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Intelligent  Socio-Cognitive Systems 
Meta-Knowledge & Intelligence 
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"Meta-Knowledge & Intelligence Engineering deal with processes that allow an individual, an organization, 
a society or a nation, to discover better ways of doing what they already know how to do." [AMAG] 

"The main MKIE (Meta-Knowledge & Intelligence Engineering ) problem is to convince policy makers  and
stakeholders to finance scientific research  which could evidence their errorneous decisions and mismanagement ." [AMAG]

Events (Date) HOT Calls for PAPERS & PARTICIPATION : CONFERENCES,  WORKSHOPS, JOURNALS, ...
February 25-28, 2002.
/past/
XXVI INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON MODELING OF DEVELOPING SYSTEMS
ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF ECOLOGICAL, TECHNOGENIC AND TELECOMMUNICATIONAL RISKS. 
Slovak Republic, Liptovsky Mikulash.
April 2-5, 2002 Third International Symposium "From Agent Theory to Agent Implementation"  (AT2AI-3), during the 16th European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research (EMCSR'2002), in Vienna.
April 24-25, 2002 SOCIO-COGNITIVE ENGINEERING IN THE MODELLING OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
( SPECIAL SESSION AT THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS BIS 2002) Poznan, Poland.
June 18-22, 2002, Second Conference on Global Disaster Information Network, GDIN'2002, Rome, Italy.
September 8 -11, 2002   Eleventh European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics ( ECCE-11), together with  SAFECOMP'2002 , Catania, Italy.
Journals & News Cognitive Processing:  International Quarterly of Cognitive Science, Pabst Science Pub

Cognitive Science: A Multidisciplinary Journal: Cognitive Science is the official journal of the Cognitive Science Society, Inc.
UMBC AgentNews
E-Discussion Group absintelagent · Abstract Intelligent Agent (AIA) e-group,  Yahoo

The Software Agents Mailing List,
 SELECTED REMARKS and OPINIONS:
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IS ABOUT DESIRE
McKinsey survey> creating a knowledge culture
http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/article_abstract.asp?tk=352635:991:21&ar=991&L2=21&L3=37
WEBSITE LINK FOR THIS ISSUE:
http://www.gerrymcgovern.com/nt/2001/nt_2001_11_05_email.htm
From:  NEW THINKING NEW THINKING
November 19, 2001 - Volume 6 Number 45
By Gerry McGovern
Email: gerry@gerrymcgovern.com,
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The reduction in time to market for products and services has been a key driver for successful organizations.
The success of knowledge management can be measured in relation to how it contributes to the right idea being 
developed into the right product at the right time at the right cost.
Knowledge is a critical asset for modern organizations. Yet knowledge management is a discipline that is little
understood. Managers believe in the theory but few have come to grips with how to actually manage knowledge in a
productive manner.
McKinsey recently published a survey entitled 'Creating a knowledge culture.' It focused on knowledge
management practices in some 40 companies on a global basis. Theì study was carried out between 1995 and
1998 and had two key findings:
1. Companies that fully embraced knowledge management reduced the time it took for order generation and
    fulfillment by 15 percent during the survey period,  as against a 1.6 percent reduction for those who had
    less developed knowledge management strategies.
2. Product development time was reduced by 4.6 percent, as against a reduction of 0.7 percent.

McKinsey summarized its findings as follows: "Successful companies build a corporate environment that fosters a desire for knowledge among their employees and that ensures its continual application, distribution, and
creation."
If you want to be successful at knowledge management you must do three things:
1. Foster a desire within people to gather knowledge
2. Foster a desire within people to create knowledge
3. Foster a desire within people to share knowledge

Organizations who fail at knowledge management tend to:
1. See knowledge as something that primarily flows from the top down
2. Implement technology solutions and wait
3. Fail to address human attitudes which see hoarding  knowledge as a route to power

There are two essential ways knowledge can be transferred:
1. By person-to-person interactions
2. By people reading, viewing or listening to content

Historically, the primary way knowledge was transferred was by people getting together. The Internet, however,
is a direct response to the need to offer alternative ways by which knowledge can be efficiently transferred.
(Its interactive elements also facilitate new ways by which people can 'get together.')
When we use email and the Web we are attempting to transfer information with the objective of creating
knowledge in the mind of the person who receives our communication. The increased use of email and the Web
reflect a significant shift in how we communicate knowledge. We are becoming more formal. Today,
information gets written down a lot more than it did ten years ago. It's called publishing (also known as
content management).
Despite this profound shift in how knowledge is created within commercial organizations, the role of publishing
is little understood. Look inside the intranets of most organizations today and you will find a chaotic approach
to publishing. Time, money, effort and knowledge are being wasted in such information dumps.

