at the LWDA 2018, Universität Mannheim, 22.08.-24.08.2018
The annual workshop FGWM is organized by the Special Interest Group on Knowledge Management of the German Informatics society (GI). It 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 accepted conference papers to share their current work with the research community.
Please note, that re-submissions are presented at the workshop but are not included in the FGWM proceedings.
Topics of Interest
Submissions from all areas contributing to the development and application of knowledge and experience management systems are welcome.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
The official workshop languages are German and English. In particular, contributions can be in English or German but presentations should be in English to ensure that English speaking participants can always follow. Please have a look at the “WM-Workshop Manifesto” below for convincing reasons to submit to and participate in the FG WM-Workshop.
The target group includes researchers and practitioners who are interested in developing, applying and analyzing knowledge and experience management systems as well as application 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.
Submissions should be alternatively:
All contributions must be submitted via EasyChair as PDF at: easychair.org/
Please select the track “Wissensmanagement (FGWM)” when submitting your paper. The publication of the conference proceedings will be with CEUR Workshop Proceedings (CEUR-WS.org).
All papers should be formatted with Springer LNCS:
All workshop participants have to register for the LWDA 2018 conference.
The contact persons for all questions regarding the organization of the workshop is Pascal Reuss (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The SIG Knowledge Management (Fachgruppe Wissensmanagement, in short FGWM) of the German Informatics Society (GI) annually organizes a workshop within the LWDA 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.
- there is ample discussion time for each of the presented papers,
- it gives the opportunity to present work in progress, possibly in its early stages only,
- there is the possibility for break-out sessions on topics to be discussed more deeply.
- present and discuss preliminary work,
- get feedback on their work from a larger audience with people having quite different viewpoints,
- get accustomed to presenting and defending their work at scientific events.
- fostering the next generation of researchers (like a doctoral symposium but across institutions),
- helping to maintain a high quality of PhD work,
- recruiting research staff (master students looking for PhD positions, PhD students looking for postdoc positions).
A statement by a young researcher why she finds the workshop series attractive
“The 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 by a senior researcher why he finds the 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.”