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MRF 2004 Success
The SIMS and School of Business Systems application for a Monash
Research Fund grant in the area of Social Computing, has been the
only successful MRF bid for the Faculty of I.T. in 2004. It will
receive central funding of $80,000 with matching funds from the
Faculty and participating Schools. The project is entitled: Social
Computing and complexity: human-centred design and deployment of
ICT in large organisations.
Monash Small Grants 2004
Success (Dec 2003)
There were three successful small grants awarded to SIMS staff for
1. A Process Theory View of IT Governance Practice and the Realisation
of Business Value from IT Expenditure - Dr Judy McKay (CI),
and Prof. Rudy Hirschheim (Mentor)
2. Empowerment for the West: Technologies & Knowledge Management
for Community Service Providers in Melbourne's Western Region
- Ms Kerry Tanner (CI) and Dr Graeme Johanson (Mentor)
3. Towards Mobile Real-time Multicriteria Decision Support for Open-field
Triage in Contingency Management - Dr Jocelyn san Pedro, Dr Leonid
Churilov, A/Prof. Frada Burstein, A/Prof. Arkady Zaslavsky (CIs),
and Dr Julie Hodgkin, A/Prof. J. Wassertheil (PIs).
Australian Conference on Knowledge Management
and Intelligent Decision Support (ACKMIDS) (Dec 2003)
The Sixth Annual Australian Conference on Knowledge Management and
Intelligent Decision Support (ACKMIDS) was held at Monash on 11
& 12 December 2003 with the theme "Managing Knowledge with
Technology". For more information see the conference
Scholarship and Fellowship
Success (Oct 2003)
Monash University 10 Off-the-Top Monash Graduate Scholarships
and Postgraduate Research and Teaching Fellowship Schemes 2004
Under the above Schemes, ten Monash Graduate Scholarships (MGS)
and ten postgraduate fellowships were offered university-wide, to
commence in 2004. The scholarships and fellowships were awarded
to areas of research strength/priority rather than to individual
students/fellows. SIMS has been successful in obtaining one of each
award, a great result for our School and Faculty. The successful
Dr Judy McKay - awarded a postgraduate research
and teaching fellowship for a person to work with her in the area
of IT Governance.
Assoc. Prof. Julie Fisher, Assoc. Prof. Frada Burstein and
Prof Sue McKemmish - awarded a MGS for a PhD student to
extend work currently being done in the Breast Cancer Knowledge
Online project (Enterprise Information Research Group).
National Breast Cancer
Foundation Postgraduate Research Scholarship (Sep 2003)
The National Breast Cancer Foundation offers a PhD scholarship for
studies in this field. Rosetta Manaszewicz, who has been working
as a Research Fellow in the Breast
Cancer Knowledge Online project, is the recipient of the scholarship
this year. She will be enrolling in a PhD in SIMS and will also
continue the work of this important project.
Network in Social Computing (Sep 2003)
SIMS has just submitted an application for an ARC Network in the
area of Social Computing. Social Computing research focuses on how
ICT can genuinely support people in their working and personal lives.
The ARC Network program aims to "assist groups of researchers
to coordinate and communicate their research activities across disciplinary,
organisational, institutional and geographical boundaries"
(www.arc.gov.au). We are involving network partners from institutions
across Australia and beyond.
Journal of Information
and Knowledge Management (Vol. 2, No. 2) (Aug 2003)
A special issue of the Journal of Information and KM with
the theme 'KM in Context and the Context for KM' has been published.
Frada Burstein and Henry Linger of the SIMS Knowledge Management
Research Laboratory have been guest editors of this issue. Please
visit the website for more details: http://www.worldscinet.com/jikm/jikm.shtml
The Centre for Community Networking
Research, has been commissioned by the National
Office of the Information Economy to help to develop a summary
Statement on the role of information and communication technologies
in advancing civil society (that is, the third, or non-government-non-business,
sector). The Statement will be presented to the World
Summit on the Information Society in Geneva, along with a comparable
Statement from the Australian government, and another from Australian
business. Australian politicians, government officials, and business
delegates will attend. WSIS was established by the United Nations,
via the International Telecommunications Union, about 3 years ago.
It hopes to develop international guidelines to advance co-ordination
of key features of a global knowledge society.
The Statement project fits well with the main achievements
of CCNR so far, complementing ongoing and completed research projects,
on the uptake of ICTs in the third sector in Australia, on the use
of Internet access in public libraries in Victoria, on the critical
success factors that determine the viability of virtual communities,
on good evaluative tools to measure effectiveness of online communities,
on demonstrative case studies of specific communities, and on creation
of a national research agenda for Australian practitioners in the
area of community informatics.
Success: Trust and Technology (Jun 2003)
SIMS researchers Dr Kirsty Williamson, Professor Sue McKemmish,
and Professor Don Schauder, plus Professor Lynette Russell from
Monash's Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies and Ms Justine
Heazlewood from the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV), have won
an ARC Linkage Grant totaling $293,300 for a research project to
investigate building archival systems for Indigenous oral memory.
partners the PROV, the Victorian Koorie Records Taskforce, the Koorie
Heritage Trust, and the Australian Society of Archivists Indigenous
Issues Special Interest Group will also contribute approximately
$352,581 in cash and in kind during the 3 year project. Research
will commence in September 2003.