HICSS; Smolnik, Stefan: HICSS-37 - January 5-8, 2004 - Hawaii 2004.

Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences HICSS-37; Minitrack "KM/OM/OL Foundations - KM/OM Discovery to Representation" chaired by Stefan Smolnik: Knowledge discovery methods increase transparency of knowledge in organizations and support users finding relevant knowledge. Techniques explo...

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YEAR: 2004
Collab Engin

Collaborative Engineering of Organizational Vision, Strategy and Processes

Part of the Collaboration Systems and Technology Track

January 5 - 8, 2004
Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island of Hawaii

Although organizations have long faced varying degrees of uncertainty, complexity, novelty, and change, scholars agree the rate of change in today's environment is unprecedented. This volatility necessitates that organizational systems be designed for the future. Organizational systems design is more challenging than ever. Organizations have to deal with infinite, ambiguous and unexpected information, managers face markets undergoing sudden chaotic change, and predictions about the future are hard to make. The time between different innovations is shorter than ever before, the environment of the organizations changes more frequently, and technologies develop at a high rate. And collaboration is increasing in importance to deal with complexity, for acceptance reasons, for evaluation purposes, to involve different stakeholders, and to create synergy. Organizational systems design is increasingly depending on fast design cycles, collaboration, knowledge management, process management, and sophisticated models. Collaborative engineering approaches should enable organizations to align their vision, strategy, structure, processes, and technologies with anticipated needs.

The minitrack on "COLLABORATIVE ENGINEERING OF ORGANIZATIONAL VISION, STRATEGY AND PROCESSES" as part of the Collaboration Systems and Technology Track at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) is to discuss the support for groups to participatively develop visions, strategies, and processes regarding their organizational systems. It focuses on different tools, techniques and activities that can structure, guide and improve a collaborative design process of organizational systems at different levels: vision, strategy, and processes. It provides one of the key international platforms on which issues on collaborative engineering can be discussed. Thus, papers that contain original ideas on collaborative modeling, analysis, design and implementation of organizational visions, strategies, and processes are welcome. In summary, the specific topics of interest for this minitrack fall into categories listed below. However, topics addressing the minitrack theme that are not listed below are also welcome:

A. Collaborative approaches
* joint modeling sessions
* group communication, facilitation and coordination
* analyst and stakeholder interaction, responsibilities, and roles
* coping with resistance to organizational change
* process management
* gaming
* creativity processes
* theories and guidelines for organizational design and development
* change management
* B. Modeling techniques
* (dynamic) enterprise and process modeling
* system dynamics
* object-oriented modeling
* diagramming techniques to capture time-related aspects
* simulation/animation models
* incorporation of external factors and influences
* incorporation of uncertainty
* information visualization techniques
* building flexibility and longevity into models
* evaluation of various modeling methods
* implications of modeling technique choice
* C. Supporting tools
* interactive modeling workbenches and CASE tools
* modeling support for (stakeholder) groups
* simulation/animation tools
* data collection tools
* knowledge management tools
* electronic meeting tools for organizational design
* use of design tools applied in organizational contexts

MariŽlle den Hengst
Delft University of Technology
Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
P.O. Box 5015, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands
phone: +31.15.27-88542 fax: +31.15.27-83429
e-mail: m.den.hengst@tpm.tudelft.nl <mailto:m.den.hengst@tpm.tudelft.nl>

Vlatka Hlupic
Brunel University
Department of Information Systems and Computing
Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, United Kingdom
phone: +44-1895-816212 fax: +44-1895-251686
e-mail: vlatka.hlupic@brunel.ac.uk <mailto:vlatka.hlupic@brunel.ac.uk>

March 31, 2003 Abstracts submitted for guidance and indication of appropriate content.
June 1, 2003 Full papers submitted to Minitrack Chairs. Contact Minitrack Chairs for submission instructions.
August 31, 2003 Notice of acceptance or rejections of papers sent to Authors by Minitrack Chairs.
October 1, 2003 Accepted manuscripts submitted electronically to the publisher of the conference proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to attend the conference by this date. Registration cancellations after this date may result in the paper being pulled from the Proceedings prior to printing. See conference web site for registration fee refund policy.

NOTE: Because HICSS is a nonprofit activity funded entirely by registration fees, all participants and speakers are expected to have their university/organization bear the costs of their expenses and registration. HICSS is not able to subsidize registrations or offer reduced fees.

1. Submit papers electronically, in Word or PDF format, directly to the appropriate Minitrack Chair. If this is not possible, submit six (6) copies of the full paper, consisting of 22-26 double-spaced pages, including diagrams, directly to the appropriate Minitrack Chair. (NOTE: The final paper will be a maximum of 10 pages, double-column, single-spaced.)
2. Do not submit the manuscript to more than one Minitrack Chair. Papers should contain original material and not be previously published, or currently submitted for consideration elsewhere.
3. Each paper must have a title page to include title of the paper, full name of all authors, and complete addresses including affiliation(s), telephone number(s), and e-mail address(es).
4. The first page of the manuscript should include only the title and a 300-word abstract of the paper.

Send all correspondence related to this minitrack to:
MariŽlle den Hengst
Delft University of Technology
Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
PO Box 5015, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands
T: +31 15 2788542, F: +31 15 22783429
E: m.den.hengst@tpm.tudelft.nl <mailto:m.den.hengst@tpm.tudelft.nl>

- Collaboration Systems and Technology; Co-Chair: Jay Nunamaker; Email: nunamaker@bpa.arizona.edu <mailto:nunamaker@bpa.arizona.edu>; Co-Chair: Robert O. Briggs; Email: bbriggs@GroupSystems.com <mailto:bbriggs@GroupSystems.com>
- Complex Systems; Chair: Robert Thomas; Email: rjt1@cornell.edu <mailto:rjt1@cornell.edu>
- Decision Tech. for Management; Chair: Dan Dolk; Email: drdolk@nps.navy.mil <mailto: drdolk@nps.navy.mil>
- Digital Documents and Media; Chair: Michael Shepherd; Email: shepherd@cs.dal.ca <mailto:shepherd@cs.dal.ca>
- Emerging Technologies; Chair: Ralph H. Sprague; Email: sprague@hawaii.edu <mailto:sprague@hawaii.edu>; Information Technology in Health Care; Chair: Bill Chismar; Email: chismar@cba.hawaii.edu <mailto:chismar@cba.hawaii.edu>
- Internet & the Digital Economy; Co-Chair: David King; Email: dave@comshare.com <mailto:dave@comshare.com>; Co-Chair: Alan Dennis; Email: ardennis@indiana.edu <mailto:ardennis@indiana.edu>
- Organizational Systems & Tech.; Chair: Hugh Watson; Email: hwatson@uga.edu <mailto:hwatson@uga.edu>
- Software Technology; Chair: Gul Agha; Email: agha@cs.uiuc.edu <mailto:agha@cs.uiuc.edu>

HICSS conferences are devoted to advances in the information, computer, and system sciences, and encompass developments in both theory and practice. Invited papers may be theoretical, conceptual, tutorial or descriptive in nature. Submissions undergo a peer referee process and those selected for presentation will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Submissions must not have been previously published.

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