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KEOD is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


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.


  • Decision Support Systems
  • 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
  • Human-Machine Cooperation
  • Integration and Interoperability
  • Knowledge Acquisition
  • Knowledge Engineering
  • Knowledge Representation


Nicola LeoneUniversity of Calabria, Italy
Xindong WuMininglamp Software Systems, China and University of Louisiana at Lafayette, United States
Rita CucchiaraUniversity of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Rudi StuderKarlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany


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.

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.

Authors can submit their work in the form of 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. 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 papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM 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).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 18 - 20 September, 2018

Paper Submission: May 24, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 3, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 17, 2018 (expired)

Paper Submission: June 20, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 18, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 31, 2018

Workshop Proposal: May 31, 2018 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: July 10, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: July 23, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: July 31, 2018

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: May 31, 2018 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: August 6, 2018

Demo Proposal: August 6, 2018

Panel Proposal: August 6, 2018

European Project Space KEOD
Paper Submission: July 23, 2018
Authors Notification: July 31, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: December 12, 2018


KEOD Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: keod.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.keod.ic3k.org/


Seville is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville making it the fourth-largest city in Spain. Its Old Town, with an area of 4 square kilometers, contains three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Alcázar palace complex, the Cathedral and the General Archive of the Indies.
The conference will be held at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Informática (ETSII), which is is situated in the Reina Mercedes Campus of University of Seville.


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


Rocio Abascal Mena, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana – Cuajimalpa, Mexico
Andreas Abecker, disy Informationssysteme GmbH, Germany
Mamoun Abu Helou, Al-Istiqlal University, Palestinian Territory, Occupied
Alessandro Adamou, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, United Kingdom
Masanori Akiyoshi, Kanagawa University, Japan
Arnulfo Alanis Garza, Instituto Tecnologico de Tijuana, Mexico
Raian Ali, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Frederic Andres, Research Organization of Information and Systems, Japan
Francisco Antunes, Institute of Computer and Systems Engineering of Coimbra and Beira Interior University, Portugal
Petra Bago, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Janaka Balasooriya, Arizona State University, United States
Jean-Paul Barthes, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
Punam Bedi, University of Delhi, India
Ines Ben Messaoud, Laboratory Mir@cl, Tunisia
Alain Bretto, Université de Caen Basse Normandie, France
Giacomo Bucci, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Vladimír Bureš, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Radek Burget, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Republic
Davide Ciucci, Universita' degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
João Paulo Costa, Institute of Computer and Systems Engineering of Coimbra, Portugal
Christophe Cruz, Laboratoire Le2i - FRE 2005 CNRS, France
Ananya Dass, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Valeria De Antonellis, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy
Claudio de Souza Baptista, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
Erdogan Dogdu, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
Pierpaolo D'Urso, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
John Edwards, Aston University, United Kingdom
Dieter A. Fensel, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Jesualdo Tomás Fernández-Breis, University of Murcia, Spain
Mariagrazia Fugini, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
Manolis Gergatsoulis, Ionian University, Greece
Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil/ (LOA), Institute for Cognitive Science and Technology, (CNR), Italy
Yoan Gutiérrez, University of Alicante, Spain
Christopher Hogger, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Mahmood Hosseini, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Martina Husáková, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
José Ignacio Abreu Salas, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile
Achilles Kameas, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Dimitris Kanellopoulos, University of Patras, Greece
Sarantos Kapidakis, Ionian University, Greece
Nikos Karacapilidis, University of Patras & CTI, Greece
Pinar Karagoz, METU, Turkey
Jakub Klímek, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Boris Konev, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Kouji Kozaki, Osaka University, Japan
Deniss Kumlander, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Antoni Ligeza, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Elena Lloret, University of Alicante, Spain
Steffen Lohmann, EIS, Germany
Adolfo Lozano-Tello, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
Antonio Lucas Soares, FEUP and INESC TEC, Portugal
Xudong Luo, Guangxi Normal Universty, China
Kun Ma, University of Jinan, China
Paulo Maio, School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Luca Mazzola, HSLU - Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Hamid Mcheick, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada
Nives Mikelic Preradovic, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Croatia
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Andres Montoyo, University of Alicante, Spain
Claude Moulin, JRU CNRS Heudiasyc, University of Compiègne, France
Azah Kamilah Muda, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia
Phivos Mylonas, Ionian University, Greece
Erich Neuhold, University of Vienna, Austria
Jørgen Fischer Nilsson, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Femke Ongenae, Ghent University - imec, Belgium
Laura Papaleo, Université Paris Sud, France
Rafael Peñaloza, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Jiajie Peng, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China
Carlos Periñán-Pascual, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Dimitris Plexousakis, FORTH, Greece
Laura Po, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Mihail Popescu, University of Missouri-Columbia, United States
Frank Puppe, University of Würzburg, Germany
Amar Ramdane-Cherif, University of Versailles St Quentin en Yvelines, France
Domenico Redavid, Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per L’Informatica (Cini), Italy
Thomas Risse, University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Germany
Oscar Rodríguez Rocha, INRIA Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée, France
Colette Rolland, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
Viera Rozinajova, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Anisa Rula, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Inès Saad, ESC Amiens, France
Fabio Sartori, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Marvin Schiller, Ulm University, Germany
Cleo Sgouropoulou, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece
Nuno Silva, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Deborah Stacey, University of Guelph, Canada
Cesar Augusto Tacla, Federal University of Technology in Parana, Brazil
Orazio Tomarchio, University of Catania, Italy
Evangelos Triantaphyllou, Louisiana State University, United States
Shengru Tu, University of New Orleans, United States
Petr Tucnik, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Manolis Tzagarakis, Department of Economics, University of Patras, Greece
Rafael Valencia-Garcia, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Yue Xu, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Choo Yun Huoy, Faculty of Information and Communications Technology, Malaysia
Gian Piero Zarri, Sorbonne University, France
Jinglan Zhang, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Ying Zhao, Naval Postgraduate School, United States
Qiang Zhu, The University of Michigan, Dearborn, United States