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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.


  • Ontology Engineering
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Semantic Web
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Intelligent Problem Solving
  • Knowledge Acquisition
  • Knowledge Representation
  • Information Integration
  • Expert Systems
  • Metamodelling
  • Human-Machine Cooperation
  • Process Knowledge and Semantic Services
  • Knowledge Reengineering
  • AI Programming
  • Applications and Case-Studies
  • Ontology Matching and Alignment
  • Ontology Sharing and Reuse
  • Context Analysis and Modeling
  • Domain Analysis and Modeling
  • Education and Training Issues
  • Enterprise Ontology


Domenico TaliaUniversity of Calabria and Fuzhou University, Italy
Sonia BergamaschiDipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, DIEF - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Michele M. MissikoffInstitute of Sciences and Technologies of Cognition, ISTC-CNR, Italy
Wil Van Der AalstTechnology Management - Information Systems, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
Wim Van GrembergenUniversity of Antwerp, Belgium
Marie-Jeanne LesotIndependent Researcher, France
Nicola GuarinoIndependent Researcher, Italy


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 ( 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.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of  these papers will be published by Springer in a CCIS Series book .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


KEOD Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8813


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC, Portugal


Jan DietzComputer Science, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
David AveiroExact Sciences and Engineering Centre, University of Madeira / Madeira-ITI, Portugal


Rocío A. Abascal-Mena, Autonomous Metropolitan University Cuajimalpa Unit, Mexico
Alia Abdelmoty, Computer Science, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Alessandro Agostini, University of Trento, Italy
Salah Ait-Mokhtar, Xerox Research Centre Europe, France
Raian Ali, College of Science and Engineering, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Francisco Antunes, Management and Economics, Institute of Computer and Systems Engineering of Coimbra and Beira Interior University, Portugal
Panos Balatsoukas, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Claudio S. Baptista, Departamento De Sistemas E Computação, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
Jean-Paul Barthes, Génie Informatique, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
Teresa M. Basile, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Punam Bedi, Computer Science, University of Delhi, India
Sonia Bergamaschi, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, DIEF - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Joost Breuker, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Patrick Brezillon, Independent Researcher, France
Giacomo Bucci, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Gerhard Budin, Centre for Translation Studies, University of Vienna, Austria
Vladimír Bureš, Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Ismael Caballero, Alarcos Research Group - Deparment of Information Technologies and Systems, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain
Doina Caragea, Department of Computer Science, Kansas State University, United States
Jin Chen, Biomedial Informatics, University of Kentucky, United States
Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Computer Science Department, Østfold University College, Norway
João Costa, CeBER and Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, Portugal
Constantina Costopoulou, Department of Agricultural Economics anf Rural Development, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Erdogan Dogdu, Computer Science, Angelo State University, United States
John Edwards, Aston Business School, Aston University, United Kingdom
Nicola Fanizzi, Informatica, Università degli studi di Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Catherine Faron, Université Côte d'Azur, France
Anna Fensel, STI Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Dieter A. Fensel, Institut für Informatik STI , University of Innsbruck, Austria
Jesualdo T. Fernández-Breis, University of Murcia, Spain
Raul Garcia-Castro, Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Faiez Gargouri, Independent Researcher, Tunisia
Manolis Gergatsoulis, Department of Archives and Library Science, Ionian University, Greece
George Giannakopoulos, Independent Researcher, Greece
Rosario Girardi, DEINF,, Brazil
Matteo Golfarelli, DEIS, University of Bologna, Italy
Sergio Greco, Dipartimento Di Elettronica, Informatica E Sistemistica, University of Calabria, Italy
Sven Groppe, Institute of Information Systems (IFIS), University of Lübeck, Germany
Ourania Hatzi, Department of Informatics and Telematics, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Christopher Hogger, Department Of Computing, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Choo Y. Huoy, Department of Industrial Computing, Faculty of Information and Communications Technology, Malaysia
Kulkarni A. Jayant, Mechanical Engineering, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Symbiosis International University, India
Achilles Kameas, School of Science and Technology, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Dimitris Kanellopoulos, Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Greece
Sarantos Kapidakis, Archive, Library and Information Studies, University of West Attica, Greece
Nikos Karacapilidis, IMIS Lab, MEAD, University of Patras, Greece
Pinar Karagoz, Computer Engineering Dept., METU, Turkey
Asanee Kawtrakul, Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Katia Lida Kermanidis, Department of Informatics, Ionian University, Greece
Deniss Kumlander, Department of Informatics, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Patrick Lambrix, Linköping University, Sweden
Antoni Ligeza, Department of Applied Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Elena Lloret, Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos Universidad de Alicante, Carretera San Vicente s/n , University of Alicante, Spain
Adolfo Lozano-Tello, Computer Science, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
Kun Ma, University of Jinan, China
Alexander Mädche, University of Mannheim, Germany
Paolo Manghi, Institute of Information Science and Technologies, Italy
Hamid McHeick, 555 Boul. De L'université, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada
Nives Mikelic Preradovic, Department of Information and Communication Sciences, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Croatia
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Research Center for Service Science, School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Andres Montoyo, Department of Software and Computing Systems, University of Alicante, Spain
Claude Moulin, GI, JRU CNRS Heudiasyc, University of Compiègne, France
Ana M. Moura, Independent Researcher, Brazil
Kazumi Nakamatsu, School Of Human Science And Environment, University of Hyogo, Japan
William Nelson, Management Information Systems, Devry University, United States
Erich Neuhold, Informatik, University of Vienna, Austria
Jørgen F. Nilsson, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science , Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Mehmet C. Okur, Sofrware Engineering, Yasar University, Turkey
Matteo Palmonari, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Juha Puustjärvi, Computer Science, University of Helsinki, Finland
Amar Ramdane-Cherif, Laboratoire LISV, University of Versailles St Quentin en Yvelines, France
Domenico Redavid, Computer Science, University of Bari, Italy
Thomas Risse, Electronic Services, University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Germany
M. T. Romá-Ferri, Departamento de Enfermería. Universidad de Alicante. Campus de San Vicente del Raspeig. Apdo. 99., University of Alicante, Spain
Masaki Samejima, Osaka University, Japan
Fabio Sartori, Dept of Computer Science, Systems and Communication, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Nuno Silva, School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Anna Stavrianou, Independent Researcher, France
Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim, Germany
Mari C. Suárez-Figueroa, Artificial Inteligence (Facultad de Informatica - UPM), Ontology Engineering Group, UPM, Spain
Domenico Talia, University of Calabria and Fuzhou University, Italy
George Tsatsaronis, Technische Universit Dresden, Germany
Shengru Tu, Computer Science, University of New Orleans, United States
Manolis Tzagarakis, Department of Economics, University of Patras, Greece
Rafael Valencia-Garcia, Departamento de Informatica y Systemas, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Iraklis Varlamis, Informatics and Telematics, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Cristina Vicente-Chicote, Dpto. Ing. Sistemas Informáticos y Telemáticos, Escuela Politécnica de Cáceres, Avda. Universidad S/N, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
Bruno Volckaert, Ghent University, Belgium
Yue Xu, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Gian P. Zarri, LaLIC/STIH Laboratory, Sorbonne University, France
Jinglan Zhang, Computer Science, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

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