Knowledge and Information Systems
An International Journal
ISSN: 0219-1377 (printed version)
ISSN: 0219-3116 (electronic version)
by Springer

Call for Papers

Aims and Scope

Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS) provides an international forum for researchers and professionals to share their knowledge and report new advances on all topics related to knowledge systems and advanced information systems. This peer-reviewed archival journal publishes state-of-the-art research reports on emerging topics in KAIS, reviews of important techniques in related areas, and application papers of interest to a general readership.

The journal focuses on knowledge systems and advanced information systems, including their theoretical foundations, infrastructure, enabling technologies and emerging applications. We solicit submissions of original research, and experience and vision papers that address this theme. Survey papers on emerging topics will receive especially preferential and supportive reviews. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

We publish critical review papers to discuss the state of the art in particular areas, as well as state-of-the-art research reports. Accepted papers are grouped for publication so that individual issues focus on a small number of theme areas. In addition to archival papers, the journal also publishes significant on-going research in the form of Short Papers (limited to 5000 words), and very short papers on "visions and directions" (no more than 3000 words, excluding bibliography). We conduct reviews in a timely fashion and inform authors of decisions with a target turnaround time of 3 months.

Selected papers from relevant conferences are welcome. Good papers with high quality reviews can be accepted after the expansion and revision is verified by an Associate Editor of the Editorial Board. Conference organizers are invited to contact the Editor-in-Chief for further information.


Xindong Wu
Key Laboratory of Knowledge Engineering with Big Data (the Ministry of Education of China)
Hefei University of Technology
Hefei, China

Submission Information for Authors

Authors are invited to submit complete and original papers, which have not been published elsewhere and are not currently under consideration for another journal or conference. All submitted papers are thoroughly reviewed for originality, soundness, significance, presentation, and relevance. Manuscripts must include an abstract and a list of keywords, and should be limited to 15,000 words (5,000 words for short papers).

The journal emphasizes timely processing of submissions and minimal backlogs in publication time. We review papers and advise authors of their paper status with a target turnaround time of 3 months.

Paper files. Any format is acceptable for paper submissions. Only after your paper is accepted, the Editor-in-Chief will provide formatting instructions for the final manuscript submission.

Paper submissions: Please use the following link and follow the submission instructions at the Springer submission website:

Paper submissions by e-mail are not acceptable.

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