[Conference] Call for Papers: HICSS’09-Minitrack – Knowledge Management/Organizational Memory Success and Performance Measurements

[Deutscher Titel: [Konferenz]: Aufruf für Artikel-Beiträge: HICSS’09-Minikurs: Erfolgs- und Leistungsmessung von Wissensmanagement/Organisationsgedächtnis]

Forty-Second Annual Hawai’i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-42), January 5 – 8, 2009 (Monday-Thursday), Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort and Spa on the Big Island (www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com)

Track: Knowledge Management Systems
Minitrack: Knowledge Management/Organizational Memory Success and Performance Measurements

June 15: Authors submit full papers

Research into knowledge management, organizational memories, and organizational learning has been affected by investigations such as implementation aspects, system developments, or knowledge flows during a number of years. Therefore, a high maturity level of knowledge management research has been achieved. However, organizational knowledge management initiatives are more and more faced with budget cuts and justification demands due to intense competition in today’s business environments. The influences of the rapid pace of globalization and of the ongoing liberalization of national and international markets lead to the emergence of increased pressure on existing companies. Project managers of knowledge management initiatives like Chief Knowledge Officers need to justify their budgets and thus are in need of qualitative and quantitative evidence of the initiatives’ success. This minitrack explores research into strategies, methodologies, and stories that relate to measure this success. In addition, this minitrack will be used to explore the bodies of performance measurements that define the current state of research in measuring knowledge management, organizational memory, and organizational learning success.

Topics and research areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Frameworks and models for assessing knowledge management and/or organizational memory systems
  • Methodologies and processes for measuring knowledge management and/or organizational memory success and performance
  • Impact of knowledge management strategy, organization, systems, culture, and other issues on knowledge management/organizational memory success
  • Organizational effectiveness/efficiency due to knowledge management/organizational memory/organizational learning, knowledge and organizational memory use
  • Knowledge management, organizational memory, and organizational learning metrics
  • Knowledge management, organizational memory, and organizational learning success factors and key performance indicators
  • Benchmarking of knowledge management/organizational memory initiatives
  • Case studies of knowledge management and organizational memory success and performance measurements
  • Measuring knowledge management and/or organizational memory performance in global organizations and globally dispersed communities
  • Effectiveness and/or efficiency of knowledge management/organizational memory systems
  • Modeling and measuring the impact of social software on knowledge management performance
  • Defining knowledge management and organizational memory success

Murray Jennex (Primary Contact)
Information and Decision Science
San Diego State University San Diego, CA, USA
Phone: +1-760-966-0548
Fax: +1-760-722-2668
Email: Murphjen(at)aol.com, mjennex(at)mail.sdsu.edu

Stefan Smolnik
Institute of Research on Information Systems
European Business School (EBS)
International University Schloss Reichartshausen
Rheingaustr. 165375 Oestrich-Winkel, Germany
Phone: +49-6723-991-246
Fax: +49-6723-991-259
Email: stefan.smolnik(at)ebs.edu
URL: http://www.ebs.edu/iris

HICSS conferences are devoted to the most relevant advances in the information, computer, and system sciences, and encompass developments in both theory and practice. Accepted papers may be theoretical, conceptual, tutorial or descriptive in nature. Those selected for presentation will be published in the Conference Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society. Submissions must not have been previously published or be under submission elsewhere; all submissions undergo a double-blind peer referee process.

Important Deadlines:

  • From now to June 1 [Optional]: Prepare Abstracts. Then, contact Minitrack Chairs for guidance and indication of appropriate content.
  • June 15: Authors submit full papers by this date, following the author instructions (http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu/hicss_42/authorinstruction.htm). All papers will be submitted in double column publication format and limited to 10 pages including diagrams and references. HICSS papers undergo a double-blind review (June15 – August15).
  • August 15: Acceptance notices are sent to Authors. At this time, at least one author of an accepted paper should begin visa, fiscal and travel arrangements to attend the conference to present the paper.
  • September 15: Authors submit Final Version of papers following submission instructions posted on the HICSS website. At least one author of each paper must register by this date with specific plans to attend the conference.
  • October 2: Papers without at least one registered author will be pulled from the publication process; authors will be notified.

Instructions for Paper Submission:

  • Submit your full manuscript by June 15, and if accepted, submit the Final Version by Sept 15, according to detailed instructions posted on the HICSS website.
  • An individual may be listed as author or as a co-author on a maximum of 6 submitted papers. Authors may not be added after submission unless approved by the appropriate Track Chair.
  • HICSS papers must contain original material not previously published, nor currently submitted elsewhere.
  • Do not submit the manuscript to more than one Minitrack Chair. If you are unsure of which Minitrack is appropriate, please submit an abstract to the Track Chair(s) for guidance.
  • HICSS will conduct double-blind reviews of each submitted paper. Therefore, author name(s) are not to be included on the manuscript during the June 15 submission process.

Additional details may be found on HICSS primary website: http://www.hicss.hawaii.edu

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