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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


Alexander SmirnovSPIIRAS, Russian Federation
Manfred ReichertUlm University, Germany
Frank van HarmelenThe Hybrid Intelligence Center & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stefan DeckerRWTH Aachen University, Germany


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract. 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 Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 2 - 4 November, 2020

Paper Submission: June 22, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 27, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 14, 2020

Paper Submission: July 29, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 14, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 28, 2020

Workshop Proposal: June 29, 2020 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: September 14, 2020
Authors Notification: September 23, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: October 2, 2020

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 29, 2020 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: September 22, 2020

Demo Proposal: September 22, 2020

Panel Proposal: September 22, 2020


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


Available soon.


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal


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


Seriai Abdelhak-Djamel, LIRMM-Montpellier 2/CNRS, France
Alia Abdelmoty, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Andreas Abecker, disy Informationssysteme GmbH, Germany
Ajith Abraham, Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), United States
Mamoun Abu Helou, Al-Istiqlal University, Palestinian Territory, Occupied
Alessandro Adamou, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, United Kingdom
Rajendra Akerkar, Western Norway Research Institute, Norway
Masanori Akiyoshi, Kanagawa University, Japan
Raian Ali, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Arif Altun, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Emna Amdouni, University of Montpellier II- LIRMM Laboratory, France
Francisco Antunes, Institute of Computer and Systems Engineering of Coimbra and Beira Interior University, Portugal
Vaibhav Anu, Montclair State University, United States
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
Fevzi Belli, University of Paderborn, Germany
Ines Ben Messaoud, Laboratory Mir@cl, Tunisia
Ivo Bukovsky, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
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
Gabriella Casalino, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Keith Chan, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Jin Chen, University of Kentucky, United States
Zhengxin Chen, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Tsan-Ming Choi, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
João Costa, Institute of Computer and Systems Engineering of Coimbra, Portugal
Christophe Cruz, Laboratoire LIB - EA 7534, France
Lin Deng, Towson University, United States
Erdogan Dogdu, Angelo State University, United States
Weichang Du, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Pierpaolo D'Urso, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
John Edwards, Aston University, United Kingdom
Dieter Fensel, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Jesualdo Fernández-Breis, University of Murcia, Spain
Mariagrazia Fugini, Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
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
Matteo Golfarelli, University of Bologna, Italy
Yoan Gutiérrez, University of Alicante, Spain
Hassan Haghighi, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Josiane Hauagge, Mid-West State University (UNICENTRO), Brazil
Xudong He, Florida International University, United States
Matthias Hemmje, , Germany
Martina Husáková, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Alex James, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Pankaj Kamthan, Concordia University, Canada
Dimitris Kanellopoulos, University of Patras, Greece
Ananya Kanjilal, B. P. Poddar Institute of Management & Technology, India
Sarantos Kapidakis, University of West Attica, Greece
Pinar Karagoz, METU, Turkey
Katia Lida Kermanidis, Ionian University, Greece
Wolfgang Klas, Universität Wien, Austria
Jakub Klímek, Charles University - Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Jun Kong, Georgia State University, United States
Kouji Kozaki, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan
Aneesh Krishna, Curtin University, Australia
Deniss Kumlander, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Tomislava Lauc, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Bixin Li, Southeast University, China
Antoni Ligeza, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Jianhua Lin, Eastern Connecticut State University, United States
Baojun Ma, Shanghai International Studies University, China
Kun Ma, University of Jinan, China
Paulo Maio, School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
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
Óscar Mortágua Pereira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Claude Moulin, JRU CNRS Heudiasyc, University of Compiègne, France
Azah Muda, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia
Phivos Mylonas, Ionian University, Greece
Hiroyuki Nakagawa, Osaka University, Japan
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
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
Claudia Raibulet, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Amar Ramdane-Cherif, University of Versailles St Quentin en Yvelines, France
Domenico Redavid, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Marek Reformat, University of Alberta, Canada
Thomas Risse, University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Germany
Oscar Rocha, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France
Eduardo Rodriguez, Universitsity of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, United States
Daniel Rodriguez, University of Alcalá, Spain
Mariano Rodríguez Muro, Google LLC, United States
Colette Rolland, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
Loris Roveda, Dalle Mole Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA), Lugano, Switzerland
Viera Rozinajova, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Evangelos Sakkopoulos, University of Piraeus, Greece
José Salas, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile
Fabio Sartori, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Martín Serrano, National University of Ireland Galway - NUIG, Ireland
Nuno Silva, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Antonio Soares, FEUP and INESC TEC, Portugal
Meng Sun, Peking University, China
Gerson Sunye, University of Nantes, France
Orazio Tomarchio, University of Catania, Italy
Petr Tucnik, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Manolis Tzagarakis, Department of Economics, University of Patras, Greece
Rafael Valencia-Garcia, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
HaiFeng Wang, Baidu Inc., China
Hironori Washizaki, Waseda University, Japan
Bingyang Wei, Texas Christian University, United States
Lai Xu, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
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
Eugenio Zimeo, University of Sannio, Italy

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