KMO '2008
Third International KMO Conference

Vaasa (Finland) June 24-25, 2008                           

Knowledge has been described as a critical competitive asset of organizations, strategic for their competitive advantage. The third International Conference on Knowledge Management in Organizations (KMO) aims at providing an international forum to present and discuss research streams focused on information and knowledge management issues, as well as to shed light on recent advances knowledge management systems for organizations

The scientific objective of the conference is to identify challenging problems for the development of knowledge management systems, as well as to identify future directions of research and focusing on closer link between academia and industries.

This conference calls for papers that offer provocative, insightful, and novel ways of viewing knowledge management (KM) from a wide variety of perspectives.

The conference is organized jointly by University of Vaasa; Vaasan ammattikorkeakoulu, University of Applied Sciences; Hanken; and Staffordshire University. There were in total 70 partisipants.

Download the official KMO 2008 Brochure

Download the Programme.

Download the presentations, photos and the conference proceedings  HERE (keyword required).

Call for papers

KMO 2008 invites submission of papers both from researchers in academia and industrial practitioners in different topics of knowledge management in organization. Papers describing recent advances in knowledge management in organizations and technologies are especially welcome. The areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • ICT enabled Knowledge management
  • Organizational learning/knowledge development
  • Adaptation of KM in organizations
  • Networking with knowledge
  • Knowledge management in projects
  • How to build and maintain viable KM architectures and thriving communities of practice
  • Intelligent and ubiquitous KM
  • Evaluation of KM
  • Design methodology
  • Technology to support KM
  • Innovation and knowledge management
  • Cultural issues in KM
  • Extended enterprise and processes
  • Mobile KM
  • eLearning and KM
  • Service science and KM
April 4th, 2008   Submission of research papers, extended
April 25th, 2008     Notification of acceptance
May 16th, 2008      Camera ready due
June 24-25, 2008   Conference

Submission instructions

Contributions are required in electronic format (MS Word is suggested).

The paper formatting template is found here.

The trim size of the paper submitted must be A4. Please be careful to download the right package. The proposal and the camera ready version can be submitted in Word files.

The maximum paper length is 12 pages. Extra pages will be permitted at the cost of € 100,00 per additional page.

Only those authors who actually present their paper at the conference will have their papers included in the proceedings. So at least one author per paper must register to the conference. An author can associate his registration to maximum two different papers.

Contributions are required in electronic format (MS Word and should be submitted using the KMO 2008 Paper submission system.

Registration and Fees

Please submit the online registrationform ( REGISTRATION LINK ).  You will receive a confirmation to the email address that your registration has been made. NOTE, the registration is valid only after the registration fee has been received on the University account. The registrationfee includes the confererence proceedings, lunches, coffees, the conference dinner, and the archipealago cruise.

Full payment by authors is to be made before 16th May 2008 in order to ensure that the paper will appear in the Conference Proceedings.  The payment should be in our account 16th of May or the official bank information has to be sent us by email attachment. Registration cancellation will be accepted until 30th May 2008 with a refund of registration fee, less an administration gee of 50 euros.  After the 1st June 2008, refund will not be possible.    

PAYMENTS (before the conference and authors before 16th May 2008)

Regular 350 €
Student 250 €

The registration fee is to be paid by bank transfer to the University of Vaasa account

University of Vaasa, P.O. Box 700, 65101 Vaasa, Finland
Nordea Bank Finland Plc, Aleksanterinkatu 36, 00200 Helsinki, Finland

IBAN: FI49 1660 3000 1113 96
Account No: 166030-111396

(The name of the participant must be mentioned on the payment)
Possible cancellations must be sent in writing to Cancellations made by 16.5.08 will be refunded, less a 50 euros

Preliminary Program

Tuesday June 24th  
Registration 8.30
Parallel sessions
Conference Dinner
Wednesday June 25th 
Parallel sessions and workshops
Expert Panel
          “What are the main challenges in knowledge management in organisations?”
Archipelago Cruise