Knowledge Networks – Managing Collaborative Knowledge Spaces

  • Michael John
  • Ronald Melster
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3096)


Based on our experience in several Knowledge Management projects, in this paper we are going to describe a peer-to-peer-based approach to constructing, mapping and managing collaborative knowledge spaces. The paper describes a shift of paradigms from more formalized approaches in knowledge management to task- and community-orientation. It gives some ideas of how an expert community can nevertheless engineer and contribute to a common knowledge structure, which is based on the integration of personal and peer-to-peer knowledge management approaches. The sketched approach outlines the usage of Wiki web technologies for bottom up knowledge engineering.


Knowledge Management Knowledge Network Knowledge Model Personal Knowledge Knowledge Item 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael John
    • 1
  • Ronald Melster
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer FIRSTBerlinGermany

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