eHR-KM 2011: First International Workshop on Knowledge Management and e-Human Resources Practices for Innovation


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              First International Workshop on Knowledge Management

                 and e-Human Resources Practices for Innovation

                   within the 6th International Conference on

                   Professional Knowledge Management (WM2011)

                         21-23 February 2011, Innsbruck




It is widely recognized that Knowledge Management (KM) can provide an 

organization with the capability to understand customers' needs, effectively

extract new ideas from suppliers and customers alike, and turn them into 

innovative products and services. Human Resource Management (HRM) plays an 

equal, if not more important, role in building and sharing the right set of 

employee competencies that help organizations to successfully compete. In

organizations, Human Resource (HR) executives and KM experts have found that

developing an IT infrastructure that allows the free exchange of employee 

experience and expertise has increased the company's competitiveness. Many 

companies are now aware that timely capturing their employees collective 

knowledge is the only way to preserve their investments in human capital. As

result, some of them have invested to develop a corporate culture of sharing

knowledge and experience, capable of convincing employees to share their 


However, how to enable synergy between KM and HRM to foster open innovation

still a relatively new issue. Traditionally, innovation has been seen as the

responsibility of a R&D team or of a business unit. Recent experience has

that innovation is largely dependent on creative individuals working in an 

environment that spans multiple organizations and includes, beyond regular 

employees, consultants and suppliers. Knowledge-supported HR can play a key

in attracting and keeping the most innovative people and partners, creating

culture that supports innovation.

This workshop objective is twofold. The first goal is to provide a forum to 

discuss theoretical models and practical evidence on the effectiveness of 

knowledge-supported HRM. The second goal is to investigate the connection 

between the implementation of knowledge-supported HR and the degree of open

employee-driven innovation achieved by organizations.


Topics of Interest


Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

- Tools and techniques for knowledge-supported HR

   o Empirical evidence of HR and KM complementarity

   o Competencies analysis and profile mapping

   o Capturing and sharing employees knowledge

- HR and KM practices for fostering innovation

   o Support for creativity and serendipity

   o Rewarding and profiling innovation

- IT support for fostering creativity

- IT support for knowledge-supported HR

   o Competence Ontologies

   o Interoperability of HR and KM systems

   o Roadmaps




The target audience of the workshop is researchers, practitioners and

who have experience with the role of human resource in innovation
management. A

special issue of the International Journal on Knowledge and Learning (IJKL)

be related to the workshop providing a mean for consolidating and

the results.


Submission of Papers


Paper abstracts should be submitted electronically to the WM2011 submissions

system At least one
author of 

each accepted paper is expected to participate in the conference and present

his/her work.

Accepted papers will be considered for publication in a Special Issue of the

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning (IJKL) 

(, scheduled

the second quarter of 2011. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to

extended articles (a typical size is between 7000 and 9000 words) and a

of 6-8 papers will be selected for the special issue after a second review 



Workshop organizers


- Paolo Ceravolo, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

- Ernesto Damiani, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

- Christian Guetl, Graz University of Technology,  Austria

- Gianluca Elia, Scuola Superiore ISUFI, Italy

- Mustafa Jarrar, Birzeit University, Palestine


Program Committee


- Vanessa Chang, Curtin University of Technology, Australia

- Peter Dolog, Aalborg University, Denmark

- Henry Leung, University of Sydney, Australia

- Wei Lui, University of Western Autralia, Australia

- Kees-Jan vanDorp, EADTU, The Netherlands

- Dr. Miguel-Angel Sicilia, University of Alcalá

- Dr. Maria Vargas-Vera, Open UNiversity

- Dr. Shantha Liyanage, Macquarie Graduate School of Management

- Dr. Andrew L.S. Goh, University of South Australia

- Prof. Amit P. Sheth, University of Georgia

- Prof. Irma Becerra-Fernandez, University Park Campus

- Prof. Eduardo Bueno Campos, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

- Prof. Tak-Wai Chan, National Central University

- Dr. Vladan Devedzic, University of Belgrade

- Dr. Martin Dzbor, Open University

- Prof. John Edwards,  Aston University

- Dr. Deniz Eseryel, University of Oklahoma

- Dr. John Gordon, Applied Knowledge Research Institute

- Prof. Kai Hakkarainen, University of Helsinki

- Prof. Tu Bao Ho, School of Knowledge Science

- Prof. Ashok Jashapara, Loughborough University

- Prof. David Jonassen, School of Information Science and Learning 

          Technologies and Program in Educational Psychology

- Prof. Nikos Karacapilidis, University of Patras

- Prof. Laszlo Z. Karvalics, University of Szeged

- Prof. Christopher Kwok-Tung Yeung, Nanyang Technological University

- Prof. Kinshuk, Athabasca University

- Prof. Tang-Ho LêTa, Université de Moncton

- Dr. Denise LeeDe, NASA Academy of Program and Project Leadership

- Prof. Sharman Lichtenstein, Deakin University

- Dr. Jie LiuJi, Chinese Academy of Sciences

- Prof. Bill Martin, RMIT University

- Dr. Ambjörn Naeve, School of Computer Science and Communication

- Prof. Eric W.T. Ngai, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

- Dr. Nancy Pouloudi, Athens University of Economics and Business

- Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli, University of Haifa

- Dr. Marko Rosic, University of Split

- Prof. Demetrios G. SampsonDe, University of Piraeus

- Prof. Alain Senteni, University of Mauritius

- Dr. Lesley Shneier, World Bank Group

- Dr. Klas Eric Soderquist, Athens University of Economics and Business

- Prof. Erkki Sutinen, University of Joensuu

- Dr. Salvatore Valenti, University of Ancona

- Prof. Dr. Gottfried Vossen, University of Muenster

- Prof. Roland Wagner, Johannes Kepler University of Linz

- Prof. Toyohide Watanabe, Graduate School of Information Science

- Dr. Martin Wolpers, Fraunhofer Insitute for Applied Information 


- Prof. Stephen J.H. Yang, National Central University

- Dr. Vipul Kashyap, Partners Healthcare System

Received on Wednesday, 15 September 2010 12:24:10 UTC