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Steinar Kristoffersen <[log in to unmask]>
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Steinar Kristoffersen <[log in to unmask]>
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We are happy to be able to extend the deadline for the final call for 
papers of the workshop:

Knowledge-based interactive environments
-In conjunction with NordiCHI2012-

Time: October 14th, 2012
Place: Copenhagen, Denmark

Knowledge management has been recognized as a challenging, and sometimes 
deeply problematic term, which however still keeps attracting much 
attention in large areas of information systems and management science 

It has, however, being going largely under the radar of the HCI 
community, except perhaps in sporadic references to expert systems. The 
field is much broader, however, and we believe that is a systematic 
re-examination of it from a fresh angle.

Our target for this workshop is to drill deeper into how knowledge may 
be approached as a basis for building better IT, and we welcome equally 
contribution that describe:
-Bringing empirical work and theoretical frameworks to bear on design in 
a transparent and novel way, distinguishing such systems from “ordinary 
design”, and
-Information and knowledge sharing, which is somehow mediated by 
technology. This could be documents, procedures, and expressions of art 
or technology itself.

The notion of knowledge management has been tremendously little 
effective. Apart from having inspired a large number of academic 
publications, we have not been seeing much in terms of recognizably 
different IT systems being implement. Most industrial users still store 
information as documents in folders or records in databases. Even if 
most of this information is now easily accessible from a web-based user 
interface, it is hardly being offered in a fashion that makes it more 
timely or accumulative than in traditional information systems. This is 
where HCI may contribute to advance the area, through its combination of 
a technological and critical tradition and broad social platform.

The workshop is intended to bring together scholars with HCI background 
and an interest in organizational development, management science and 
user studies, systems and appliances design, and evaluation effects of 
technology on individuals as well as society at large. The aim is to see 
how technology may be involved in exploring, enhancing or even 
exploiting the idea of knowledge, and hence to revitalize the thematic 
research in this direction without going through another round of 
definitions or modelling of assumptions surrounding knowledge creation 
and management.

The title of the workshop clearly also indicates that the role of 
knowledge even in our own profession should not be exempt of such an 

The main outcome of the workshop will be to draw and renew interest from 
the Nordic HCI community, into a an information systems and 
technologically enabled field that is still widely researched in other 
disciplines, but unfortunately not here.

We invite the delegates to contribute with ideas, arguments, and 
examples, which the workshop may be able to help accelerate through 
interaction with peers at the conference.

More concretely, we think that the workshop may result in
-The decision to create a repository of contributions and annotated 
bibliography, which will be maintained and extended after the workshop
-Plan for an invited PhD seminar organized among the participating 
-Statements, papers, and demos from this workshop being developed 
further in order to beaccepted and published at a dedicated conference 
track in 2013
-Formulation of a longer-term dissemination plan, e.g., resulting in a 
special issue of a suitable journal or an edited book coming out.

The audience is intended to be researchers and practitioners with 
experience or interest in systematically supporting innovation, change 
management or process management, as well as co-operative knowledge 
management, decision theory, planning and co-ordination, etc., and who 
have taken an interest in the notion of “knowledge management”, albeit 
without finding it particularly satisfying the way that it is being used 

Steinar Kristoffersen (PhD) is a Professor of Information Technology at 
Østfold University College, where he has been teaching Interaction 
Design and Mobile IT since 2007. He is also a researcher at 
Møreforskning AS Molde, where he works with applied science in logistics 
and IT. He has previously been a consultant and entrepreneur, and spent 
time at the University of Oslo as well as Gothenburg.

Nada Matta, Professor at the University of Technology of Troyes. She 
studies techniques in knowledge engineering and management and 
especially to handle cooperative activities. She did her PhD in 
knowledge engineering and Artificial Intelligence at Univesrity of Paul 
Sabatier in collaboration with ARTEMIS. Prof. Matta worked for four 
years at INRIA in projects with Dassault-Aviation and Airbus Industry. 
Currently, Prof. Matta a director of The Safety, Security and Control of 
Complex Systems Group ( and the UTTDepartment 
of Human, Environment and ICT.

Hilda Tellioglu is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Design and 
Assessment of Technology at the Faculty of Informatics at the Vienna 
University of Technology. She has been involved with both research and 
teaching on: software engineering, knowledge management, coordination 
support, design and development of information technology, CSCW in 
systems design, in health care work, and in architectural planning, 
gender issues in computer science.

Workshop candidates are requested to submit a position paper, which must 
be formatted according to ACM SIGCHI Publications
Format and should not exceed 4 pages) about research or work they have 
been involved with (related to the topics described above) via email to 
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Papers will be reviewed by the organizers. At least one author of 
accepted papers needs to register for the workshop and for the 
conference itself. All accepted papers may be made available on the 
website, depending on the authors’ acceptance and wishes. The aim, 
however, is to initiate a publication cycle.

August 30th, 2012 - Submission of Position Papers
September 5th, 2012 - Notification of Acceptance
September 10th, 2012 - Camera Ready Paper Version
October 14th, 2012 - One-Day Workshop at NordiCHI 2012

For any further information on the workshop please contact
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