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Special Session
Special Session on
Knowledge Management and Innovation
 - KMI 2013

19 - 22 September, 2013 - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

Within the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - KMIS 2013



Alan Eardley
Staffordshire University
United Kingdom
Brief Bio

Dr. Alan Eardley is Reader in Knowledge Informatics and Associate Head of Postgraduate Research Studies in the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science at Staffordshire University in the UK, where he teaches Knowledge Management and Research Methods to postgraduate students and supervises research students.  Alan is also a Member of the University Academy of Teaching Excellence Fellows, a Member of the BCS and a Chartered IT Professional, has co-authored five text books on Information Management (all of which have were adopted as texts by professional bodies) and has contributed to recent books on Knowledge Management.  Alan has also co-authored a number of research articles in leading international journals, with the application of Knowledge Management in an organisational context with Healthcare as a specialty.  He has recently collaborated on an action research project to introduce Knowledge Management to a major UK company and leads the collaborative research team on a major EU project that examined the relationship between universities, businesses and learners in enabling work-based learning for promoting organisational improvement. Alan recently co-edited a text book on innovative uses of Knowledge Management for Organizational Creativity and Collaborative Design.


There are currently movements of theories that have had an influence on Knowledge Management and its relationship to innovation since these are now major driving forces behind pioneering companies that are achieving competitive edge crucial to competing in today's economy. All these movements have made possible to conclude that Knowledge Management and innovation are different aspects of the same phenomenon that is the use of the human resources to generate new ideas and to promote creativity.
The purpose of this Special Session is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners in all aspects of Knowledge Management, especially, the conjunction of Knowledge Management and innovation.

The main topics addressed include, but are not limited to:
- Applications of Knowledge Management;
- Creativity in Organizations;
- Collaboration in Organizations;
- Knowledge in Support of Innovation and Change;
- Knowledge Management, Innovation and Technology.


Rajeev Bali, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Ashish Dwivedi, Hull University, United Kingdom


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines and Templates.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at: http://www.insticc.org/Primoris


All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


KMIS Special Sessions - KMI 2013
e-mail: kmis.secretariat@insticc.org