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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 as-pects 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 geographic information systems. From the software development point of view, KE uses principles that are strongly related to software engineering. KE is also related to mathematical logic, as well as strongly involved in cognitive science and socio-cognitive engineering where the knowledge is produced by humans and is structured according to our understanding of how human reasoning and logic works. Currently, KE is gradually more related to the construction of shared conceptual frameworks, often designated as ontologies.
Ontology Development (OD) aims at building reusable semantic structures that can be informal vocabularies, catalogs, glossaries as well as more complex finite formal structures representing the entities within a domain and the relationships between those entities. Ontologies, have been gaining interest and acceptance in computational audiences: formal ontologies are a form of software, thus software development methodologies can be adapted to serve 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.
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
  • Domain Analysis and Modeling
  • Enterprise Ontology
  • Expert Systems
  • Human-Machine Cooperation
  • Integration and Interoperability
  • Knowledge Acquisition
  • Knowledge Engineering
  • Knowledge Representation
  • 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


Linda TerlouwICRIS Consultancy, Antwerp Management School, Avans University of Applied Sciences, Nyenrode Business University, Netherlands
Slinger JansenUtrecht University, Netherlands
Jonathan GaribaldiUniversity of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Paulo NovaisUniversidade do Minho, Portugal


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.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book.
A short list of papers presented at the KEOD conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of the Wiley Journal Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management .
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.


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/


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal


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


Rocio Abascal Mena, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana – Cuajimalpa, Mexico
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
Alessandro Adamou, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, United Kingdom
Rajendra Akerkar, Western Norway Research Institute, Norway
Masanori Akiyoshi, Kanagawa University, Japan
Arnulfo Alanis Garza, Instituto Tecnologico de Tijuana, Mexico
Raian Ali, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Carlo Allocca, FORTH Research Institute, University of Crete, Greece
Arif Altun, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Frederic Andres, Research Organization of Information and Systems, Japan
Francisco Antunes, Institute of Computer and Systems Engineering of Coimbra and Beira Interior University, Portugal
Costin Badica, University of Craiova, Romania
Petra Bago, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Janaka Balasooriya, Arizona State University, United States
Jean-Paul Barthes, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
Teresa M. A. Basile, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Ines Ben Messaoud, Laboratory Mir@cl, Tunisia
Jamal Bentahar, Concordia University, Canada
Alain Bretto, Université de Caen Basse Normandie, France
Giacomo Bucci, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Gerhard Budin, University of Vienna, Austria
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
Doina Caragea, Kansas State University, United States
Jin Chen, University of Kentucky, United States
Tsan-Ming Choi, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Davide Ciucci, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
João Paulo Costa, Institute of Computer and Systems Engineering of Coimbra, Portugal
Christophe Cruz, Laboratoire Le2i - UMR 5158 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
John Edwards, Aston University, United Kingdom
Henrik Eriksson, Linköping University, Sweden
Ricardo Falbo, Federal University of Espírito Santo - UFES, Brazil
Catherine Faron-Zucker, University Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Dieter A. Fensel, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Jesualdo Tomás Fernández-Breis, University of Murcia, Spain
Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
James Geller, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Matteo Golfarelli, University of Bologna, Italy
Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil/ (LOA), Institute for Cognitive Science and Technology, (CNR), Italy
Yoan Gutiérrez, University of Alicante, Spain
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
Azah Kamilah Muda, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia
Dimitris Kanellopoulos, University of Patras, Greece
Nikos Karacapilidis, University of Patras & CTI, Greece
Pinar Karagoz, METU, Turkey
Jakub Klímek, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Kouji Kozaki, Osaka University, Japan
Deniss Kumlander, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Zhiwu Li, Macau University of Science and Technology, China
Antoni Ligeza, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Kecheng Liu, University of Reading, United Kingdom
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, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Kun Ma, University of Jinan, China
Paulo Maio, School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Luca Mazzola, NA, Germany
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
Phivos Mylonas, Ionian University, Greece
Erich Neuhold, University of Vienna, Austria
Xavier Ochoa, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador
Femke Ongenae, Ghent University - IBBT, Belgium
Matteo Palmonari, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Laura Papaleo, Université Paris Sud, France
Jiajie Peng, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China
Carlos Periñán-Pascual, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Laura Po, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Cristovão Polido Sousa, Polytechnic Institute of Porto - ESTG, Portugal
Daniele Porello, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Violaine Prince, LIRMM-CNRS, France
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
Genaina Rodrigues, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Eduardo Rodriguez, University of Ottawa, United States
Oscar Rodríguez Rocha, INRIA Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée, France
Colette Rolland, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
Anisa Rula, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Inès Saad, ESC Amiens, France
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
Chuan Sun, NYC Data Science Academy, United States
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
Iraklis Varlamis, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Yue Xu, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Xin Xu, National University of Defense Technology, China
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