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Workshop: KALS

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ECOWS Workshop Proposal

Web Services Application: Knowledge and Learning Services (KALS) by Ronald Maier


Draft Version, May 11th, 2007

Workshop Description This workshop addresses a specific application domain for Web services: knowledge work at the intersection of the two supposedly converging fields of knowledge management and technology-enhanced learning. While knowledge work increasingly addresses flexibility, collaboration, communication, learning, sharing and interaction that involve distributed services supplied by a multitude of heterogeneous systems, there is a growing demand for knowledge and learning services that fulfill these requirements with underlying semantic support. These services can be combined into an enterprise knowledge infrastructure (EKI). An EKI is a comprehensive ICT platform for collaboration and knowledge sharing with advanced services for discovery, for supporting the knowledge life cycle, for collaboration and learning built on top that have to be integrated on the basis of semantically richly described Web services which are personalized for participants networked in communities. These Web services have to be composed in order to support knowledge and learning processes ultimately targeted at increasing productivity of knowledge work. This workshop thus aims at a discussion of relevant applications of Web service technology and the composition of semantically richly described Web services in particular. The targeted application domain aims at integrating diverse tools and systems that support knowledge work, a specialization of enterprise application integration scenarios. This domain poses more profound requirements towards the description of the services and the exchange of contents.

Topics Papers are welcome addressing the workshop theme from a computer science, information systems, business, pedagogical or didactical perspective or combinations thereof. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • specific requirements for description, selection and deployment of knowledge and learning services
  • typology of KS and LS
  • integration of KS and LS in the workplace of knowledge workers
  • integration into enterprise knowledge infrastructures, collaborative systems, knowledge and learning management systems
  • model-driven composition/orchestration of KS and LS
  • knowledge-intensive business processes guiding the management of KS and LS
  • pedagogical and didactical concepts for selection, adaptation and combination of KS and LS
  • convergence of learning and knowledge services
  • context and semantic description of knowledge and learning services
  • mobile and ambient learning and knowledge services
  • standards to integrate knowledge and learning services
  • business models for KS and LS
  • trust and reputation mechanisms for KS and LS
  • empirical results in knowledge and learning services
  • prototypes
  • cases studies


  • length: 1 day
  • format: 90 minute slots with three papers à 25min presentation including discussion, last slot eventually reserved for plenum discussion
  • language: English
  • paper selection: double-blind review system with two reviews per submission by members of the program committee
  • Submissions should be uploaded to the submission system:   


Submission DeadlineSeptember 3, 2007
Notification of AcceptanceSeptember 27, 2007
Final PaperOctober 29, 2007

Workshop Organiser

Prof. Dr. Ronald Maier   
Leopold-Franzens-University of Innsbruck
School of Management
Information Systems
Universitaetsstrasse 15
A-6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: +43-512-507-7664
Fax: +43-512-507-2844

Program Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Markus Bick, Information Systems, ESCP-EAP European School of Management, Berlin, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Norbert Gronau, Chair of Business Information Systems and Electronic Government, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Hepp, DERI Institute, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Prof. Dr. Knut Hinkelmann, Information Systems, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland
  • Dr. Stefanie Lindstaedt, Know-Center, Graz, Austria
  • Dr. Jan Pawlowski, Information Systems for Production and Operations Management, University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen, Germany
  • Dr. Ulrich Remus, AFIS Department, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Dr. Uwe Riss, SAP Research Center CEC Karlsruhe, SAP AG, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Johannes Sametinger, Information Systems, University of Linz, Austria
  • Andreas Schmidt, Research Center for Information Technologies, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Tochtermann, TU Graz, Austria