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ICKM 2020 : 16th International Conference on Knowledge Management - Knowledge Commons - Extended Deadline to August 31


When Dec 3, 2020 - Dec 5, 2020
Where Online / Durham, NC
Submission Deadline Aug 31, 2020
Notification Due Sep 30, 2020
Final Version Due Oct 20, 2020
Categories    knowledge management   health informatics   information science   information organization

Call For Papers

Sharing knowledge and research could not be more significant during these challenging times in 2020. The 16th annual International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM2020) will provide an ideal platform for researchers and practitioners from all over the world to discuss and exchange ideas. Sharing tools and knowledge that leads to discoveries about global business and healthcare is the main goal of the 2020 conference. The first ICKM conference was held in Singapore in 2004; 15 subsequent conferences have been held in Charlotte, NC; Greenwich, London; Vienna, Austria; Columbus, Ohio; Hong Kong; Pittsburgh, PA; Johannesburg; Montreal; Antalya, Turkey; Osaka, Japan; Dallas, TX; Vancouver; and Santa Catarina, Brazil.

We are glad to announce this year's keynote speakers. Dr. Chuck Friedman, Department Chair of Learning Health Sciences and Josiah Macy Jr. Professor of Medical Education, University of Michigan Medical School. Professor Friedman will be discussing “knowledge commons” and efforts in Mobilizing Computable Biomedical Knowledge (MCBK) to build repositories of data, programs, and algorithms. The second keynote speaker is Dr. W Ed Hammond, Director, Duke Center for Health Informatics and Applied Informatics Research and a professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine, School of Medicine, Duke University. He will be discussing the use of analytics to connect individuals, communities, and populations.

ICKM 2020 will be online and broadcast from Durham, NC, “the City of Medicine,” as hosted by the Knowledge and Information Professional Association. The conference theme is “Knowledge Commons” and the institutional analysis of data and the development of knowledge. Submissions are invited for research papers, case studies, works-in-progress, country reports, posters and oral presentations in but not limited to these subject areas:

*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

Submission Deadlines
-Full Papers, Workshops, and Posters Submission: August 31, 2020
-Practitioners and Work in Progress Presentations (Abstracts Submission): August 31, 2020
-Notification of Acceptance: September 30, 2020
-Final Camera-Ready Full Paper Submissions and (optional) videos: October 20, 2020

With budget cuts for travel during the Covid-19 crisis, sponsorships of registration for students and staff by their organizations to attend and participate in the virtual conference are welcomed. **Graduate students with accepted submissions and presentations at the conference will have their registration fee waived. Please submit through EasyChair at and register at

For questions, please contact: Dr. Deborah Swain, NC Central University, Conference Chair, or Dr. Suliman Hawamdeh, University of North Texas, General Chair,

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