hilda Tellioglu, Technische Universität Wien, Austria

  • Eric Tsui, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

(*Committee formation is pending 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.