About Us

This third edition is the continuation of the international workshop on Educational Knowledge Management (EKM). The first edition was in 2014 in conjunction with the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW), which was held in Linköping, Sweden, from 24 to 28 November 2014, and the second one with EKAW 2016, in Bologna, Italy.


The high volume of information in organizations has led researchers to starting to understand and appreciate knowledge and search how to manage it. Knowledge management aims to retrieve and share information within databases, documents or know-how of organizations’ employees in order to help them to cooperate and improve their ideas, increase the opportunities for innovation, and therefore enable organizations to better stay ahead of the competition. Many organizations such as business, industrial, and medical ones are implementing technologies and tools to better manage their knowledge. However, these tools, and techniques can be applied in the educational domain. The interest in Knowledge Management for the educational domain has been growing in recent years. This can be seen in the series of conferences organized by the International Educational Data Mining Society and in papers discussing the role of knowledge management in higher education. As education is increasingly occurring online or in educational software, resulting in an explosion of data, new technologies such as semantic web and data mining techniques are being developed and tested, aiming for instance to improve educational effectiveness, determine the key factors to the success of educational training, support basic research on learning, or manage educational training by satisfying the needs of a community, local industry, or professional development. In this workshop, we welcome submissions reporting original research presenting how the web technologies can resolve any problem of managing and exploring information in the educational area in schools, colleges, universities, and other academic or professional learning institutions. Indeed, how these technologies can face the current evolution of educational systems especially the mobility of students/teachers involved in interactive learning, the improvement of student retention and graduation rates, analyze the importance of social media and games in learning, generate exam’s questions from text files, etc.

  • We welcome papers describing original work applied to education. A non-exhaustive list of topics for the workshop includes the following:

  • Educational knowledge management and ontologies
  • Educational data mining
  • Educational Linked data and semantic web
  • Knowledge acquisition, extraction, and reuse in education
  • Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Human computer Interaction in Education
  • Natural language processing to improve educational effectiveness
  • Providing feedback to teachers and other stakeholders generated from EKM methods
  • Learner or student modeling
  • Learning analytics
  • Improving educational software
  • Practice learning experiences and techniques
  • Evaluating and improving teacher’s support
  • Educational knowledge evolution
  • Social media and games in learning
  • Global Issues in Education and Research

Program committee

  • Karim Sehaba, University of Lyon 2, France
  • Lilia Cheniti-Belcadhi, University of Sousse, Tunisia
  • Anne Boyer, University of Lorraine, France
  • Christopher Thorn, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, USA
  • Steffen Lohmann, Fraunhofer IAIS / Universität Bonn, Germany
  • Catherine Faron Zucker, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
  • Jun Tao, University of Notre Dame, USA
  • Yacine Lafifi, University of 8 May 1945 Guelma, Algeria
  • Ayako Hoshino, Security Research Laboratories, NEC Corp., Japan
  • Laura Farinetti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Hugo Jacquin, Galatasaray University, Turkey
  • François Bouchet, LIP6, Sorbonne University, France
  • Marie-Hélène Abel, University of technology of Compiègne, Sorbonne University, France
  • Ricardo Ribeiro, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany


Inaya Lahoud

Galatasaray University,   Turkey

Elsa Cardoso

Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal

Nada Matta

University of Technology of Troyes, France


Serge Garlatti

IMT Atlantique, France

Talk title: Open Learner Models and Knowledge Management for Life-Long Learning

Elsa Cardoso

Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal

Talk title: Learning Analytics

Event Schedule

Submission instructions

We solicit full papers and short papers. Full papers should be of 8 pages in length. Short papers should be 4 pages and should clearly include “Short Paper” with the submission. Short papers may be presented as posters or oral. You may indicate your preference with the submission. The papers must be in good English in PDF format using the ‘sigconf’ ACM template . For details see the ACM Author Instructions . The camera-ready of accepted papers should be submitted as HTML5 document.
Papers must be submitted through EasyChair. Click here to submit your paper.
The proceedings of this workshop will be published in the ACM Digital Library within the Web Conference proceedings.
Selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their works to a special issue that will be published as part of the “International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning”.

Important dates

* Manuscript submission deadline: 10 January 2018 3 February 2018
* Notification of acceptance: 16 February 2018 18 February 2018
* Early-bird registrations deadline: 21 February 2018
* Camera ready proceedings: 04 March, 2018
* Workshop will be held on April 23rd, 2018

Event Location

Cité | Centre de Congrès | Lyon
50 avenue Charles De Gaulles
69463 Lyon Cedex 06

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