Keynote SpeakerProf. Dr. Dimitris Karagiannis, Faculty of Computer Science, University of Vienna, Austria. Prof Karagiannis studied Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin and was a visiting scientist at research institutions in the USA and Japan. From 1987 to 1992 he was scientific director for Business Information Systems at the Research Institute for Applied Knowledge Management (FAW) in Ulm. Since 1993 he has been full professor at the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Vienna.
As head of the Institute for Business and Knowledge Engineering his main research areas are Knowledge Management, Business Intelligence and Meta-Modelling. Besides his engagement in national and EU-funded research projects Dimitris Karagiannis is the author of research papers and books on Knowledge Databases, Expert Systems, Business Process Management, Workflow-Systems and Knowledge Management. He established the Business Process Management Approach, which has been successfully implemented in several industrial and service companies. He is founder and member of the supervisory board of BOC (http://www.boc-group.com). He established recently within the Open Model Initiative the Open Models Laboratory (www.omilab.org). He is a member of several editorial boards, i.a. “Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architecture” (Assoc. Ed.), “Wirtschaftsinformatik” (Assoc. Ed.), “Data and Knowledge Engineering” (Member of the Editorial Board). His most relevant organisational inputs in international conferences comprise the PAKM-Conference Series as Conference Co-Chair in 2002,2004 and 2006 and Member of the Steering Committee, the ISTA2007 Conference as a General Co-Chair, ICEC2007 as a Workshop Chair (SOT2007), the WI2009 as a General Co-Chair and KSEM2009 as Scientific Co-Chair.
Invited SpeakersProfessor Craig Standing has been researching innovation through ICT adoption and use in organisations for a number of years. As a result he has been able to develop an international reputation, obtain considerable Australian Research Council funding and publish widely on these topics in leading international journals. His work in this area has been in great demand from both academics and practitioners in the field and has led to the development of models related to the design, adoption and use of ICT. His main research areas all involve the adoption and use of ICT as organisational innovations. His latest work, including his article in Technovation, examines the potential of knowledge collaboration tools and social media in improving innovation levels. Miguel-Angel Sicilia was born in Madrid, Spain in 1973. He got a five-year degree on Computer Science from the Pontifical University of Salamanca (at the Madrid Campus) in 1996. He worked at the same University as lecturer for some time, and he also worked for several companies in the IT sector till he joined Carlos III University as assistant professor. He obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carlos III University in 2003. He then moved to the University of Alcalá where he is currently associate professor. From 2001, he has been a virtual tutor of the Open University of Catalonia. In 2008, he obtained a postgraduate degree on Bioinformatics from the same University. Dr Judith Broady-Preston is Reader in Information Management, Department of Information Studies Aberystwyth University. Editor-in-Chief for the Emerald journal, Library Review and European editor JoEMLS, she is also a member of the editorial boards of five international journals and numerous international conferences. Her research papers have received several prizes, including Outstanding Paper 2013 Performance Measurement & Metrics, Emerald Literati Awards 2013. 2010 she was awarded the Higher Education Academy (HEA) National Teaching Award for Wales for her “Outstanding Contribution to Information and Computer Science”. April 2013 she was appointed to the European Commission ESCO Reference Group for Arts, Entertainment and Recreation. She is a Fellow of the HEA, the Centre for European Studies Aberystwyth University, and member, IFLA Management and Marketing Section Committee.
Workshop Title: General TopicsOrganized by:
Prof Dimitrios Vlachos, University of Peloponnese, Greece,
Kostis Parousis-Orthodoxou, University of Peloponnese, Greece,
Miltiadis Stamos, University of Peloponnese, Greece
This session contains submissions that either the author or the editor believes that they do not fall in any of the other sessions. Upon finalizing the technical program, accepted uncategorized submissions will be assigned to sessions. This decision will be taken by the Conference Chairman.
