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Full papers, short papers, posters, round table discussion, and workshops

We welcome proposals for full papers, short papers, posters, round table discussion,and workshops. The 16th International ISKO conference invites KO academics, practitioners, developers and students of innovative ideas and solutions to submit abstracts for consideration. Criteria for acceptance include originality, clarity of expression, and relevance to the conference theme. Proposals should have a sound basis in KO theory. Submissions must be previously unpublished research that are not under review for another conference or journal. Full paper, short paper and poster submissions will be double-blind reviewed, and must be fully anonymized when submitted. Submissions for round table discussions and workshops will be single-blind reviewed, and should not be anonymized.

We have planned a two-step review process for full papers, short papers and posters where first 1) abstracts will be reviewed and accepted for further development, and 2) later accepted as either full paper, short paper, or poster when a full, developed version has been submitted. Please provide an abstract in English of 300-500 words (including references) as the first step by 15 October 2019, and indicate whether you plan for a full or short paper presentation, or a poster. We will let you know by 11. November 2919 whether your proposal has been accepted for further development. Full, developed papers and posters should be submitted for final review by 7 February 2020. On 6 March 2020 the paper will be finally accepted as either full paper, short paper, or poster.

Deadline for round table discussion and workshop proposals is 7 February 2020 (extended deadline). Round table and workshop proposals will be accepted on 6 March 2020. Editorial guidelines will be available via the conference website from September 2019.

The two-step review procedure for full and short papers has been developed to meet requirements from several European research and funding agencies concerning peer review and performance measures. Any queries regarding the submission process should be sent to ISKOconference@hum.aau.dk.

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All accepted papers are published in the conference proceedings.

Submission types

Full papers: 

8 pages + max 2 pages references. Accepted full papers will be published in the proceedings, and presented as paper presentations at the conference. 30  minutes presentation.

Short papers: 

4 pages + max 1 page references. A short paper could present a more focused study of smaller scope than a full paper. For example, work in progress, preliminary research analysis, or late-breaking results are suitable for short papers. Accepted short papers will be published in the proceedings, and presented as short paper presentations at the conference. 15 minutes presentation.

Round Table Discussions:

2 pages – max. ½ page references. Round table discussions are open discussion of a topic introduced and framed by the organizer. 40 minutes discussions. Round table discussions may include short presentations, but should be designed and framed with participation in mind i.e. not as an expert panel limiting discussion to only a few participants.


2 pages – max ½ page references. Accepted posters will be published in the proceedings and presented at a poster session.  


4 pages including references. Workshops should be highly interactive and could be either full-day or half-day. Workshops should take a form that seeks active involvement of participants around for example a concept, method, model or technology.

Key Dates

Notification for acceptance of abstracts for further development: 11.11.2019

Deadline for submission of full papers, short papers or poster for final review: 07.02.2020 (extended deadline)

Deadline for submission of round table discussions and workshop proposal: 07.02.2020

Notification for acceptance of full papers, short papers, and posters: 06.03.2020

Notification for acceptance of round table discussions and workshop proposal: 06.03.2020

Submission deadline extended to 7th February 2020