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Advances in Information, Communications and Knowledge Management Support Systems for R&D

From: Barry Hardy <barry.hardy@vtxmail.ch>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 20:27:44 +0200
Message-ID: <46C49720.7080508@vtxmail.ch>
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
We are holding a 2 day Community of Practice Workshop on "Advances in 
Information, Communications and Knowledge Management Support Systems for 
R&D" to take place 15-16 October 2007 at Bryn Mawr College, 
Philadelphia, USA. The workshop will have a strong emphasis on 
peer-to-peer discussions with each workshop session involving a 
facilitated Knowledge Café discussion. On Monday evening we will have a 
Knowledge Dinner with good food and conversation menus at the Alumni 
House, whereas on Tuesday evening we will have a poster session, drinks 
reception and buffet dinner in Thomas Great Hall.

For Poster Presentations, you can present as a traditional poster or 
setup a computer-based presentation of software for discussion.  
Wireless and Internet connectivity are available. Proposed abstracts ca. 
300-500 words should be sent to me for review.

We will discuss and share experiences with current information and 
communications technology (ICT) supporting R&D, to discuss current 
requirements and short term needs with electronic laboratory notebook 
(ELN) systems, collaboration support and knowledge tools supporting R&D, 
and to create a shared vision and roadmap for next generation knowledge 
management (KM) support systems. A wiki will be opened prior to the 
workshop to commence group documentation of supporting materials and to 
help to populate the workshop program with introductory materials, 
suggestions, ideas and experiences.  The wiki will continue to be 
available after the workshop for supporting continuing interactions in 2008.

*Links:*
Blog: http://barryhardy.blogs.com/theferryman/2007/06/advances_in_inf.html
Website: http://innovationwell.net/COMTY_kmworkshopbrynmawr07
Brochure: 
http://barryhardy.blogs.com/theferryman/files/KMWorkshopBrynMawr07web2.PDF 
<http://barryhardy.blogs.com/theferryman/files/KMWorkshopBrynMawr07web1.PDF> 


*Topics:*
ICT and Knowledge Management systems supporting R&D, Electronic 
Laboratory Notebooks, LIMS, Groupware, Collaboration Systems, Search, 
Agents, KM Tools, Web 2.0/3.0, semantic web, social software, wikis, 
Second Life

*Format:* Seminars, Discussions, Knowledge Cafes, Innovation Café, 
Knowledge Dinner

*Audience:*
R&D managers, scientists (biologists, chemists, materials, electronics 
etc.), engineers, project managers, computer scientists, MIS and IT 
Services, librarians, systems administrators, systems developers, 
knowledge managers, innovation managers, patent attorneys, and 
regulators working in areas related to R&D (e.g., biotech, chemical, 
pharmaceutical, environmental, food and beverage, telecoms, electronics, 
IT, space etc. and including industry, university and government labs). 
This workshop will be of interest to anyone needing to know more about 
the conceptual, design, development, social, technical, legal and 
deployment aspects of ICT and KM systems supporting R&D activity 
including electronic notebooks, LIMS, groupware, distributed virtual 
teams and coworking, KM Tools, semantic web approaches, social software 
and other collaborative systems used for achieving the goals of improved 
knowledge management and productivity in R&D.

*Presentations to seed Discussions:*
Dimitris K. Agrafiotis, Vice President of Informatics, Johnson & Johnson 
Pharmaceutical Research & Development, LLC; The ABCD ELN: Towards a 
Fully Integrated Discovery Enterprise

Frank Guerino, CEO, TraverseIT; Semantic-based Frameworks for Enterprise 
Content Management

Carl Elkin, Principal Scientist, Schering-Plough; Building Knowledge 
Infrastructure: A Bottom-up Wiki in a Large Company

David Gilmour, CEO, Tacit; Peer-to-Peer Knowledge Sharing - Implications 
for Enterprise Knowledge Management

Alex Heiphetz, CEO, Delta L Training; Training Simulations and Metrics 
in Second Life

Marisol Wesson, CEO, TMS; Enterprise Knowledge Portals and Application 
Integration for supporting Collaboration

Richard Lysakowski, President, CENSA; Collaborative eR&D - Vision and 
Strategy to Product Realities

Jeff Spitzner, CSO, Rescentris; Research Knowledge Management for the 
Post-ELN Era: Envisioning a Multi-Scale 'Scientist's Desktop' with 
Unified Information Services, Management and Collaboration

Gladys Range, Consulting Engineer; GVR Systems Automation, Semantic 
Knowledge Infrastructures and Services for R&D


We welcome the participation of all individuals and organisations who 
value collaboration, innovation and leadership in this field.


best regards
Barry Hardy
InnovationWell Community of Practice

Barry Hardy, PhD
Douglas Connect
Zeiningen, CH-4314
Switzerland
Tel: +41 61 851 0170
Blog: http://barryhardy.blogs.com/theferryman/
Received on Friday, 17 August 2007 17:02:48 GMT

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