International Conference on Business and Knowledge Management & Doctoral Symposium

Dubai, April 27-29, 2012

The International conference on Business and Knowledge Management & Doctoral Symposium will take place at the Holiday Inn Bur Dubai- Embassy District from April 27-29, 2012. The conference is dedicated to research and best practice within the business and knowledge management areas. The call for papers/abstracts is now open.

About the conference

The international conference is a place for researchers, academics, and practitioners alike to come together and share their knowledge, research and best practices. The conference is open to all areas of business and knowledge management, including but not limited to: Management, Accounting, Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Technology Management, Operations Management, Information Systems, Economics, Electronic Commerce, etc.

Journal Publication
Full papers accepted for the conference will be published in a special issue of The International Journal of Innovations in Business. The previous CIBMP conferences have been sponsored by various journals including The International Journal of Online Marketing and the International Journal of Finance and Management, both of which published papers from the conference.

Doctoral Symposium
Doctoral researchers (PhD scholars) are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in the doctoral symposium which is being held concurrently. The doctoral symposium offers PhD scholars the opportunity to share their research or ideas with other like-minded individuals and get feedback. You can submit an abstract of your research. The research can be in any stage of the process. You will benefit from getting feedback on your work, meeting other students who may be doing similar work and the opportunity to network with people from all across the globe.

Quick paper selection process
All papers are blind peer reviewed. However, we endeavor to get back to you in the shortest possible time frame. The conference works on a first come, first reserve basis. Once a paper has been submitted, it will be sent off to reviewers. If the paper passes the criteria for selection, i.e. it gets enough marks from the reviewers, a notification will be sent immediately. Hence, there is no need to wait for deadlines, and you as the author will get a reply in a short period of time, allowing you to make appropriate arrangements for your travel, etc.

Online presentations
For those speakers who are unable to attend the conference physically, you can still have your paper published! We will allow you to make an online presentation. You can send us your presentation and/or a video, which will then be uploaded to the site. This will allow you to have a paper published, and get feedback! Please contact us if you have any issues in getting to Dubai, and would like to arrange an online presentation. You can get in touch with us at

Important Dates
Although we can provide a relatively fast decision on your paper, we do have a limited number of spaces available for presenters. Therefore it is suggested that you send us your papers as soon as possible. Never-the-less the following are a list important dates for you to put down in your diaries:

Abstract submission final date: CLOSED

Last date for registration: CLOSED

Conference date April 28, 2020

Volunteer to be a reviewer / session chair
If you would like to volunteer to be a reviewer or session chair, please email us your name, institute of affiliation, position, and the topic areas you can review.

Submitting a paper
Please submit an abstract of your paper with a word limit of 600 words. We welcome all forms of research methodologies, including case studies, quantitative research, in-depth interviews, focus groups, other qualitative research, as well as practitioner cases. When submitting the abstract, please make two documents. The first should have the names, affiliations, and contact details of the authors, as well as the title of the paper, and up to 5 keywords that describe the paper. The second document will have the main body of your paper, with its title. Please do not include any author details in the abstract / paper submission.
Once an abstract is accepted, you can also choose to have your full paper published in the journal. All abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. Full papers should be no longer than 20 double spaced pages, including references and appendices. Papers should be referenced in the Harvard Referencing format. Papers should be original work, and not have been published elsewhere. By submitting a paper to the conference, the authors agree that their work has not been published elsewhere, and is their original work.
Please send your submissions to:

Organize a special session
If you would like to arrange a special session on a particular topic of interest then you will need to submit a proposal for this. The special session can be any topic, however you need to justify its relevant to the conference. You should also specify the proposed speakers within this session. Please note, if you wish to submit a proposal for a special session, you will be responsible for arranging the speakers for this session.

Conference Fee

Member’s Fee: £150
Student’s Fee: £250
Normal Registration Fee: £ 300

Please note online presentation fee remains the same as above.


The conference will be held at Al- Majlis, Holiday Inn Bur Dubai- Embassy District.

Dubai has become a thriving city and tourist destination with more than 10 million visitors a year. Having expanded along both banks of the Creek, Dubai is divided into two parts - Deira on the northern side and Bur Dubai to the south, as well as the top tourist destination of Jumeirah.

Abras, the traditional water taxis, are regularly used each day to cross people over to either side of the Creek. Each side has its share of fine mosques and public buildings, shopping malls, hotels, office towers, banks, hospitals, schools, apartments and villas. Dubai is blessed with golden sunshine and silvery beaches, world-class golf facilities and an upcoming Sports City.

From the timeless tranquility of the desert to the lively bustle of the souk, Dubai does not only boast the best contemporary sightings but has also preserved some of the most intriguing historical attractions.

Some of the most extraordinary attractions in Dubai include Burj Khalifa, Hydropolis Underwater Hotel, Atlantis Resort & Hotel, The World Islands, Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Mosque, Dubai Museum, Jumeirah Beach Park etc.

The Dubai Shopping Festival organized each year makes the city a shopper’s paradise. The city also hosts The Dubai World Cup (horse race), PGA desert classic golf tournament, camel race and other sports events that generate ample interest among fans and race enthusiasts. For tourist information please visit the following links:

You’ll find that Holiday Inn Bur Dubai - Embassy District is a convenient location and it is ideal for ensuring a strong mix of productive business and enjoyable leisure time.

The full address for Al- Majlis, Holiday Inn Bur Dubai- Embassy District is: Bur Dubai, Al- Hamriya, 20th Street, P.O Box: 111454, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Holiday Inn Bur Dubai- Embassy District is situated on a walking distance from Burjuman mall and the main metro station that provides you a gateway to Dubai’s main districts & attractions with the Dubai Museum, Dubai Souk and Dubai Creek right on its doorstep.
210 stylish and spacious rooms offer you all the modern facilities one would expect for a comfortable stay, from the Holiday Inn pillow menu, to the 32″LCD HD TV, minibar, digital safe box, Iron & Iron board, Tea & coffee making facilities.

The large ballroom with a capacity of 400 guests or the 5 well equipped meeting rooms; all with natural daylight are perfect for any corporate or family event. Savor a delicious Holiday Inn buffet breakfast or a meal at Anwar restaurant and enjoy your free time at The Two Guineas English Pub while watching the major sports events on giant screen.

Enjoy the Dubai sunset from our rooftop pool and stay fit in spacious and highly equipped Gym and relax in the steam & sauna rooms.

The hotel is offering the conference delegates special rates which are as follows:
- Standard Room: AED 450 Net BB
- Executive Room: AED 600 Net BB
- Executive Suite: AED 850 Net BB
* The above rates are including:
1. Taxes
2. Breakfast
3. Internet
4. Airport Transfers (for Executive rooms & Executive suites ONLY)

Contact Us:
To submit a paper / abstract / special session:
To become a reviewer at the conference:

Here is a picture gallery of the recent Global Conference held at City University London.

Conference proceedings are available in the Library section of this web site.