The 4th International Symposium on Knowledge Management & 
E-Learning (KMEL 2014)

co-located with the 13th International Conference on Web-based Learning (ICWL2014)
Tallinn, Estonia, Aug 13-16, 2014


Fierce competition, globalization, and dynamic economy have forced organizations to search for new ways to improve competitive advantage. In pursuance of this, knowledge is seen as the core resource and learning is viewed as the important process. It is crucial for organizations to enhance the capabilities for effective learning and knowledge management (KM), especially via using information and communication technologies in the digital economy.

The creation, operation, and evolution of such research and practice raise concerns that range from high-level requirements and policy modeling through to the deployment of specific implementation technologies and paradigms, and involve a wide and ever-growing range of methods, tools, and technologies. They also cover a broad spectrum of vertical domains, industry segments, and even government sectors.

We are now in our 4th year, after our first meeting in Hong Kong in 2011, Sinaia, Romania in 2012, and Kenting, Taiwan in 2013.

This event intentionally seeks educators, researchers, scientists, engineers, industry people, policy makers, decision makers, and others who have insight, vision, and understanding of the big challenges in Knowledge Management and E-Learning (KM&EL) of interest include but are not limited to the theoretical, technical, or empirical aspects of the following:

Submission and Publication

Authors are invited to submit full papers (maximum 10 pages). Papers should be written according to the Springer LNCS format:

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Each paper will be reviewed by at least two program committee members. Acceptance will be based on overall relevance, significance for cross-disciplinary dialogue, originality, and clarity and quality of presentation. There is no fixed acceptance rate. We welcome all quality contributions that are in accordance with ICWL workshops’standards and the topic and goals of our proposed workshop.

All accepted papers presented in the workshop will be published in a Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) volume.

To attract more submissions of high-quality paper, the organizers (who are the respective editor-in-chief) are arranging a special issue in the International Journal on Systems and Service-oriented Engineering (IJSSOE) or Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL) after the proposal is accepted.

Important Dates
Paper submission due: May 31, 2014
Author notification: June 10, 2014
Camera Ready due: June 17, 2014
Conference Dates: August 13-16, 2014


1. Dr. Dickson K. W. CHIU, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (primary contact) 
Dickson K.W. Chiu received the B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Computer Studies from the University of Hong Kong in 1987. He received the M.Sc. (1994) and the Ph.D. (2000) degrees in Computer Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He started his own computer company while studying part-time. He has also taught at several universities in Hong Kong. His research interest is in service computing with a cross-disciplinary approach, involving workflows, software engineering, information technologies, agents, information system management, security, and databases. The results have been widely published in about 150 papers in international journals and conference proceedings (most of them have been indexed by SCI, SCI-E, EI, and SSCI), including many practical master and undergraduate project results. He received a best paper award in the 37th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences in 2004. He is the founding Editor-in-chief of the International Journal on Systems and Service-Oriented Engineering and the ICST Transaction on e-Business. He also serves in the editorial boards of several international journals. He co-founded several international workshops and co-edited several journal special issues. He also served as a program committee member for over 100 international conferences and workshops. He is a Senior Member of both the ACM and the IEEE, and a life member of the Hong Kong Computer Society.

2. Dr. Maggie M. Wang, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong 

Minhong Wang is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. She received her Ph.D. in Information Systems from City University of Hong Kong in 2005. Her current research interests include e-learning, Web-based training and professional development, knowledge management, complex process management, and information systems. She has published papers in Information & Management, Computers & Education, IEEE Transactions on Education, Educational Technology & Society, Expert Systems with Applications, Knowledge-based Systems, Journal of Knowledge Management, among others. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Knowledge Management & E-Learning: an International Journal (KM&EL), and serves on the Editorial Board of several international journals.


Tentative PC Members (from Review Board of KM&EL and IJSSOE)

Patricia A. Abbott, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Elizabeth Borycki, University of Victoria, Canada
Michael Chau, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Irene Y.L. Chen, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
Lei Chen, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Kuan-Chung Chen, National University of Tainan, Taiwan
Xiaochun Cheng, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Chi-hung Chi, Tsing Hua University, China
Alexandra I. Cristea, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Liya Ding, Macau University of Science and Technology, China
Xun Ge, University of Oklahoma, United States
Sabine Graf, Athabasca University, Canada
David Guralnick, Kaleidoscope Learning, New York, United States
Heinz Ulrich Hoppe, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Haiyang Hu, Zhejiang Gongshang University, China
Wendy W. Y. Hui, University of Nottingham at Ningbo, China
Patrick C.K. Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Hiroshi Igaki, Kobe University, Japan
Tsukasa Ishigaki, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Jiyou Jia, Peking University, China
Eleanna Kafeza, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Kengo Katayama, Okayama University of Science, Japan
David M. Kennedy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Rajiv Khosla, La Trobe University, Australia
Ichiro Kobayashi, Ochanomizu University, Japan
Mario Koeppen, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Siu Cheung Kong, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
P. Radha Krishna, SET Labs - Infosys Technologies Ltd., India
Andre W. Kushniruk, University of Victoria, Canada
Carmen Ka Man Lam, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Jean H.Y. Lai, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Raymond Y.K. Lau, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Chien-Sing Lee, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Chei Sian Lee, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Ho-fung Leung, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Xiaojing Liu, Indiana University, United States
Pierre Levy, The University of Ottawa, Canada
Tieyan Li, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore
Fu-ren Lin, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Wenyin Liu, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Edwin Lughofer, Fuzzy Logic Laboratorium Linz-Hagenberg, Austria
Zongwei Luo, University of Hong Kong, China
Yinghua Ma, Shanghai JiaoTong University, China
Huiye Ma, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Akira Maeda, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Mitsunori Matsushita, Kansai University, Japan
Farid Meziane, Salford University, UK
Marcelo Milrad, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Atsuyuki Morishima, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Anders Morch, University of Oslo, Norway
Jürgen Moormann, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany
Koichi Moriyama, Osaka University, Japan
Sanaz Mostaghim, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Yoichi Motomura, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science
Kiyoshi Nakabayashi, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan
Eugenia M.W. NG, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
Mark E. Nissen, Naval Postgraduate School, United States
Murali Raman, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Waltraut Ritter, Knowledge Enterprises, Hong Kong
Qiyun Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Mudasser F. Wyne, National University, United States
Ming-Hsiung Ying, Chung-Hua University, Taiwan
Jianwei Zhang, State University of New York at Albany, United States
Xiaohui Zhao, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand