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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 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 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
  • 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


Jan VanthienenKU Leuven, Belgium
João César das NevesUniversidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP), Portugal
Giancarlo GuizzardiFederal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil/ (LOA), Institute for Cognitive Science and Technology, (CNR), Italy
Ralf BoguschGermany


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 .
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 .


Conference Date: 12 - 14 November, 2015

Paper Submission: July 14, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 18, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
October 2, 2015 (expired)

Paper Submission: September 1, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 21, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
October 5, 2015 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: June 17, 2015 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: September 3, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 17, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: October 5, 2015 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 26, 2015 (expired)
Paper Submission: September 2, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 17, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: September 25, 2015 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: July 27, 2015 (expired)

Demo Proposal: July 27, 2015 (expired)

Panel Proposal: July 27, 2015 (expired)


KEOD Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +351 265 520 186


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
Salah Ait-Mokhtar, Xerox Research Centre Europe, France
Raian Ali, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Carlo Allocca, FORTH Research Institute, University of Crete, Greece
Frederic Andres, Research Organization of Information and Systems, Japan
Francisco Antunes, Institute of Computer and Systems Engineering of Coimbra and Beira Interior University, Portugal
Chimay J. Anumba, University of Florida, United States
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
Sonia Bergamaschi, DIEF - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Olivier Bodenreider, Independent Researcher, United States
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
Caterina Caracciolo, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy
Doina Caragea, Kansas State University, United States
Jin Chen, University of Kentucky, United States
João Costa, CeBER and Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, Portugal
Constantina Costopoulou, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Christophe Cruz, University of Burgundy, France
Sally J. Cunningham, University of Waikato, New Zealand
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
Jesualdo T. Fernández-Breis, University of Murcia, Spain
Arnulfo A. Garza, Instituto Tecnologico de Tijuana, Mexico
James Geller, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
George Giannakopoulos, Independent Researcher, Greece
Rosario Girardi, , Brazil
Matteo Golfarelli, University of Bologna, Italy
Jane Greenberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
Nicola Guarino, Independent Researcher, Italy
Choo Y. Huoy, Faculty of Information and Communications Technology, Malaysia
Sabina Jeschke, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Achilles Kameas, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Dimitris Kanellopoulos, University of Patras, Greece
Sarantos Kapidakis, University of West Attica, Greece
Pinar Karagoz, METU, Turkey
Kouji Kozaki, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan
Deniss Kumlander, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Antoni Ligeza, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Adolfo Lozano-Tello, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
Xudong Luo, Guangxi Normal Universty, China
Kun Ma, University of Jinan, China
Paulo Maio, School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
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
Azah K. Muda, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia
Phivos Mylonas, Ionian University, Greece
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
Matteo Palmonari, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Laura Po, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Mihail Popescu, University of Missouri-Columbia, United States
Violaine Prince, LIRMM-CNRS, France
Frank Puppe, University of Würzburg, Germany
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
Genaina Rodrigues, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Colette Rolland, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
M. T. Romá-Ferri, University of Alicante, Spain
Inès Saad, Independent Researcher, France
Fabio Sartori, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Nuno Silva, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Deborah Stacey, University of Guelph, Canada
Anna Stavrianou, Independent Researcher, France
Cesar A. Tacla, Federal University of Technology in Parana, Brazil
Domenico Talia, University of Calabria and Fuzhou University, Italy
Gheorghe Tecuci, George Mason University, United States
Orazio Tomarchio, University of Catania, 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
Toyohide Watanabe, Nagoya Industrial Science Research Institute, Japan
Yue Xu, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Gian P. Zarri, Sorbonne University, France
Jinglan Zhang, Queensland University of Technology, Australia