KM Conference 2021, 30 June - 2 July 2021

Hosted by HfTL University, Leipzig, Germany


Join us also for an exciting Pre-Conference Industry Day on 29 June 2021

Themes: Knowledge Management, Cybersecurity, Learning, and Information Technology

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Conference Schedule and Detailed Program

Important Dates/Deadlines

  • Submission deadline of complete papers or extended abstracts: March 1, 2021
  • Reviews and responses to authors: March 31, 2021
  • Submission of the final version of accepted papers or extended abstracts: May 14, 2021

What to Submit

  • Full research/pedagogy papers (including work in progress)
  • Extended abstracts or short papers
  • Panels or practitioners presentations/papers

All submissions are double-blind refereed. See submission requirements here.

High-marked papers from the conference will be fast-tracked for publication in the Online Journal of Applied Knowledge Management (OJAKM - ISSN 2325-4688), the official publication of the International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management. Additionally, high-marked papers in the context of information security and cybersecurity will be considered for further review for publication in the Emerald's journal of Information and Computer Security (ICS - ISSN 2056-4961). Other papers and abstracts will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

Registration Fees:

Pre-Conference Industry Day Registration, Free! (Virtual)

Conference (Virtual) Registration, €50 (Virtual)


Suggested Topics

KM Conference invites empirical and conceptual papers dealing with theoretical and practical aspects of applied knowledge management, cybersecurity learning, and information technology including, but not limited to:

  • Adaptive systems
  • Architectures and design of KM systems
  • Biometrics, Bioinformatics, and Healthcare
  • Cybersecurity and Information Security
  • e-Learning, m-Learning, Experiential Learning, and Gamification
  • Ethical and Privacy Concerns, Risk Management, and System Auditing
  • Global and Cross-Cultural Aspects of KM
  • Human Computer Interaction, Multimedia, and Knowledge Visualization
  • Human, Intellectual, Social, and Structural Capital
  • Information Society and Social Networks
  • Integration of Knowledge
  • KM - Analytics, Intelligence and Problem Solving
  • KM - Conceptual Paradigms, System Theory and Development
  • KM – Innovation, Future Applications and Technology
  • KM - Health and Medicine
  • KM - Project and Risk Management
  • KM - System Initiation, Implementation, and Continuance
  • Knowledge Acquisition, Creation, Discovery, and Sharing Mechanisms
  • Knowledge Economy, Evaluating, and Sourcing Knowledge
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Knowledge Services and Sharing – Applications in Business, Education, Government, Healthcare, and More
  • Learning Organization and Organizational Learning
  • Managing Higher Education, Training, and Lifelong Learning
  • Mobile and Ubiquitous Communications
  • Organizational and Interorganizational KM
  • Research Methods and Advanced Statistics in KM
  • Search, Semantics, and Content Management
  • Strategic Aspects of KM
  • Sustainability, Social Responsibility, and Corporate Governance



KM2021 Leadership Team


Conference Co-Chairs

Oliver Jokisch Vered Silber-Varod
HfTL University Leipzig, Germany The Open University of Israel, Israel
jokisch@hft-leipzig.de vereds@openu.ac.il


Program Co-Chairs

Nitza Geri Jean-Henry Morin Melissa Carlton
The Open University of Israel, Israel University of Geneva, Switzerland Houston Baptist University, USA
nitzage@openu.ac.il Jean-Henry.Morin@unige.ch mcarlton@hbu.edu


Local Conference Organizers and Coordinators

Gunnar Auth Ingo Siegert Joanna Santiago
HSF University of Applied Sciences, Germany Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany ISEG - University of Lisbon, Portugal
Gunnar.Auth@hsf.sachsen.de ingo.siegert@ovgu.de joannas@iseg.ulisboa.pt


General Conference Organizers and Coordinators

Yair Levy Shonda Brown Michelle Ramim Nathan White
Nova Southeastern University, USA Middle Georgia State University, USA Nova Southeastern University, USA Central Washington University, USA
levyy@nova.edu Shonda.Brown@mga.edu michelle.ramim@gmail.com nathan.white@cwu.edu


