[Asis-l] CFP: Special Issue of JCSCW: Knowledge Management in Action

Mark Ackerman ackerm at umich.edu
Sat Jan 16 14:19:26 EST 2010


Special Issue of
Journal on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (JCSCW)

Guest Editors:
- Mark Ackerman, University of Michigan
- Carla Simone, University of Milano-Bicocca
- Volker Wulf, University of Siegen and Fraunhofer FIT

THEME: Organizations of different kinds, from structured companies up to
social networks or virtual communities, are becoming increasingly aware
of the need to collect, organize, mobilize, increase, in sum manage,
expertise and knowledge which characterize their ability to stay alive,
adapt and evolve in a turbulent context. Knowledge Management (KM) is a
keyword under which different organizational and technological
approaches to answer this need are referred to. From the beginning of
the KM discourse, the CSCW community has taken a critical stance both in
asking for applied research in the practices of real organizations and
relating technological and organizational innovations. The Special Issue
aims to collect papers reporting on ethnographically-based or
field-based experiences that are confronted with real situations and
highlight problems, requirements and technical solutions that are
derived from those experiences by taking into account the following

- organizational strategies to enact and promote KM within
organizations, and their relation with ICT technology
- various kinds of knowledge, application domains, organizational
structures, and their implication on KM
- methods and approaches for the design of KM solutions
- techniques and technologies for a sustainable KM (CSCW-based
approaches, web-based approaches, etc.)
- critical success factors for KM socio-technical solutions
- evaluation of KM applications in real situations
- lessons-learned in each phase of the KM application life-cycle, from
conception up to continuous adaptation
- critical comparison of technologies, field studies and strategies in KM
- any other perspective contributing to a better understanding of KM in

Papers presenting original research must comply with standards specified
at the IJCSCW site: http://www.editorialmanager.com/cosu/ where it is
possible to upload them.

Papers written in English should be sent by 30 April 2010. All submitted
papers will be blind refereed by at least three reviewers.

Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance, originality of the work
and reviewers' comments. Authors will be notified of acceptance or
rejection via e-mail by 30 June 2010. Camera-ready papers are due by 15

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