The MATURE team organized an exciting workshop on Motivational, Social, and Cultural Aspects of knowledge management at this year's Professional Knowledge Management conference in Innsbruck.
Organized by the Tyrolean "Standortagentur" and hosted by Ronald Maier at the University of Innsbruck, the talkIT workshop centered around the topic of entrepreneurial knowledge management and how it affects the competencies required by IT employees.
Beginning of this week, the biennial knowledge management conference WM 2011 took place in Innsbruck, Austria, organized by Ronald Maier and his team. It provided a great opportunity to discuss about MATURE concepts and solutions with experts in the field and practitioners from industry, both large companies and SMEs. Among them were also several associate partners of MATURE's network. MATURE's stand provided a forum for this, and the whole MATURE team among the participants of the conference took a chance for informing and discussing during the coffee and lunch breaks.
MATURE has presented the project results at the exhibition area of this year's Professional Training Facts 2010 and could establish contacts to various participants from industry.
As part of the interview study, the interviewers have also collected rich, contextualized stories they have been told by their interviewees. They are very good instruments for understanding real-world problems and good practices with respect to knowledge maturing. Now we have published these stories. Some of them are rather short and to the point about a specific insight gained, others are much more elaborate case studies.
MATURE has organized the MATEL workshop at this year’s edition of the ECTEL conference together with the European projects IntelLEO and MIRROR. It was broadcasted to the ICT 2010 event in Brussels, and there is an archive of the video stream (choose Tuesday for the MATEL workshop). Presentation slides and papers are avaliable from the workshop page.
It was a great workshop with lot of interactivity and true interdisciplinary audience. Andreas Schmidt opened the workshop with a keynote talk, setting the theme of the workshop and presenting results from the MATURE project.
MATURE organizes next year's edition of the Professional Knowledge Management Conference (WM2011) in Innsbruck, Austria. The Conference on Professional Knowledge Management provides a broad integrative overview of organizational, cultural, social and technical aspects on Knowledge Management. Focus of the conference is bringing together different research disciplines and sharing experiences gained in the different areas where knowledge management is being applied. The conference is hosted and organised by Ronald Maier and his team in Innsbruck. MATURE also organizes three workshops at this conference:
- MSKWM2011 - Motivationale, soziale und kulturelle Aspekte im Wissensmanagement
- POP11 - Putting ontologies into practise
- SAKM'2011 - Workshop on Behavioral Aspects of Situational Applications and Knowledge Mashups
Contributions both from science and practice are welcome. Deadline is October 24, 2010.
MATURE has conducted a large-scale empirical study as part of the second year with 139 interviews from companies in various business sectors and countries in Europe (and beyond, e.g., in China). The goal was to deepen the understanding of real world maturing practices and barriers to knowledge maturing. Towards that end, MATURE project members have engaged in conversations about knowledge maturing phases, activities, indicators, and barriers.