Conference Workshop Co-Chairs

Boštjan Delak Celina Sołek-Borowska
Faculty of Information studies, Slovenia Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
bostjan.delak@fis.unm.si csolek@sgh.waw.pl


KM2021 Program Committee


Program Committee Chairs
Nitza Geri The Open University of Israel, Israel
Jean-Henry Morin University of Geneva, Switzerland
Melissa Carlton Houston Baptist University, USA

Program Committee Members
Gunnar Auth HSF University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Dizza Beimel Ruppin Academic Center, Israel
Ofir Ben Assuli Ono Academic College, Israel
Ina Blau The Open University of Israel, Israel
Carlene Blackwood-Brown Seneca College, Canada
Marko Bohanec Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Celina Solek-Borowska Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Michal Borowy Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
Steve Bronsburg Nova Southeastern University, USA
Shonda Brown Middle Georgia State University, USA
Brian Buckles National Defense University, USA
Fatih Çetin Nigde Ömer Halisdemir University, Turkey
Witold Chmielarz University of Warsaw, Poland
Dimitar Christozov American University of Bulgaria, Bulgaria
Malgorzata Cieciora Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Poland
Molly Cooper Ferris State University, USA
Carla Curado ISEG - University of Lisbon, Portugal
Beata Czarnacka-Chrobot Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Bostjan Delak Faculty of information studies, Novo Mesto, Slovenia
Horatiu Dragomirescu Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Helena Dudycz Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland
Monika Eisenbardt University of Economics in Katowice, Poland
Yoram Eshet-Alkalai The Open University of Israel, Israel
Ruti Gafni Tel-Aviv Yaffo Academic College, Israel
Michal Golinski Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Jose Luis Guerrero-Cusumano Georgetown University, USA
Julita Haber Fordham University, USA
Meliha Handzic International Burch University, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Wilnelia Hernandez WH-Consulting, Puerto Rico
Angel Hueca Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Pedro Isaias University of New South Wales (UNSW – Sydney), Australia
Dorota Jelonek Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland
Oliver Jokisch Leipzig University of Telecommunications (HfTL), Germany
Gila Kurtz HIT - Holon Institute of Technology, Israel
Yair Levy Nova Southeastern University, USA
Christiaan Maasdorp Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Eliel Melon University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Federico Niccolini University of Pisa, Italy
Sergio Nunes ISEG - University of Lisbon, Portugal
Mírian Oliveira Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul - PUCRS , Brazil
Ilona Paweloszek Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland
Paula Peres Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
Michal Pietrzak Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
Margarida Piteira ISEG - University of Lisbon, Portugal
Przemyslaw Polak Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Tommy Pollock Nova Southeastern University, USA
Daphne Raban University of Haifa, Israel
Michelle Ramim Nova Southeastern University, USA
Gilad Ravid Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Vincent Ribiere Bangkok University, Thailand
Meir Russ University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, USA
Joanna Santiago ISEG - University of Lisbon, Portugal
Dara Schniederjans University of Rhode Island, USA
Tamar Shamir-Inbal The Open University of Israel, Israel
Ingo Siegert Otto von Guericke University, Germany
Marcin Sikorski Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Vered Silber-Varod The Open University of Israel, Israel
Anna Soltysik-Piorunkiewicz University of Economics in Katowice, Poland
K. Subramani West Virginia University, USA
Eduardo Teixeira University of the West of Santa Catarina - UNOESC, Brazil
Mathupayas Thongmak Thammasat Universit, Thailand
Bruce Watson Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Nathan White Central Washington University, USA
Amir Winer The Open University of Israel, Israel
Jedrzej Wieczorkowski Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Ewa Ziemba University of Economics in Katowice, Poland
Rina Zviel-Girshin Ruppin Academic Center, Israel






KM2021 Conference Sponsoring Schools and Organizations