Upcoming Conferences

KM Conference 2018
Knowledge Management, Learning, Information Technology
Pisa, Italy, June 20 – 23, 2018

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All high marked papers will be fast-tracked for publication in the Online Journal of Applied Knowledge Management (OJAKM, ISSN 2325-4688). OJAKM is the official publication of the International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management ( Other papers and abstracts will be published in the Conference Proceedings. All submissions are double-blind refereed.

Important Dates/Deadlines:
• Submission deadline of complete papers or abstracts: February 1, 2018
• Reviews and responses to authors: March 1, 2018
• Submission of the final version of accepted papers or abstracts: March 28, 2018

IFLA World Library and Information Congress
2018 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Joint Open Session:
  • The Knowledge Management Section (KM), Academic and Research Libraries Section (ARL) and Rare Books and Special Collections Section (RBSC) will present a Joint Session on Kuala Lumpur.
  • Theme: Digital scholarship and knowledge management: building confidence in the digital world
  • The session will explore issues of trust in digital libraries, and the impact of those issues on digital scholarship. Knowledge management plays a critical role for libraries and organizations seeking to establish trustworthy digital repositories and to preserve reliable, verified content.
  • What can Digital Scholarship and Knowledge Management do to make the future open and diverse, based on genuine verified content?
  • Call for Papers: Proposals due February 2, 2018
Knowledge Café
  • Please join us at the fifth Knowledge Café at the IFLA Conference in Kuala Lumpur (August 24-30, 2018). This year’s interactive session will focus on the essential role information professionals play in managing the knowledge within our organizations in order to best support our customers, whether they be public, university, governmental, parliamentary or corporate libraries. Continuous learning is key in preparing and building on the skills necessary to succeed. This session will be organized using round tables and facilitators with a number of different topics such as coaching and mentoring, change management and staff continuous learning. You will be able to learn from your colleagues and share your experiences. You are sure to be inspired and take away new ideas.
Digital Humanities/Digital Schoilarship Special Interest Group (DH/DS SIG) - Sponsored by the KM Section
  • The Transforming Digital Scholarship Model. DH/DS SIG Convener Xuemao Wang, dean and university librarian at the University of Cincinnati, is now forming a programming committee for next year's conference in Kuala Lumpur. The SIG will host its own two-hour program, an interactive and participatory session, incorporating feedback received from the Wrocław conference and the expertise of a diverse and international committee.
  • The tentative program theme is “The Transforming Digital Scholarship Model – From Service Provider to Interdisciplinary Partner.” It will feature “lightning talks” with speakers planned from five continents. The session will capture emerging global development trends and DH/DS practices in library and information services settings, with particular attention given to new development trends to elevate a library-based DH/DS center from a service unit to an academic and research unit in a higher education environment. The session will be interactive, providing the audience with an opportunity to participate in a moderated discussion with the panelists, as well as the audience at-large. The SIG will also participate in joint sessions with the Special Collections Section, discussing digital scholarship core competencies for special collection librarians, and the Social Science Section, on text and data mining in the digital scholarship environment

lfICKM 2018
14th International Conference on Knowledge Management,
Vancouver, Canada,
November 9th – 10th

Past Conferences

IFLA World Library and Information Congress
August 19-25, 2017
Wrocław, Poland
Call for Papers for KM section open session due February 24, 2017
KM Satellite Conference August 18, 2017

KM-SUMMIT 2017 (The Asia-Pacific KM Summit)
August 8-9, 2017
Yogyakarta, Indonesia

International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics
June 7-9, 2017
St. Petersburg, Russia

International Scientific Conference: Information Science in the Age of Change
May 15-16, 2017
Warsaw, Poland

International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL)
December 14-16, 2016
New Delhi, IndiaCongreso Internacional de Información (INFO'2016)
31 de octubre - 4 de noviembre de 2016
La Habana, Cuba

DCMI International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications
October 13-16, 2016
Copenhagen, Denmark
Call for Metadata and Best Practices items due July 15, 2016

SEMANTiCS International Conference on Semantic Systems
September 12-15, 2016
Leipzig, Germany

