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August 6-10, 2018


University of Žilina, Slovakia

Thirteenth International Conference on Knowledge Management in Organisations

Theme: Emerging research for Knowledge Management in organisations


Important Dates

Submission of tutorial: 10th December, 2017
10th January, 2018
Submission of paper: 20th December, 2017
31st January, 2018
Author notification: 30th January, 2018
28th February, 2018
Early Registration: 10th April, 2018
Camera ready: 10th April 2018
Conference date: 6th August 2018

Previous KMO

KMO 2017, Beijing, China
KMO 2016, Hagen, Germany
KMO 2015, Maribor, Slovenia
KMO 2014, Santiago, Chile
KMO 2013, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
KMO 2012, Salamanca, Spain
KMO 2011, Tokyo, Japan
KMO 2010, Veszprém, Hungry
KMO 2009, Taipei, Taiwan
KMO 2008, Vaasa, Finland
KMO 2007, Lecce, Italy
KMO 2006, Maribor, Slovenia


The conference is preceded by one day of free tutorials for participants who wish to learn state of the art of research relating to the topics of KMO and LTEC. The tutorials will be held on the 6th August 2018. The conference itself commences on the 7th August, 2018.


In today’s intensely connected global economy knowledge management in organisations is an important business imperative. Knowledge Management (KM) involves the people, content, processes culture, and enabling technologies necessary to Capture, Share, Manage, and find information.” To effectively manage knowledge in organisations; there are many challenges that need to be addressed.


According to Albert Einstein, “Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience.” Knowledge is the most valuable asset in any organisation today and it is advancing at a tremendous pace. There are many new trends in knowledge management for organisations. One aspect of this is that of cognitive knowledge. Cognitive technologies have helped us to redefine knowledge solutions.


Besides cognitive knowledge there are many other new trends such as the use of social media for Knowledge Management. KM systems are becoming more collaborative than ever, as seen in social intranet software, allowing individuals to work on documents and communicate with each other in real time. Employees in organisations need to access to organisation's knowledge management system (KMS) while they're on the go. Consequently, mobile technology and KM software will soon be inseparable.


Organisations need to regularly generate new content to keep pace with increasing demands for information. KM software now allows us to tag, share, and organise content as soon as we create it. Today, KM software allows for segmentation of information into multiple community spaces So that employees do not have to be overwhelmed with documentation that pertains to accounting or tech support.


It is important for KM to have a well designed user interface that allows users to leverage the system properly. KM systems should allow for external integration so that internal and external parties can share information more easily. Customization is essential to the success of KM systems. KM should become more customizable, allowing organisations to scale their solution to the organisation's growth.


In an economy based on highly specialised knowledge, collaboration is essential. What is critical now is a focus on fostering collaboration between individuals, teams, divisions, and organisations. Organisations must develop the skills and culture that enable high-value collaboration. Collaboration is not adequate; Trust is the most important determinant of knowledge sharing and transfer. There are many issues that must be addressed to enable trust and knowledge sharing. Culture has been identified as one of the most important factors that enables or impedes knowledge sharing and transfer. Other issues include: Organisational structure; Social relations; rewards and motivation; emotion; Information technology; Communication; top management support; social media and leadership etc.


Knowledge Management (KM) is also facing a challenging time with the advance of big data and Internet of Things (IOT) as well as cognitive learning. There is the issue of between innovation, technology and knowledge management It is not only limited to technology, but it is the integration of business strategy and process, organisational community and culture, expertise and technology. To do this requires that we look into the new emerging discipline of service science especially service dominant logic. Co-creation of value is essential to provide services and products that will provide value to users.


As we can see, effective implementation of Knowledge Management in organisations is challenging. There are still many research issues that need to be addressed. KMO 2018 conference aims to bring together leading academic researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research from all aspects of Knowledge Management challenges. It also provides an interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss their most recent work, trends, innovation and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Knowledge Management in organisations.


