The 2nd i-IKM 2021 conference held in Dhaka

Md. Monirul Islam, 27 June 2021

The 2nd International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (i-IKM) 2021 was held in Dhaka during 24-26 June 2021. The Department of Information Studies and Library Management, East West University, in association with East West University Library, organized the Conference virtually. The theme of the 2nd i-IKM 2021 was “Information and Knowledge Management, Innovation and Awareness for Sustainable Library and Information Institutions”. 

The inaugural ceremony of the conference was held on 24 June 2021 (Thursday) at 7:30 PM. Mr. M. A. Mannan, MP, Honorable Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Ministry of Planning was present at the occasion as the chief guest. Professor Dr. Mohammed Farashuddin, Chief Advisor and founder Vice Chancellor of East West University graced the event as the program chair. Dr. Muhammad Ziaulhaq Mamun, Pro-Vice Chancellor, East West University presented as special guest. The Conference Chair, Dr. Dilara Begum, Chairperson, Department of Information Studies and Library Management, East West University was also present at the occasion. The keynote paper was presented by Dr. Anna Maria Tammaro, Professor, University of Parma, Italy at the inaugural ceremony.

At the outset of the program the honorable chief guest along with the program chair, special guest and conference chair inaugurated the conference e-proceedings. The chief guest of the program on his speech emphasized that a sustainable information institution is helping the government in attaining the SDGs and playing role in building knowledge-based society and also acknowledged the initiative taken by the organizer.

A total of forty-nine papers will be presented across the technical sessions on 25 and 26 June 2021. Diversified issues related with information and knowledge management will be highlighted and discussed in these sessions. The scholars from USA, Italy, Mexico, Australia, Indonesia, Bosnia Herzegovina, South Africa, Sweden, Hong Kong, Turkey and India will participate in the technical sessions to share insights, practices and experiences from their respective countries.

The closing ceremony of the Conference was held on 26 June 2021 (Saturday) at 8.30 PM. Professor Dr Roshan Lal Raina, VC, JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur, India, was present in the session as the chief guest while Professor Dr Jagtar Singh, Former Head, Department of Library and Information Science, and Former Dean, Faculty of Education and Information Science, Punjabi University, India was present as the special guest.

Dilara Begum, Associate Professor and Chairperson, Department of Information Studies and Library Management East West University, Bangladesh, conducted the event as the Conference Chair.