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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 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 to the cognitive and social sciences and socio-cognitive engineering. 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, hence 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. Of particular interest, is the development of ontologies and/or methods in the fields of enterprise engineering and enterprise architecture as it has been proven that many 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 enterprise knowledge.

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.


  • Semantic Web
  • Ontology Engineering
  • Ontology Matching and Alignment
  • Ontology Sharing and Reuse
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Enterprise Engineering
  • Domain Ontologies
  • Applications and Case-Studies
  • Domain Analysis and Modeling
  • Enterprise Ontology
  • Integration and Interoperability
  • Knowledge Acquisition
  • Knowledge Engineering
  • Knowledge Representation
  • Ontology Tools
  • Reference Models
  • Foundational Ontologies


Carlo SansoneDipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e delle Tecnologie dell'Informazione, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Nirmalie WiratungaRGU's School of Computing, United Kingdom
João GamaUniversity of Porto, Portugal


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as 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.

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.

When submitting a complete paper please note that 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.

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 complete 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).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 17 - 19 November, 2024

Paper Submission: June 24, 2024 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 31, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 13, 2024

Paper Submission: July 17, 2024
Authors Notification:
September 12, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 25, 2024

Workshop Proposal: June 26, 2024 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: October 1, 2024
Authors Notification: October 14, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration: October 22, 2024

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 26, 2024 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: October 9, 2024

Demo Proposal: October 9, 2024

Panel Proposal: October 9, 2024


KEOD Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186


The conference will take place at the Vila Galé Porto hotel which is located in the beautiful and historical city of Porto in Portugal. Porto is considered to be one of the most beautiful historical towns in Portugal, with its remarkable architectural heritage shaped by history.


Jorge BernardinoDEIS, Polytechnic of Coimbra - ISEC, Portugal


David AveiroExact Sciences and Engineering Centre, University of Madeira, NOVA-LINCS and ARDITI, Portugal
Antonella PoggiDipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy


Mara Abel, Informatics Institute, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
David Al-Dabass, Computing, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Flora Amato, Dip. di Informatica e Sistemistica, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Yuan An, College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University, United States
Stephen Balakirsky, Aerospace, Transportation & Advanced Systems Laboratory, GTRI, United States
Claudio S. Baptista, Departamento De Sistemas E Computação, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
Teresa M. Basile, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Bernhard Bauer, Institute of Computer Science, University of Augsburg, Germany
Rafael Berlanga, Llenguatges I Sistemes Informatics, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Fernando Bobillo, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Rafik Braham, Prince Research Lab, ISITCom, University of Sousse, Tunisia
Vladimír Bureš, Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Arif Canakoglu, Policlinico di Milano, Italy
Osiris Canciglieri Junior, Industrial and Systems Engineering Graduate Program (PPGEPS), Industrial and Systems Engineering Graduate Program (PPGEPS) at Pontifical Catholic University of Parana - PUCPR, Brazil
Dickson Chiu, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Simona Colucci, Department of Eletctrical and Information Engineering, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Evandro B. Costa, Instituto de Computação, UFAL, Brazil
João Costa, CeBER and Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, Portugal
Geeth R. de Mel, IBM Research, United Kingdom
Massimo De Santo, DIIN, Unversità degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Marne De Vries, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Marcos Didonet Del Fabro, LSEA, CEA - Commissariat à l'énergie Atomique, Brazil
Mihaela Dinsoreanu, Computer Science, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Erdogan Dogdu, Computer Science, Angelo State University, United States
Mauro Dragoni, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italy
John Edwards, Aston Business School, Aston University, United Kingdom
Faezeh Ensan, Ryerson University, Canada
Francisco García-Sánchez, Informatics and Systems, University of Murcia, Spain
John Gennari, University of Washington, United States
Ronald Giachetti, Systems Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, United States
Krzysztof Goczyla, Software Engineering Dpt, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Jane Greenberg, Drexel University, United States
Jean-Loup Guillaume, L3i, Université de la Rochelle, France
Tiago Guimarães, University of Minho / ALgoritmi Research Center, Portugal
Claudio Gutierrez, Computer Science Department, University of Chile, Chile
Anne Håkansson, Computer Science, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
Yongqun He, University of Michigan Health System, United States
Xudong He, Knight Foundation School Of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University, United States
Gabriela Henning, INTEC, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina
Inma Hernández, Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Stijn Hoppenbrouwers, HAN University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Martina Husáková, Department of Information Technologies, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Giovambattista Ianni, University of Calabria, Italy
Junichi Iijima, Industrial Engineering and Management, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Sarika Jain, National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, India
Hasan Jamil, Department of Computer Science, University of Idaho, United States
Petar Jovanovic, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
C. M. Keet, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Dimitris Kiritsis, STI-IGM, EPFL, Switzerland
Toralf Kirsten, Institute Medical Data Science, University Leipzig, Germany
Jakub Klímek, Department of Software Engineering, Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Czech Republic
Krzysztof Kluza, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Mitch Kokar, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, United States
Christoph Lange, Data Science and AI, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany
Tomislava Lauc, Department of Information and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Ulrike Lechner, INF 6 - Institute for Protection and Dependability, University of the Bundeswehr Munich, Germany
Natt Leelawat, Department of Industrial Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Xudong Luo, Information and Management Science, Guangxi Normal Universty, China
Paulo Maio, Informatics Department, School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Jean-Luc Maire, Université Savoie Mont-Blanc, France
Goreti Marreiros, GECAD - ISEP/IPP, Portugal
Kazuyuki Matsumoto, Tokushima University, Japan
Nives Mikelic Preradovic, Department of Information and Communication Sciences, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Croatia
Michele M. Missikoff, Institute of Sciences and Technologies of Cognition, ISTC-CNR, Italy
Owen Molloy, School of Computer Science, University of Galway, Ireland
Alessandro Mosca, Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA), Institute of cognitive sciences and technologies (ISTC), National Research Council (Italy), Italy
Haralambos Mouratidis, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Azah K. Muda, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia
Grzegorz J. Nalepa, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Parma Nand, School of Computer and Information Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Olga Nevzorova, Kazan Federal University, Russian Federation
Jørgen F. Nilsson, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science , Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Alex Norta, Department of Informatics, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Farid Nouioua, Computer science, LSIS UMR 7296 du CNRS, Aix-Marseille University, France
Barbara Oliboni, Department of Computer Science, University of Verona, Italy
Mihaela Oprea, Department of Automation, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania
Raul Palma, Data analytics and Semantics Department, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland
Alejandro Pazos Sierra, University of A Coruna, Spain
Carlos Periñán-Pascual, Applied Linguistics, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Yehoshua Perl, Computer Science, NJIT, United States
Dimitris Plexousakis, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, Greece
Mihail Popescu, University of Missouri-Columbia, United States
Andreas Prinz, University of Agder, Norway
Marek Reformat, thinkS2 : thinking Software and System laboratory; Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada
Thomas Risse, Electronic Services, University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Germany
Colette Rolland, CRI, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
Aires J. Rover, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Ana Roxin, Computer science, University of Burgundy, France
Massimo Ruffolo, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Duncan A. Ruiz, Computer Science Graduate Program, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul - PUCRS, Brazil
Michele Ruta, Politecnico Di Bari, Italy
Harald Sack, FIZ Karlsruhe - Leibniz Istitute for Information Infrastructure, Germany
Kurt Sandkuhl, University of Rostock, Germany
Cesar Sanin, The University of Newcastle/Australian Institute of Higher Education, Australia
Stefan Schlobach, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Johannes Schönböck, Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Luca Dan I. Serbanati, Dept. of Engineering Taught in Foreign Languages, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
Khaled Shaalan, The British University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Nuno Silva, School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Derek H. Sleeman, Computing Science Department, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Dagobert Soergel, University at Buffalo, United States
Stian Soiland-Reyes, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Víctor J. Sosa-Sosa, Unidad Tamaulipas, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Mexico
Ahmet Soylu, OsloMet, Norway
Daniele Spoladore, STIIMA, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Thepchai Supnithi, NECTEC, Thailand
Francesco Taglino, CNR-IASI, Italy
Adel Taweel, Computer Science, Birzeit University, Palestine (State of)
Giorgio Terracina, University of Calabria, Italy
Orazio Tomarchio, Dip. di Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica e Informatica, University of Catania, Italy
Nico Van de Weghe, CartoGIS Cluster, Department of Geography, Ghent University, Belgium
Ludger van Elst, German Research Center For Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany
Hironori Washizaki, Dept. Computer Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Japan
Ezzeddine Zagrouba, Higher Institute of Computer Science (ISI), Tunisia
Azeddine Zahi, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco
Fu Zhang, Northeastern University, China
Nianjun Zhou, T.J. Watson Research Center, IBM, United States
Qiang Zhu, Department of Computer and Information Science, The University of Michigan, Dearborn, United States

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