The conference welcomes contributions from researchers and scholars to contribute to original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Knowledge Management in organisations at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of full papers that address themes and topics of the conference. We are also interested in case studies that demonstrate how KM research strategies have been applied and the lessons learned. Case studies and work-in- progress/posters are welcomed. PhD Research, proposals for roundtable discussions, non-academic contributions and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited.


Research contributions from the above different aspects will enlighten industry on how to handle the various organisational and technical opportunities and challenges in knowledge management. KMO 2018 aims to encourage research into the various aspects of knowledge management to addresses many of the challenges facing organisations. The intent is to create a better understanding of knowledge management practices, research and practical applications. The conference will cover a broad set of research topics including, but not limited to, the following.


Call For Papers

Instructions for Authors

Papers reporting original and unpublished research results pertaining to the above topics are solicited (Proceedings will be published by Springer CCIS series). Full paper and all submissions deadline is 31st January, 2018. These papers will undergo an academic review process. Full paper manuscripts must be in English with a maximum length of 12 pages (using the Springer template). All papers are blind reviewed.


IMPORTANT: Please do not include the author(s) information in the FIRST submission of the paper, in order for double-blind review to be carried out. More information in Springer publication; please see: Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS).


Review Process

KMO 2018 welcomes the submission of papers with reference to the topics listed in the call for papers. All submitted papers will undergo a thorough review process; each paper will be refereed by at least three experts in the field, based on relevance, originality, significance, quality and clarity.


Submitting Papers

All papers must be formatted according to the Springer template, with a maximum length of 12 pages, including figures and references. All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (WORD format) using the Paper Submission Button.

You can find the guideline via


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Accepted papers will be included in KMO 2018 Proceedings. At least one of the authors will be required to register and attend the symposium to present the paper in order to include the paper in the conference proceedings. All accepted papers will be published by Springer Verlag (LECTURE NOTES in Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS).





Special Issue

Authors of selected papers will be invited to extend and revise their papers to be submitted to a special issue of International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology (IJWET) published by Inderscience.


