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It is a great pleasure to share with you the Springer LNCS proceedings of the Second World Summit on the Knowledge Society, WSKS 2009, organized by the Open - search Society, Ngo, http://www.open-knowledge-society.org, and held in Samaria Hotel, in the beautiful city of Chania in Crete, Greece, September 16–18, 2009. The 2nd World Summit on the Knowledge Society (WSKS 2009) was an inter- tional scientific event devoted to promoting dialogue on the main aspects of the knowledge society towards a better world for all. The multidimensional economic and social crisis of the last couple of years has brought to the fore the need to discuss in depth new policies and strategies for a human centric developmental processes in the global context. This annual summit brings together key stakeholders involved in the worldwide development of the knowledge society, from academia, industry, and government, including policy makers and active citizens, to look at the impact and prospects of - formation technology, and the knowledge-based era it is creating, on key facets of l- ing, working, learning, innovating, and collaborating in today’s hyper-complex world. The summit provides a distinct, unique forum for cross-disciplinary fertilization of research, favoring the dissemination of research on new scientific ideas relevant to - ternational research agendas such as the EU (FP7), OECD, or UNESCO. We focus on the key aspects of a new sustainable deal for a bold response to the multidimensional crisis of our times.
Knowledge, Learning, Education, Learning Technologies and E-Learning for the Knowledge Society.- Language Micro-gaming: Fun and Informal Microblogging Activities for Language Learning.- Appropriating Technologies for Contextual Knowledge: Mobile Personal Learning Environments.- Teachers Professional Development through Web 2.0 Environments.- Using Web 2.0 Applications as Supporting Tools for Personal Learning Environments.- An Infrastructure for Intercommunication between Widgets in Personal Learning Environments.- Communities of Practice as a Support Function for Social Learning in Distance Learning Programs.- Do Open Source LMSs Support Personalization? A Comparative Evaluation.- The Impact of Organizational Learning on Innovativeness in Spanish Companies.- Educatronics, New Technologies and Knowledge Society: A Critical Approach.- Effectiveness of Game-Based Learning: Influence of Cognitive Style.- Goneis.gr: Training Greek Parents on ICT and Safer Internet.- Educational Accountability and the Global Knowledge Society – What Can We Learn from the EU Experience?.- Participatory Design of the Participatory Culture: Students’ Projections of e-Learning 2.0.- Towards an “Intelligent” Tagging Tool for Blogs.- ICT in the Classroom Microworld - Some Reservations.- Quality Development in Education.- Capitalizing Knowledge in Communities of Practice of e-Learning: Ontology-Based Community Memory.- Information Technologies - Knowledge Management Systems - E-Business and Business, Organizational and Inter-organizational Information Systems for the Knowledge Society.- An Empirical Study on the Use of Web 2.0 by Greek Adult Instructors in Educational Procedures.- Estimation for Up/Down Fluctuation of Stock Prices by Using Neural Network.- Defining Malaysian Knowledge Society: Results from the Delphi Technique.- Cultural Aspects of Secrecy in Global Economy.- New Forms of Managerial Education in Knowledge Society.- Managing Project Landscapes in Knowledge-Based Enterprises.- Gender Differences in the Continuance of Online Social Networks.- It’s Not Only about Technology, It’s about People: Interpersonal skills as a Part of the IT Education.- Understanding Organizational Learning via Knowledge Management in Government-Link Companies in Malaysia.- A Generic Core Knowledge Management Process: Locating Crucial Knowledge.- Applying IT Governance Concepts and Elements to Knowledge Governance: An Initial Approach.- The Concept of Embodied Knowledge for Understanding Organisational Knowledge Creation.- An Extended Model of Knowledge Governance.- Assessing the Value Dimensions for Customers in Knowledge Intensive Business Services.- An Interactive Medical Knowledge Assistant.- Elaborating a Knowledge Management Plan: A Multi-actor Decision Process.- Scouting for Drivers of the European Knowledge Society: The Role of Social Participation.- Operationalising the Sustainable Knowledge Society Concept through a Multi-dimensional Scorecard.- Extending Static Knowledge Diagrams to Include Dynamic Knowledge.- Against the Reign of Ignorance.- Engineering the Knowledge Society through Web Science: Advanced Systems, Semantics, and Social Networks.- Italian University Students and Digital Technologies: Some Results from a Field Research.- Success Factors in IT-Innovative Product Companies: A Conceptual Framework.- Management Guidelines for Database Developers’ Teams in Software Development Projects.- ERP and Four Dimensions of Absorptive Capacity: Lessons from a Developing Country.- Approaches of E-Records Management in E-State Transformation Process in Turkey.- Supplier Networks and the Importance of Information Technology: Outlook on the European Automotive Industry.- Answer or Publish – Energizing Online Democracy.- CICERON-e: Interactive Tourism for SMEs.- Developing e-Business Capabilities to Bridge the Knowledge Divide in Mediterranean Countries.- Securization of e-Cognocracy.- Business and IT Alignment: An Evaluation of Strategic Alignment Models.- A Study for the Organization of the Greek Publishing Enterprises at the Beginning of the 21st Century.- A Middleware Framework to Create and Manage Data Structures for Visual Analytics.- Factors Influencing e-Business Adoption in the Greek Hotel Sector.- The Impact of e-Customer Relationship Marketing in Hotel Industry.- An Ontology for Musical Phonographic Records: Contributing with a Representation Model.- A Semantic Support for a Multi-platform eGovernment Solution Centered on the Needs of Citizens.- Towards the Selection of Testable Use Cases and a Real Experience.- Towards the Neuropsychological Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease: A Hybrid Model in Decision Making.- Applied Neuroimaging to the Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease: A Multicriteria Model.- An Expedient Study on Back-Propagation (BPN) Neural Networks for Modeling Automated Evaluation of the Answers and Progress of Deaf Students’ That Possess Basic Knowledge of the English Language and Computer Skills.- Decade Review (1999-2009): Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Student Modeling.- Digital Dividend Aware Business Models for the Creative Industries: Challenges and Opportunities in EU Markets.- Integrating Adults’ Characteristics and the Requirements for Their Effective Learning in an e-Learning Environment.