IEEE International Workshop on Software Engineering and Knowledge Management (SEKM 2021)


The SEKM 2021 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.

Special Issue of Journal of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Science)

All papers accepted by SEKM 2021 will be invited to submit their extened versions to a special issue of the EI-Indexed Journal of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Science) published by Shanghai Jiaotong University.


The list of topics includes, but is 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


Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers. Simultaneous submissions to other 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. Each paper should include a title, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 6 keywords. Shorter version papers (up to four pages) are also allowed.

All papers must conform to the QRS conference proceedings format (PDF | Word DOCX | Latex) and Submission Guideline set in advance by QRS 2021 co-located workshops. 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. Submissions must be in PDF format and uploaded to the conference submission site.


Workshop Chairs

Guoqiang Li's avatar
Guoqiang Li

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Xingya Wang's avatar
Xingya Wang

Nanjing Tech University

Program Committee

Lili BoYangzhou University
Laura CarnevaliUniversity of Florence
Chunrong FangNanjing University
Jifa GuChinese Academy of Sciences
Shigeru HosonoNEC Corporation
Gang HouDalian University of Technology
Yan HuDalian University of Technology
Van-Nam HuynhJapan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Weiqiang KongDalian University of Technology
Guoqiang LiShanghai Jiao Tong University
Tieju MaEast China University of Science and Technology
Rivalino Matias Jr.Federal University of Uberlandia
Kazuki MunakataFujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
Masaki NakamuraToyama Prefectural University
Roberto NatellaUniversità degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Wei SunCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Xijing TangChinese Academy of Science
Shanmuganathan VasanthapriyanSabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
Jiangning WuDalian University of Technology
Haoxiang XiaDalian University of Technology
Xiwei XuNational Information and Communications Technology
Hongbing YanEast China University of Science and Technology
Chunhui YangChina Electronic Product Reliability and Environmental Testing Research Institute (CEPREI)
Chen YuHuazhong University of Science and Technology
Haitao ZhangJapan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Min ZhangEast China Normal University
Dongdong ZhaoWuhan University of Technology
Zheng ZhengBeihang University

Previous SEKM

  • SEKM 2020 - Macau (in conjunction with QRS 2020)
  • SEKM 2019 - Sofia (in conjunction with QRS 2019)
  • SEKM 2018 - Lisbon (in conjunction with QRS 2018)
  • SEKM 2017 - Prague (in conjunction with QRS 2017)