IFLA World Library and Information Congress
August 13-19, 2016
Columbus, Ohio, USA

CILIP Conference
July 12-13, 2016
Brighton, United Kingdom
Call for Papers due February 12, 2016

Southern African Knowledge Management Summit
May 10-12, 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
Call for Papers due January 29, 2016

المحتوى الرقمي ومجتمع المعرفة
Digital Content and the Knowledge Society
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
May 4-5, 2016

Access to the World's Images
December 7-11, 2015
Ghent, Belgium

Workshop on Knowledge Management & Innovation
November 16-20, 2015
Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa

International Knowledge Conference (IKC2015)
November 15-18, 2015
Sarawak, Malaysia

International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing
November 12-14, 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

KMWorld Annual Conference
November 2-5, 2015
Washington, DC, USA

Knowledge Management Tracks
Infrastutture e applicazioni per gestire e comunicare
la conoscenza organizzativa
October 28-29, 2015
Milano, Italy

ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
October 19-23, 2015
Melbourne, Australia

European Conference on Knowledge Management
September 3-4, 2015
Udine, Italy

KM Section at IFLA Annual World Congress
August 15-21, 2015
Capetown, South Africa

ISKO UK Biennial Conference
July 13-14, 2015
London, UK

International Institute for Applied Knowledge Management
June 24-27, 2015
Katowice, Poland

Southern African Knowledge Management Summit
May 27-29, 2015
Gauteng, South Africa

APQC Annual KM Conference
April 27-May 1, 2015
Houston, Texas, USA

EKAW (Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management)
November 24-28, 2014
Linköping, Sweden

KMWorld Annual Conference
November 4-7, 2014
Washington, DC, USA

ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
November 3-7, 2014
Shanghai, China

Knowledge Management Singapore
October 1-3, 2014

KM Section Sessions at IFLA World Library & Information Congresses

2016 IFLA WLIC in Columbus, Ohio, USA
IFLA Knowledge Management Section Satellite Meeting
Theme: Sharing Practices and Actions for Making Best Use of Organizational Knowledge in Libraries
August 12 2016
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Program from 2016 KM Satellite Meeting

Beyond knowledge silos: preserving and sharing institutional knowledge in academic libraries
Michael Priehs, Deborah Charbonneau, and Graham Hukill (Wayne State University)

Documenting and sharing managerial wisdom
Jenny Bossaller and Denice Adkins (University of Missouri)

From local to global: a comparison of Hong Kong Library Association Mentoring Programme
& International Librarians Network
Leo F. H. Ma (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) and
Maggie Mei Ki Wong (Hong Kong Baptist University)

Experts explain: connecting our global experts in uncertain times
Brad English (FMC Technologies)

Successes and failures of KM: a tale of two initiatives
Jay Liebowitz (Harrisburg University of Science and Technology)

IFLA Knowledge Management Section Open Session
2015 IFLA WLIC in Cape Town, South AfricaReport from Standing Committee

IFLA Knowledge Management Section Satellite Meeting
Theme: Knowledge Management and Innovation: the transformation of 21st century library services
Friday 14 August 2015
Goethe Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

Program and Abstracts from 2015 KM Satellite Meeting

Knowledge sharing and innovation: a marriage made in heaven
Adeline van den Berg and Loes van Eijk (Nationale bibliotheek van Nederland)

Your users are a priority: implementing customer knowledge management in a library to enhance innovation
Adeline du Toit (University of Pretoria)

Librarians? Or knowledge service professionals? Changing trends in the profession
Nerisa Kamar and Guy St. Clair (SMR International)

KMers as modern #infopros: integrating the 12 tasks in an embedded position
Elizabeth Turner (First Command, USA) and Spencer Acadia (University of Texas at Tyler)

Knowledge capture and reuse in a corporate organization: initiatives and challenges for Bank of Uganda
Felix R. Nsiimoomwe and Victor A. Walusimbi (Bank of Uganda)

Cultivating ideas to drive innovation in libraries
Liying Khoo (National Library Board, Singapore)

