KCWS-2018 Info


Basic Information

Organised by the World Capital Institute, la Universidad de La laguna and the Humboldt Cosmos Multiversity

The 11th Knowledge Cities World Summit (KCWS-2018) will be held in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

Tenerife is the largest and most populated island of the seven Canary Islands.
The island receives about five million tourists annually, and it is one of the most important tourist destinations in Spain and the world.
Tenerife has been investing on knowledge economy for quite some time and the summit will help strengthening its knowledge island endeavour and strategies.
The Summit aims to contribute to the discussion on the importance and trends of knowledge-based development theory and practice.

Academics, professional practitioners, civil servants and policymakers of the world are included in the discussions from a wide range of disciplines to share their knowledge and experiences with the summit delegates.

In addition to significant academic and professional presentations, the Summit will also provide opportunities for practical exercises in workshops and small group sessions in innovative formats.


Here you can see the speakers


Knowledge Cities World Summit 2018 - Cartel_A3 - November

Conference topics

Summit Theme

  • Knowledge islands

            Summit Topics*

  • Knowledge islands, cities and regions
  • Local knowledge: clusters, hubs, precincts, districts, communities and regions
  • Knowledge economy and society
  • Capital Systems and Knowledge Markets
  • Alternative Economic Cultures & The Anthropocene
  • Knowledge citizens, democratic participation and political action
  • Knowledge, creativity, science, innovation and technology policy
  • Knowledge-based businesses, industries and services

*Other topics relevant to the Summit will also be considered


Summit Chairs

  • Javier Carrillo (Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey)
  • Guenter Koch (Humboldt Cosmos Multiversity)
  • Tan Yigitcanlar (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Jamile Sabatini (Diretora de Inovação e Fomento da Associação Brasileira das Empresas de Software (ABES))

Organizing committee

  • Rodrigo Trujillo González (Universidad de La Laguna)


Social/Technical tours

To be announced

Basic dates; Abstract/Papers/Workshops submission dates

The 11th Knowledge Cities World Summit (KCWS-2018) will be held in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

  • Abstract, workshop, presentation proposal submission: 30 Jul 2018
  • Proposal acceptance notification: 15 Aug 2018
  • Full paper submission (peer-review): 30 Sep 2018
  • Full paper submission (no peer-review): 30 Sep 2018
  • Full paper acceptance notification: 15 Oct 2018
  • Early bird registration: 27 Aug 2018
  • Regular registration deadline: 19 Nov 2018

Submission and review management procedure

    All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

For submission your paper, please fill the form and send your preprint to Secretariat:

Dr. Jamile Sabatini-Marques: kcws.secretariat@gmail.com

    Authors of the selected papers presented at the Summit will be invited to adapt their papers for publication in the regular or special issues of the following journals*: International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development

*Others to be included

Registration and fees

These are the fees


Early registration (before 09/30) Late registration (after 09/30)
Regular participant 250€ 300€
ULL Community 50€ 75€
Unemployed 25€ 50€


1- Please fill in the form.
2- In 24/48 hours you will receive a message confirming the registration and start the payment process.
3- After that, you will be already registered.
4- From that moment, along the different event’s activities will be fixed,  you will receive more all the information you need for a successfull summit.

Organaized by:

Sponsored by: