Call for Papers for 2017 KIPA's Annual Conference

By admin - Posted on 22 September 2015

April 14 & 15, 2017, Denton, Texas

KIPA provides a forum for knowledge and information professionals to exchange ideas and share experiences. The KIPA Annual Conference is an annual event dedicated to bridging the gap between theory and practice by bringing together knowledge management researcher, academician and practitioners to discuss, improve, and extend knowledge management efforts extant in any thriving organization.  Knowledge Management is intended to create repeatable, formal processes to discover, capture, organize, transfer, use and retain vital data, information and decision-making required to conduct the work of an organization.

KIPA is currently soliciting papers on the following topics:

Health Informatics — According to USFHealthOnline, "Health Informatics is an evolving specialization that links information technology, communications, and healthcare to improve the quality and safety of patient care.”  The body of KM literature and practices provides many tools helpful to the discipline of health informatics.

Knowledge Management and Data Analytics — According to "Data analytics (DA) is the science of examining raw data with the purpose of drawing conclusions about that information.”  But in order for such conclusions to be valuable, they must be understood and acted upon by the organization as a whole.  KM provides a powerful toolbox for making Data Analytics relevant.  Papers and presentations regarding the nexus of KM and DA are encouraged.

Knowledge Management Praxis — Best KM practices.  Papers in this area will discuss practical implementation of KM programs and highlight creative means for transferring valuable knowledge.

Knowledge Management Case Studies — presentations detailing exemplary programs and their organizational benefits are encouraged.

Knowledge Management Education, Evolution and Adaptability — How can we be sure that KM evolves as discipline to serve all kinds of communities of practice?

Knowledge Management and Organizational Vision — Organizational Vision is a hallmark of the purpose-driven organization.  Methods and metrics for aligning organizational vision will be discussed during this session.

The convergence of Project Management and Knowledge Management -- Distilling knowledge assets from large construction and engineering efforts.

Competitive & Strategic Intelligence — the action of defining, gathering, analyzing, and distributing intelligence about products, customers, competitors.

Other KM topics — Do you have an interesting case study or analysis you would like to present among industry peers?  If so, consider submitting an abstract.

Abstracts of 500 words or less are now being accepted.  Please send your abstract to




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