22nd European Conference on Knowledge Management
2–3 September 2021, a Virtual Conference

Together with the host university we have made the decision to run ECKM as a fully virtual conference.  The conference dates will remain 2-3 September 2021. The virtual conference will take place using Zoom and will be an opportunity to present your work to participants from around the globe, listen to important keynote presentations as well as take part in workshops and meet an international group of  people researching in this field during the networking session.

A Virtual Conference hosted by ACI and the Research Centre for Business in Society, Coventry University, UK


Welcome to ECKM 2021

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 2021 will also host the final round of  The 7th 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

The year 2020 was a turning point in many grounds. Since the 11th March –when the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, the ways we live and work were drastically challenged. Our institutions, both public and private, and our societies were forced to change and adapt to create and deliver value in a completely new environment, where remote working, social distance and lockdowns became the new norm.

As universities, government organisations and private firms sought to support societies and economies, the role of Knowledge Management in business and society gained relevance. The KM research, learning and practice communities met in December 2020, in the first online edition in the history of the European Conference on Knowledge Management. As they left the conference, participants were invited to continue to make of KM a key driver of socio-economic recovery.

Join us at the Research Centre for Business in Society, Coventry University in September 2021 for the 22nd edition of the European Conference on Knowledge Management. We will discuss how data, information and knowledge management are leading the new ways of collaboration, knowledge exchange and innovation in the challenging conditions of today.

Prof Alexeis Garcia-Perez, Conference Chair.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadlineSTILL ACCEPTING ABSTRACTS
Notification of abstract acceptance19 February 2021
Full paper due for review01 April 2021
Notification of paper acceptance10 June 2021
Earlybird registration closes24 June 2021
Final paper due (with any changes)08 July 2021
Final author payment date29 July 2021
Excellence awards abstract submission24 March 2021
Excellence awards notification of abstract acceptance02 April 2021
Excellence awards full case history submission12 May 2021
Excellence awards finalists announced21 June 2021

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 Web of Science (WoS) 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.