Fourth International Conference on
Practical Aspects of Knowledge Management

2-3 December, 2002
Vienna, Austria


"5th International Conference on Practical Aspects of 
Knowledge Management"
will take place on 
December 2nd and 3rd 2004 in Vienna.



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The conference will take place in the Festal of the main building of the Viennese University. The University is situated in the first district of Vienna.

Small Festal
University of Vienna
Dr. Karl-Lueger Ring 1
1010 Vienna, Austria

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Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria  []
Ulrich Reimer, Business Operation Systems, Switzerland []


Main contact for further information:

Dimitris Karagiannis 
University of Vienna
Department of Knowledge Engineering 
Brünner Str. 72

A-1210 Vienna, Austria 
Tel.: +43-1-4277-38481;   Fax: +43-1-4277-38484 


Aims and scope of the conference

To succeed in the accelerating business pace of the "internet age", organisations must efficiently leverage their most valuable and under-leveraged resource: the intellectual capital of their highly educated, skilled, and experienced employees. The compression of communication cycles and the omnipresence of information forces enterprises to seek a faster return on knowledge - knowledge that ages rapidly in a market place brimming with innovation. One of the most important prerequisites in achieving this return is the systematic management of the key success factor "knowledge" - previously left to manage itself "somehow".  Thus next-generation business solutions must be focussed on supporting the creation of value by adding knowledge-rich components as an integral part to the work process. Therefore, an integrated approach is needed which combines issues from a large array of fields, originating from quite different areas such as business and organization sciences, cognitive sciences, and computer science. 

The PAKM Conference Series acknowledges the above situation and offers a communication forum and meeting ground for practitioners and researchers engaged in developing and deploying advanced business solutions for the management of knowledge and intellectual capital. We seek attendance and contributions from practitioners, researchers, and developers who work at the leading edge of Knowledge Management, pursuing integrated approaches which consider both, the technological side as well as the proper business side. PAKM is a forum for people to share their views, to exchange ideas, to develop new insights, and to envision completely new kinds of solutions to Knowledge Management problems. Like its predecessors, PAKM2002 will provide ample time for interaction and discussion. 

By explicitly addressing interdisciplinary approaches to Knowledge Management, the PAKM conference offers a unique and new kind of forum. 

Program committee

Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria
Ulrich Reimer, Swiss Life, Switzerland


Irma Becerra-Fernandez, Florida International University, USA
V. Richard Benjamins, iSOCO, Intelligent Software Components S.A., Spain
Rose Dieng, INRIA, France
Juan Manuel Dodero, iSOCO, Intelligent Software Components S.A., Spain
Joaquim Filipe, Escola Superior Tecnologia Setubal, Portugal
Norbert Gronau, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Udo Hahn, University of Freiburg, Germany
Knut Hinkelmann, FH Solothurn, Switzerland
Werner Hoffmann, Österreichisches Controller-Institut, Austria
Gerold Jasch, IBM Central Europe Region, Austria
Manfred Jeusfeld, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Ann Macintosh, Napier University, UK
Frank Maurer, University of Calgary, Canada
Hermann Maurer, Technical University Graz, Austria
Heinz-Juergen Mueller, University of Cooperative Education Mannheim, Germany
Brian (Bo) Newman, Founder, The Knowledge Management Forum, USA
Dan O’Leary, University of Southern California, USA
Bodo Rieger, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Roy Rajkumar, Cranfield University, UK
Beat Schmid, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Heinz Schmidt, Philips Austria, Austria
Ulrich Schmidt, PricewaterhouseCoopers Unternehmensberatung GmbH, Germany
Steffen Staab, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Rudi Studer, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Ulrich Thiel, GMD-IPSI, Germany
A Min Tjoa, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Klaus Tochtermann, Know Center Graz, Austria
Eric Tsui, Computer Sciences Corporation, Australia
Rosina Weber, Drexel University, USA
Karl M. Wiig, Knowledge Research Institute, USA
Michael Wolf, UBS, Switzerland

Elena-Teodora Miron, University of Vienna, Austria

The Venue:

Vienna, the capital of Austria, is one of Europe's best known cities. With a population of 2,000.000 people and flown through by the Danube, the "city of music", as it is widely known, offers a lot of cultural highlights.
It is easily reached by train or by airplane. For more information about Vienna, please click here.

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