The 4th Africa Regional Conference on Knowledge Management

4ARCKM 2018

Call for Papers


Information Africa Organization provides a regional platform for professional communication and understanding of the significance of Knowledge Management (KM) for innovation and sustainability. It gives a voice to KM on a regional scale and follows the developments in KM, promoting its practical implementation within Africa.

The 4th ARCKM is organized by IAO to bring together Knowledge creators, users, managers to help stakeholders understand the role of knowledge in leadership, innovation and creativity for improved service delivery.

Papers presenting innovative projects, experience, initiatives or services with a strong collaborative cross-border or regional dimension are preferred. Papers should reflect the 2018 conference theme, ‘’Knowledge Management for Leadership, Innovation, Creativity and Sustainability”

Theme: Knowledge Management for Leadership, Innovation, Creativity and Sustainability

Sub theme 1: Knowledge Management and Economy

  • Indigenous knowledge in economic development
  • K-Economy, K-community and K-enterprise
  • Public and private policy for the knowledge economy
  • Entrepreneurship and business models of the knowledge based economy
  • Education sector in the knowledge economy
  • Ethical considerations of the knowledge economy

Sub theme 2: Knowledge Management for Organizational growth

  • Knowledge management in business and competitive intelligence: applications in the enterprise, principles and case studies
  • Knowledge Technologies and Applications
  •  Benchmarking, impact measurement and performance evaluation of    knowledge management applications in the Enterprise
  • Communication, collaboration and knowledge sharing
  • Learning Organization & Organizational Learning
  • Best Practices & Communities of Practice: projects and case studies

Sub theme 3: Innovation in Knowledge Management

  • Information and knowledge societies in low technology countries
  • Cloud computing applications to knowledge management and human capital development
  • Innovations on the corporate culture of an organization
  • Content management and context modeling: patenting copy right, fair use and digital rights & digital rights management
  • Innovative systems and practices
  • Knowledge framework, policy analyses and theoretical approach

Sub theme 4: Knowledge Management for Governance and Advocacy 

  • Social media in governance and advocacy
  • Transformational Leadership on Public Service Reforms
  • Information Technology in Governance and Government Policy Making
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • KM in Devolved Systems
  • e-Government
  • Governance of knowledge in digital era

 Sub theme 5: Knowledge Management and Information

  • Km in financial, insurance and institutions
  • Digital libraries, Archives and Repositories
  • Knowledge Management and open access
  • Knowledge Management strategies and implementations: case studies
  • Knowledge Reengineering; Knowledge Relationship Discovery
  • Telecommunication and Information Networking
  • KM in academic and research institutions
  • Knowledge sources, acquisition, storage, transfer and sharing for information managers
  • Convergence of KM and Information Management

Sub theme 6: The 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR)

  • Smart and connected machines and systems
  • Nanotechnology
  • Gene sequencing
  • Renewable energy
  • Quantum computing
  • 3D printing
  • Driverless cars
  • Robotics, drones, and biological breakthroughs
  • Block-chain technologies and cryptocurrency

Submissions and selection process:

Should you be interested in contributing, please provide:

  • Name and affiliation of presenter(s)
  • The title of the paper /poster
  • An abstract of the paper or presentation of 300-500 words, in English
  • Brief biographical information of presenter(s)
  • Contact information including email address

Please send your abstract by 15th June 2018 to addresses:  cc

For further inquiries and queries contact conference administrator:

Edward Lodenyo (; Tel: +254 721316416)

The submitted material will be reviewed by the conference editorial committee. The selection will be based on the abstracts and rated on how well they fit the program theme.

Communication of acceptance of the papers will be sent out by 30th July 2018.

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