16th International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisations (ICISO 2015)

- Information and Knowledge Management in Complex Systems

19 - 20 March 2015, Toulouse, France
Organised and hosted by Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), France
In collaboration with Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK

The 16th International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisations (ICISO 2015), similar to other events in the conference series, devotes to the latest research in informatics and organisational semiotics. The aim of this conference is to provide a focal forum for participants from various domains of information management and information systems, computational science, semiotics, finance and accounting, business and enterprise, service science, and business and engineering. One of the important emphases in this 16th conference will be information and knowledge management complex systems, such as large scale projects, network of networks, and dynamic and evolving enterprise.
 (See www.orgsem.org for earlier conferences since 1995).

Conference Scope and Objectives
Effective information and knowledge management through the entire lifetime of a complex system such as a space project or a network of networks is critically important. Some systems such as space projects are transient and dynamic, with clearly defined stages and involving different players at these stages. Consistency, coherence and continuity in information and knowledge management are the key to success. However, an adoption of information and knowledge management is often hindered right from the beginning by the challenges and resultant sometimes deficiencies in understanding the complex system itself, and related requirements for information and knowledge management.

Between stating the broad objectives and defining precisely the means of satisfying them with a clear plan of action, the project requires contribution from a growing and changing community of players that must also develop trusting relationships and be able to share information and knowledge, even while working on designs and plans that often introduce creative but possibly conflicting ideas. Such a situation is not the prerogative of the space projects, other projects and dynamic systems such as nuclear research and product innovation for instance, also share these characteristics.

Conference Venue
ICISO 2015 will be hosted by the CNES in Toulouse. The Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) is the government agency responsible for shaping and implementing France’s space policy in Europe. CNES is a pivotal player in Europe’s space programme, and a major source of initiatives and proposals that aim to maintain France and Europe’s competitive edge. Toulouse Space Center is a key site for space research. It develops complete space systems with its partners in industry and the scientific community, right up to their entry into operational service.

Conference Chair
Prof Kecheng Liu, University of Reading, UK

Conference email address: ICISO@pgr.reading.ac.uk
Conference website: www.orgsem.org/2015
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