About the conference

Professional knowledge management is a key success factor for enterprises.

Important for a successful knowledge management implementation is the coordination of corporate culture, organisational structure and human resource management as well as the methodological and technical implementation of these factors with the help of information and communications technology.

Focus of the 2017 conference was on “knowledge management in the digital era”. The biennial event brought together representatives of research and practice to participate in presentations, workshops, tutorials and an exhibition by companies, to share experiences, professional applications and discuss future visions.

Similar to previous years, the main technical-scientific program consisted of several thematic workshops that made up most of the conference program. The open workshop format allowed facilitating new areas of knowledge management and related areas as well as connecting and achieving cooperation between science and practice.

The conference was organised by:

Contact persons:
Prof. Dr. York Sure-Vetter
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Phone.: +49 (721) 608 44283
Email: york.sure-vetter(at)kit.edu

Dr. Stefan Zander
FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik am KIT
Phone.: +49 (721) 9654 888
Email: zander(at)fzi.de

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Reimer
University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen
Phone.: +41 (71) 226 1746
Email: ulrich.reimer(at)fhsg.ch

A list of the entire organisation team can be found under this link (in German).


The proceedings are available under this Link.

Important dates

Important dates for individual submissions to approved workshops:

  • Deadline for individual submissions of abstracts: see the respective workshop page
  • Notification about acceptance or rejection: see the respective workshop page
  • Deadline for the final individual submission: end of February / beginning of March (exact date to be announced)


The conference was held at the Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI) in Karlsruhe.