Call for Papers

i-KNOW 2011

i-KNOW reflects the increasing importance and convergence of knowledge management and knowledge technologies and aims at bridging the gaps between the various communities and their technology fields. Now in its eleventh year, i-KNOW has a tradition of bringing together Europe´s leading researchers and practitioners involved in knowledge management. Attracting more than 500 international attendees, i-KNOW is the premier conference on knowledge management and knowledge technologies in Europe.

i-KNOW provides a perfect opportunity to stay abreast of the latest developments in these fields. The novelty and quality of the accepted contributions are ensured by a high-level program committee featuring international experts on a broad range of knowledge management topics. i-KNOW 2011 will be held concurrently with the I-SEMANTICS 2011- International Conference on Semantic Systems.


The i-KNOW conference covers 5 different tracks covering a range of knowledge management related topics.

Track I. Knowledge Management

Knowledge management has become an organizational imperative for all types of corporate and governmental organizations. A key objective is to apply knowledge which resides within an organization to achieve organization’s goals most efficiently and cost-effectively. To implement knowledge management in organizations, different aspects from different disciplines have to be taken into account. Topics include but are not limited to:

Theories for Knowledge Management
Concepts for Knowledge Management
Models for Knowledge Management
Innovative Approaches to Knowledge Management
Evaluations and Use Case Studies of Knowledge Management

Track II. Knowledge Discovery

Knowledge Discovery aims at supporting search, visualization and analysis of complex knowledge spaces like the Web, corporate intranets, media etc. and thus providing knowledge in a format appropriate for human information processing. Crucial points herein are the identification of meaningful relationships between information entities, efficient user feedback, scalable algorithms as well as methods for increasing information and algorithmic quality. We are seeking for novel algorithmic and application oriented contributions along the following topics:

Information Retrieval and Search Visualization
Semantic Enhanced Knowledge Discovery
Knowledge Discovery in the Future Internet
Information Quality on the Web
Knowledge Relationship Discovery and Statistical Relational Learning
Large Scale Knowledge Discovery
Text Mining & Semantic Enrichment

Track III. Knowledge Services

Knowledge Services aim at supporting knowledge work, individual workplace learning, community learning, and organizational learning – as well as the transitions between them. This support is typically provided via services which analyze the relationships between users and their behavior, content, and semantic structures. Increasingly, users employ mobile and distributed devices. This leads to new possibilities but also challenges for designing and implementing adequate knowledge services. Beyond application within organizations, such services can provide support for Science 2.0, knowledge development and maturing, innovation management etc. This track focuses on research in the following areas applied to personal and organizational knowledge management and to learning at work:

User context detection and activity logging
User profile modeling and maintenance
Context-aware recommendation
Collaborative knowledge construction and modeling
Collaborative knowledge maturing
Knowledge sharing and communication

… which are based on Knowledge Technologies such as

Web 2.0 and Future Internet
Social Network Analysis
Adaptive, context-aware systems
Semantic technologies
Mobile computing approaches
Web-services, SOA, service orchestration
knowledge mash-ups
Linked-open data
Trust & privacy approaches

Track IV. Social Media

In contrast to traditional media, Social Media refers to a range of new media concepts that tap into social networks as a way of propagating and aggregating information. While recent research suggests that social networks play an important role in the spread of information, little is known about how network structures specifically influence information processing activities on the web. This track seeks submissions that focus on understanding and modeling social media applications and processes.

Models of propagation and influence in twitter, blogs and social tagging systems
Models of expertise and trust in twitter, wikis, newsgroups, question and answering systems
Agent-based models of social media
Models of emergent social media properties
Cooperation and collaboration models
Modeling social media users and their motivations and goals
Architectural and framework models
User modeling and behavioral models
Social Media Engineering

Track V. Enterprise 2.0 and Social Web

Web 2.0 has emerged as the new dynamic user-centered Web equipped with social features – it has empowered users to become the main creators of content. Driven by this fundamental change innovative enterprises strive to adopt applications and technologies from the Social Web to facilitate inter- and intra-organizational knowledge transfer. To fully exploit the huge potential of the Social Web for Knowledge Management, managers need to master the emerging field of tension between the fundamental principles from the Social Web, e.g. the self-organization of its users vs. the prevailing hierarchical structures in enterprises. This track focuses on experiments, evaluations and case-studies and not so much on the underlying technologies. Topics include but are not limited to:

Enterprise 2.0
Corporate Web 2.0
Social Networking (Services) and the Enterprise
Wikis, (Micro-)Blogs and the Enterprise
Computer-Mediated Communication and Computer-Supported Collaborative Work with Social Media
Communities and Social Media
Knowledge Transfer, Sharing and Diffusion with Social Media
Knowledge Management in the Future Internet of People, Content and Knowledge
Knowledge Management and Business Model Innovation
Web 2.0 and Viral Marketing

This call is now closed. You can find more information here.

  • Closed on: 30th April 2011
  • Notification date: 11th June 2011