23rd European Conference on Knowledge Management
1-2 September 2022, Naples, Italy

ACI is taking a hybrid approach towards conferences this year. We are planning to run our series of conferences as physical events with the option for participants to join virtually. If when it draws close to the time  of the event we are unable to meet in person due to COVID-19 restrictions the conference will move fully into the virtual format. 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

University of Naples Parthenope and University of Naples Federico II, Italy


Welcome to ECKM 2022

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 2022 will also host the final round of  The 8th Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital Excellence Awards

Conference Co-Chairs

Prof. Piera Centobelli
Prof. Roberto Cerchione

Personal Message from the Conference Chairs

Over the past years, research on knowledge management has witnessed considerable attention throughout the world and has become a strategic factor for all industries to survive in today’s dynamic global business competition. The concept of knowledge has been analysed in literature from different perspectives concerning what is knowledge, where it is embedded, and how it can be classified. Starting from these conceptualizations, interesting recent trends have been appeared such as impact of knowledge management on performance, market knowledge sourcing determinants, heterogeneous knowledge ties, role of international joint venture in managing and exploiting knowledge, KM and sustainable innovation. These trends have given unique conceptualization in the KM domain dealing with efficient and effective KM processes, as well as systematic strategies pertaining to knowledge creation, storage, sharing, and execution.

Since the moment the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, there is a need to reconsider and revisit the existing theories of KM in light of the different 4.0 enabling technologies occurring within companies, such as the usage of blockchain and Industry 4.0 enabling technologies (e.g., additive manufacturing, augmented and virtual reality, industrial internet, cloud computing, big data and analytics), which enable to tackle disruptions and achieve organizational resilience. Machine learning, telecommuting and smart working paradigms are the pillars that are boosting the growth of organizations.

Join us in Naples in September 2022 for the 23rd edition of the European Conference on Knowledge Management that will be co-organized by the University of Naples Parthenope and the University of Naples Federico II. Drawing on KM theories, we encourage to present papers that examine the new digital knowledge management paradigm, employ original methodologies, and offer interesting theoretical and empirical contribution to this research theme. 

Prof. Roberto Cerchione and Prof. Piera Centobelli, Conference Chairs.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline09 February 2022Extended until 24 February 2022
Notification of abstract acceptance23 February 2022
Full paper due for review31 March 2022
Notification of paper acceptance09 June 2022
Earlybird registration closes23 June 2022
Final paper due (with any changes)07 July 2022
Final author payment date28 July 2022
Excellence awards abstract submission23 March 2022Extended until 04 April 2022
Excellence awards notification of abstract acceptance06 April 2022
Excellence awards full case history submission11 May 2022
Excellence awards finalists announced20 June 2022

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.