IFKAD 2018
13th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics

on the theme of:

Societal Impact of Knowldge and Design


This is the call to propose track sessions for the 13th International Forum on Knowledge Assets Dynamics (IFKAD 2018) on the theme: "Societal Impact of Knowledge and Design".
The Forum will take place at the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), on 4-6 July 2018.

We call for track proposals that aim to identify, investigate and reflect on key research and practical topics related to the main theme of IFKAD 2018. Our interest is on attracting papers that are relevant academically but also contribute to enhance the management practice.

The purpose of IFKAD 2018 is to explore the role and the relevance of new sources, dimensions and characteristics of knowledge supporting organizations as well as regional and urban systems in their aim to create valuable societal impact by addressing fundamental questions. What are the major challenges society is facing in the near future and how are they related to knowledge and design? What is the role of knowledge and design to cope with the major challenges our society is facing? These fundamental questions increasingly represent fundamental features to cope with the increasing complexity and turbulence of today's business landscape.

  • Knowledge value drivers and knowledge management processes: new theories and practices;
  • Science of Ideas, taxonomy, patterns and mechanisms of ideas;
  • The nature and impact of ideas;
  • Knowledge management and co-creation in urban development;
  • Knowledge Landscape;
  • Social dimensions of Knowledge management in 21st century;
  • Knowledge management strategy for sustainable and inclusive growth of organizations and communities;
  • Business model innovation and knowledge-based startegies and projects;
  • Design and Knowledge Management;
  • Knowledge processes for organisational value creation dynamics;
  • Digital transformation and Knowledge management systems;
  • Entrepreneurship and knowledge-based perspetives;
  • Intellectual Capital Management: new evidences and applications;
  • Human resources management, collective intelligence and organizational design;
  • Resilience and creativity for knowledge workers;
  • Arts, Design and Innovation: interventions and initiatives;
  • Design thinking methods for innovation and knowledge creation and visualization;
  • Intellectual Capital and organisational development;
  • Knowledge management, Intellectual Capital and social innovation;
  • Knowledge management in education;

Other topics relevant to the conference but not included in the list above will also be considered

Each proposal will be evaluated by the IFKAD Scientific Committee. It will analyse the proposals and will provide comments and suggestions. Decisions will be based on the overall assessment of the proposal taking into account its research focus, the track team and the fit with the conference topics

The responsibility of the track chair will be to
  • Design and propose a track theme making sure it contributes to the conference theme
  • Promote the track internationally making sure that it attracts an adequate number of submissions (Minimum of 5 submissions is required. Tracks with lower number of sumbissions will be cancelled)
  • To take care of peer review cycle for the structured abstracts submitted to your track
  • In agreement with the IFKAD comittee, to select the papers to be included in the conference program
  • Propose journal special issue and identify the best papers to be invited for publication
  • Write a short abstract reviewing the key insights presented at your track

Track proposals have to be submitted to info@knowledgeasset.org quoting "IFKAD 2018 Track Proposal". In order to prepare your track proposal, please use this track proposal template.

  • 20 October 2017 - Track Proposals Submission Deadline
  • 30 October 2017 - Deadline for track acceptance notification
  • 15 November 2017 - Announcement of tracks & call for abstracts

Please if you need any further information do not hesitate to contact us at info@knowledgeasset.org or visit the conference website: www.ifkad.org

We thank you for your interest in bringing together a successful conference of IFKAD 2018.
Sincerely yours
IFKAD 2018 organization committee

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