Call For Papers

New announcement: “Due to the current COVID 19 situation, the dates for ICKM 2022 conference has been changed to June 23-24th. We hope that the new dates will be more accommodating and we apologize for any inconveniences. As a result, the submission date is also extended to February 1, 2022”  

ICKM 2022

17th International Conference on Knowledge Management
June 23-24, 2022
University of Applied Sciences, Potsdam, Germany

Knowledge and Risks from an Individual to a Global Scale


The International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) provides researchers and practitioners from all over the world a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas concerning theoretical and practical aspects of Knowledge Management.

ICKM 2022 will be held June 23-24 at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany organized by the International Council of Knowledge Management (ICKM)  in collaboration with

The conference is hosted by the Department of Information Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany.

At the time of writing this Call-for-Papers most of us are sitting at home in our home offices undertaking research projects and teaching our students with online tools. All stakeholders have had to adapt quickly and had to master changes which sometimes happened on a weekly basis. The global dimension of this pandemic and the fight undertaken by the different actors have evolved nearly in real-time given the global media coverage. While this pandemic came within days and weeks around the globe, another change is more subtle and even more hidden to direct human perception except those who are affected directly at the moment by the change of the climate in different regions.

From both developments we can see how the gathering of data, its transformation into information and the development of knowledge as well as the discussions about the ‘right’ actions are difficult processes with several iterations and setbacks on very different levels in society. From individual behavior towards organizational behavior national and international or global behaviors, all levels are interwoven and interdependent. Finally, this crisis shows us the risks we face as individuals, as organizations and as society if we don’t have the right information and knowledge or we don’t believe the information and knowledge provided by authorities and other stakeholders.

Therefore, the overall theme of the 17th edition of the ICKM conference will be on “Knowledge and Risks from an individual to a global scale” at different levels of analysis and agency.

List of Topics

Papers, posters and powerpoint presentations are in invited in the following areas:

Knowledge and Risks

    • Knowledge management and risks
    • Risks at individual level
    • Knowledge risks for organizations (private, public, non-for-profit, etc.)
    • Knowledge management at International Organizations (e.g. UN, WHO, etc.)

Knowledge Commons and Sharing Data

    • Data Science and Data Analytics
    • Mobilizing Computable Biomedical Knowledge
    • Big Data Analytics and Data Warehousing
    • Privacy & Security Issues
    • Data Management Challenges in Healthcare and more

Knowledge Discovery & Representation

    • Data and Web Mining, Text Analysis (NLP-Natural Language Processing)
    • Data Visualization and Computational Linguistics
    • Meta Data and Organization of Networked Resources
    • Learning Resource and Usability Studies (UX)

KM in Organizations and Society

    • KM Practices (Best Practices, Communities of Practice, etc.)
    • Social Networks and Knowledge Sharing
    • Competitive and Business Intelligence
    • Intellectual Capital and Return on Investment
    • Project Management
    • Knowledge Society & the Knowledge-Economy
    • Smart Cities and Innovation
    • Indigenous Knowledge Management
    • Social and Ethical Issues

Knowledge, Learning, and Innovation Governance

    • History and Evolution of KM
    • Multilevel Governance Model (Management and Internal Control)
    • Tourism and Public Governance Models of Knowledge
    • The Organizational Ecosystem Shared Governance and Public Security
    • Artificial Intelligence (Third Wave) and the Management of Scientific Knowledge
    • Transferring Learning into Practice

KM in Information Science & Organization

    • Information Architecture, Design, and Analysis
    • Information Retrieval, Usability, UX, and HCI
    • Taxonomies and Ontology
    • Information Representation and Visualization
    • Information Privacy and Security
    • Information Policy and Ethics

KM of Mobile Computable Knowledge in Libraries

    • Technical Infrastructure
    • Standards and Policies to Ensure Quality and Trust
    • Sustainability for Mobilization and Digital Inclusion
    • Knowledge Repositories and Data Warehousing
    • Digital Curation & Document/ Records Management
    • Archival Management & Web Archiving

KM for Digital Twins in Artificial Environments

    • Digital production
    • Transhuman work spaces
    • KM for artificial Lifes (alifes)
    • Creation of Social Realities
    • Simulation
    • Social Behavior
    • Knowledge Sharing between intelligent digital twins
    • Cooperation between Humanoides

Knowledge Discovery and Sharing in Healthcare

    • Substance abuse and mental health
    • COVID-19 treatments
    • Health disparity
    • Health behavior
    • Effects of digital divide on individual’s health
    • Health information seeking
    • Knowledge management in healthcare
    • Telehealth, Telemedicine, mHealth

Knowledge for Development

  • Knowledge Management supporting the Agenda 2030 and the SDGs
  • Knowledge Management in Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships
  • Knowledge Ecosystems and Knowledge Partnerships
  • National Knowledge Agendas, Sector Knowledge Management Strategies



Tickets for participation at the ICKM 2022 can be obtained at Eventbrite:


Submission Guidelines

Abstract Submission Template: ICKM2022-Template

Full Paper Submission Template: ICKM2022_Layoutguide

Conference submission system  EasyChair

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference.

The following paper categories are welcome

GUIDELINES for Full papers:

Use the following Full Paper Submission Template: ICKM2022_Layoutguide

Provide full research papers describing original and unpublished work in areas relevant to the conference theme and all topics listed in the call for papers. Short papers are expected to be up 3,000 words. Long papers or full paper are expected to be up to 6,000 words. High quality research paper submitted to the conference will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (JIKM)

Deadline to submit: February 1, 2022

GUIDELINES for Posters:

Provide poster or video about recently completed work, highly relevant early results of research-in-progress, or successful systems and applications development related to knowledge management. Presenting a poster is a great way to get feedback on work that has not yet been published or in production. Presentations are an integral part of the conference with sessions schedule for interactive, discussion between presenters and attendees. Authors should submit a 300-500 words extended abstract that provides sufficient technical details. For posters a draft of one slide in PowerPoint of the poster can be submitted so that the evaluation committee can assess the scientific merit of the work. The poster abstracts do not have to present a completed work, but should provide enough concrete evidence to support the potential validity of the proposed ideas.
Your poster should encourage questions and discussion. It is fine to present any late-breaking results, work-in-progress, data sets, methodological tools, or research results at the ICKM. Coauthors are allowed but only one (1) poster

Deadline to submit: February 1, 2022


GUIDELINES for Workshops:

Provide detailed description of workshop topic and presenter(s) bio. A 250-word or less abstract is required with sufficient details about activities and online learning activities so that the evaluation committee can assess the proposal. Co-authors or presenters are allowed. Explain objectives of the workshop for learners. Each workshop will be given 1.5 hours on the agenda. Workshops support an informal setting for sharing ideas and discussing future directions. You may describe a targeted audience according to topic and level of information. The IT support team will work with teachers/presenters to set up the webinar.
Deadline to submit: February 1, 2022


GUIDELINES for Practitioner and Work-in-Progress Abstract:

Abstract Submission Template: ICKM2022-Template

Your abstract should describe ongoing research or planned research contributions with initial results, as well as case studies or business applications so far. Length: 250 words. Describe areas related to knowledge management even if without scientific underpinning or full evidence now. Presenting work-in-progress is a unique opportunity to reflect on systems under construction, ongoing R&D, and ideas before starting implementation. Work-in-progress presentations will be an integral part of the conference, with interaction between presenters and attendees. Authors should submit description that provides sufficient background and information on the state of affairs so that the evaluation committee can assess the practical and/or scientific merit of the work.

Deadline to submit: February 1, 2022


Submission System: 

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