Workshop Title: 3nd Symposium On Integrated Information: Theory, Policies, Tools.Organized by:
Prof Georgios Giannakopoulos, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece
The necessity for an integrated approach towards the immense volume of information that is being produced at increasingly fast pace has become apparent. Technological developments not only have offered new tools for the managing of information but also the new means for the production of information. Following a shift in attention, with the aid of technology, from primary evidence to their information content, classical sciences or techniques that had been developed for the management of library, archival and to some extend museum material need to converge under the main focus of efficient information management. The notion of information management offers a solid common basis for a theoretical approach in information sciences but comprises as well an access point to the information potential that is not under the control of information organizations. Information management as a scientific platform and as a professional subject presupposes the coexistence of library science, archival science and museology in the educational curricula, the implementation of integrated or complementary policies at a central or local level, in making good use of technology’s potential for the creation of an integrated network of information.
Workshop Title: 3rd Symposium On Open Access RepositoriesOrganized by:
Dr Alexandros Koulouris, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece,
Sarantos Kapidakis, Laboratory on Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing, Archive and Library Sciences Department, Ionian University
Repositories are playing a key role and are of great importance in the field of integrated information. Users self-archive content (e.g. conference papers, journal articles, PhD and Master theses, reports) into institutional and/or thematic repositories. Different submission workflows are applied, various content policies are used, different metadata schemas are mapped and different usability issues are arrived. This symposium will try to analyze these questions in the content of information integration. Topics include but not limited to self-archiving (e.g. workflows, case studies) metadata mapping (e.g. models, successful implementations), metadata schemas and profiles (e.g. models, case studies), content access, distribution and reproduction policy models, institutional vs. thematic repositories usage (e.g. comparative studies, users trends), WEB 2.0, WEB 3.0 technology adoption, users annotations in open access repositories, open linked data, personalized services in repositories, etc.
Workshop Title: Knowledge Management In Software EngineeringOrganized by:
Dr Ozlem Albayrak, Bilkent University, Turkey
Knowledge management systems create, transfer and apply knowledge in organizations, and software engineering is a discipline that is yet to reach maturity. Hence, knowledge management is a key subject for systematic software development. The objective of this session is to present state-of-the art overview of knowledge management in software engineering. Some example topics to be included, but not limited to, in the session may be: - Current practice of knowledge management in software engineering - Knowledge management models for software engineering - Effective use of knowledge management in software engineering - Empirical studies on knowledge management in software engineering - Evaluation of knowledge management systems in software engineering - Knowledge management in global software engineering
Workshop Title: Knowledge Management In Disaster ManagementOrganized by:
Dr Ozlem Albayrak, Bilkent University, Turkey
Disaster management is a very important domain of interest to many people, including the researchers and the decision makers dealing with disaster relief, planning and response. Knowledge management systems that include integrated information regarding relevant elements of disaster management may provide support both to the researchers and to the practitionars working in the field of disaster management. The objective of this session is to present the state of the art overview of integrated information and use of knowledge management systems in disaster management. Some example topics to be included, but not limited to, in the study are: - Application of knowledge management systems for disaster management - What makes a knowledge management system for disaster management successful? - Future proposals for knowledge management systems use for disaster managements - Components of integrated information systems for disaster management - Knowledge management systems to plan for disasters - Knowledge management as effective tools for disaster management - Knowledge management and disaster risk reduction Knowledge management model for disaster management
Workshop Title: 3rd Symposium Evidence-Based Health InformationOrganized by:
Dr Evangelia Lappa, General Hospital Attikis K.A.T., Greece
A number of studies have directly measured the benefits of IT, using a variety of managerial methodologies in different healthcare environments. Although levels of adoption of EHRs were low around the world, much functionality has been widely implemented, harmonizing information-technology standards. Some providers, such as NLM, have successfully developed and integrated the medical ontologies, in order health professionals applying them to medical knowledge management, with associated improvements in clinical quality. By using the patient records data and ontological representation and rules, new clinical/ medical knowledge can be created and discovered. Literature supports the value of using IT in the areas of medication safety, patient disease support, economic value and information management. To do this well requires extensive information from many sources. The maintenance of a complete and comprehensive patient record will enable the practice to collect and store nearly all of the information necessary for it to function effectively. General practice staff be guided and assisted in adopting written protocols for the creation and maintenance of clinical records, also require access to systematic training programmes to cover records management strategies, standards should also specify the required search access which record systems must permit. Information Technology can be used for denoting knowledge imparted and the process of informing as a by product of care delivery and documenting all patient information needed to support coding, clinical trials and evidence based research. All the patient data can be represented in a semantic manner, building and using a medical ontology for knowledge management and cooperative work in a health care network. Any NHS needs to share information extensively to meet its aspiration.
