Call for Papers: ECKM 2007, Barcelona, Spain

[German title: Aufruf für Artikel-Beiträge: ECKM 2007, Barcelona, Spanien (Translate text to: Deutsch)]

ECKM 2007: The 8th European Conference on Knowledge Management, Consorci Escola Industrial de Barcelona (CEIB), Barcelona, Spain, 6-7 September 2007

Abstract submission deadline:  29 March 2007

A main implication of the knowledge economy is that there is not alternative way to prosperity than to make learning and knowledge creation of prime relevance. Issues of knowledge creation, use and transfer and innovation competencies building have moved to the forefront of attention in corporate competitive strategy and in economic, social and industrial policy as well. Competing worldwide demands individual and organisational creativity, high level skills and capabilities and adaptive and innovative learning organisations and institutions. To keep abreast of the volatile and changing environment organisations, countries and regions need to develop a better understanding of how knowledge and intellectual capital deliver effective business processes and high value goods and services. In particular, they have to develop awareness of and mechanisms to manage the risks that are inherent to this new context and improved methods to link IC and KM to the firm’s future streams of cash flows and GDP growth. The increasing and dynamic securitisation market on intellectual property (The Economist, Jun. 17th 2006) is but an example of such demands and challenges.
ECKM 2007 provides an opportunity for academics and practitioners from Europe and elsewhere who are involved in the study; management, development and implementation of knowledge management initiatives to come together and exchange ideas.

The advisory group for the conference invites submissions of papers on both the theory and advanced practice of all aspects of knowledge management (KM) and intellectual capital (IC). The conference in September 2007 is seeking quantitative, qualitative and experience-based papers from industry and academe. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Frameworks for conceptualising KM, parameters of the field of study;
  • Knowledge creation and sharing mechanisms;
  • Knowledge asset valuation models; Knowledge Management Systems;
  • Impact on organisational learning;
  • Impact on business strategy, architectures for KM systems;
  • Managing Intellectual Capital;
  • Contextual analysis;
  • KM in higher education;
  • Knowledge sharing between different groups in an organization, sharing and co-operation in Communities of Practice;
  • How to initiate KM, resourcing KM, implementing KM;
  • KM case studies, KM and SME’s;
  • The evaluation of KM, user requirements;
  • KM and innovation, innovation networks;
  • Content management systems;
  • Ontologies;
  • KM and the Web and e-Business;
  • Ethics of KM.

In addition to the main conference, there are four mini tracks:

  • Measuring and evaluating intellectual capital and knowledge assets – Track Chair: Bernard Marr, Cranfield School of Management, UK
  • Human capital for outstanding results – Track Chair: Maria do Rosario Cabrita, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Linking KM and IC to the economic growth of countries and regions and people’s welfare – Track Chair: José Ma. Viedma, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Auditing KM –  track chair to be confirmed

Selected papers from the conference will be considered for publication in the Electronic Journal on e-Knowledge Management,


Abstract details: The Abstract should be a minimum of 100 and no more than 300 words including up to five keywords and keyphrases to be received by 29 March 2007. Abstracts must include the proposed title for the paper, the full names (first name and surname, not initials), postal addresses and email addresses of all authors and a telephone number for at least one contact author. Please indicate clearly if the contact author is not the lead author.

Submission:  By online submission

Full paper:  Only required when the abstract has been selected and not to be more than 5,000 words including abstract, keywords and references (the Harvard referencing rules need to be followed). Submission date will be no later than 17 May 2007. Submissions should be made as .doc or .rtf file attachments by email to Elaine Hayne 


  • The selection panel of the conference committee will consider all abstracts received by the submission deadline to ensure that the proposed paper is relevant to the Conference. 
  • The authors of abstracts that describe a relevant paper will receive a notification of abstract selection.
  • All full papers will be double-blind reviewed by members of the conference committee to ensure an adequate standard, that the proposed subject of their abstract has been followed, that the paper is of a suitable length, the standard of English is adequate and the paper is appropriately referenced.
  • For authors whose first language is not English we request that you have your work proofread preferably by a native English speaker prior to submission (or at least a fluent English speaker) – papers may be rejected due to a poor standard of English.
  • Papers that are accepted will be published in the conference proceedings providing at least one author registers and presents the work at the Conference (see the registration section of the conference website for more information about registration).
  • Due to the large number of papers expected for this conference, the committee only allows an author to present one paper. Therefore if multiple papers are accepted for presentation different co-authors need to present each paper.

Abstract submission deadline:  29 March 2007 
Notification of abstract acceptance:  05 April 2007
Full paper due for review: 17 May 2007    
Notification of paper acceptance: 28 June  2007
Final paper due (with any changes): 19 July 2007

For more information and online submission go to the conference website.


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