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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


Robert PerglCzech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Eduard BabkinNational Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Russian Federation
Heimo MüllerMedical University of Graz, Austria
Kayyali MohamedInternational Federation of Global & Green Information Communication Technology, United States


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 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 Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


Conference Date: 17 - 19 September, 2019

Paper Submission: May 20, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
June 28, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 12, 2019 (expired)

Paper Submission: June 19, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 18, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 31, 2019 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: May 3, 2019 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: July 11, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: July 23, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: August 7, 2019 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: May 3, 2019 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: August 6, 2019 (expired)

Demo Proposal: August 6, 2019 (expired)

Panel Proposal: August 6, 2019 (expired)


KEOD Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: keod.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.keod.ic3k.org


The conference will be held at the Vienna University of Technology - Freihaus Building, Vienna, Austria.

TU Wien (TUW) is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. For more than 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal


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


Alia Abdelmoty, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Ajith Abraham, Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), United States
Mamoun Abu Helou, Al-Istiqlal University, Palestinian Territory, Occupied
Khurshid Ahmad, The University of Dublin, Ireland
Rajendra Akerkar, Western Norway Research Institute, Norway
Masanori Akiyoshi, Kanagawa University, Japan
Arif Altun, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Francisco Antunes, Institute of Computer and Systems Engineering of Coimbra and Beira Interior University, Portugal
Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
Doo-Hwan Bae, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Petra Bago, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Claudio Baptista, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
Jean-Paul Barthes, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
Teresa Basile, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Ines Ben Messaoud, Laboratory Mir@cl, Tunisia
Vladimír Bureš, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Radek Burget, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Republic
Ismael Caballero, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain
Gabriella Casalino, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Zhengxin Chen, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Davide Ciucci, Universita' degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
João 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, University of Brescia, Italy
Erdogan Dogdu, Cankaya University, Turkey
Weichang Du, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Pierpaolo D'Urso, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Christof Ebert, Vector Consulting Services, Germany
John Edwards, Aston University, United Kingdom
Dieter Fensel, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Jesualdo Fernández-Breis, University of Murcia, Spain
Honghao Gao, ShangHai University, China
Kehan Gao, Eastern Connecticut State University, United States
Arnulfo Garza, Instituto Tecnologico de Tijuana, Mexico
James Geller, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Manolis Gergatsoulis, Ionian University, Greece
Yoan Gutiérrez, University of Alicante, Spain
Josiane Hauagge, Mid-West State University (UNICENTRO), Brazil
Xudong He, Florida International University, United States
Matthias Hemmje, , Germany
Mahmood Hosseini, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Martina Husáková, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Alex James, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Pankaj Kamthan, Concordia University, Canada
Dimitris Kanellopoulos, University of Patras, Greece
Sarantos Kapidakis, Ionian University, Greece
Nikos Karacapilidis, University of Patras, Greece
Pinar Karagoz, METU, Turkey
Jakub Klímek, Charles University - Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Kouji Kozaki, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan
Deniss Kumlander, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Yuan-Fang Li, Monash University, Australia
Antoni Ligeza, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Elena Lloret, University of Alicante, Spain
Xudong Luo, Guangxi Normal Universty, China
Kun Ma, University of Jinan, China
Baojun Ma, Shanghai International Studies University, China
Paulo Maio, School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Manolis Maragoudakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Riccardo Martoglia, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Luca Mazzola, HSLU - Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Hamid Mcheick, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada
Andre Menolli, PUC, Brazil
Nives Mikelic Preradovic, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Croatia
Andres Montoyo, University of Alicante, Spain
Azah Muda, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia
Phivos Mylonas, Ionian University, Greece
Erich Neuhold, University of Vienna, Austria
Jørgen Nilsson, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Alex Norta, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Femke Ongenae, Ghent University - imec, Belgium
Laura Papaleo, Université Paris Sud, France
Óscar Pereira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Carlos Periñán-Pascual, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Laura Po, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Daniele Porello, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Violaine Prince, LIRMM-CNRS, France
Frank Puppe, University of Würzburg, Germany
Amar Ramdane-Cherif, University of Versailles St Quentin en Yvelines, France
Marek Reformat, University of Alberta, Canada
Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Thomas Risse, University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Germany
Eduardo Rodriguez, Universitsity of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, United States
Mariano Rodríguez Muro, Google LLC, United States
Oscar Rodríguez Rocha, INRIA Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée, France
Colette Rolland, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
Loris Roveda, Dalle Mole Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA), Lugano, Switzerland
Inès Saad, ESC Amiens, France
Evangelos Sakkopoulos, University of Piraeus, Greece
Naomie Salim, Faculty of Computing, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Fabio Sartori, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Cleo Sgouropoulou, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece
Nuno Silva, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Antonio Soares, FEUP and INESC TEC, Portugal
Blerina Spahiu, Milano-Bicocca University, Italy
Deborah Stacey, University of Guelph, Canada
Gerson Sunye, University of Nantes, France
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
Hironori Washizaki, Waseda University, Japan
Lai Xu, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Yue Xu, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Dianxiang Xu, Boise State University, United States
Veruska Zamborlinini, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
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