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1st International Workshop on the design, development and use of Knowledge IT Artifacts in professional communities and aggregations - KITA 2015

12 - 14 November, 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal

In conjunction with the 7th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - IC3K 2015


Federico Cabitza
Università degli Studi Milano-Bicocca
Brief Bio
Federico Cabitza got his master degree in computing engineering at the Politecnico of Milan in 2001. Since then he has worked as a requirement engineer and analyst in the private sector, especially in the hospital work domain. In 2007 he received the PhD in informatics. Currently, he is an assistant professor at the Università degli Stu di di Milano-Bicocca where he teaches socio-technical analysis of collaborative systems and knowledge management in organizational domains. His current research interests regard ICT-oriented analysis (readiness, change management, impact, unintended consequences), user requirement elicitation, and the design of computer-based support for cooperative work and social settings in general. His interests in knowledge artifacts and computational support of knowledge creating processes began shortly after his degree, when he worked in the R&D unit of an ICT firm specialized in innovative information services (infotainment). Then during his PhD course, he focused on knowledge circulation in communities of practice, and studied the relationship between collaborative (tacit) conventions, and the sharing of best practices and lessons learnt. His stance on these phenomena was to increase the terminological and procedural flexibility of the computational support to allow practitioners to exploit their jargon, their traditional means of mutual awareness promotion and local coordinative practices of decision making and sense making. These insights have been reported to the specialist communities across the field of knowledge management, computer-supported cooperative work and human-computer interaction since 2005.
Angela Locoro
Università degli Studi Milano-Bicocca
Brief Bio
M.A. in Modern Literatures, B.Sc. in Computer Science, PhD in Information Engineering (University of Genova, Italy), she is currently a research fellow at Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca. With 8 years of experience in Knowledge Representation, Natural Language Processing and Semantic Web Technologies, and 2 years experience in Knowledge Artifacts Theory and Design, she is also a program committee member of the CoPDA 2015 Workshop, a workshop on the “Cultures of Participation in the Digital Age”, and she is one of the organizing members of the first EUSSET Summer School on “Computer Supported Cooperative Work: Foundations, Methods and Technologies”. Her recent works focused on Human-Data Interaction, and Collaborative and Semantic Annotation tools, as well as on Knowledge Artifacts Literature Surveys, like the one that won the best paper award in the last edition of KMIS. She has a strong research interest for Science and Technologies Studies, as well as for Feminist Studies.
Aurelio Ravarini
Università Carlo Cattaneo
Brief Bio
Aurelio Ravarini is director of CETIC, Research Center on Information Systems at the LIUC Università Cattaneo (Italy). At LIUC he is also Senior Assistant Professor of Information Systems for the School of Engineering, where he is director of the programs in Business Services and Business Consulting. His research expertise is in Strategic Information Systems, Knowledge Management Systems, and Information Systems development, the latter of which is focused on small and medium-sized companies. He has been visiting professor at Grenoble Ecole De Management in Grenoble (FR), Aarhus Business School in Aarhus (DK), IESEG in Lille (FR), Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond VA (USA). As a director of the CETIC Research Center, he has designed and coordinated several projects on social learning and smart networks. Dr. Ravarini holds a Laurea in management engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) received his Masters in Training Trainers from ISMO (Milan, Italy) and a PhD at the School of Computer and Security at Edith Cowan University (Perth, Australia). He is a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) as well as a member of the the board of its Italian chapter (itAIS). He has published more than 80 papers for international journals, book chapters and conferences proceedings. He serves as Associate Editor for the European Journal of Information Systems and is part of the editorial committee of several international conferences.


Broadly meant, a Knowledge Artifact (KA) is any artifact purposely built to support knowledge-related processes; these latter include archival of and access to knowledge sources, knowledge sharing & exchange, its retrieval and exploitation, its production & learning (internalization). For this reason, KAs come in very different formats and types: just to limit ourselves to the electronic KAs, what we can denote as Knowledge IT artifacts (to hint at those specific IT artifacts, i.e., applications and software platforms, that specifically support knowledge
creation and sharing), examples include:
• decision support systems that convey the most pertinent items from the knowledge bodies mentioned above according to the situation or the user requests, profiles and needs;
• online digital platforms enabling an aggregation of firms (a cluster, a supply chain) to share valuable knowledge in order to achieve specific strategic aims (such as internationalization, new product development, lean production);
• online wiki encyclopedias and manuals that represent objectively, if not structuredly (e.g., ontologically) a body of specialist knowledge;
• multimedia learning software that integrate different content sources and interactive techniques to have users develop both intellectual and practical competencies on the basis of the knowledge embedded in the artifacts.

- Knowledge Artifacts Design and evaluation
- Relationship between Knowledge Management Technologies and IT Artifacts
- Relationship between Knowledge Management and Collaborative-oriented Technologies
- Socio-Technical System Theory and Design
- Models, Theories and Methodologies of Knowledge, Collaboration and Learning
- Knowledge and Data Visualization
- Knowledge Artifacts and Collaboration at the firm level in clusters and supply chains
- Learning Technologies
- Business models enabled by Knowledge Artifacts
- Pragmatic Web
- Semiotic Engineering


Paper Submission: September 9, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 18, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: October 2, 2015 (expired)


Jorgen Bansler, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Merja Bauters, Metropolia UAS, Finland
Peter Bednar, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Pernille Bjorn, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Tina Blegind Jensen, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Andrea Carugati, Aarhus University School of Business and Social Sciences, Denmark
Gianluca Colombo, Siris Academic SL, Spain
Claudia d’Amato, Università di Bari, Italy
Anna De Liddo, The Open University, United Kingdom
U. Eseryel, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Daniela Fogli, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy
Stefania Marrara, Università deli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Anders Morch, University of Oslo, Norway
Katia Passerini, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Antonio Piccinno, University of Bari, Italy
Enrico Piras, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Trento, Italy
Christoph Richter, Universität zu Kiel, Denmark
Joan Rodon, Esade Business School, Spain
Carla Simone, University of Siegen, Germany
Paolo Spagnoletti, LUISS Guido Carli University, Italy
Monica Tremblay, Florida International University, United States
Marco Viviani, Università di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Giuseppe Vizzari, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Massimo Zancanaro, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the workshop program committee, all accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings book, under an ISBN reference and on digital support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).


IC3K Workshops - KITA 2015
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