ICKM 2018

       14th International Conference on Knowledge Management 

November 9th – 10th, Vancouver, Canada 


Knowledge Management seeks to spark action and change, moving beyond the end goals of collection and storage in previous iterations of practice and theory in the field. This separates KM from many other related fields. Even when focusing attention on codification and the elements that enable action, the end goal is always what that codification allows organizations and systems to do. The 14th annual International Conference on Knowledge Management seeks research and practice into work with knowledge that sparks action, decision making, change, etc. It will mark an important moment for reflection and advancement in the field. All topics are welcome, but topics that specifically address this action element are especially welcome.

ICKM provides academics, researchers, developers, practitioners, Information Professionals, and users from all over the world a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas concerning theoretical and practical aspects of information and Knowledge Management.

ICKM has a proven track record of success with the first conference held in Singapore in 2004, subsequent conferences have been held in Charlotte, North Carolina 2005; Greenwich, London 2006; Vienna, Austria 2007; Columbus, Ohio 2008; Hong Kong 2009; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2010; Johannesburg, South Africa 2012; Montreal, Canada 2013; Antalya, Turkey 2014; Osaka, Japan 2015; Vienna, Austria in 2016; Dallas, Texas in 2017. ICKM 2018 will be held jointly with ASIS&T 81st Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada.


All submissions will undergo blind peer review. Submissions should be labeled under one of the following types:

  • Research Papers. This is 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.  These papers can be in many different formats to include:  integrative literature reviews, theories/frameworks, case studies, the broad spectrum of quantitative and qualitative studies.
  • Experience Reports. This is 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. This come from 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 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. This 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.
  • Works-in-progress posters. This is for research or practice in early stages looking to solicit feedback and spark discussion. Submission should include an extended abstract (not to exceed 1,000 words).

Submission Deadlines:

  • The deadline for research paper submission is June 15, 2018.
  • The deadline for all other submissions is July 15, 2018.

Submit Online at:  The Conftool submission site is available here: https://www.conftool.com/asist2018

Contact: ickmconference@gmail.com

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