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Call for Papers

Workshop “Knowledge and Experience Management” (FGWM-2013)

The annual workshop "Knowledge and Experience Management" is organized by the Special Interest Group on Knowledge Management of the German Informatics society (GI), that aims at enabling and promoting the exchange of innovative ideas and practical applications in the field of knowledge and experience management.
All submissions of current research from this and adjacent areas are welcome, in particular, work in progress contributions. The latter can serve as a basis for interesting discussions among the participants and provide young researchers with feedback. We also 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:

Official workshop languages are German and English. In particular, contributions as well as presentations can be in English or German. Look at the “FGWM-Workshop Manifesto” below for convincing reasons to submit to and participate in the FGWM-Workshop.

Intended Audience

The target group includes researchers and practitioners who are interested in developing, applying and analyzing knowledge and experience management systems as well as applicable scenarios. The workshop is also a great and affordable platform for young researchers to present their work to a larger group of researchers and get valuable feedback.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be alternatively

All contributions have to be formatted using the official LWA templates (http://www.minf.uni-bamberg.de/lwa2013/templates/) and must be submitted via EasyChair at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lwa2013.
Please select the track “Knowledge and Experience Management @ LWA 2013” when submitting your paper.
The publication of the conference proceedings is planned and is currently in discussion with the LWA organization.
All workshop participants have to register for the LWA2013 conference.

Important Dates

Submission of papers: July 1, 2013 July 15, 2013
Notification of acceptance: July 29, 2013 August 12, 2013
Camera-ready copy: August 19, 2013 September 2, 2013
Workshop FGWM@LWA: October 7-9, 2013

For any questions do not hesitate to contact the conference organizers at lwa2013[at]easychair.org.

Program Committee

Klaus-Dieter Althoff DFKI Kaiserslautern / University of Hildesheim
Kerstin Bach Verdande Technology As (Trondheim)
Joachim Baumeister denkbares GmbH (Würzburg)
Axel Benjamins University of Osnabrück
Mareike Dornhöfer University of Siegen
Norbert Gronau University of Potsdam
Constantin Jucovschi Jacobs University Bremen
Dimitris Karagiannis University of Vienna
Christoph Lange University of Birmingham
Ronald Maier University of Innsbruck
Mirjam Minor University of Trier
Ulrich Reimer University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen
Jochen Reutelshöfer University of Würzburg
Thomas Roth-Berghofer University of West London
Sonja Schulze University of Osnabrück

Workshop Chair


The contact person for all questions regarding the organization of the workshop is Axel Benjamins (abenjamins@uos.de or +49 (0)541 969-4829).

FGWM-Workshop Manifesto

The SIG Knowledge Management (Fachgruppe Wissensmanagement, in short FGWM) of the German Informatics Society (GI) annually organizes a workshop “Knowledge and Experience Management” within the LWA workshop series. The SIG compiled a list of reasons why attendance to that workshop is attractive and why it is unique among the many existing conferences and workshops on topics related to knowledge management.

A statement from a young researcher why she finds the FGWM workshop series attractive

The FGWM workshop offers a unique opportunity for the promotion of young researchers. With its low participation fee and the informal nature it provides a platform for young PhD students and advanced MSc students to present their projects and theses to a larger audience. It is thus an excellent opportunity to gain first experiences in scientific practice and exchange. The possibility to take part in scientific discourse already at an early stage is very valuable to young researchers. In the field of knowledge management, this is a unique feature of the FGWM workshop. Besides getting useful feedback on their work from senior researchers outside their own research group, young researchers profit from an exchange of experiences with fellow PhD students from other universities.

A statement from a senior researcher why he finds the FGWM workshop series attractive

The FGWM workshop provides senior researchers not only with a platform for presenting their own research interests and discuss presented work, but also offers the opportunity to share best practices on PhD supervision among different universities and research institutions. Senior researchers can pass along experience on project proposal writing, project management, and evaluation. At this venue senior researchers are easily approachable and can help with issues PhD students might not want to discuss with their supervisors. Further, students can easily investigate career opportunities in academia.