The SEKM 2018 workshop aims at bringing together experts in software engineering and knowledge management to discuss on relevant results in either software engineering or knowledge management or both. Special emphasis will be put on the transference of methods between both domains.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Software Engineering Practice
  • Web Engineering
  • Software Maintenance and Testing
  • Formal Methods
  • Domain Engineering
  • Software Product Line
  • Ontology and Methodology
  • Big Data
  • Web-based Education Systems and Learning Applications
  • Software Engineering Decision Making
  • Search Engines and Information Retrieval
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Cloud Computing
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Formal Analysis of Knowledge and Logics of Knowledge
  • Knowledge in Complex Systems and Multi-agent Systems
  • Knowledge Extraction and Knowledge Integration
  • Knowledge-based Software Engineering
  • Knowledge-based and Expert System
  • Complex System Modeling and Complexity
  • Decision Analysis and Decision Support Systems
  • Knowledge Discovery, Data Mining, Text Mining, Recommendation System
  • Knowledge Management Strategies and Practices
  • Web-based Knowledge Management

Conference Companion

Accepted workshop papers will appear in the QRS 2018 conference companion which will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services (CPS). Papers presented at the conference will also be submitted for inclusion into the IEEE Xplore and to all of the A&I (abstracting and indexing) partners (such as the Ei Compendex).

Authors may also choose to publish their papers in an Ei-indexed journal–International Journal of Performability Engineering (IJPE;

Journal Special Issue (TBA)

Best Paper Award

At least one award will be presented. Authors will receive a certificate signed by the President of the IEEE Reliability Society and the Organizers of SEKM 2018.

Panelists Solicitation (TBA)

Important Dates

    April 15, 2018       Submission deadline
    May 15, 2018       Author notification
    June 1, 2018       Camera-ready dues
    July 16-20, 2018       Workshop


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers. Simultaneous submissions to other publications and conferences are not permitted. Detailed instructions for electronic paper submission, panel proposals and review process can be found at

The length of a camera ready paper will be limited to eight pages, including the title of the paper, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 6 keywords.

Authors must follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare papers. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to pay full registration fee and present the paper at the workshop. Arrangements are being made to publish selected accepted papers in reputable journals. The submissions must be in PDF and uploaded to the conference submission site.

  Click here to submit your papers to SEKM 2018

Honored General Chairs

Kokichi Futatsugi Japan Advanced Institute of
Science and Technology
Yoshiteru Nakamori Japan Advanced Institute of
Science and Technology

Program Chairs

Jing Tian Wuhan University of Technology China
Jianwen Xiang Wuhan University of Technology China

Program Committee

Laura CarnevaliUniversity of FlorenceItaly
Jifa GuChinese Academy of SciencesChina
Shigeru HosonoNEC CorporationJapan
Van-Nam HuynhJapan Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyJapan
Weiqiang KongDalian University of TechnologyChina
Guoqiang LiShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina
Tieju MaEast China University of Science and TechnologyChina
Rivalino Matias Jr.Federal University of UberlandiaBrazil
Kazuki MunakataFujitsu Laboratories Ltd.Japan
Masaki NakamuraToyama Prefectural UniversityJapan
Roberto NatellaUniversità degli Studi di Napoli Federico IIItaly
Wei SunCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research OrganisationAustralia
Xijing TangChinese Academy of ScienceChina
Shanmuganathan VasanthapriyanSabaragamuwa University of Sri LankaSri Lanka
Jiangning WuDalian University of TechnologyChina
Haoxiang XiaDalian University of TechnologyChina
Xiwei XuNational Information and Communications TechnologyAustralia
Hongbing YanEast China University of Science and TechnologyChina
Chunhui YangChina Electronic Product Reliability and Environmental Testing Research Institute (CEPREI)China
Chen YuHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyChina
Haitao ZhangJapan Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyJapan
Min ZhangEast China Normal UniversityChina
Dongdong ZhaoWuhan University of TechnologyChina
Zheng ZhengBeihang UniversityChina

Web Masters

Shou-Yu Lee University of Texas at Dallas USA
Xuelin Li University of Texas at Dallas USA

PC Login

Please click here to log in your PC account for SEKM 2018.

Workshop Venue

SEKM 2018 will be held in conjunction with QRS 2018 at Lisbon, Portugal. Please visit the QRS 18 website for further information.

General Inquiries

For more detailed and updated information, please contact Professor Jing Tian at or Professor Jianwen Xiang at

Previous SEKM

  • SEKM 2017 - Prague, Czech Republic (in conjunction with QRS 2017)
  • SEKM 2016 - Vienna, Austria (in conjunction with QRS 2016)
  • SEKM 2015 - Vancouver, Canada (in conjunction with QRS 2015)

SEKM 2018 Program

  Click here to download the conference program.