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Sp. issue on "Ubiquitous Business Intelligence:  The new milestone for (inter)-organizational learning"
The Learning Organization Journal (ISSN: 0969-6474)

Call for papers:

The Organizational ontology used to be based on several axioms: For example the perception
that boundaries define a whole eco-system where people, processes and technology pursuing
an equilibrium of high performance. Management Science in this direction developed several
models, frameworks and tools aiming at a deeper understanding of the socio-technical
character of organizations.

The technological pace in the last decade revealed a new reality: A world of information
highways, tremendous mobility and enormous knowledge creation and diffusion. In this
context traditional business boundaries have been merely reconsidered.  Strategic
alliances, integration of value chains and mutual business exploitation scenarios
formulate a new challenging business context. Communities of people, socio-technical
information systems and leading-edge technologies promote a mix of heterogeneous
performance factors. According to this new reality a qualitative shift in priorities
has been confirmed: The information systems backbone in organizations is nowadays
influenced by several key developments. Semantic web, ontologies, intelligent agents,
advanced networking, knowledge management and advanced learning infrastructures emphasize
the importance for the dynamic diffusion of value and meaning. Knowledge diffusion and
exploitation are as much important as knowledge ownership.

The same stands for the considerations of business intelligence. The sophistication of
knowledge management and the learning capacity based on information systems is forcing
new perceptions of value. Two significant factors require a multidisciplinary approach:
the establishment of communication channels and the direct or indirect reference of
critical resources.

The aim of this special issue is to explore topics related with the new opportunities
for business intelligence created by the advent of knowledge management, advanced
learning technologies, and mobile and wireless applications. We aim at a balanced
composition of conceptual, technological and system evaluation work and invite
submissions dealing with the following topics:

§ Intelligent Corporate Learning systems
§ Strategies for technology enabled inter-organizational learning
§ Knowledge Management at the (Inter)-Organizational Level
§ Mobile and wireless applications for ubiquitous business intelligence
§ Architectures for Business Intelligence Systems
§ Supporting personalized and adaptive learning with leading edge technologies
§ Supporting flexible business intelligence systems with Semantic Web technologies
§ Innovative Case Studies


Although this list of topics is not intended to be exclusive, authors are strongly
encouraged to submit original manuscripts that are related to one or more of the
above issues.


* Important dates

December 30, 2004:    Deadlines for full papers
March 30, 2005:       Review results
May 15, 2005:         Final version of papers
January 2006:         Publication


* Submission procedure

Full-length articles (4000 to 6000 words) in MS-Word or RTF format should be e-mailed
to Miltiadis Lytras at [log in to unmask]  no later than December 15, 2004.  All manuscripts
will be subject to the usual high standards of peer review at TLO Journal. Each paper
will undergo double blind review. Please provide a separate cover page with the
following details:
- Author(s) full name(s)
- Job title(s)
- Organization(s)
- Full contact details of ALL authors including email address, postal address, telephone
  and fax numbers


* Special issue Guest Editors

Kinshuk
Advanced Learning Technologies Research Centre,
Information System Department, Massey University, New Zealand
Chair, IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology
Email: [log in to unmask], URL: http://infosys.massey.ac.nz/~kinshuk

Miltiadis D. Lytras
ELTRUN, the E-Business Center
Department of Management Science & Technology,
Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Email: [log in to unmask], URL: http://www.eltrun.gr

Demetrios G Sampson
Dept of Technology in Education and Digital Systems, University of Peiraias, Greece
And Informatics and Telematics Institute(ITI), Center for Research and Technology - Hellas
Email: [log in to unmask], URL: http://www.iti.gr/db.php/en/people/Demetrios_Sampson.html

Miguel-Ángel Sicilia
Computer Science Department,
University of Alcalá
Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) Spain
Email: [log in to unmask]; URL: http://www.cc.uah.es/msicilia



General information about the journal is available at:
http://juno.emeraldinsight.com/vl=3221552/cl=35/nw=1/rpsv/tlo.htm

Regards.

Kinshuk

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