Set of research topics

  • Dynamic Knowledge Integration and Visualization
  • Enterprise 2.0 Knowledge Management Development
  • Knowledge resource - intellectual capital
  • Knowledge Management Paradigm
  • Knowledge visualization for knowledge management and business modelling
  • KM for Healthcare
  • KM for Smart cities
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Knowledge discovery in databases
  • Knowledge engineering and management
  • Security and intrusion detection in KM
  • Ontology and knowledge representation
  • Tacit knowledge capture and dissemination
  • Knowledge creation and sharing mechanisms
  • Knowledge management strategies, resources and competencies
  • Methodology and best practices to implement big data driven KM
  • Application of knowledge representation techniques to semantic modelling
  • Measurement and evaluation of KM effectiveness
  • Knowledge Management in Practice
  • Change management, KM in business transformation
  • Case studies and best practices
  • KM in SME’s
  • Security and privacy issues
  • Semantic Integration
  • Knowledge Management Processes
  • Data Mining (store/discover/propagate)
  • Technologies for Knowledge Sharing
  • Cognitive knowledge
  • Social networks analysis
  • Algorithms for developing user profiles
  • Knowledge Management and supply chains
  • Benefits and Challenges in Adopting KM in the Public Sector
  • KM in Education
  • The role of KM in Tourism
  • KM and Sustainable Competitive Advantage
  • Social Networks Analysis
  • KM, HR and Organisational Culture
  • Social Networks Extraction and Construction
  • KM and Organisational Structures
  • Knowledge Management and Knowledge Networks
  • Value Creation through Knowledge
  • Transferring Critical Knowledge to Maintain Competitiveness
  • Best practices and communities of practice
  • Intellectual capital
  • Business Process Management
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Competitive and Business Intelligence
  • Social Media and Social Network Technologies
  • Social media analytics
  • Business forecasting
  • Knowledge management in innovative applications, such as healthcare information and network
  • security intelligence
  • Knowledge Creation
  • Organisational Memory
  • Big Data sharing Knowledge Analytics Framework and Architecture
  • Customer Knowledge in Innovation
  • Customer Knowledge Management
  • Managing Knowledge for Global and Collaborative Innovations
  • Co-production of Knowledge
  • Knowledge Management for Social Change and Innovation
  • The Impacts of Knowledge Management in the Organisation
  • E-government
  • Intelligent and Multi-agent Control Systems
  • Design of innovation spaces
  • Future centres
  • Smart cities
  • Challenges in knowledge and creative economics
  • Open innovation
  • Future universities
  • Societal innovation
  • Crowd sourcing
  • Knowledge innovation systems
  • Taxonomies and Ontologies
  • Legal and social aspects of knowledge and idea protection and diffusion
  • Innovative business models
  • Innovation and Knowledge
  • Innovation Management in the Public Sector Through KM
  • Re-thinking Knowledge Management
  • Innovative Processes and Models
  • Innovation in Education and Training
  • Practical examples of services innovation
  • Mobile Data Communications
  • KM Implementation Challenges and Opportunities
  • Knowledge Assets
  • Knowledge Measurement and Evaluation
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Dynamic Knowledge Integration and Visualization
  • Knowledge Creation through Crowdsourcing
  • Social computing and knowledge management
  • Service Science
  • Management and Business Intelligence
  • Information security and knowledge protection
  • Web Services, Grid Services and Service-Oriented Computing
  • Knowledge Representation
  • Knowledge Evaluation
  • KM Tools and Techniques
  • Knowledge Quality Estimation and Uncertainty Handling
  • The Role of Semantic Web in Software and Service Development
  • Intelligent information systems
  • Modelling of service, industrial, and environmental processes
  • Predictive analytics
  • Semantic and Entity-Based Information Retrieval
  • Machine Learning for IR
  • Etc.
  • Big Data Computing for Knowledge Management
  • Mobile Data Communications
  • Business models on Big Data applications
  • Supply chain of big data and data products
  • Real-time data mining in mobile internet
  • Web 2.0 and Data Mining
  • Data and Knowledge Interoperability and Exchange
  • Semantic web data management
  • Large-scale network data analysis
  • Large data stream processing on cloud
  • Large incremental datasets on cloud
  • Open source real-time computing system for data mining
  • Security and privacy in Big Data
  • Knowledge Acquisition and Discovery (AI, Data Mining, Text and Web Mining
  • Knowledge Organisation (Meta Data, Taxonomies and Ontology)
  • Theoretical development of Big Data
  • Volume, velocity and variety of Big Data on cloud
  • Cloud computing, peer-to-peer, parallel and distributed databases
  • Big data and innovation
  • Data and Knowledge Modelling
  • Use Cases and Applications in Knowledge and Big Data analytics
  • Data mining theory, methods, and applications
  • Data warehousing and business intelligence
  • Big Data theory
  • Big data analytics
  • Big Data applications
  • Big Data processing tools
  • Big Data visualization
  • Big Data management
  • Big data and smart city
  • KM and Data Security
  • Case studies of big data mining applications for providing online customer support
  • Big data for knowledge management
  • Capture of big data for knowledge management
  • Big data and knowledge extraction
  • New algorithmic approaches to Big Data
  • Big data and knowledge sharing
  • Privacy Preserving Big Data Collection / Analytics
  • Big data on cloud
  • Big Data Computing for Knowledge Management
  • KM in the Cloud
  • Privacy preserving on cloud
  • Formal verification and model-checking for Internet of Things applications
  • Knowledge representation models in the Internet of Things
  • Business information processing and business models in the Internet of Things
  • Management information systems of the Internet of Things
  • Knowledge retrieving and sharing mechanisms in the Internet of Things
  • Integration of heterogeneous information for the Internet of Things
  • Reasoning algorithms for the knowledge systems in the Internet of Things
  • Knowledge representation models in the Internet of Things
  • Governance, Ethics and Trust in IoT and Big Data in KM
  • Software engineering in the Internet of Things
  • Service oriented computing in the Internet of Things
  • Mobile tracking services in the Internet of Things
  • Context Awareness in the Internet of Things
  • Enterprise knowledge management in the Internet of Things
  • Service oriented computing in the Internet of Things
  • Privacy protection and security issues of the Internet of Things
  • Intelligent applications of the Internet of Things
  • Technologies of data management and integration in the Internet of Things
  • Data Mining in the Internet of Things
  • Interoperability including Semantic interoperability in the Internet of Things
  • Business models for the Internet of Things
  • Development methodologies for IoT-based applications
  • IoT for health
  • Organisational semiotics
  • Testing, debugging, validation, and QoS modelling of Internet of Things applications

