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Knowledge Engineering (KE) refers to all technical, scientific and social aspects involved in building, maintaining and using knowledge-based systems. KE is a multidisciplinary field, bringing in concepts and methods from several computer science domains such as artificial intelligence, databases, expert systems, decision support systems and information systems. From the software development point of view, KE uses principles that are strongly related to software engineering. KE is also related to logic (both in mathematics and philosophy domains) and also strongly related with cognitive and social sciences and socio-cognitive engineering, where knowledge is considered to be produced by humans and structured according to our understanding of how human reasoning and logic works. Currently, KE is mostly related with the construction of shared conceptual frameworks, often designated as ontologies, thus the relevance given to this term in our conference.

Ontology Development (OD) aims at building reusable semantic structures that can be informal vocabularies, catalogs, glossaries as well as more complex finite formal structures specifying types of entities and types of relationships relevant within a certain domain. Ontologies have been gaining interest and acceptance in computational audiences. For example, formal ontologies are increasingly used as one of the main sources of software development and methodologies for this end can be adapted to include ontology development. A wide range of applications is emerging, especially given the current web emphasis, including library science, ontology-enhanced search, e-commerce and business process design. A particular increasing interest is arising in the development of ontologies and/or methods in the fields of enterprise engineering and enterprise architecture as it has been proven that most problems in software development occur due to incomplete specifications of an enterprise's needs, leading to a huge lack of success in software projects. It is then natural that one should strive to more fully capture and specify the enterprise knowledge of itself and research contributions in this area are especially welcome.

KEOD aims at becoming a major meeting point for researchers and practitioners interested in the study and development of methodologies and technologies for Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development. 


  • Natural Language Processing
  • Ontology Engineering
  • Ontology Matching and Alignment
  • Ontology Sharing and Reuse
  • Semantic Web
  • Business Process Management
  • Enterprise Engineering
  • Domain Ontologies
  • Education and Training
  • Applications and Case-Studies
  • Domain Analysis and Modeling
  • Enterprise Ontology
  • Expert Systems
  • Integration and Interoperability
  • Knowledge Acquisition
  • Knowledge Engineering
  • Knowledge Representation


Eric YuUniversity of Toronto, Canada
Bhavani ThuraisinghamUniversity of Texas at Dallas, United States


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas.

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

When submitting a complete paper please note that only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted complete papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (EI) and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 25 - 27 October, 2021

Paper Submission: June 8, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 16, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 30, 2021 (expired)

Paper Submission: July 2, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 30, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 7, 2021

Paper Submission: July 23, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 1, 2021
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 10, 2021

Workshop Proposal: May 26, 2021 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: July 30, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 13, 2021
Camera Ready and Registration: September 22, 2021

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: May 26, 2021 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: September 13, 2021

Demo Proposal: September 13, 2021

Panel Proposal: September 13, 2021


KEOD Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: keod.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.keod.ic3k.org


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC, Portugal


David AveiroUniversity of Madeira / Madeira-ITI, Portugal
Jan DietzDelft University of Technology, Netherlands


