German Workshop on Knowledge and Experience Management

The annual workshop "Knowledge and Experience Management" is organized by the Special Interest Group on Knowledge Management of the German Informatics society (GI). Its goals are to enable and further the exchange of innovative ideas and practical applications in the field of knowledge and experience management.

Submissions from current research out of these and adjacent areas are welcome. Moreover, contributions that describe work in progress or approaches that have not yet been investigated comprehensively are of special interest. Even provisional approaches should, however, be described sufficiently clear and structured, in order to serve as a basis for interesting discussions among the participants.

The workshop aims to provide a platform for young researchers to present their work and receive feedback from the knowledge and experience management community. Moreover, we invite researchers to contribute to the workshop by resubmitting conference papers and share their ideas with the research community.


Topics of interest

  • Experience & knowledge search and knowledge integration approaches: case-based reasoning, logic-based approaches, text-based approaches, semantic portals/wikis/blogs, Web 2.0, etc.
  • Applications of knowledge and experience management (corporate memories, e-commerce, design, tutoring/e-learning, e-government, software engineering, robotics, medicine, etc.)
  • (Semantic) Web Services for Knowledge Management (KM)
  • Agile approaches within the KM domain
  • Agent-based & Peer-to-Peer KM
  • Just-in-time retrieval and just-in-time knowledge capturing
  • Ways of knowledge representation (ontologies, similarity, retrieval, adaptive knowledge, etc.)
  • Support of authoring and maintenance processes (change management, requirements tracing, (distributed) version control, etc.)
  • Evaluation of KM systems
  • Practical experiences ("lessons learned") with IT aided approaches
  • Integration of KM and business processes
  • Introspection and explanation capabilities of KM systems
  • Application of Linked (Open) Data

Dates & Deadlines

  • Submission of papers: 1 Jul 2011 13 Jul 2011 (extended deadline)
  • Notification of acceptance: 10 Aug 2011
  • Camera ready copies due: 17 Aug 2011
  • Workshop FGWM@LWA: 28-30 Sep 2011


Please use the official LWA templates for Word or Latex. Papers should be between 4 and 8 pages in length and written in English. Please submit your paper using the EasyChair account. This Call for Papers can also be downloaded here.

Program Committee

  • Klaus-Dieter Althoff, University of Hildesheim
  • Joachim Baumeister, denkbares GmbH Würzburg
  • Ralph Bergmann, Univerity of Trier
  • Jörg Cassens, University of Lübeck
  • Andrea Kohlhase, Jacobs University
  • Christoph Lange, Jacobs University
  • Heiko Maus, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
  • Mirjam Minor, Univerity of Trier
  • Ulrich Reimer, FHS St.Gallen
  • Jochen Reutelshoefer, Univerity of Würzburg
  • Bodo Rieger, Univerity of Osnabrück
  • Thomas Roth-Berghofer, University of Hildesheim
  • Ansgar Scherp, University of Koblenz
  • Ralph Traphöner, Attensity Europe GmbH

Intended Audience

The target group includes researchers and practitioners who are interested in developing, applying and analyzing knowledge and experience management systems as well as the scenarios they can be used in. Further, the workshop is a great platform for young reasearchers to present their work. Like in the previous workshops, we encourage PhD students to present their work to a larger group of researchers and get valuable feedback.

All workshop participants have to register for the LWA2011 conference.

Contacts (Organization)

Kerstin Bach
Kompetenzzentrum Case-Based Reasoning
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI) GmbH
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Christian Sauer
Universität Hildesheim
Erklährungsfähige Softwaresysteme
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