Schedule by Track

Track 4 - Information & Knowledge Management

 Co-Chairs:  Brian Detlor, McMaster University
Chun Wei Choo, University of Toronto
Deborah Barreau, University of North Carolina

This track invites papers on the broad topics of information management and knowledge management.

Information management concerns the management of the processes and systems that create, acquire, organize, store, distribute, and use information. The goal of information management is to help people and organizations access, process and use information efficiently and effectively. Doing so helps organizations operate more competitively and strategically, and helps people better accomplish their tasks and become better informed.

Knowledge management is about the management of the processes and systems that create, acquire, organize, store, distribute and use knowledge – the insight, expertise, judgements and interpretations of people. Knowledge can be tacit or explicit. Information is a fundamental building block of knowledge. 

Given the prominence and ever-increasing important role that Web and Internet technologies play in today’s wired world, information technologies have revolutionized and fundamentally altered how people and organizations go about creating, acquiring, organizing, storing, distributing, and using information and knowledge. Similarly information contexts (environments), and individual user characteristics (demographics, social roles, affective dispositions) shape information needs and uses, information behaviours, and ultimately how information and knowledge must be managed. Papers addressing such topics are highly relevant to this track.

Three or four papers submitted to this track will be selected for publication in the February 2011 issue of the International Journal of Information Management. Authors of selected papers will be required to augment or expand their papers (in accordance with the policies of IJIM and the ACM Digital Library) by mid September.

Topics that pertain to this track include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Information and knowledge creation, transfer and use at the personal, group, organizational and societal levels; 
  • The management of the processes and systems that create, acquire, organize, store, distribute, and use information and knowledge; 
  • Expertise, insights, and judgment in organizations; 
  • Knowledge capital; 
  • Social networking; 
  • Knowledge sharing; 
  • Communities of practice; 
  • Business intelligence; 
  • Content management; 
  • Document management; 
  • Workflow management; 
  • Collaboration systems; 
  • Portals; 
  • Groupware;
  • Information and knowledge preservation and storage.

Types of Submissions
Long and short papers, Posters, Demonstrations, Video, Panels and Workshops. See description of submission types for more information.

Program Committee
Ricardo Barbosa, UFMG (Federal U of Minas Gerais), Brazil
Rodrigo Baroni de Carvalho, FUMEC University
Deborah Barreau, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Jamshid Beheshti, McGill University
France Bouthillier, McGill University
Grant Campbell, University of Western Ontario
Mary Cavanagh, University of Ottawa
Kimiz Dalkir, McGill University
Anatoliy Gruzd, Dalhousie University
Hazel Hall, Edinburgh Napier University
Noriko Hara, Indiana University
Suliman Hawamdeh, University of Oklahoma
Lynne Howarth, University of Toronto
William Jones, University of Washington
Barbara Kwasnik, Syracuse University
Kathryn La Barre, University of Illinois, Urbaba-Champaign
Maureen Mackenzie, Dowling College
Eric Mitchell, Wake Forest University
Diane Neal, University of Western Ontario
Scott Paquette, University of Maryland
Alexander Serenko, Lakehead University
Louise Spiteri, Dalhousie University
Joette Stefl-Mabry, University at Albany, SUNY
Yinglei Wang, Acadia University
Megan Winget, University of Texas, Austin
Elizabeth Yakel, University of Michigan