KM Conference 2021, 30 June - 3 July 2021

Hosted by HfTL University, Leipzig, Germany


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

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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 Fee*:

- If conducted in Leipzig Germany:

Early registration (on or before May 14, 2021), €375
Late registration (after May 14, 2021), €425


- If conducted online (Decision will be anounced in March 2021):

Registration, €50 (Virtual)
*Hybrid with in-person and virtual sessions maybe possible. If that will be the case, registration fee will be based on modality.

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
HSF University of Applied Sciences, Germany Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany
Gunnar.Auth@hsf.sachsen.de ingo.siegert@ovgu.de


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


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
More information coming soon!



KM2021 Conference Sponsoring Schools and Organizations