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1st International Workshop on the design, development and use of Knowledge IT Artifacts in professional communities and aggregations - KITA 2015

12 - 14 November, 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal

In conjunction with the 7th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - IC3K 2015


Federico Cabitza
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
Brief Bio
Federico Cabitza, MEng, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Milan, Italy) where he teaches Human-Computer Interaction and where he coordinates the research activities of the MUDI Lab (Modelling Uncertainty, Decisions and Interaction). Since 2016 he has also had a research appointment with the IRCCS Orthopaedics Institute Galeazzi in Milano (Italy) and more recently with San Raffaele Hospital. He is associate editor of the International Journal of Medical Informatics (IJMEDI, ISSN: 1386-5056) and stable member of the editorial boards of the MAKE - Machine Learning and Knowledge Extraction journal (ISSN: 2504-4990), the CRCL Cross-Disciplinary Research in Computational Law (ISSN 2736-4321), and the Journal of Medical Artificial Intelligence (ISSN 2617-2496). He has co-chaired International workshops (on Data Visualization in Healthcare and knowledge IT artifacts), conference tracks (on Socio-technical design), conference programs (for the Italian Chapter of AIS and BIOSTEC Healthinf in 2020) and special issues on impacted Journals (i.e., the CSCW journal, Program, and the Health Informatics Journal). He is the author of more than 140 research publications to date, in international conference proceedings, edited books and scientific journals, including the JAMA, the CSCW Journal, Computers in Biology and Medicine, Behaviour and Information Technology, International Journal of Human Computer Studies, Computers in Human Behavior, International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, and the Journal of Visual Languages and Computing. His current research interests regard the design and evaluation of interactive systems and decision support based on machine learning techniques in the Healthcare domain.
Angela Locoro
Università degli Studi Milano-Bicocca
Brief Bio
M.A. in Modern Literatures, B.Sc. in Computer Science, PhD in Information Engineering (University of Genova, Italy), she is currently a research fellow at Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca. With 8 years of experience in Knowledge Representation, Natural Language Processing and Semantic Web Technologies, and 2 years experience in Knowledge Artifacts Theory and Design, she is also a program committee member of the CoPDA 2015 Workshop, a workshop on the “Cultures of Participation in the Digital Age”, and she is one of the organizing members of the first EUSSET Summer School on “Computer Supported Cooperative Work: Foundations, Methods and Technologies”. Her recent works focused on Human-Data Interaction, and Collaborative and Semantic Annotation tools, as well as on Knowledge Artifacts Literature Surveys, like the one that won the best paper award in the last edition of KMIS. She has a strong research interest for Science and Technologies Studies, as well as for Feminist Studies.
Aurelio Ravarini
Università Carlo Cattaneo
Brief Bio
Aurelio Ravarini is director of CETIC, Research Center on Information Systems at the LIUC Università Cattaneo (Italy). At LIUC he is also Senior Assistant Professor of Information Systems for the School of Engineering, where he is director of the programs in Business Services and Business Consulting. His research expertise is in Strategic Information Systems, Knowledge Management Systems, and Information Systems development, the latter of which is focused on small and medium-sized companies. He has been visiting professor at Grenoble Ecole De Management in Grenoble (FR), Aarhus Business School in Aarhus (DK), IESEG in Lille (FR), Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond VA (USA). As a director of the CETIC Research Center, he has designed and coordinated several projects on social learning and smart networks. Dr. Ravarini holds a Laurea in management engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) received his Masters in Training Trainers from ISMO (Milan, Italy) and a PhD at the School of Computer and Security at Edith Cowan University (Perth, Australia). He is a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) as well as a member of the the board of its Italian chapter (itAIS). He has published more than 80 papers for international journals, book chapters and conferences proceedings. He serves as Associate Editor for the European Journal of Information Systems and is part of the editorial committee of several international conferences.


Broadly meant, a Knowledge Artifact (KA) is any artifact purposely built to support knowledge-related processes; these latter include archival of and access to knowledge sources, knowledge sharing & exchange, its retrieval and exploitation, its production & learning (internalization). For this reason, KAs come in very different formats and types: just to limit ourselves to the electronic KAs, what we can denote as Knowledge IT artifacts (to hint at those specific IT artifacts, i.e., applications and software platforms, that specifically support knowledge
creation and sharing), examples include:
• decision support systems that convey the most pertinent items from the knowledge bodies mentioned above according to the situation or the user requests, profiles and needs;
• online digital platforms enabling an aggregation of firms (a cluster, a supply chain) to share valuable knowledge in order to achieve specific strategic aims (such as internationalization, new product development, lean production);
• online wiki encyclopedias and manuals that represent objectively, if not structuredly (e.g., ontologically) a body of specialist knowledge;
• multimedia learning software that integrate different content sources and interactive techniques to have users develop both intellectual and practical competencies on the basis of the knowledge embedded in the artifacts.

- Knowledge Artifacts Design and evaluation
- Relationship between Knowledge Management Technologies and IT Artifacts
- Relationship between Knowledge Management and Collaborative-oriented Technologies
- Socio-Technical System Theory and Design
- Models, Theories and Methodologies of Knowledge, Collaboration and Learning
- Knowledge and Data Visualization
- Knowledge Artifacts and Collaboration at the firm level in clusters and supply chains
- Learning Technologies
- Business models enabled by Knowledge Artifacts
- Pragmatic Web
- Semiotic Engineering


Paper Submission: September 9, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 18, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: October 2, 2015 (expired)


Jorgen Bansler, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Merja Bauters, , Finland
Peter Bednar, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Pernille Bjorn, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Tina Blegind Jensen, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Andrea Carugati, Aarhus University School of Business and Social Sciences, Denmark
Gianluca Colombo, Siris Academic SL, Spain
Claudia d’Amato, Università di Bari, Italy
Anna De Liddo, , United Kingdom
U. Eseryel, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Daniela Fogli, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy
Stefania Marrara, Università deli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Anders Morch, University of Oslo, Norway
Katia Passerini, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Antonio Piccinno, University of Bari, Italy
Enrico Piras, Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Trento, Italy
Christoph Richter, Universität zu Kiel, Denmark
Joan Rodon, , Spain
Carla Simone, University of Siegen, Germany
Paolo Spagnoletti, LUISS Guido Carli University, Italy
Monica Tremblay, Florida International University, United States
Marco Viviani, Università di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Giuseppe Vizzari, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Massimo Zancanaro, , Italy


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the workshop program committee, all accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings book, under an ISBN reference and on digital support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).


IC3K Workshops - KITA 2015
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