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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 BergamaschiDIEF - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Michele M. MissikoffISTC-CNR, Italy
Wil Van Der AalstTechnische 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 DietzDelft University of Technology, Netherlands
David AveiroUniversity of Madeira / Madeira-ITI, Portugal


Rocío A. Abascal-Mena, Av. Vasco de Quiroga 4871, Col. Santa Fe Cuajimalpa, Delegación Cuajimalpa de Morelos, Ciudad de México, C.P. 05348., Mexico
Alia Abdelmoty, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Alessandro Agostini, University of Trento, Italy
Salah Ait-Mokhtar, Xerox Research Centre Europe, France
Raian Ali, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Francisco Antunes, Institute of Computer and Systems Engineering of Coimbra and Beira Interior University, Portugal
Panos Balatsoukas, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Claudio S. Baptista, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
Jean-Paul Barthes, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
Teresa M. Basile, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Punam Bedi, University of Delhi, India
Sonia Bergamaschi, 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, University of Vienna, Austria
Vladimír Bureš, University of Hradec Kralove, 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
Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Østfold University College, Norway
João Costa, CeBER and Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, Portugal
Constantina Costopoulou, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Erdogan Dogdu, Angelo State University, United States
John Edwards, Aston University, United Kingdom
Nicola Fanizzi, 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, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Jesualdo T. Fernández-Breis, University of Murcia, Spain
Raul Garcia-Castro, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Faiez Gargouri, Independent Researcher, Tunisia
Manolis Gergatsoulis, Ionian University, Greece
George Giannakopoulos, Independent Researcher, Greece
Rosario Girardi, , Brazil
Matteo Golfarelli, University of Bologna, Italy
Sergio Greco, University of Calabria, Italy
Sven Groppe, University of Lübeck, Germany
Ourania Hatzi, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Christopher Hogger, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Choo Y. Huoy, Faculty of Information and Communications Technology, Malaysia
Kulkarni A. Jayant, Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Symbiosis International University, India
Achilles Kameas, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Dimitris Kanellopoulos, University of Patras, Greece
Sarantos Kapidakis, University of West Attica, Greece
Nikos Karacapilidis, University of Patras, Greece
Pinar Karagoz, METU, Turkey
Asanee Kawtrakul, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Katia Lida Kermanidis, Ionian University, Greece
Deniss Kumlander, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Patrick Lambrix, Linköping University, Sweden
Antoni Ligeza, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Elena Lloret, University of Alicante, Spain
Adolfo Lozano-Tello, 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, 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
Ana M. Moura, Independent Researcher, Brazil
Kazumi Nakamatsu, University of Hyogo, Japan
William Nelson, Devry University, United States
Erich Neuhold, University of Vienna, Austria
Jørgen F. Nilsson, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Mehmet C. Okur, Yasar University, Turkey
Matteo Palmonari, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Juha Puustjärvi, University of Helsinki, Finland
Amar Ramdane-Cherif, University of Versailles St Quentin en Yvelines, France
Domenico Redavid, University of Bari, Italy
Thomas Risse, University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Germany
M. T. Romá-Ferri, University of Alicante, Spain
Masaki Samejima, Osaka University, Japan
Fabio Sartori, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Nuno Silva, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Anna Stavrianou, Independent Researcher, France
Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim, Germany
Mari C. Suárez-Figueroa, Ontology Engineering Group, UPM, Spain
Domenico Talia, University of Calabria and Fuzhou University, Italy
George Tsatsaronis, Technische Universit Dresden, Germany
Shengru Tu, University of New Orleans, United States
Manolis Tzagarakis, Department of Economics, University of Patras, Greece
Rafael Valencia-Garcia, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Iraklis Varlamis, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Cristina Vicente-Chicote, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
Bruno Volckaert, Ghent University, Belgium
Yue Xu, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Gian P. Zarri, Sorbonne University, France
Jinglan Zhang, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

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