After Prague…May!

Hi! after one month and a half some things have happened…I am going to summarize a bit…writing the “Highlights”!

Reading (pi = persona interest)

Reviewing

Writing

Coding and Tools

  • I have started to design a taxonomy collecting main KPI from the CSMIC initiative and other existing works to create the Cloudindex. Some initial outcomes can be checked here (it is very similar to my work at the Webindex, however the computation process must be added and the URIs are not yet accesible):
  • …I plan to report this on-going work to the CSMIC initiative!
  • I was also testing the IMPALA tool of Cloudera for real time queries.
  • I would like also to emphasize the excellent work of the Media Lab Team at the University of Athens creating the “PublicSpending.net” portal. My contribution has been small but I hope to contribute more in the future.

Teaching

  • During my stay in Spain in the Easter holidays (first week of may) I was invited by Jose Emilio Labra to give some seminars in the Semantic Web Course in the context of the Master of the Web Engineering. I am very grateful for this opportunity and I hope I can repeat. I was presenting part of my PhD and my current research SEERC. I think students were more or less happy with the contents! (My last lecturer had been in January I was a little bit not-trained).
  • Finally I have also collaborated in reviewing and partially supervising a final degree project on sentiment analysis. It has been a great experience!

Other things

In Spain I could meet my family and friends, visit places such as Tazones, go out and, mainly, drink and escanciarSidra Asturiana” and eat in places such as Tierra Astur or Los Lagos…and more things that you should ask me! :)

CFP: Intellectual Capital Strategy Management for Knowledge-based Organizations

Call for Chapters

  • Proposals Submission Deadline: April 30, 2012
  • Full Chapters Due: June 15, 2012

Introduction

Strategy management addresses the forces and causes that explain performance differences between organisations. One approach studies industry structures as external determinants of organisational performance. An alternative approach focuses on internal resources and capabilities as sources of sustained competitive advantage. This is the resource and capabilities theory of the firm. On the other hand, the knowledge-based view of the firm considers the firm as a repository of knowledge-based resources and capabilities. To the extent that these resources and capabilities are unique, rare, difficult to imitate and non-substitutable, they confer sustained competitive advantage on the firm. Thus, in these approaches, organisational performance differences are a result of different stocks of knowledge-based resources and capabilities.

On the other hand, intellectual capital literature focuses on the measurement of companies/organizations/regions knowledge base. It also deals with building guidelines for the development of ”intellectual capital accounts”, a corporate report to inform about firms’ stock of knowledge-based resources.

Objectives of the book

The topics of Organizational Learning (OL), Knowledge Management (KM) and Intellectual Capital (IC) are receiving increased interest both from the academic community and companies because of the influence of innovation and learning on the achievement of a competitive advantage for the firm in the New Economy. Literature on knowledge management and intellectual capital suggests that competitive advantage flows from the creation, ownership, protection, storage and use of certain knowledge-based organisational resources. Superior organizational performance depends on firms/organizations/regions ability to be good at innovation, learning, protecting, deploying, amplifying and measuring this strategic intellect.

The objective of book is to bring together a selection of new perspectives that collectively articulate a knowledge-based view of strategy management. It adopts a knowledge-based view that considers the role companies, organizations and nations in the nurturing, deployment, storage and measurement of their knowledge.

The book aims to understand how policies and strategies for the management of knowledge-based resources (human capital, relational capital, structural capital) can contribute to the creation of a competitive advantage not only for companies and institutions but also for nations and economic regions. The adequate design of human resource management policies (“make”/”buy” policies), the strategic design and implementation of strategies for managing knowledge and learning in companies as well as actions take to measure and report on knowledge management can make a difference and create a long term competitive advantage of companies, nations and regions.

