The 8th International Conference on Knowledge Management 4-6 September 2012

Call for Papers

Organised by the Department of Information and Knowledge Management, University of Johannesburg

Conference venue: FNB Conference Centre, Sandton, Johannesburg

Participants are encouraged to write papers in JISIB format and submit articles to the journal.

Increasingly questions about the future of Knowledge Management arise. The subject field is relatively diffused and scattered into diverging concepts, perspectives and disciplines. This conference will explore trends about the future of Knowledge Management and will provide an international platform for the presentation, discussion and debate of diverse and professional approaches and research on recent and future developments in Knowledge Management. The conference will also provide an opportunity for academics, practitioners and doctoral students to have their work validated and benchmarked within the benevolent academic and professional community. Papers are peer-reviewed before acceptance according to the requirements of the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

The conference will be organized into several tracks covering a wide range of topics. Topics include but are not limited to:

Track 1: Knowledge Management and Innovation

Innovative Approaches to Knowledge Management

Knowledge in Innovation Processes

Knowledge Management and Business Model Innovation

Knowledge Management for Social Change and Innovation

Open Innovation

Track 2: Knowledge Discovery

Knowledge Discovery and Data Warehousing

Knowledge Management Taxonomies

Knowledge Relationship Discovery

Knowledge Visualization

Track 3: Knowledge Technologies

Collaborative ICT in the Knowledge Society

Emerging Web Technologies and Web 2.0 Tools

Knowledge Management and Game Theory

Mobile Technology

Semantic Technologies and Ontologies

Social Networking Software

Wikis, Twitter, Blogs and Social Tagging Services

Track 4: Knowledge Management and Competitive Intelligence

Collective Intelligence

Competitive Analysis Techniques

Competitive Intelligence Education

Competitive Intelligence Methodologies and Applications

Competitive Intelligence Organisational Models

Competitive Intelligence Tools

Competitive Strategies

Synergy between Knowledge Management and Competitive Intelligence

Track 5: Knowledge Economy

Ethical Issues in Knowledge Economy

Knowledge Workers

Operating in the Knowledge Economy

Ranking Knowledge Economies

Track 6: Knowledge Creation and Sharing

Communities of Practice

Knowledge Cafés

Knowledge Management and Collaboration

Knowledge Networks

Narratives, Stories and Anecdotes for Knowledge Transfer

Track 7: Interdisciplinary Nature of Knowledge Management

Adaptation of Knowledge Management in different industries

Case studies of Knowledge Management Implementation

Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration

Track 8: Knowledge Strategies

Creating Knowledge for Decision Making

Competitive Advantage of Knowledge Management

Evaluation of Knowledge Management

Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management

Interorganisational Knowledge Flow

Just-in-Time Knowledge Management

Knowledge Audits

Knowledge Management Models

Knowledge Management Strategy Formulation

Organisational Learning

Track 9: Knowledge Management Theory and Education

Knowledge Management Concepts

Knowledge Management Curricula

Knowledge Management Philosophical Underpinnings

Knowledge Management Theories



31 March 2012 Deadline for the submission of papers. Delegates are, however, encouraged to make early submissions.

16 May 2012 Notification of acceptance of papers will be provided to authors via email as soon as possible after the double-blind peer-review process.

1 July 2012 Final submission of corrected papers for publication in conference proceedings.

30 August 2012 Deadline for registration. Please note that all conference fees must be paid by this date.



Early Bird Registration and Payment on or before 1 August 2012: R3500.00
Late Registration and Payment after 1 August 2012: R4000.00
1-Day Early Bird Registration and Payment on or before 1 August 2012: R2000.00
1-Day Registration after 1 August 2012: R2500.00

Early Bird Registration and Payment for workshops A and B on or before 1 August 2012: R1000.00

Late Registration for workshops A and B after 1 August 2012: R1200.00

Early Bird Registration and Payment for workshops C and D on or before 1 August 2012: R500.00

Late Registration for workshops C and D after 1 August 2012: R550.00


Registration fee includes lunch and a dinner function but not attendance of workshops.

Once registered, payment of the registration fee is compulsory, unless written notification of non-attendees is sent to the Department of Information and Knowledge Management on or before 31 July 2012.

Accepted papers will not be published in the conference proceedings if registration fees are not paid.

No tax invoice can be issued to a South African delegate without the VAT registration number of the applicable company.

Registration for this conference will close on 31 August 2012.





Prof Adeline du Toit


Tel: 27 11 559 2186

Dr Martie Mearns


Tel: 27 11 559 4700

Ms Mbhali Makhubo


Tel: 27 11 559 2183

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