Conference on Professional Knowledge Management - Experiences and Visions (WM 2009)
This year's edition of the biennial conference on Professional Knowledge Management (WM 2009) was organized by Knut Hinkelmann and his team at FHNW (most of whom actively contribute to MATURE) and took place March 25-27, 2009 in the beautiful city of Solothurn in Switzerland. With almost 200 participants, the conference again attracted the German-speaking knowledge management community, both from industry and academia. MATURE flyers were part of the conference package handed to each participant of the conference, and MATURE partner BOC had an exhibition stand
Furthermore, Tobias Ley and Andreas Schmidt jointly organized on behalf of MATURE and APOSDLE the First Workshop on Knowledge Services and Mashups on Friday. The workshop attracted almost 30 participants with presentations from
- the EU-IP WeKnowIt (Ansgar Scherp from University of Koblenz-Landau), presenting a classification of Web 2.0 functionality and and emergency response scenario
- the MINERVA project (Thomas Fischer from University of Jena), presenting a state of the art survey of mashup approaches
- the EU-STREP FAST (Volker Hoyer from SAP Research St. Gallen), presenting a mashup environment
The workshop had lively discussions, particularly on the notion of mashups and the differences to context-aware portals, service-oriented architectures etc. Also non-technical issues have been raised, e.g., security, changes to business models of consultants.
We are looking forward to the next edition of this workshop at the WM 2011 in Innsbruck, organized by Ronald Maier and his team at Innsbruck!