Workshop Title: 3rd Symposium On Information And Knowledge ManagementOrganized by:
Prof Catherine Merinagi, TEI of Chalkis, Greece,
Eleni Galiotou, Department of Informatics, TEI of Athens,
Christos Skourlas, Department of Informatics, TEI of Athens
The Session aims at providing researchers and professionals with an insight on Information and Knowledge Management in IT applications. Paper contributions from the industry, government, business, academia and research are expected to: - Consider information and knowledge management, Data mining and Content Based Information Retrieval to comprise increasingly important aspects in the provision of electronic services. - Integrate information and knowledge management with multimedia enhanced activities, and/or the business process workflow control in IT projects. - Enhance information retrieval and workflow control with organizational memory techniques, in order to facilitate project management activities by proactively providing context-specific information to the user. Session topics include, but they are not limited to: Information and Knowledge Management systems, Information Retrieval and Content Based Information Retrieval, Knowledge Discovery, Data and Web Mining, Semantic Web and XML, Human-Computer Interaction, Public administration and governmental services, E-Learning, e-Commerce, e-Business and e-Government
Workshop Title: The Role Of Formats And Languages In Knowledge ManagementOrganized by:
Mr Pavel Strnad, Czech Technical University in Prague, FEE, Czech Republic,
Ondrej Macek, Czech Technical University in Prague, FEE, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
We recognize many data formats (XML, json, ...) used nowadays. For example the XML format is widely used in many applications as a standard for storing and exchanging data and also for transforming data. The formats and languages are interconnected by many ways especially in DSL languages. This Session is focused on interconnection of theory and practice of Knowledge Management in IT applications according to usage of models, formats and languages. Paper contributions from the industry, government, business, academia and research are expected (but are not limited to) to cover one of the following topics: - Information and Knowledge Management, Data mining and Content Based Information Retrieval using XML and other technologies - Models for Knowledge Management - Databases in Knowledge Management - Transaction Processing in Knowledge Management Systems - Implementation of business processes related to knowledge management - Implementation of Knowledge management systems - Using Functional Languages in Knowledge Management - Domain Specific Languages for Knowledge Management
Workshop Title: Art Museums And Multidisciplinary Cultural Centers: Histories, Theories, PoliciesOrganized by:
Dr Assimina Kaniari, Athens School of Fine Arts, Greece,
Assimina Kaniari, Athens School of Fine Arts,
George Bikos, Technological Educational Institute of Athens
The session invites case studies or theoretical approaches on the theme of Museum Studies but also Cultural Management, with regard to the structure and running of Museums and Cultural Centers generally and more specifically Art Museums and Multidisciplinary Cultural Centers. We welcome papers that deal, but are not limited to, issues concerned with: the educational role of contemporary Museums and Cultural Centers with regard to the introduction of interactive teaching methods, Visitor Studies, the place of technology in modern Museums, as well as historical and theoretical approaches on the early development and current nature of such institutions that reflect on contemporary policy issues and Comparative studies exploring a combination of issues and cases across the globe.
Workshop Title: Intellectual Property, Cultural Heritage, Connectivity, Creativity And Value.Organized by:
Dr Judith Broady-Preston, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom
This session will present papers addressing contemporary issues in relation to: (1) intellectual property and access; (2) cultural heritage, memory and identity; (3) digital communication and creativity, connecting communities as well as individuals; (4) measuring value, impact and benefit from societal, organisational, individual and stakeholder perspectives. Ethical issues arising from the above, together with the democratisation of scholarship, the globalisation of the knowledge economy, international and/or collaborative distance partnerships, in addition to cross-sectoral and cross-domain working, and the potential impact of interdisciplinarity to transform academic disciplines and research are equally relevant and within scope.
