TU Dortmund LS8 GI

Call for Papers

German Workshop on Knowledge and Experience Management (WM-2012)

At the workshop week LWA-2012 held September 12-14 in Dortmund, Germany

Paper submission deadline: June 29, 2012 July 10, 2012

All contributions must be submitted via EasyChair

The annual workshop "Knowledge and Experience Management" is organized by the Special Interest Group on Knowledge Management of the German Informatics society (GI). Its goals are to enable and further the exchange of innovative ideas and practical applications in the field of knowledge and experience management.

Submissions from current research out of these and adjacent areas are welcome. Moreover, contributions that describe work in progress or approaches that have not yet been investigated comprehensively are of special interest. Even provisional approaches should, however, be described sufficiently clear and structured, in order to serve as a basis for interesting discussions among the participants.

The workshop aims to provide a platform for young researchers to present their work and receive feedback from the knowledge and experience management community. Moreover, we invite researchers to contribute to the workshop by resubmitting conference papers and share their ideas with the research community.

Topics of Interest

Submissions from all areas contributing to the development and application of intelligent knowledge and experience management systems are welcome. We explicitly encourage paper submissions which are not mainstream but from communities within mathematics, social sciences or economics in order to obtain a more interdisciplinary view on the subject.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Experience & knowledge search and knowledge integration approaches: case-based reasoning, logic-based approaches, text-based approaches, semantic portals/wikis/blogs, Web 2.0, etc.
  • Applications of knowledge and experience management (corporate memories, e-commerce, design, tutoring/e-learning, e-government, software engineering, robotics, medicine, etc.)
  • (Semantic) Web Services for Knowledge Management (KM)
  • Agile approaches within the KM domain
  • Agent-based & Peer-to-Peer KM
  • Just-in-time retrieval and just-in-time knowledge capturing
  • Ways of knowledge representation (ontologies, similarity, retrieval, adaptive knowledge, etc.)
  • Support of authoring and maintenance processes (change management, requirements tracing, (distributed) version control, etc.)
  • Evaluation of KM systems
  • Practical experiences ("lessons learned") with IT aided approaches
  • Integration of KM and business processes
  • Introspection and explanation capabilities of KM systems
  • Application of Linked (Open) Data

Intended Audience

The target group includes researchers and practitioners who are interested in developing, applying and analysing knowledge and experience management systems as well as the scenarios they can be used in. Further, the workshop is a great platform for young researchers to present their work. Like in the previous workshops, we encourage PhD students to present their work to a larger group of researchers and get valuable feedback.

All workshop participants have to register for the LWA2012 conference.

Submission guideline

Accepted contributions will be published in the workshop proceedings and should be
  • up to 4 pages for short papers
  • 4 to 8 pages for full papers or Phd proposals
  • resubmissions presented at International conferences in 2012
and have to be formatted using the official LWA templates:

All contributions must be submitted via EasyChair


Submission of papers: 29 Jun 2012 10 Jul 2012
Notification of acceptance: 27 Jul 2012 10 Aug 2012
Camera ready copies due: 31 Aug 2012
Workshop WM@LWA: 12-14 Sep 2012

For any questions do not hesitate to contact the workshop organizers at wm2012[at]easychair.org.

Program Committee

  • Andreas Abecker, disy Informationssysteme GmbH
  • Klaus-Dieter Althoff, University of Hildesheim
  • Joachim Baumeister, denkbares GmbH Würzburg
  • Ralph Bergmann, University of Trier
  • Simone Braun, Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI)
  • Jörg Cassens, University of Lübeck
  • Andrea Kohlhase, Jacobs University
  • Christoph Lange, Jacobs University
  • Andreas Lommatzsch, Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)
  • Heiko Maus, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
  • Mirjam Minor, Univerity of Trier
  • Ulrich Reimer, FHS St.Gallen
  • Jochen Reutelshöfer, denkbares GmbH Würzburg
  • Bodo Rieger, Univerity of Osnabrück
  • Thomas Roth-Berghofer, University of West London
  • Ralph Traphöner, Attensity Europe GmbH

Workshop Chair

  • Kerstin Bach (DFKI Kaiserslautern)
  • Michael Meder (TU Berlin)

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