José Braga de Vasconcelos

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Organisations are increasingly recognising the importance of managing what they consider their most valuable asset: knowledge. This work is a contribution towards that end, proposing a system for representing, recording, using, retrieving, and managing individual and group knowledge: a group memory system. This paper describes the high-level objective of(More)
Organisations recognise the importance of managing what they consider their most valuable asset: Knowledge. Our work is a contribution towards that end, proposing a system for representing, recording, using, retrieving, and managing knowledge. This paper begins by briefly outlining the concept of an Organisational Memory. It will then discuss the high-level(More)
Knowledge Intensive Organisations (KIOs), that is organisations built on their use intellectual capital, need to create an environment that facilitates the effective deployment and reuse of existing organisational knowledge. As people transform data, information and experiences into shared knowledge, the management of individual competencies has become(More)
As people transform data, information and experiences into shared corporate knowledge, the management of individual competencies has become increasingly important to knowledge intensive organisations (KIO). Knowledge gained during the normal execution of daily tasks is easily lost in the new and more dynamic business environment. The ability to find(More)
In the recent years, much has been said about ontologies and their applications in different research fields. The ontological discipline emerged from artificial intelligence as a form of knowledge representation that would minimise the problems of knowledge sharing and reuse between people and between software. Apart from the view that portrays an ontology(More)
Maturity models are tools that favour the management of organizations, including their information systems management task, and hospital organizations are no exception. In the present paper we put forth a preliminary investigation aimed at the development of an encompassing maturity model for the management of hospital information systems. The development(More)
AbstrAct This chapter describes an ontology-based competence management model that can be used to support distributed collaborative working and facilitate organisational leaning. The chapter begins by examining the concepts of collaborative working and organisational learning in the context of knowledge management and competence management systems. It(More)
This paper explores Knowledge Management (KM) practices for use with portal technologies in Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). The aim is to help NGOs become true Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). In order to deal with more donors (at the top) and more beneficiaries (at the bottom), NGOs working in Humanitarian Aid and Social Development increasingly(More)
This paper describes the ongoing project to develop a knowledge-engine architecture that is being specified and developed by a Portuguese software development company called Shortcut. The primary goal of this work is create an architecture suitable for use, initially, in a Competence Management System (CMS) but also scalable for later use in more generic(More)