Workshop Title: Conservation And Preservation Issues In Libraries And ArchivesOrganized by:
Dr Spiros Zervos, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece,
The topics of the session include but are not limited to: Paper and book conservation, Paper and cellulose ageing, Documentation of conservation, Preservation and conservation management, Digitization and Preservation, Mass conservation treatments, Ethics and Principles of Conservation
Workshop Title: Managing "Big Data" In Information OrganizationsOrganized by:
Prof Danuta Nitecki, Drexel University, United States,
Danuta A. Nitecki, Drexel University
Information organizations committed to the exchange of intellectual assets are faced with major challenges to their ability to manage the impact of the “big data” tsunami, especially when their researchers are producing growing amounts of computational and digital data required to be archived and accessible to others. Traditions of collecting, indexing, preserving, and servicing access through catalogs and human-aided discovery services are increasingly becoming unsustainable. Libraries and other information organizations are exploring new technologies, research applications, design collaborations, service programs, and interoperability across multiple disciplinary communities. This session invites research and case studies on approaches and strategies to address changes in numerous elements of basic infrastructure, including but not limited to cyberinfrastructure [e.g. computing technologies for heightened demands from computational science and new compliance requirements for shared accessibility to data]; organizational infrastructure [e,g, facilities, personnel expertise, program planning, decision-making governance and coordination] and service infrastructure [e.g. institutional repositories, guidance and training in new competencies for data tagging, representation, storage, access, retrieval, and dissemination].
Workshop Title: Archives In The Digital Age: Standards, Policies And ToolsOrganized by:
Dr Lina Bountouri, Technological and Educational Institute of Athens, Greece,
Professor Georgios Giannakopoulos, Faculty of Management and Economics/Technologial Educational Institute of Athens
We welcome papers that deal with, but are not limited to, the following issues: a) the use and evaluation of standards, metadata schemas and content description rules implemented by the archives in order to describe, disseminate and preserve their material in the digital world, b) the implementation of principles, policies, guidelines and best practices as part of the digitally manipulated archival tasks, c) the use and evaluation of archival information systems, and d) the use of Social Media in Archives and the policies followed by them aiming to the dissemination of information and archival material through them.
Towards Rich Entity Aspect/Audit Design for Enterprise Systems
Cerny T, Čemus K, Donahoo MJ
Common enterprise system design fails to effectively deal with cross-cutting concerns that rise from the system requirements. Although, a basic separation of concerns is addressed, such as in layered architecture, often many concerns are left unaddressed captured together. This is directly responsible for tangled source code that is hard to read, complex to maintain and often exhibits information restated multiple times in different locations. In this paper, we revise the disadvantages of common design approaches and suggest an extension to enterprise systems architecture that bases on Rich Entity Aspect/Audit Design (READ). READ addresses different concerns that rise in the system design and captures them separatelly in the source code, while avoiding restatement of information. Such approach successfully deals with various application states that are hard to capture in common design approaches. Combination of various concerns at runtime makes it possible to address system adaptive features towards the end user; all with low impact on maintenance and complexity. In a study we present our preliminary results of READ applied to Java EE architecture; the impact on code reduction, decreased complexity, information restatement, etc. is provided and discussed.
Strategic Management Model for Academic Libraries
Al Hijji KZ
This study utilized the qualitative approach including content analysis of literature and in-depth interviews in order to design Strategic Management Model for Academic Libraries. The literature reviewed indicates many models for strategic management, which were generally made to suit organizations from different sectors. These models were found lack important elements that academic libraries need to connect their strategies to the overall visions and goals of their parent institutions. The Model, which is presented in the present paper therefore, attempts to bridge this gab by providing a new route for articulating and implementing strategies for academic libraries through three main stages: pre-planning stage; planning stage; and post-planning stage. The first stage starts by providing the planning team or committee with skills and knowledge of strategic management. The second stage is achieved through the fulfillment of two components of the Model: strategy formulation; and strategy implementation. The last stage however, concerns with the evaluation process of the strategy to ensure that the quality of services provided, and the performance of all library units and employees are compatible with vision and objectives of the library, and aligned with the overall goals of the Mother Institution.