Call For Tutorials

Tutorial Proposal

Besides the main program, KMO 2018 will host a number of tutorials on the first day of the conference (6th, August, 2018). We invite proposals for tutorials for presentation at the conference.

Topics of Interest

Tutorials should address topics that fall in the general scope of KMO 2018 & LTEC 2018.

  • The topic must be a state of the art research topic with a clear focus on a specific problem, technology or application,
  • There should be a sufficiently large community interested in the topic.


Important dates

Submission of tutorial: 10th December, 2017
10th January, 2018
Submission of paper: 20th December, 2017
31st January, 2018
Author notification: 30th January, 2018
28th February, 2018
Early Registration: 10th April, 2018
Camera ready: 10th April 2018
Conference date: 6th August 2018

Submission Guidelines

Tutorial proposals should be submitted as a single PDF file of no more than 5 pages. Proposals should contain the following information:

  • Title of tutorial,
  • Abstract (200 words),
  • Description of topic and relevance to KMO or LTEC
  • Format of tutorial (1/2 day, 1 day),
  • Tutorial organizer(s) and their qualifications,
  • A brief discussion of why the topic is of particular interest at this time,
  • Overview of content, description of the aims, presentation style, potential/preferred prerequisite knowledge,
  • Required materials (e.g. will you need internet access, lab access, specific software installed?),
  • Intended audience and expected number of participants.

Data regarding the presenter(s) (name(s), affiliation, email address, homepage) and short description of their expertise, experience in teaching and tutorial presentation. Please submit proposals by E-mail (in PDF format) to


Benefits to the Tutorial Presenter

  • Free conference registration (including conference bag, proceedings, coffee breaks, lunch, conference banquet).
  • Free accommodation during the conference period.
  • Free airport transfer between airport and hotel.


Conference Chair

Professor Lorna Uden - Staffordshire University, UK

Program Chairs

Associate Professor Branislav Hadzima - University of Žilina, Slovakia

Professor I-Hsien Ting - National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Program committee

