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Special Session
Special Session on
Future Workplace - Socio-technical Impacts on Knowledge and Information Work
 - FWP 2013

8 - 10 May, 2013 - Aachen, Germany

Within the 9th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - WEBIST 2013


Andrea Denger
Independent Researcher
Brief Bio
Andrea Denger is a senior researcher at the Virtual Vehicle Research Center (department Information & Process Management) in Graz. Her current work is located in the areas of Systems Engineering and Product Lifecycle Management. In this subject she deals primarily with processes and methods in the virtual product development, with a special focus on ‘human factor’ and the use of new technologies (e.g. Web 2.0 and social software).
Bernd Fachbach
Independent Researcher

Brief Bio
Dr. Bernd Fachbach, Key Researcher within project IdeaS, has studied Mechanical Engineering at Graz University of Technology and obtained his doctoral degree in automotive engineering. He has almost 20 years experience in Automotive Industry (development and research). Currently he is Scientific Head of the fields of Cross Domain Research as well as of Information and Process Management at Virtual Vehicle Competence Center in Graz. His main research areas are in the fields of de-central information integration, interdisciplinary development methods, and virtual product development. He is also Chairman of the GSVF, the annual symposium on interdisciplinary vehicle development.


Knowledge workers usually request the best possible support by a suitable environment - a perfect combination of people, organization and information technology. The Virtual Vehicle Research Center conducted a study to identify trends and drivers which are clustered into the categories internet of people, data, services and things. Identified trends included for example:

- hierarchies to be largely replaced by social networks,
- social media to change the way how employees collaborate,
- central ICT approaches to be replaced by decentralized approaches,
- employees to use information streams for knowledge acquisition and sharing,
- opened-up access to corporate information,
- mobile devices to overtake desktop devices, and
- employees becoming experts based on content they generate.

Special Session participants are requested to share their vast experience and lessons learned concerning the mentioned trends, enablers and beyond. The goal of this special session is to establish an agenda for further research activities on the topic of the future workplace. As a concept, the future workplace affects diverse aspects of life and work. We expect technical papers on Web-based infrastructures as well as case studies. Interdisciplinary papers are equally welcome.

Submitted papers include but are not limited to the following topics:
- Web 2.0 and Social Media
- Enterprise 2.0
- Knowledge Management and Knowledge Work
- Mobile Work
- Mobility and Social Media
- Creativity and Knowledge Work
- Individual and organizational Information Management
- Computer Supported Collaborative Work
- Open Innovation and crowd effects
- Knowledge Transfer and Experience Management

Special Session Program Committee

Dr. Jost Bernasch, Virtual Vehicle Research Center, Austria
Dr. Alexander Stocker, Virtual Vehicle Research Center, Austria
Dr. Alexander Richter, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
Dr. Michael Paulweber, AVL List GmbH, Austria
Armin Hübler, BMW Group, Germany


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 and Templates.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at:


All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus.
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All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


WEBIST Special Sessions - FWP 2013