Technical Standards for Accessing Information in the 21st Century: Z39.50 to Web Gateways
Waiyahong N, Reddy ER
The goal of academic libraries is to meet the teaching, learning, scholarly, research, and other information needs of their faculty, students, and other users, and to do so effectively and efficiently. We do face many challenges in a world where Google is digitizing, and providing full-text searching for, millions of books that libraries hold. Discovering is no longer limited to the descriptions that catalogers choose to create. The structured bibliographic description will continue to be useful. But we need to do it very differently than we are doing it today, we need to work with others who have information and procedures to contribute, and we need to expose it in some different places and in some different ways. Librarians’ mission is to facilitate access to the information to the greatest possible extent. Libraries are essential components of any strategy aimed at improving information access, both for the public at large and for specialized groups in particular. Libraries have large stake in search protocols because library systems are diverse yet library users need to access multiple sites without learning the search syntax of each site. The purpose of this project is to combine the power of Z39.50 protocol for search and retrieval from heterogeneous systems with the ease of use provided by the Web. The web gateways usually have to make compromise when interfacing Z39.50 protocol. This project reviews and compares the relative advantages of Z39.50 to Web Gateways and several of the newest search protocols and query languages: Search via URL (SRU), OpenSearch, Contextual Query Language (CQL), and XQuery. The models for SRU and OpenSearch operations are described in order to explain differences in functionality − keyword search and simple data record return for OpenSearch and richer search with multiple format data return for SRU. The advantages of CQL are described along with possible complementary uses of the highly detailed and complex XQuery being developed for XML
A UML profile for modeling Web services communities
The growth of Web services in the information space raises difficulties.These services are developed by different entities and there is no consensus on the way to use services descriptions. Web services are created, updated or deleted on the fly. Moreover, those changes may be not reported in services registries for these reasons, Web services may present many performance problems. Publish, discover and compose services in such an environment raises a number of problems. Services research must be done in a large unstructured and changing set of Web services. Hence, managing this set of Web services will considerably ameliorate the process of Web services discovery and selection. In this context, the concept of community appears a solution for structuring and a organizing a large set of unstructured Web services sharing the same area of interest. Indeed, the community infrastructure contributes to improving the availability of Web services and provides centralized access to distributed Web services However, the organization into communities raises many problems ranging from community development to communities management: how to specify and how to manage Web services that reside in a community. Although Web services are extensively studied problems communities have not been fully addressed. Hence We propose in this paper a UML profile for specifying and modelling structural and behavioural aspects of Web services communities
Management and Utilization of Judicial Records in Federal High Courts in the North Western States of Nigeria
Abstract This study investigated the Management and Utilization of Judicial Records in Federal High Courts in the North Western States of Nigeria. The objective of the study was to determine how judicial records are organized and preserved in relation to their accessibility and effective utilization by judicial Officers. Qualitative research methodology was used for the study; interview and observation was the only instrument used for data collection. Four Judges and four Litigation Officers were purposely selected from the Four Federal High Courts in the zone for this study. The findings of the study shows that there different types of judicial records which include case files, registers and cause books. Judicial records are organized according to subject matter and arranged in chronological order. Major problems associated with utilization of the records by judicial Officers include lack of adequate power supply, minimal ICT facilities, and space and preservation facilities in all the courts studied. Recommendations were made such as the need for digitization of judicial records, provision of standard records preservation policy, and provision of storage facilities including electronic storage devices.
Discovery of closed consensus temporal patterns by group decision making
The aggregation of individuals’ preferences into a consensus ranking is a decision support problem which has been widely used in various applications, such as decision support systems, voting systems, and recommendation systems. Especially when applying recommendation systems in business, cus-tomers ask for more suggestions about purchasing products or services be-cause the tremendous amount of information available can be overwhelming. Therefore, we have to gather more preferences from recommenders and ag-gregate them to gain consensuses. For an example of the preference ranking, C>A≥D≥B indicates that C is favorable to A, and A (D) is somewhat favorable but not fully favorable to D (B), where > and ≥ are comparators, and A, B, C, and D are items. This shows the ranking relationship between items. However, no studies, to the best of our knowledge, have ever developed a recommendation system to suggest a temporal relationship between items. That is, “item A could occur during the duration of item B” or “item C could occur before item D”. This type of recommendation can be applied to the reading order of books, course plans in colleges, or the order of taking medicine for patients. In this study, we propose a novel recommendation model to discover closed consensus temporal patterns, where closed means that the patterns are only the maximum consensus sequences. Experiments using synthetic datasets showed the model’s computational efficiency.
