Conference program is here.

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Invited Talks
Invited Talk 1: Knowledge Exploratory for Service Management & Innovation
Prof. Yoshinori Hara
Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University

Invited Talk2: From Corporate Memory to Corporate Knowledge
Prof. Dennis Tsichritzis
Ricoh, Research and Development Group

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Conference Place

The 7th Conference of Practical Aspects on Knowledge Management will be held at Raiosha, Hiyoshi Campus, Keio University.

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The Proceedings of the Conference will be published by the Springer Publishing House in the "Lecture Notes in Computer Science"-Series.

Aim and Scope

The PAKM Conference Series offers a communication forum and meeting ground for practitioners and researchers in developing and deploying advanced business solutions for the management of knowledge in organisations. 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.

The topics will cover all relevant aspects of knowledge management. We invite practitioners and researchers from all over the world to submit papers. We are looking forward to a conference which will address a wide spectrum of topics from a variety of perspectives.

PAKM is one of Top 84 conferences (488 considered) in the ranking of Databases /Knowledge and Data Management /Data Security /Web /Mining.

Contributions Sought

PAKM2008 addresses all aspects of Knowledge Management and their role in next-generation business solutions. We seek original contributions in the triangle of business and organisation sciences, cognitive science, and computer science that represent a true advancement beyond the state-of-the-art of Knowledge Management.

  • Business and organisation sciences provide the overall framework for developing a knowledge management approach with a focus on the business aspects rather than on information technology aspects.
  • Computer science provides the tools needed to build the information systems that are often required to make certain aspects of a knowledge management solution work.
  • Cognitive science helps to design knowledge management solutions in line with the cognitive capabilities of the people involved and optimally embedded in their work context.

Paper Submission

Please submit your contribution by uploading it to the PAKM2008 conference management system. To do this go to the following URL and register as a new user:

As soon as your password has been sent to your email address you can log in and upload your paper.

If you have any questions you can contact us at:

Keio University
Department of Administration Engineering
3-14-1 Hiyoshi Kohoku-ku Yokohama 223-8522, Japan
Phone: +81-45-566-1614
Fax: +81-45-566-1617

Paper Submission:
  • Extended Deadline for Submission: August 5th, 2008 (Hawaii Time)
  • Extended Notification: September 5th, 2008
  • Extended Camera-Ready: September 12th, 2008
Call for Papers

We wish to encourage the submission of contributions that espouse an interdisciplinary approach, which will therefore be favoured over one-dimensional papers.

Apart from a clear description of the real-world problems they address, papers must point out the business benefits of the suggested solutions. Furthermore, papers should emphasize the novel aspects of the suggested approach.

Papers may address one or more of the following topics, or any other topic as long as it fits into the overall conference theme:

  • Building and maintaining knowledge inventories
    • knowledge directories
    • knowledge modelling
    • automatic creation of meta data
    • knowledge integration
  • Collaboration and knowledge sharing
    • knowledge sharing communities
    • social software
    • knowledge sharing and collaboration platforms
    • integration of processes across organisational boundaries
  • Capturing and securing knowledge
    • knowledge capturing within business processes
    • knowledge acquisition, lessons learned, debriefing
    • organisational memories
  • Knowledge utilization
    • content-oriented retrieval
    • question answering
    • integration of knowledge and business processes
    • graphical user interfaces for retrieving and visualizing knowledge
  • Developing new knowledge
    • innovation management
    • ontology learning and development
    • knowledge mining (from data, text and the Web)
    • communities of practice
  • Knowledge – Measurement
    • measuring the benefits of knowledge management solutions
    • benchmarking
    • intellectual capital
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