IFLA Knowledge Management Section Open Session
Theme: Change and Sustainability: Breaking paths for a world of balance
August 2016
Columbus, Ohio, USA

2012 IFLA WLIC in Helsinki, Finland
Keynote Speech: Knowledge Management Theory in Action
Anja Flicker (Munich Public Library, Bavaria, Germany)

A multilevel analysis for knowledge activities of academic librarians in Taiwan
Yuan-Ho Huang (Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan)
Full paper available by email request

The cultural integration of knowledge management into interactive design
Javed Anjum Sheikh, Bob Fields, and Elke Duncker (Middlesex University, London, UK)

How to strengthen the social capital of your library: Case study of Kallio Library
Kirsti Tuominen (Kallio Library, Helsinki, Finland)

Knowledge management at the NATO Defense College: restructuring the library for an enlarged mission
Guiseppe Vitiello (NATO Defense College, Rome, Italy)

2011 IFLA WLIC in San Juan, Puerto Rico
KM Section: KM Cafe in Action
KM Section: Session 184 "Applied Knowledge Management:Success Stories & Case Studies in Libraries & Lessons Learned"
Defining knowledge for a geographically diverse user community: a case study of services and assessment
Ardis Hanson (Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA)

The librarian/lecturer: successful course development based on KM principles
Stuart Basefsky (Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA)

2010 IFLA WLIC in Gothenburg, Sweden
KM Section: Session 95 "Voice of Global Knowledge Management"
Knowledge management and leadershipMargareta Nelke (IC. at Once, Råå, Sweden)
Global development aid through intellectual engagement and social media
Richard Santos Lalleman (Focuss.Info, Netherlands)

(more to be added later)

2009 IFLA WLIC in Milan, Italy

KM Section: Session 120 "Social computing tools for learning and knowledge sharing"(presented with Library and Research Services for Parliaments and with Information Technology)

Community Tools
Frank Cervone (Purdue University, USA)

Connecting Congress with CitizensSoledad Ferreiro and José Miguel Muga (Biblioteca del Congresa Nacional, Chile)

Encouraging Learning & Knowledge Sharing
Stacy Langner (Khulisa Management Services) and Madeleine LeFebvre (Ryerson University)

Engaging Communities & Sharing Knowledge
Moira Fraser (Parliament of New Zealand)

Improving Customer Service
Karolien Selhorst (Vlissingen Public Library, Netherlands)

Adoption Rates
Frank Cervone (Purdue University, USA)

KM Section: Session 195 "Knowledge Advocacy"
A theoretical framework for development of a customer knowledge management system for academic libraries
Mehri Parirokh (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran),
Farhad Daneshgar (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)
and Rahmatollah Fattahi (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran)

The evolution of library public services from the staff point of view: The Italian case of the Bocconi Library
Manuela D'Urso (Biblioteca Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy)

Knowledge silos
Lourdes Feria (University of Colima, Mexico Knowledge Technologies, Mexico)

2008 IFLA WLIC in Québec, Canada

KM Section: Session 138 "Towards understanding in the multicultural world"

Taxonomy development for knowledge management
Mary S. Whittaker (The Boeing Company, Boeing Library Services, Seattle WA, USA)
and Kathyrn Breininger (Boeing Reports Management Services, Seattle WA, USA)

Knowledge Management: Towards understanding in the multi-cultural world
Donna Scheeder (Law Library of Congress, USA)
English Français

Knowledge collaboration in higher education
Mary Lee Kennedy (Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, USA)
English Français

Information outreach and knowledge sharing in the United Nations: new approaches
Linda Stoddart (Dag Hammarskjöld Library and Knowledge Sharing Centre &
UN Knowledge Sharing Task Force, United Nations)
English Français

Sharing traditional knowledge and cultures of different tribes of West Bengal, India
Ratna Bandyopadhyay (University of Calcutta, India)

Materials and titles are not available for presentations by
Lynnette Simpson (Information/Knowledge Architect, Robbins-Gioia, LLC),
Éric Bergeron (VP Technology, CEDROM-SNi & President, IXIA)
and Graydon Saunders (Advanced Micro Devices)

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