  • Dr. Reinhard C. Bernsteiner - Management Center Innsbruck, Austria
  • Dr. Houn-Gee Chen - National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Dr. Paolo Ceravolo - Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Dr. Dario Liberona - Universidad Santa Maria, Chile
  • Dr. Derrick Ting - National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Dr. Akira Kamoshida - Yokohama City University, Japan
  • Dr. Costas Vassilakis - University of the Peloponnese, Greece
  • Dr. Eric Kin-Wai Lau - City University, Hong Kong
  • Dr. G.R. Gangadharan - IDRBT, Hyderabad, India
  • Dr. George Karabatis - University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
  • Dr. Lorna Uden - Staffordshire University, UK
  • Dr. Luka Pavlič - University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • Dr. Marja Naaranoja - Vaasa University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Dr. Marjan Heričko - University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • Dr. Paul Horng-Jyh Wu - Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore
  • Dr. Remy Magnier-Watanabe - University of Tsukuba, Tokyo, Japan
  • Dr. Stefania Marrara - Consorzio C2T, Milano, Italy
  • Dr. Takao Terano - Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Dr. Victor Hugo Medina Garcia - Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia
  • Dr. Wu He - Old Dominion University, USA
  • Dr. Whai-En Chen - National Ilan University, Taiwan
  • Dr. William Wang - University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Dr. Yuri Zelenkov - School of Business Informatics, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
  • Dr. K. Chandrasekaran - National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) Mangalore, India
  • Dr. Marta Silvia Tabares B - Universidad EAFIT, Medellín , Colombia
  • Dr. Ruben González Crespo - Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, Spain
  • Dr. GAN Keng Hoon - University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dr. Stephan Schlögl - MCI Management Center Innsbruck,Austria
  • Dr. Tom Kwanya - The Technical University of Kenya,Kenya
  • Dr. Huanmei Wu -Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing – Indianapolis, USA
  • Dr. Weigang Li - University of Brasilia, Brazil
  • Dr. Cristian Koliver - Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Dr. Dr Jari Kaivo-Oja - University of Turku. Finland
  • Dr. Ava Chen - National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • Dr. Dao Ngoc Tien - Foreign Trade University, Vietnam
  • Dr. Lewlyn L.R. Rodrigues - Manipal University, Karnataka, India
  • Dr. Hércules Antonio do Prado - Catholic University of Brasília, Brazil
  • Dr. Christian Ploder - MCI Management Center Innsbruck, Austria
  • Dr. Vesa Tapani Nissinen - Finnish Defence Research Agency, Finland
  • Dr. G. Arumugam- Madurai Kamaraj University, India
  • Prof. Jianliang XU - Ocean University of China , Qingdao, China
  • Prof. Tatiana Kováčiková - University of Žilina, Slovakia
  • Assoc. Prof. Jakub Soviar - University of Žilina, Slovakia
  • Assoc. Prof. Viliam Lendel - University of Žilina, Slovakia
  • Assoc. Prof. Michal Zábovský - University of Žilina, Slovakia
  • Assoc. Prof. Róbert Hudec - University of Žilina, Slovakia
  • Assoc. Prof. Pavel Segeč - University of Žilina, Slovakia
  • Dr. Anna Závodská - University of Žilina, Slovakia
  • Dr. Mariusz Kostrzewski - Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  • Dr. KAMOUN-CHOUK Souad - Manouba University, ESCT, LIGUE, Campus Universitaire Manouba, Tunisie
  • Dr. Sandeep Kumar - Faculty in Computer Science and Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
  • Dr. Iraklis Varlamis - Harokopio University of Athens, Greece

Local Chair

Dr. Anna Závodská - University of Žilina, Slovakia

Local committee

Dr. Veronika Šramová - University of Žilina, Slovakia


  1. Please register via online form.
  2. After registration, we will send you an invoice via email.
  3. Pay the registration fee according the Information in the invoice.
  4. In case you need an official invitation letter for Visa purposes, please write an email to:

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In registration for KMO, the registration for collocated event LTEC is included.

  • Regular and student ticket includes everything: pre-conference tutorials, attendance to KMO and LTEC lectures, conference pack with proceedings, coffee breaks & refreshments, lunches for all three conference days and conference dinner, social events on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Post conference tour on Friday is not included.
  • A maximum of 12 pages per contribution is allowed. However, it is possible to extend the paper until 4 additional pages by paying an additional fee.
  • A registered person may present several contributions with one regular fee, but an additional charge is requested on publishing expenses.
  • Accompanying person will be charged extra 100€. For more information, please, contact Dr. Anna Zavodska:

Conference program

Will be available in Summer 2018.

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About University of Zilina


The history of the University of Žilina (UNIZA) began on 1 September 1953 when the University of Railway Transport was founded by separating from the Czech Technical University in Prague. It gradually became an important pillar of education in the fields of transport, which resulted in the change in the name to the University of Transport. It was moved to Žilina in 1960 where it underwent many transformations, and in 1980 it was renamed again to the University of Transport and Communications. Later in 1996, after broadening its fields of interest and other organisational changes, it was renamed the University of Žilina.


At present there are about 9,000 students being educated at seven faculties in 231 accredited fields of study in all forms and degrees of university studies at the University. In its over 65 years of successful existence it has become the alma mater for more than 70,000 graduates, highly skilled professionals specialising mostly in transport and technical fields as well as in management, marketing or humanities. The quality and readiness of our graduates for the needs of practice is proved by long-term high interest in hiring them by employers that cooperate with the University in the recruitment process.



University of Zilina
Univerzitna 1
010 26 Zilina

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VAT Nr.: SK 2020677824

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