17th International Conference on Knowledge Management 2022 “Knowledge, Uncertainty and Risks: From individual to global scale”

23.-24. June

About the conference

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

and co-organized by the

and hosted by the Department of Information Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam.

Call for Papers

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 uncertainties and 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, Uncertainty and Risks: From individual to global scale” at different levels of analysis and agency.

Contact persons:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Heisig
Department of Information Sciences
University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
Tel.: +49 331 580-4523
Email: peter.heisig(at)fh-potsdam.de

Waltraut Ritter
Founder and Director Applied KM Research, Knowledge Dialogues
Email: ritter(at)knowledgedialogues.com

Organisers & host:

Supported by:

Register & Submit

Please register with the conference management system EasyChair for the ICKM 2022. Click on the weblink below to register and upload your submission to the 17 ICKM.


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


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Submission Guidelines

Abstract Submission Template: ICKM2022-Template

Full Paper Submission Template: ICKM2022_Layoutguide

Conference details on 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 1st, 2022
    (NEW deadline)

  • 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-words or less 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 1st, 2022
    (NEW deadline)

  • 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 1st, 2022
    (NEW deadline)

  • 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 1st, 2022
    (NEW deadline)

Submission Deadlines

Full Papers, Workshops, and Posters Submission: February 1st, 2022

(NEW deadline)

Practitioners and Work in Progress Presentations (Abstracts Submission): February 1st, 2022

(NEW deadline)

Notification of Acceptance: February 21st, 2022

(NEW deadline)

Final Camera-Ready Full Paper Submissions: March 21st, 2022

(NEW deadline)

Conference Program

The conference will be organized in two to three tracks, plus a poster session and a Bar Camp will be organized by the gfwm – Gesellschaft für Wissensmanagement – Association for Knowledge Management Austria and Germany.

Keynote speakers from industry and academia will be given an invited talk on the conference theme and share experiences from practice.

A conference dinner will be organized close to the UNESCO World Heritage Side Park Sansoucci in the evening of the first conference day.

List of Topics

    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

Conference Organizing Committee

General Chair

Dr. Suliman Hawamdeh,

Conference Chair

Dr. Peter Heisig,


Dr. Daniel Alemneh, Daniel-Alemneh(at)unt.edu

Jeff Alan, Jeff.Allen(at)unt.edu

Waltraut Ritter, ritter(at)knowledgedialogues.com

Deborah Swain, swainham(at)msn.com

Program Committee

Naresh Agarwal

Daniel Alemneh

Rose Baker

Franz Barachini

Dr. Andreas Brandner

Hsia-Ching Chang

Alton Chua

Kimiz Dalkir

Gertrudes Dandolini

Patricia de Sá Freire

Dursun Delen

Pranathy Enamela

Anwarul Islam

Yong Mi Kim

Jay Liebowitz

Joyline Makani

Tereza Merlo

Dr. Günther Neher

Dr. Angela Schreyer

Christian Stary

Dr. Julia Maria Struß

Oksana Zavalina

Vyacheslav Zavalin

Invited Speakers

  • To be announced
  • To be announced

Location and Venue

The 17th ICKM will be hosted in Potsdam, the capital city of the State of Brandenburg, next to Berlin. Potsdam is one of the largest UNESCO World Heritage site with several "Palaces and Parks" and Sanssouci Park as one most popular destinations - a must visit place.

Potsdam is also known a the German Dream Factory with the Studio Babelsberg dating back over 100 years shooting blockbusters like Grand Budapest Hotel, Inglorious Basterds and Bridge of Spies.

Finally, those interested in the history of the Cold War Cold War could explore Cecilienhof Country House, the venue of the Potsdam Conference in 1945, Glienicker Bridge, the real bridge of Spies as well as former prisons in the so called "forbidden city" run by the Soviet Military Counterintelligence Service or the Lindenstraße Memorial Site preserving the memory of victims of he Soviet occupation, the Nazi dictatorship and the Socialist Unity Party regime of former East Germany.

Hotel bookings

Given the touristic attractions of Potsdam demand for hotels might be high during the summer season. We strongly recommend to undertake your hotel reservations as early as possible to secure accommodation in Potsdam. Alternatively, you could check in Berlin. The best location would be close to train stations like Berlin Hauptbahnhof (44 Min. to venue), Berlin Zoologischer Garten (38 Min.) or Berlin Charlottenburg (34 Min.) which will allow you to take the train RE1 directly to the venue at Campus Fachhochschule.


We allso recommend to use accommodation search engines, such as booking.com or trivago.com (or similar) to look for the best accommodation option.


Information on entry restrictions, testing and quarantine regulations in Germany can be found under this Link.

The conference is held at the Fachhochschule Potsdam Kiepenheuerallee 5, 14469 Potsdam.

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Public Transportation

Berlin Hauptbahnhof     Postdam Hauptbahnhof
S7    RE1 / RB21
Postdam Hauptbahnhof     Fachhochschule Postdam
92 / 96
Airport Schönefeld(SXF)     Postdam Hauptbahnhof

Information about public transportation can be found under this Link.

Hotel List

Dorint Sanssouci Berlin/Potsdam(☆☆☆☆) - 8 minutes on foot
Potsdam Hotel Am Jägertor(☆☆☆☆) - 3 minutes bus 692 (Institut für Agrartechnik) to Schlegelallee/Pappelallee bus stop, 15-20 minutes on foot
NH Hotel(☆☆☆☆) - 7 Minuten mit der Tram 92, 96 / 15-20 minutes on foot
Mercure Hotel Potsdam City(☆☆☆☆) - 13 minutes by Tram 92, 96
Hotel Villa Monte Vino Potsdam(☆☆☆) - 15 minutes on foot

Hotels-Potsdam.de - Der Hotelführer der Stadt Potsdam


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Conference Proceedings

The complete ICKM 2022 conference proceedings with be published by the University of North Texas (UNT) digital library.

Journal of Information and Knowledge Management

A selection of the best papers of the conference will be eligible for a Special Issue for the Journal of Information and Knowledge Management after the conference.