Topics of interest for the book

The book will be structured into 5 main sections:

  • Section 1. Intellectual Capital in Companies and Organization
  • Section 2. Intellectual Capital Reports: New Trends in publishing
  • Section 3. Knowledge Management in Practice: Lessons to learn
  • Section 4. Human Resource Management Policies: Strategies to manage knowledge in companies and organizations
  • Section 5. Challenges for the Management of Knowledge-based Resources.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Cases studies on human resource management
  • Economic development of nations and regions
  • Knowledge management theory
  • Knowledge creation
  • Knowledge-based resources
  • Human resource policies
  • “Make”/ “Buy” human resource systems
  • Human capital
  • Relation capital
  • Structural capital
  • Innovation
  • Organizational learning
  • Organizational unlearning

Submission Procedure

Chapter proposals (2 pages) are expected by April 30, 2012. Full chapters (20-25 pages) are expected to be submitted by June 15, 2012. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference) and “Medical Information Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2013.

Important Dates

  • April 30, 2012 Book Chapter Submission
  • June 15, 2012 Full Chapter Submission
  • July 1, 2012 Review Results to Authors
  • July 15, 2012 Revised Chapter Submission
  • September 1, 2012 Final Acceptance Notifications

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document):

Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos
University of Oviedo, Spain
E-mail: patriop@uniovi.es

With CC to:
Robert D. Tennyson
University of Minnesota, USA
Email: rtenny@umn.edu

Jingyuan Zhao
University of Québec at Montréal, Canada
Email: jingyzh@gmail.com

Other research works

These works are related to the research projects I am involved in.

  1. MOLDEAS: Methods On Linked Data for E-procurement Applying Semantics. PhD Dissertation (Spanish).  Supervised by: Dr. José Emilio Labra Gayo. [PDF | 12 MB]
  2. TKM (Technological Knowledge Management) Ontology. ORIGIN Project. Jose María Álvarez Rodríguez (UNIOVI), Pablo Abella Vallina (UNIOVI) and José Emilio Labra (UNIOVI). December 2010.
  3. Interoperability and Integration in Service Oriented Architecture Applying Semantics. Research Work. Supervised by: Dr. Antonio Manuel Campos López. September 2009.
  4. D7.2 Dissemination Strategy. V1. ONTORULE Project. Jose María Álvarez Rodríguez (CTIC), Lian Shi (CTIC), Diego Berrueta Muñoz (CTIC), Luis Polo Paredes (CTIC), Antonio Campos López(CTIC), Koen Van Leuwen (PNA), Thomas Eiter (TUWIEN), Roman Korf (Ontoprise), Emmanuelle Passot (IBM). June 2009.
  5. D3.1 Especificación de la arquitectura de la plataforma genérica SILO. PRIMA Project. Jose María Álvarez Rodríguez (CTIC), Miguel García Rodríguez  (CTIC)
    Diego Berrueta Muñoz (CTIC) and Luis Polo Paredes (CTIC). Confidential. April 2009.
  6. D1.1 Especificación de requisitos y arquitectura de alto nivel, v1.0. PRIMA Project. Jose María Álvarez Rodríguez (CTIC), Miguel García Rodríguez  (CTIC)
    Diego Berrueta Muñoz (CTIC) and Luis Polo Paredes (CTIC). Confidential. December 2008.
  7. Technical Report. PRAVIA Project . Jose María Álvarez Rodríguez (CTIC), Miguel García Rodríguez  (CTIC) Diego Berrueta Muñoz (CTIC) and Luis Polo Paredes (CTIC). Confidential. December 2007.
  8. D8.1 Evaluation of the semantic web services platforms. PRAVIA project. Jose María Álvarez Rodríguez (CTIC). Confidential. August 2007.

Research papers

 

Following some selected publications are presented (find also here the BibTeX file) :

 

 

 Under review 

I am continuosly writing and collaborating in papers during the whole year with my colleagues around the world to disseminate the work in the different projects I have participated in. These contributions have been submitted during the last year (september 2012 until now). They are under review in the different stages and I hope they can finally be accepted.

  1. Vasquez-Ramirez, R.; Rodríguez-Enríquez, C.; Alor-Hernández, G. ; Rodríguez-zonzález, A.; Rodríguez, J. M. A. UI Patterns for the development of educational mobile applications. Journal Interacting with Computers. Impact factor 1.233 (2011).