21st European Conference on Knowledge Management
2–4 December 2020, A Virtual Conference hosted by ACPI and supported by Coventry University, UK.

ACPI is continuing to prepare for our conferences scheduled for the remainder of the year and into next year. We are aware that the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 may affect your ability to attend an event in person, but we are integrating interactive virtual participation where attendance is not possible. We urge you to continue to submit your abstracts and papers in line with the published dates (extensions will be granted on request). For more details and regular updates please click here or contact

A Virtual Conference hosted by ACPI and Coventry University, UK 


Welcome to ECKM 2020

ECKM is the longest running Academic KM Conference in Europe. It has run in Universities in many cities around Europe, including: Barcelona, Paris, Lisbon, Dublin, Oxford, Glasgow, Aix-au-Province, Bled, Venice, Nice, and Belfast, to mention only a few. More than 2,000 academics ranging from Deans of Faculties and Schools to PhD candidates have previously attended. This is in addition to a growing following of people from business who have discovered ECKM as a great source of international networking. The conference is generally attended by participants from more than 40 countries and attracts an interesting combination of academic scholars, practitioners and individuals who are engaged in various aspects of Knowledge Management. A number of journals including the Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management publish the results of research presented at this conference. The conference hosts a PhD and Master colloquium and also a competition for the Best Case History describing a successful KM application.

ECKM 2020 is being hosted virtually, UK This Conference will host the final round of The 6th Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital Excellence Awards

Conference Chair

Dr Alexeis Garcia-Perez
Dr Alexeis Garcia-Perez

Programme Co-Chairs

Professor Lyndon Simkin
Professor Lyndon Simkin

Personal Message from the Conference Chairs

In a context where information and communication technologies blur the boundaries between physical and digital, and between human and machine activity, Knowledge becomes the key to sustainable socio-economic development. Over the last two decades, the European Conference on Knowledge Management has served as an ideal platform for a debate on the way we can –as KM academics and practitioners, inform the efforts for a sustainable growth in the application of digital technologies and technology-driven products and services in business and society. As our socio-economic ecosystem moves into a new phase of digital transformation, and ECKM enters its third decade of success, I look forward to welcoming you all in December 2020.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline12 February 2020Extended until 27 February 2020
Notification of abstract acceptance21 February 2020
Full paper due for review02 April 2020
Notification of paper acceptance11 June 2020
Earlybird registration closes06 September
Final paper due (with any changes)29 October 2020
Final author payment date30 July 2020
Excellence awards abstract submission18 March 2020
Excellence awards notification of abstract acceptance27 March 2020
Excellence awards full case history submission06 May 2020
Excellence awards finalists announced15 June 2020

Conference Publications

Papers accepted for the ECKM after the double-blind peer review process, will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. The conference proceedings have an ISSN ( 2048-8963) and will be assigned an ISBN on publication. Additionally, papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for further development an possible publication in the journals listed below. Note that journal editors are provided with the conference proceedings and will make selections if they feel work is appropriate and of sufficient quality for the journal. If invited to publish in a journal authors will be expected to develop the work by 40-50%, including a change of title and abstract. Individual journal procedures will need to be followed and there is no guarantee of publication.

Conference Accreditations

Proceedings of the European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM) are:

      • listed in the ISI Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index
      • indexed by Elsevier SCOPUS abstract and citation database
      • indexed by Compendex (EI) Engineering Information research citation database
      • indexed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK.
      • indexed by Google Books and Google Scholar
      • listed in the EBSCO database of Conference Proceedings
      • ranked B in the Australian Research Council ERA Conference List
      • Ranked by the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers

Conference proceedings are submitted for accreditation on publication. Please note that depending on the accreditation body, this process can take several months.