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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


Anthony BagnallUniversity of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Domenico LemboSapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Luís Paulo ReisUniversity of Porto, Portugal
Yannis ManolopoulosOpen University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus


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: 13 - 15 November, 2023

Paper Submission: June 22, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 31, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 8, 2023 (expired)

Paper Submission: July 24, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 14, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 28, 2023

Paper Submission: September 7, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 26, 2023
Camera Ready and Registration:
October 4, 2023

Workshop Proposal: June 26, 2023 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: September 15, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 29, 2023
Camera Ready and Registration: October 9, 2023

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 26, 2023 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: October 4, 2023

Demo Proposal: October 4, 2023

Panel Proposal: October 4, 2023


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


Our event will take place at the Mercure Roma West Hotel Hotel, strategically located in the city of Rome due to the proximity with the city center and the International Airport Fiumicino.


Jorge BernardinoPolytechnic of Coimbra - ISEC, Portugal


David AveiroUniversity of Madeira, NOVA-LINCS and ARDITI, Portugal
Jan DietzDelft University of Technology, Netherlands
Antonella PoggiUniversità di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy


Mara Abel, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
David Al-Dabass, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Aranzazu Aldea, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Raian Ali, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Yuan An, Drexel University, United States
Stephen Balakirsky, GTRI, United States
Claudio S. Baptista, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
Rafael Berlanga, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Anna Bernasconi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Fernando Bobillo, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Georgeta Bordea, University of Bordeaux, France
Rafik Braham, ISITCom, University of Sousse, Tunisia
Patrick Brezillon, , France
Vladimír Bureš, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Guoray Cai, Penn State University, United States
Maria L. Campos, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Arif Canakoglu, Policlinico di Milano, Italy
Dickson Chiu, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Soon A. Chun, City University of New York, United States
Simona Colucci, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Evandro Costa, UFAL, Brazil
João E. Costa, CeBER and Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, Portugal
Lindsay Cowell, University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States
Marne De Vries, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Alexander D. Diehl, University at Buffalo, State University Of New York, United States
Mauro Dragoni, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italy
John Edwards, Aston University, United Kingdom
Roberta Ferrario, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Maria Ganzha, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Francisco García-Sánchez, University of Murcia, Spain
John Gennari, University of Washington, United States
Ronald Giachetti, Naval Postgraduate School, United States
Krzysztof Goczyla, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Giovanna Guerrini, Universita Genova, Italy
Claudio Gutierrez, University of Chile, Chile
Mohamed Ali Hadj Taieb, Data Engineering and Semantics Research Unit, Faculty of Sciences, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Xudong He, Florida International University, United States
Yongqun He, University of Michigan Health System, United States
Gabriela Henning, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina
Stijn Hoppenbrouwers, HAN University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Adrian Horzyk, AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland
Choo Y. Huoy, Faculty of Information and Communications Technology, Malaysia
Martina Husáková, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Junichi Iijima, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Thomas Jackson, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Chandrasekhar Kambhampati, University of Hull, United Kingdom
Dimitris Kiritsis, EPFL, Switzerland
Toralf Kirsten, University Leipzig, Germany
Jakub Klímek, Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Czech Republic
Mitch Kokar, Northeastern University, United States
Ah-Lian Kor, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
Tomislava Lauc, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Ulrike Lechner, University of the Bundeswehr Munich, Germany
Natt Leelawat, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Isaac Lera, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Antoni Ligeza, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Paulo Maio, School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Jean-Luc Maire, Université Savoie Mont-Blanc, France
Mimoun Malki, Graduate School of Computer Science, Algeria
Rui P. Marques, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Maria L. Martínez-Villaseñor, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico
Riccardo Martoglia, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Kazuyuki Matsumoto, Tokushima University, Japan
Nives Mikelic Preradovic, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Croatia
Michele M. Missikoff, ISTC-CNR, Italy
Regina Motz, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Grzegorz J. Nalepa, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Parma Nand, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Martin Necaský, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Olga Nevzorova, Kazan Federal University, Russian Federation
Jørgen F. Nilsson, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Shinpei Ogata, Shinshu University, Japan
Marc Pantel, IRIT (Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse), France
Carlos Periñán-Pascual, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Yehoshua Perl, NJIT, United States
Dimitris Plexousakis, FORTH, Greece
Mihail Popescu, University of Missouri-Columbia, United States
Daniele Porello, University of Genoa, Italy
Domenico Redavid, University of Bari, Italy
Marek Reformat, University of Alberta, Canada
Thomas Risse, University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, Germany
Renato Rocha Souza, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil
Colette Rolland, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
Aires J. Rover, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Duncan A. Ruiz, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul - PUCRS, Brazil
Michele Ruta, Politecnico Di Bari, Italy
Lloyd Rutledge, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Ioan Sacala, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania
Behrang Samadi, University of Asia and the Pacific, Philippines
Marvin Schiller, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
Stefan Schlobach, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Luca Dan I. Serbanati, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
Mehrnoush Shamsfard, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Nuno Silva, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Ingo Simonis, OGC, Germany
Dagobert Soergel, University at Buffalo, United States
Stian Soiland-Reyes, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Víctor J. Sosa-Sosa, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Mexico
Daniele Spoladore, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Ilias Tachmazidis, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Francesco Taglino, CNR-IASI, Italy
Bastian Tenbergen, State University of New York at Oswego, United States
Giorgio Terracina, University of Calabria, Italy
Orazio Tomarchio, University of Catania, Italy
Jouni Tuominen, Aalto University, Finland
Ludger van Elst, German Research Center For Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany
Hironori Washizaki, Waseda University, Japan
Diedrich Wolter, University of Bamberg, Germany
Ning Xiong, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Takahira Yamaguchi, Keio University, Japan
Zurinahni Zainol, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Fu Zhang, Northeastern University, China
Nianjun Zhou, IBM, United States
Qiang Zhu, The University of Michigan, Dearborn, United States