Seriai Abdelhak-Djamel, , France
Andreas Abecker, disy Informationssysteme GmbH, Germany
Mara Abel, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Ajith Abraham, Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), United States
José Abreu Salas, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
Mamoun Abu Helou, Al-Istiqlal University, Palestinian Territory, Occupied
Raian Ali, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Vaibhav Anu, Montclair State University, United States
Michael Bada, University Of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, United States
Stephen Balakirsky, GTRI, United States
Claudio Baptista, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
Fevzi Belli, University of Paderborn, Germany
Christoph Benzmüller, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Rafael Berlanga, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Thomas Bittner, State University Of New York, At Buffalo, United States
Pierrette Bouillon, University Of Geneva, Switzerland
Christopher Brewster, Netherlands Organisation Applied Scientific Research, Netherlands
Vladimír Bureš, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Radek Burget, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Republic
Guoray Cai, Penn State University, United States
Dickson K W Chiu, The University Of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Soon Chun, City University of New York, United States
Rute Costa, New University Of Lisbon, Portugal
João Costa, Institute of Computer and Systems Engineering of Coimbra, Portugal
Christophe Cruz, University of Burgundy, France
Lin Deng, Towson University, United States
Alexander Diehl, University at Buffalo, State University Of New York, United States
John Edwards, Aston University, United Kingdom
Ludger Van Elst, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany
Jesualdo Fernández-Breis, University of Murcia, Spain
Mariagrazia Fugini, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
Maria Ganzha, Warsaw University Of Technology, Poland
Francisco García-Sánchez, University of Murcia, Spain
Martin Giese, University Of Oslo, Norway
Yoan Gutiérrez, University of Alicante, Spain
Sally Haslanger, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, United States
Josiane Hauagge, Mid-West State University (UNICENTRO), Brazil
Xudong He, Florida International University, United States
Gabriela Henning, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina
Martina Husáková, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Maizatul Akmar Ismail, University Of Malaya, Malaysia
Hans Kamp, University Of Stuttgart, Germany
Dimitris Kanellopoulos, University of Patras, Greece
Sarantos Kapidakis, University of West Attica, Greece
Katia Lida Kermanidis, Ionian University, Greece
Toralf Kirsten, University Leipzig, Germany
Jakub Klímek, Charles University - Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Dimitris Kontokostas, Diffbot, United States
Egor V. Kostylev, University Of Oslo, Norway
Konstantinos I. Kotis, University Of The Aegean, Greece
Kouji Kozaki, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan
Aneesh Krishna, Curtin University, Australia
Dmitry Kudryavtsev, Graduate School of Management Saint-Petersburg University, Russian Federation
Tomislava Lauc, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Antoni Ligeza, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Paulo Maio, School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Riccardo Martoglia, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Andre Menolli, Universidade Estadual do Norte do Parana, Brazil
Nives Mikelic Preradovic, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Croatia
Michele Missikoff, ISTC-CNR, Italy
Marina Mongiello, Polytechnic University Of Bari, Italy
Óscar Mortágua Pereira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Regina Motz, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Jørgen Nilsson, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Hervé Panetto, University of Lorraine, France
Carlos Periñán-Pascual, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Yehoshua Perl, New Jersey Institute Of Technology, United States
Paulo Pinheiro, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
Dimitris Plexousakis, FORTH, Greece
Mihail Popescu, University of Missouri-Columbia, United States
Claudia Raibulet, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Amar Ramdane-Cherif, University of Paris Saclay, France
Victor Raskin, Purdue University, United States
Domenico Redavid, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Marek Reformat, University of Alberta, Canada
Thomas Risse, University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Germany
Renato Rocha Souza, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil
Oscar Rodriguez Rocha, Teach on Mars, France
Colette Rolland, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
Lloyd Rutledge, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Fabio Sartori, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Patrick Schmitz, Semper Cogito Consulting, United States
Cogan Shimizu, Kansas State University, United States
Nuno Silva, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Dagobert Soergel, State University Of New York, At Buffalo, United States
Virach Sornlertlamvanich, Musashino University, Japan, Japan
Giorgos Stamou, National Technical University Of Athens, Greece
Sergio Tessaris, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Orazio Tomarchio, University of Catania, Italy
Petr Tucnik, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Jouni Tuominen, Aalto University, Finland
Manolis Tzagarakis, Department of Economics, University of Patras, Greece
Hironori Washizaki, Waseda University, Japan
Bingyang Wei, Texas Christian University, United States
Lai Xu, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Gian Zarri, Sorbonne University, France
Ying Zhao, Naval Postgraduate School, United States
Nianjun Zhou, IBM, United States
Qiang Zhu, The University of Michigan, Dearborn, United States
Eugenio Zimeo, University of Sannio, Italy

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