The 1st International Workshop on
Knowledge Technologies for Open Innovation
Call for Papers and Participation
As part of
The 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems
October 31 - November 04, 2016
The Florida Hotel and Conference CenterOrlando, Florida, USA
In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP
Paper Submission Deadline: July 22, 2016
Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters
SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
Knowledge Management has been occupying, at least since the beginning of the nineties, an 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 and has led to the development of a number of technologies such as corporate semantic web, fact-based decision-making, case-based reasoning approaches, ontology-based approaches, agent-based approaches, etc.
It is recognized, however, that new emerging needs generate additional expectations on knowledge management technologies. Among these needs, knowledge management is sought to support innovation "at large", including open innovation, and smart organizations and systems.
Open innovation stems from the recognition that "useful knowledge has become widespread and ideas must be used with alacrity… Such factors create a new logic that embraces external ideas and knowledge in conjunction with internal R&D." (Chesbrough, 2003). Many of the recent industry and government programs and initiatives have been started with the vision of knowledge-based, smart organizations or smart systems. For example, the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and several partners, have started initiatives on Smart Cities (http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/releases/nist-global-city-teams-challenge-aims-to-create-smart-cities.cfm) and Smart Manufacturing (http://www.nist.gov/el/msid/syseng/smsda.cfm) to investigate the potential of new approaches, including Knowledge Technologies (KT), by bringing communities and innovators together to encourage collaboration on a range of issues from disaster response to energy management to mass transit improvement as well as to fundamentally change how products are designed, manufactured, supplied, used, and remanufactured. Similar initiatives have been launched in Europe to explore impact of KT on open innovation at a very large scale and in support of open digital markets for Smart Manufacturing, Cyber-Physical Systems, and other emerging areas (see e.g., https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/innovation). Also, South Korea has set up a research agenda recently where Artificial Intelligence and its related deep learning concepts are being applied to Smart Manufacturing for the purpose of emphasizing human roles on manufacturing systems (see e.g., http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=3016397).
In this rapidly evolving context, Knowledge Technologies (KT) have a significant potential to contribute to building open, smart innovative systems and organizations. However, novel solutions for the effective creation, exchange and exploitation of knowledge and ideas are deemed necessary in order to foster creativity, idea exchanges, product evolution, and ultimately successful innovations in newly conceived collaborative and open innovation ecosystems.
The objective of this multidisciplinary workshop is to gather both researchers and practitioners, coming from different disciplines (e.g., economics, engineering, sociology, management and organization) to discuss methodological, technical and organizational aspects related to the adoption of Knowledge Technologies in collaborative innovation ecosystems, discussing also the impact that Knowledge Technologies may have on shaping smarter systems and organizations. Researchers and practitioners are invited to present recent advances in methodologies, models and tools for using and managing knowledge in and for open innovation, and to discuss, successful or unsuccessful, experiences of knowledge-based open-innovation projects. We also welcome position papers presenting novel and innovative preliminary ideas, as well as analyses of currently unsolved problems that contribute to a better understanding of the domain. The acceptance of a position paper is restricted to the categories of "short paper", "poster paper", or "poster".
After the conference, we plan to invite a selected number of authors to submit an extended paper which will be reviewed for publication in one of the leading journals.
KTOI Workshop Topics of Interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to knowledge technologies and open innovation. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters (please specify). For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to http://cts2016.cisedu.info/1-call-for-papers/call-for-posters for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.
Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2016 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 are projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.
Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the workshop EasyChair paper submission site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ktoi2016. Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the submission form's Notes field.
Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the CTS 2016 conference to present the paper at the workshop.
If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the organizers.
Paper Submission Deadline: ------------------------- July 22, 2016
Acceptance Notification: ----------------------------- August 12, 2016
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ----- September 02, 2016
Conference Dates: ----------------------------------- October 31 - November 04, 2016
Università Politecnica delle Marche
Via Brecce Bianche
60131 Ancona, Italy
Systems Integration Division (SID), the Engineering Laboratory (EL)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8600
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8600 USA
Phone: +1 301 975 3536
Fax: +1 301 258 9749
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerce - IASI
Viale Manzoni 30
I-00185 Roma, Italy
Phone: + 39 06 6 771 61
Fax: + 39 06 771 6461
International Program Committee*:
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2016 and will be published as part of the CTS 2016 Proceedings.
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: http://cts2016.cisedu.info/ or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.