GWEM2017: 7th German Workshop on Experience Management

This workshop will take place at the 6th Conference "Professional Knowledge Management - knowledge management in the digital era" in Karlsruhe, Germany from 5 - 7 April 2017.


Feb 27, 2017 Workshop schedule is online.
Feb 3, 2017 Submitted papers are currently under review, we plan to send out the notifications by February 17, 2017.
Jan 11, 2017 Paper submission deadline has been extended until January 20, 2017.
Nov 15, 2016 Website goes online, Submissions are open. Deadline for papers is January 12, 2017.


Time Presentation
Thursday, Apr 6 2017
15:30 Welcome and Introduction
Mirjam Minor and Kerstin Bach
15:40-16:40 Experience Management by Reuse of Semantic Workflows
Ralph Bergmann
16:40-17:00 Developing a Prototype of Case-based System Utilizing Fuzzy Logic to Detect Faults of Injection Molding Process (Short Paper)
Sara Nasiri, Ildar Allayarov and Madjid Fathi.
Friday, Apr 7 2017
10:30-11:00 A Scalable Framework for Data-Driven Ontology Evaluation
Daniel Knöll, Martin Atzmueller, Constantin Rieder and Klaus-Peter Scherer.
11:00-11:30 Experience reuse in a workflow-oriented cloud management
Eric Kübler and Mirjam Minor.
11:30-12:00 The Logic of Use and Functioning of Personal KM-supported Experience Management
Ulrich Schmitt.
12:00 Closing of GWEM 2017
Mirjam and Kerstin Bach

Full papers will have a 25 min presentation and a 5 min discussion. Short papers have a 15 min presentation and 5 min discussion.

Workshop Description

Efficient utilization of experience is gaining in importance since expertise, "know how", applied knowledge can be assessed as one of the most important resources and the key issue for successfully competing organizations in almost every sector of economy. In the context of this workshop as well as the workshops previously held in this series, 'experience' is mainly considered as a form of knowledge obtained during the solution of problems. Therefore, similar but not identical issues from approaches developed in Knowledge Management, all aspects of the whole lifecycle of 'experience' are in the focus of this workshop: Analyzing, modeling, storing, retrieving, developing, and reusing experience are major challenges to Experience Management (EM) and hence can be in the center of contributions to this workshop.

Hence, besides the traditionally strong focus of this workshop series on the design, development and integration of intelligent systems and methods for managing experience, subjects relevant in Experience Management may be contributed by different communities from computer science (e.g. aspects of big data in the discovery/use/distribution of experiences), mathematics (e.g. analysis and design of algorithms from machine learning, CBR, network analysis), social science (e.g. modeling and analysis of usage and development of experience in networks, acceptance of experience-based derived solutions), and business administration/economics (e.g. assessing the economic value of EM in enterprises).

The overall objective of this workshop is to provide an interdisciplinary forum where practitioners and researchers can exchange ideas, concepts and solutions concerning the design and implementation of Experience Management systems, present practical experiences from applications in any domain, and discuss future research directions.

Topics of Interest

As already expressed in the aforementioned workshop, submissions from all areas contributing to the development and application of intelligent EM systems are welcome. We explicitly encourage paper submissions which are not mainstream but from communities within mathematica, social sciences or economics in order to obtain a more interdisciplinary view on the subject. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Modeling, representation, discovery, and use of experience
  • Case-Based Reasoning
  • Retrieval techniques
  • Semantic technologies
  • Data-driven EM, EM with big data
  • Methods and approaches for integrating EM into organizations and their (business) processes
  • Software engineering aspects of EM systems
  • Case studies for EM from any application domain (e.g. finance, industry 4.0, commerce, eHealth, science, cloud computing)
  • Aspects of EM in organizations (e.g. Demographic shifts and HR challenges among others)
  • EM in society, energy and sustainability


All papers are to be submitted via the EasyChair system and can be submitted here. Papers should be in Springer LNCS format. Author's instructions, along with LaTeX and Word macro files, are available at Springer's website.

Submissions should be original papers that have not already been published elsewhere. However, papers may include previously published results that support a new theme, as long as all past publications are fully referenced.

We accept two types of submissions: Full papers (up to 16 pages) and Short papers (up to five pages). Full papers are for mature work, requiring lengthy explanations of the conceptual background, methodology and data as well as an analysis. Short papers are for work that makes significant contributions, but that is still in progress, of smaller scale, or that can be reported briefly.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: January 12, 2017 January 20, 2017 (extended)
  • Notification Date: February 17, 2017
  • Camera-Ready Deadline: Mar 1, 2017
  • Workshop date: 5.-7. April 2017



Program Committee Members