Proceedings of the 34th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2001)
Jan. 3, 2001 to Jan. 6, 2001
This paper puts forth a vision and a possible architecture for a community knowledge evolution system. We propose augmenting a multimedia document repository (digital library) with innovative knowledge evolution support, including computer-mediated communications, community process support, decision support, advanced hypermedia features, and conceptual knowledge structures. These tools and the techniques developed around them would enable members of a virtual community to learn from, contribute to, and collectively build upon the community's knowledge and improve many member tasks. The resulting Collaborative Knowledge Evolution Support System (CKESS) would provide an enhanced digital library infrastructure serving as an ever-evolving repository of the community's knowledge, which members would actively use in everyday tasks and regularly update.
Virtual Communities, Knowledge Evolution, Digital Libraries, Concept Maps, Conceptual Knowledge Structures, Computer-Mediated Communication, Hypertext, Hypermedia, Workflow, Ad Hoc Workflow, Decision Analysis, Process Modeling, Repository, Professional Societies, Virtual Educational Communities
B. Van de Walle et al., "Virtual Community Knowledge Evolution," Proceedings of the 34th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences(HICSS), Maui, Hawaii, 2001, pp. 8003.