A CASE STUDY OF OPENEHR-BASED EMR MODEL IN INDONESIA
MUTIARA AB, Oswari T, MUSLIM A
For the realization of the vision and mission of Healthy Indonesia 2015, we need a health service with a broad and comprehensive scope.To provide health services, it can be realized by creating an integrated information system applications such as creating an electronic medical record that has the ability to process and store patient medical data. The specifications used medical record is an open specification contained in OpenEHR that includes information and service model for electronic medical records, demographics, and the archetype which allows software developers taking the logical structure as a universal functional interface, so it can facilitate the process of information by the recipient. It is because of using the interface with appropriate-purposed data presentation and data on computer screen of the same users. The purpose of this paper is to create an electronic website for the medical record by using OpenEHR specifications for easy accessing, processing and storing the medical records by the actors that play a role in the data processing of medical records. With this application it is expected to be useful for data processing and health information gathering, thus to improve the quality of services that will impact the improved performance of the hospital management. The improved performance of the hospital management will become a supporter of the vision and mission Healthy Indonesia 2015.
Experimental design for the investigation of the environmental factors effects on organic materials (Project INVENVORG). The case of paper.
Zervos S, Choulis K, Panagiaris G
In this paper, we first outline the Thales EC-supported project INVENVORG, which investigates the effects of the environmental factors on non-treated organic materials, namely bone, woolen textile, parchment, paper and wood. The project planning includes an accelerated ageing study (with exposure to elevated temperatures and relative humidities, light and pollutants) and then a natural ageing study in monitored museums environments, followed by the statistical correlation analysis of the material properties after accelerated and natural ageing with the environmental stresses, in order to determine the real life relative contribution of the various environmental parameters to material ageing. After a literature review concerning the exhaustive research on the accelerated ageing of paper, the experimental design pertaining to paper is presented. Accelerated ageing will be used for the production of artificially aged samples that emulate aged paper in a controlled manner. A preliminary ageing experiment will help determine the most suitable conditions, and will provide data that will be correlated to those produced by natural ageing. Virgin and artificially aged samples will then be exposed for 2 years to closely monitored museums environments. Tearing strength, degree of polymerization determined by viscometry, pH and the color coordinates of the CIEL*a*b* colour system will be determined and used for the statistical analysis.
An application of the Boston Matrix within Financial Analysis of NGOs
Haltofová P, Štěpánková P
Financial situation of non-governmental non-profit organizations is analyzed in different way in comparison with profit organizations, particularly in their financial sources. The aim of the paper is to determine the applicability of the Boston matrix in a financial analysis of NGOs. The theoretical part of the Boston matrix approached from the perspective of marketing is modified for use by NGOs. For the application of BCG matrix are used publicly available information and inside ones too. This analytical tool was applied on fives model NGOs, for graphically illustrating their financial sources. Based on the application and discovered advantages and disadvantages, the work contains proposals to improve the Boston matrix to its higher explanatory power.
Assessing the subject-specific language literacy of prospective second language English speaking distance learning tertiary students.
Teachers and researchers have long been interested in the possible relationship between language proficiency and learning in general. Foreign language speaking students using English as the medium of instruction often face the daunting task of not only having to master the study material, but also of acquiring a higher level of English language proficiency. This involves a general reading ability, but also a “cognitive academic language proficiency”. This “textbook language” calls for a high degree of familiarity with words, grammatical patterns, and styles of presentation and arguments that differ considerably from ordinary informal talk. The major challenge posed to the institution is to ensure that the growing number of second language English speaking students has the necessary linguistic skills. This presentation will discuss the development of a diagnostic test for assessing the subject specific literacy skills of prospective Information Technology students at an Open & Distance learning institution. Examples of subject specific language and questions used in the test will be given. Preliminary results from administering a prototype of the test will also be given.
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