Advances in Information, Communications and Knowledge Management Support Systems for R&D, Philadelphia, 15-16 October 2007

2 day Community of Practice Workshop on “Advances in Information, Communications and Knowledge Management Support Systems for R&D” to take place 15-16 October 2007 at Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, USA.

The workshop will have a strong emphasis on peer-to-peer discussions with each workshop session involving a facilitated Knowledge Café discussion. On Monday evening we will have a Knowledge Dinner with good food and conversation menus at the Alumni House, whereas on Tuesday evening we will have a poster session, drinks reception and buffet dinner in Thomas Great Hall. We will discuss and share experiences with current information and communications technology (ICT) supporting R&D, to discuss current requirements and short term needs with electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) systems, collaboration support and knowledge tools supporting R&D, and to create a shared vision and roadmap for next generation knowledge management (KM) support systems. A wiki will be opened 3 months prior to the workshop to commence group documentation of supporting materials and to help to populate the workshop program with introductory materials, suggestions, ideas and experiences.