Knowledge and Data Engineering
Uni Kassel

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Workshop WM

Tentative Programme

The annual workshop "Knowledge and Experience Management" is organised by the Special Interest Group on Knowledge Management (Fachgruppe Wissensmanagement, in short FGWM) of the German Informatics society (GI) .

Monday, 4.10.

Session Time Papers
WM1 15:30 - 17:00
SIG meeting 17:00 - 18:00  

Tuesday, 5.10.

Session Time Papers
JOINT2 WM+IR 9:30 - 10:30
JOINT4 ABIS+WM 11:00 - 12:30
JOINT5 WM+KDML 14:00 - 15:30
WM2 16:00 - 17:45 free time
POSTER 19:00 - 21:00  

Wednesday, 6.10.

Session Time Papers
WM3 9:00 - 10:00 free time
WM4 10:30 - 11:30

The workshop is an interdisciplinary forum for both, scientists and practitioners. Its goals is to enable and further the exchange of innovative ideas and practical applications in the field of knowledge and experience management.

Submissions from current research out of these and adjacent areas are welcome. Moreover, contributions that describe work in progress or approaches that have not yet been investigated comprehensively are of special interest. Even provisional approaches should, however, be described sufficiently clearly and structured, in order to serve as a basis for interesting discussions among the participants.

The SIG compiled a manifesto (see below) to which the organisers and the programme committee are obliged.

Topics of interest

  • Experience/knowledge search and knowledge integration approaches (case-based reasoning, logic-based approaches, text-based approaches, semantic portals/wikis/blogs, Web 2.0, etc.)
  • Applications of knowledge and experience management (corporate memories, e-commerce, design, tutoring/e-learning, e-government, software engineering, robotics, medicine, etc.)
  • (Semantic) Web Services for knowledge management
  • Agile approaches within the knowledge management domain
  • Agent-based & Peer-to-Peer knowledge management
  • Just-in-time retrieval and just-in-time knowledge capturing
  • Ways of knowledge representation (ontologies, similarity, retrieval, adaptive knowledge, etc.)
  • Support of authoring and maintenance processes (change management, requirements tracing, (distributed) version control, etc.)
  • Evaluation of knowledge management systems
  • Practical experiences ("lessons learned") with IT aided approaches
  • Integration of knowledge management and business processes
  • Introspection and explanation capabilities of KM systems
  • Linked (Open) Data

Important Dates

  • Submission of papers: 11 July 2010 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: 1 August 2010
  • Camera ready copies due: 1 September 2010
  • Workshop FGWM@LWA: 4–6 October 2010
Please use the official LWA
templates for Word or Latex. Papers should be between 4 and 8 pages in length and written in English. Please submit your paper using the EasyChair account.


Programme Committee

  • Andreas Abecker, FZI Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Klaus-Dieter Althoff, University Hildesheim, Germany
  • Ralph Bergmann, University Trier, Germany
  • Andrea Kohlhase, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
  • Ronald Maier, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Heiko Maus, DFKI Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Mirjam Minor, University of Trier, Germany
  • Markus Nick, empolis GmH, Germany
  • Ulrich Reimer, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Bodo Rieger, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
  • Rainer Schmidt, University of Rostock, Germany
  • Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany

Manifesto of the Special Interest Group Knowledge Management (FGWM)

The SIG Knowledge Management (Fachgruppe Wissensmanagement, in short FGWM) of the German Informatics Society (GI) annually organises a workshop “Knowledge and Experience Management” within the LWA workshop series. The SIG compiled a list of reasons why attendance to that workshop is attractive and why it is unique among the many existing conferences and workshops on topics related to knowledge management.

  • The workshop is not a mini-conference but a real workshop because
    • there is ample discussion time for each of the presented papers,
    • it gives the opportunity to present work in progress, possibly in its early stages only,
    • there is the possibility for break-out sessions on topics to be discussed more deeply.
  • Therefore the workshop provides the opportunity for young researchers (even excellent master students) to
    • present and discuss preliminary work,
    • get feedback on their work from a larger audience with people having quite different viewpoints,
    • get accustomed to presenting and defending their work at scientific events.
  • The workshop is a forum for testing the viability of new ideas (by junior as well as senior researchers) before more effort and resources are put into them.
  • Since the workshop attracts students as well as senior members of the community it plays a vital role in
    • fostering the next generation of researchers (like a doctoral symposium but across institutions),
    • helping to maintain a high quality of PhD work,
    • recruiting research staff (master students looking for PhD positions, PhD students looking for postdoc positions).
  • The workshop is enriched by including a few top-notch papers already presented at international venues. Since nobody can attend all relevant conferences any more this is a good opportunity to catch up on missed papers.
  • The workshop is the forum for connecting with the German knowledge management community.
  • Last but not least, the workshop has a very low participation fee and is thus much more affordable than pre-conference workshops which can usually only be attended when also registering to the main conference (with the full conference fee).

A statement from a young researcher why she finds the FGWM workshop series attractive

The FGWM workshop offers a unique opportunity for the promotion of young researchers. With its low participation fee and the informal nature it provides a platform for young PhD students and advanced MSc students to present their projects and theses to a larger audience. It is thus an excellent opportunity to gain first experiences in scientific practice and exchange. The possibility to take part in scientific discourse already at an early stage, is very valuable to young researchers. In the field of knowledge management, this is a unique feature of the FGWM workshop. Besides getting useful feedback on their work from senior researchers outside their own research group, young researchers profit from an exchange of experiences with fellow PhD students from other universities.

A statement from a senior researcher why he finds the FGWM workshop series attractive

The FGWM workshop provides senior researchers not only with a platform for presenting their own research interests and discuss presented work, but also offers the opportunity to share best practices on PhD supervision among different universities and research institutions. Senior researchers can pass along experience on project proposal writing, project management, and evaluation. At this venue senior researchers are easily approachable and can help with issues PhD students might not want to discuss with their supervisors. Further, students can easily investigate career opportunities in academia.