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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 VanthienenDecision Sciences and Information Management, KU Leuven, Belgium
João César das NevesCatolica Lisbon Scholl of Business and Economics of UCP, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP), Portugal
Giancarlo GuizzardiComputer Science, Federal 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 DietzComputer Science, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
David AveiroExact Sciences and Engineering Centre, University of Madeira / Madeira-ITI, Portugal


Rocío A. Abascal-Mena, Tecnologías de la Información, 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, College of Science and Engineering, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Carlo Allocca, FORTH Research Institute, University of Crete, Greece
Frederic Andres, National Institutes Of Informatics, Research Organization of Information and Systems, Japan
Francisco Antunes, Management and Economics, Institute of Computer and Systems Engineering of Coimbra and Beira Interior University, Portugal
Chimay J. Anumba, College of Design, Construction and Planning, University of Florida, United States
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
Sonia Bergamaschi, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, 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, 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
Caterina Caracciolo, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy
Doina Caragea, Department of Computer Science, Kansas State University, United States
Jin Chen, Biomedial Informatics, University of Kentucky, United States
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
Christophe Cruz, Computer Science, University of Burgundy, France
Sally J. Cunningham, Computer Science Department, University of Waikato, New Zealand
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
Jesualdo T. Fernández-Breis, University of Murcia, Spain
Arnulfo A. Garza, Instituto Tecnologico de Tijuana, Mexico
James Geller, Ying Wu College of Computing, Dept. of Data Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
George Giannakopoulos, Independent Researcher, Greece
Rosario Girardi, DEINF,, Brazil
Matteo Golfarelli, DEIS, University of Bologna, Italy
Jane Greenberg, College of Computing & Informatics,, Drexel University, United States
Nicola Guarino, Independent Researcher, Italy
Choo Y. Huoy, Department of Industrial Computing, Faculty of Information and Communications Technology, Malaysia
Sabina Jeschke, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
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
Pinar Karagoz, Computer Engineering Dept., METU, Turkey
Kouji Kozaki, Department of Engineering Informatics, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan
Deniss Kumlander, Department of Informatics, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Antoni Ligeza, Department of Applied Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Adolfo Lozano-Tello, Computer Science, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
Xudong Luo, Information and Management Science, Guangxi Normal Universty, China
Kun Ma, University of Jinan, China
Paulo Maio, Informatics Department, School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
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
Azah K. Muda, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia
Phivos Mylonas, Department of Informatics, Ionian University, Greece
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
Matteo Palmonari, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Laura Po, Computer Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Mihail Popescu, University of Missouri-Columbia, United States
Violaine Prince, Computer Science, LIRMM-CNRS, France
Frank Puppe, Institute of Informatics, University of Würzburg, Germany
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
Genaina Rodrigues, Computer Science, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Colette Rolland, CRI, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
M. T. Romá-Ferri, Departamento de Enfermería. Universidad de Alicante. Campus de San Vicente del Raspeig. Apdo. 99., University of Alicante, Spain
Inès Saad, Independent Researcher, France
Fabio Sartori, Dept of Computer Science, Systems and Communication, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Nuno Silva, School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Deborah Stacey, School of Computer Science, University of Guelph, Canada
Anna Stavrianou, Independent Researcher, France
Cesar A. Tacla, Informatics, Federal University of Technology in Parana, Brazil
Domenico Talia, University of Calabria and Fuzhou University, Italy
Gheorghe Tecuci, Learning Agents Center and Computer Science Department, George Mason University, United States
Orazio Tomarchio, Dip. di Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica e Informatica, University of Catania, 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
Toyohide Watanabe, Nagoya Industrial Science Research Institute, Japan
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