The 8th International Conference on Knowledge Management 4-6 September 2012

Call for PapersOrganised by the Department of Information and Knowledge Management, University of JohannesburgConference venue: FNB Conference Centre, Sandton, JohannesburgParticipants are encouraged to write papers in JISIB format and submit articles to the journal.Increasingly questions about the future of Knowledge Management arise. The subject field is relatively diffused and scattered into diverging concepts, perspectives and disciplines. This conference will explore trends about the future of Knowledge Management and will provide an international platform for the presentation, discussion and debate of diverse and professional approaches and research on recent and future developments in Knowledge Management. The conference will also provide an opportunity for academics, practitioners and doctoral students to have their work validated and benchmarked within the benevolent academic and professional community. Papers are peer-reviewed before acceptance according to the requirements of the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The conference will be organized into several tracks covering a wide range of topics. Topics include but are not limited to: Track 1: Knowledge Management and Innovation Innovative Approaches to Knowledge Management Knowledge in Innovation Processes Knowledge Management and Business Model Innovation Knowledge Management for Social Change and Innovation Open Innovation Track 2: Knowledge Discovery Knowledge Discovery and Data Warehousing Knowledge Management Taxonomies Knowledge Relationship Discovery Knowledge Visualization Track 3: Knowledge Technologies Collaborative ICT in the Knowledge Society Emerging Web Technologies and Web 2.0 Tools Knowledge Management and Game Theory Mobile Technology Semantic Technologies and Ontologies Social Networking Software Wikis, Twitter, Blogs and Social Tagging Services Track 4: Knowledge Management and Competitive Intelligence Collective Intelligence Competitive Analysis Techniques Competitive Intelligence Education Competitive Intelligence Methodologies and Applications Competitive Intelligence Organisational Models Competitive Intelligence Tools Competitive Strategies Synergy between Knowledge Management and Competitive Intelligence Track 5: Knowledge Economy Ethical Issues in Knowledge Economy Knowledge Workers Operating in the Knowledge Economy Ranking Knowledge Economies Track 6: Knowledge Creation and Sharing Communities of Practice Knowledge Cafés Knowledge Management and Collaboration Knowledge Networks Narratives, Stories and Anecdotes for Knowledge Transfer Track 7: Interdisciplinary Nature of Knowledge Management Adaptation of Knowledge Management in different industries Case studies of Knowledge Management Implementation Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration Track 8: Knowledge Strategies Creating Knowledge for Decision Making Competitive Advantage of Knowledge Management Evaluation of Knowledge Management Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management Interorganisational Knowledge Flow Just-in-Time Knowledge Management Knowledge Audits Knowledge Management Models Knowledge Management Strategy Formulation Organisational Learning Track 9: Knowledge Management Theory and Education Knowledge Management Concepts Knowledge Management Curricula Knowledge Management Philosophical Underpinnings Knowledge Management Theories   IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES 31 March 2012 Deadline for the submission of papers. Delegates are, however, encouraged to make early submissions. 16 May 2012 Notification of acceptance of papers will be provided to authors via email as soon as possible after the double-blind peer-review process. 1 July 2012 Final submission of corrected papers for publication in conference proceedings. 30 August 2012 Deadline for registration. Please note that all conference fees must be paid by this date.   REGISTRATION FEES Early Bird Registration and Payment on or before 1 August 2012: R3500.00 Late Registration and Payment after 1 August 2012: R4000.00 1-Day Early Bird Registration and Payment on or before 1 August 2012: R2000.00 1-Day Registration after 1 August 2012: R2500.00 Early Bird Registration and Payment for workshops A and B on or before 1 August 2012: R1000.00 Late Registration for workshops A and B after 1 August 2012: R1200.00 Early Bird Registration and Payment for workshops C and D on or before 1 August 2012: R500.00 Late Registration for workshops C and D after 1 August 2012: R550.00   Registration fee includes lunch and a dinner function but not attendance of workshops. Once registered, payment of the registration fee is compulsory, unless written notification of non-attendees is sent to the Department of Information and Knowledge Management on or before 31 July 2012. Accepted papers will not be published in the conference proceedings if registration fees are not paid. No tax invoice can be issued to a South African delegate without the VAT registration number of the applicable company. Registration for this conference will close on 31 August 2012.   CONFERENCE WEBSITE   CONTACT INFORMATION Prof Adeline du Toit E-mail: Tel: 27 11 559 2186 Dr Martie Mearns E-mail: Tel: 27 11 559 4700 Ms Mbhali Makhubo E-mail: Tel: 27 11 559 2183