The annual workshop FGWM is organized by the Special Interest Group on Knowledge Management of the German Informatics society, which 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 conference papers to share their ideas with the research community.
Submissions from all areas contributing to the development and application of intelligent knowledge and experience management systems are welcome. We explicitly encourage paper submissions that are not mainstream but from communities within mathematics, social sciences or economics in order to obtain a more interdisciplinary view on the subject. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
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 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 applicable 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: up to 6 pages long for short papers, from 7 up to 12 pages long for full papers, One-pager summaries for resubmissions recently published at other renowned conferences (excluded from proceedings!) All contributions must be submitted via EasyChair as PDF at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lwda2021 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 the customized CEUR template: https://www.overleaf.com/read/sxqkrwncfrhg. All workshop participants have to register for the LWDA 2021 conference.
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. The workshop is not a mini-conference but a real workshop because
“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.”
“The FGWM workshop provides senior researchers not only with a platform for presenting their own research interests and discussing 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.”