Call for Papers

Call for Papers for IMCW2016 – 7th International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World,

ICKM 2016, Oct. 10 – 11, Vienna


The well-established ICKM conference series is the number one meeting point for the growing community of researchers and practitioners in the area of Knowledge Management (KM). Production and service industry is exposed increasingly to challenges that occur dynamically, driven by external forces and internal innovation, however, significantly affecting value-creating processes. In order to remain agile, organizations need continuously reflect and renew of work practice and stakeholder relationships. Knowledge needs to be generated and structured for dynamic adaptation according to various stakeholder needs and their capability of collectively designing systems.

ICKM 2016 provides the forum to continue the dialogue between knowledge management academia and practice for handling these challenges through innovate concepts and techniques. This conference attracts leading edge work that leverages understanding demands and learning to create antifragile organizational settings featuring the dynamic development of organizations. The aim is to stimulate research and development in various phases and functional areas of knowledge management.

The event will promote interdisciplinary approaches from work and cognitive science, computer science and information systems, as well as business, management and organization science. Emphasis will be put on systematic reflections of learning steps related to knowledge creation, representation, and sharing, recognizing recent developments, such as

  • Digital Business Transformation
  • Dynamic Capability Development
  • Agility and Certification
  • Knowledge Visualization
  • Social KM
  • Deutero Learning
  • KM Governance
  • KM Architecture Management
  • Cross-organizational KM
  • Process-oriented Knowledge Management
  • KM in Industry 4.0
  • KM in Large and International Organizations
  • Value-Based KM
  • KM Skill Deployment and Competencies Development
  • KM and Innovation
  • KM, Information Management and IT

A variety of submissions is invited:

  • Research Papers as the way to present quality state-of-the-art research in all related KM areas; for researchers with interest in KM and related areas this is a primary citation source. Submissions should not exceed 20 pages.
  • Experience Reports for developers or users of KM systems having interesting evidence to share about a practical KM approach, product, solution, or application. Submissions should not exceed 15 pages.
  • Capacity Building Workshops for trainers, teachers, or facilitators having done work of survey or wanting to share in-depth educational knowledge with a broad audience. The education track is an excellent opportunity to share tutorial and methodological findings. The anticipated audience will consist of additional interested people from industry. Submissions should not exceed 5 pages plus demonstrational material. Each contribution should include empirical application evidence.
  • Best Practice Demo or Forum: This track is for practical work that can be presented through hands-on-experience or presentations to receive focused feedback. It is an opportunity to show KM cases, discuss and receive feedback from all participants. Submissions should not exceed one page plus technical installation requirements (if any).
  • Gong Show Contributions: The Gong Show will consist of very short presentations about visionary and outrageous ideas towards the next generation of KM. The audience will vote for the best idea. If you have far-reaching idea about either technology or novel use this is your opportunity to share, get feedback, and even win an award. The submission required is a 5-page extended abstract indicating the originality of the approach.
  • Young Researcher Networking Event Contributions: Master or PhD students in one of the above mentioned areas, either in early stage or late stage, are encouraged to share ideas with peers and receive feedback in a relaxed atmosphere with senior people from research and development communities. Supervisors of master or PhD students are kindly asked to encourage their respective student participation. The submission required is just a one page abstract reflecting the theme and status of the work.

We also plan keynotes to specific KM topics plus an interactive experience with artists and their work in Arts and KM.

Submission Guidelines