The right knowledge can make us all more productive. A professional publishing strategy is a proven way of
transferring knowledge. Desire, and not technology, should be the foundation of such a strategy: the desire
to create, find and share knowledge.
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"Socio-cognitive Engineering" 


URL: http://erg4146.casaccia.enea.it/
Title: Meta-Knowledge Engineering Server
Description: The pages intend to present a general structured top-down view on the problem of Knowledge Engineering  (KE) and Knowledge Management (KM) focused on Socio-Cognitive Intelligent Systems, and they suggest  generic paradigms and basic definitions which should be valid for the conceptualization of every real-word and abstract systems  from the perspective of  intelligent beings.

URL: http://www.mediate.dmu.ac.uk/system.html
Title: A Cognitive Engineering Approach to the Design of Computer-Based Training in...
Description: - System Development Methodology We shall  apply our methodology of socio-cognitive systems design that we have refined through a number of software design projects. The starting point is a set of coordinated studies of existing work practices ...

URL: http://www.cogeng.gla.ac.uk/part_14a.html
Title: The Cognitive Engineering Web-Site
Description: - An ESRC Research Programme in Cognitive Engineering, Cognitive Engineering Approach to the Design of Computer-Based Training in Radiology (continued) Methodology  The existing prototype...

URL: http://www.ucsd.edu/catalog/htmls/CSE.htm
Title: Computer Science and Engineering(CSE)
Description: Fireworks Splice HTML

URL: http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/ugrad/previous_syllabus/intro/0.html
Title: 1999-2000 syllabus details
Description: 1999-2000 session. DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE. UNDERGRADUATE SYLLABUS. 1999-2000 Session. 
Introduction * Course Objectives * Course Organisation...

URL: http://www.brint.com/wwwboard/wwwindex.htm 
Title: Online Discussions on e-Business, Technology and Knowledge Management 
Description: This is the index of all the main discussion threads
in the Knowledge Management Think Tank discussion forums.

"Meta-knowledge"

URL: http://www.brint.com/wwwboard/wwwindex.htm
Title: Online Discussions on e-Business, Technology and Knowledge Management
Description: This is the index of all the main discussion threads in the Knowledge Management Think Tank discussion forums.

URL: http://citeseer.nj.nec.com/35455.html
Title: Towards the use of user-centric meta-knowledge in applying organizational memo
Description: The communicative act in a learning organization is subject to a number of threats to its validity Habermas in particular the comprehensibility,...

URL: http://www.metakm.com/
Title: Meta Knowledge Management Portal
Description: A knowledge management portal for practitioners. researchers, and solution provider to submit news, and articles related to the practices of...

URL: http://erg4146.casaccia.enea.it/eng-tech.htm
Title: cognitive technology, technology, system technologies
Description: -System Engineering versus Technology Engineering, TOGA (Top-down Object-based Goal-oriented Approach) Ontology  1. Technology Engineering, a contribution to the discussion on the subject....

URL: http://erg4146.casaccia.enea.it/hot-news.htm
Strategic Actor Relationships Modelling with i* - ATutorial
Description: ...As we move towards a social paradigm of computing, conceptual models for expressing and reasoning about social relationships are  needed. The i* modelling framework focuses on intentional relationships among semi-autonomous social actors. Actors depend on each other for goals to be achieved,  tasks to be performed,...See also: http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~eric/#Publications

 URL: http://citeseer.nj.nec.com/35455.html 
Title: Towards the use of user-centric meta-knowledge in applying organizational memo
Description: The communicative act in a learning organization is subject to a number of threats to its validity Habermas in particular the comprehensibility,.

URL: http://dialog.net:85/homepage/kent_palmer.html
Title:  The homepages of   Kent D. Palmer
Description: Philosophy,Ontology, Meta-System Theory and Engineering, Many pdf articles.      These pages have to be visited.

URL: http://sunsite.ualberta.ca/Documentation/Gnu/vera-1.6/
html_mono/vera.html
Title: V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms 
Description: V.E.R.A. Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms An overview of common and not so common acronyms in the field of computing Edition 1.6 (Texinfo) Released June 2000.


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