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28 October 2002

Knowledge management discussed in Prague

Progress towards Europe becoming the most dynamic knowledge-based society was firmly on the agenda of the eBusiness and eWork conference (e2002) that was recently held in Prague.

The conference was aimed at presenting the results of research supported by the IST Programme in the area of New Methods of Work and Electronic Commerce (Key Action II).

Over 15 presentations at the conference dealt with areas related to the field of knowledge management. Topics addressed included:

  • Capitalising on human knowledge in the global networked Society;
  • The new role of regions in the knowledge economy;
  • Evaluation of high impact solutions based on Knowledge Management life cycle models;
  • Innovation measurement and management ;
  • Communication skills in the knowledge supply chain;
  • Conceptual models for capturing intra & inter-organisational knowledge;
  • Knowledge in networked organisations;
  • Organisational knowledge management in manufacturing enterprises;
  • Product knowledge management support systems in dynamic extended SMEs;
  • Knowledge management in the extended manufacturing enterprise;
  • Know-how capture for process customisations in the project industry;
  • Knowledge management and incentive systems;
  • Fostering innovative ideas through the extended enterprise and speeding them to market;
  • Personalised, socially aware and active knowledge management systems; and
  • Web systems for intelligent and collaborative project knowledge management.

Industrial interest in the field of knowledge management continues. Included in the list of those presenting papers were representative from DaimlerChrysler in Germany. Also speaking at the conference was Dominic Kelleher, of management consultants PriceWaterhouseCoopers, who chaired a special discussion session on knowledge management.

The e2002 event is the conference for RTD projects in Key Action II of the IST Programme. Key Action II of the IST Programme is also the primary sponsor of the eBusiness and eWork conference series.

For further information contact Paul Kidd. (Email: ). Web: