Session, THU 10:30 - 12:00

Knowledge Management meets SEMANTICS

The SEMANTICS 2014 motto “Transfer, Engineering & Community” cries for collaboration between semantic scientists & technologists on one hand, and, technology & knowledge transfer professionals on the other. Thus the Gesellschaft für Wissensmanagement e.V. (GfWM), the German-speaking Knowledge Management Association, partners with this year’s SEMANTICS to enrich the conference portfolio and procedures.


Knowledge Management (KM) and Semantic (Technologies) have a two-fold relation:


  1. Knowledge Management relies on applying semantic (technologies) when it comes to tackling explicit, documented knowledge. In this, knowledge managers are customers to those providing best in class semantic technologies.

  2. Learning & understanding the latest developments in semantics, e.g. during this conference, relies on applying Knowledge Management methods with a focus on informally and verbally exchanging a mix of implicit and explicit knowledge. In this, semantics professionals refer to knowledge managers for improving their knowledge transfer and learning experience.


The GfWM hosts and facilitates one track at SEMANTICS 2014. As a specialty to this conference, every session focuses on one presentation and topic only. We will apply a mix of KM methods around this to create a more interactive learning & understanding environment for you to best benefit from the session.


We also illustrate the flip side of the KM-Semantics coin by hosting some sessions on “KM uses semantic technologies” topics. Members from our KM community will present their applications of semantic technologies.


The introductory session will create a joint understanding, how semantics and knowledge management fit together. It will give you some more background on our driving force, our methods and tools – of course in a vivid mix of discourse, talk and listening. We are looking forward to making best use of the experience assembled, triggering the convergence of the Semantic and the KM communities.


You are welcome to listening, talking, working with us in session and track “Knowledge Management meets SEMANTICS”.




About GfWM


The Gesellschaft für Wissensmanagement e.V. (GfWM, is an active, regionally based and nationally affiliated network of Knowledge Management (KM) professionals. The association provides a KM community forum to individuals, institutions and companies in German-speaking areas. GfWM supports the professional and responsible use of knowledge and promotes the holistic view on Knowledge Management. Newsworthy information and up-to-date professional papers are being published regularly in the GfWM newsletter and the magazine GfWM THEMEN. Several times a year the GfWM regional groups all over Germany and Austria host interdisciplinary meetings of professionals from industry, academia and administration on relevant topics of Knowledge Management. As an independent society for Knowledge Management, the expertise of GfWM is most appreciated in business, science and politics.


The members of GfWM work on a voluntary basis.



Ute John


Ute John is founder and Managing Director of WissensWertSchöpfung Company Consultants. As a Knowledge Management professional she brightens the wits of companies and organizations.


Ute’s professional background lies in Knowledge and Organizational Management, one focus being ontologies and using semantics for effective and efficient knowledge discovery. She has a long-standing history of working in various international leadership functions in the automotive and aerospace industries before starting her own consulting business.


Ute is a local coordinator for the Gesellschaft für Wissensmanagement e.V. (German-speaking Knowledge Management Association) in the capital region of Germany.


Dirk Liesch


After finishing his study as graduated engineer of information technology Dirk worked for Bertelsmann AG, building up large online services (e.g. AOL, Lycos Europe), before he founded his own start-up company (community4you GmbH) focused on Java based e-learning and knowledge management solutions.


After selling his company share, Dirk is working now as an enterprise consultant in the fields of knowledge management, e-learning and enterprise portals. He is president of the aracube e.V. and vice president of Gesellschaft für Wissensmanagement e.V., both organisations connected to knowledge management. Furthermore he is moderator and manager of the “expert network – knowledge management”.

Please, refer also to his public profile on XING:


Andreas Matern


Andreas Matern is CEO of WISSENSKONTOR, organizing seminars on collaboration, social business and open innovation. Since 2010 he is an active member of the Gesellschaft für Wissensmanagement e.V. (German-speaking Knowledge Management Association). For nearly two decades he was responsible for managing information brokerage und corporate records for one of the world's leading financial service providers. Recently Andreas Matern has been engaged in social innovation networks, utilizing open innovation and lean methods for knowledge management.

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