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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 mathematical logic, as well as strongly involved in cognitive science and socio-cognitive engineering where the knowledge is produced by socio-cognitive aggregates (mainly humans) and is structured according to our understanding of how human reasoning and logic works. Currently, KE is strongly related to the construction of shared knowledge bases or conceptual frameworks, often designated as ontologies.
Ontology Development 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 configuration.
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.

Conference Topics

› Knowledge Representation
› Knowledge Acquisition
› Context Modeling and Management
› Reflection and Metadata Approaches
› Decision Support Systems
› Expert Systems
› Ontology Engineering
› Networked Ontologies
› Semantic Web
› Process Knowledge and Semantic Services
› Ontology Sharing and Reuse
› Ontology Matching and Alignment
› Knowledge Reengineering
› AI Programming
› Intelligent Problem Solving
› Natural Language Processing
› Human-machine Cooperation
› e-Business and Interoperability Issues
› Intelligent Multi-agent Systems
› Applications and Case-studies
› Domain Analysis and Modeling
› Metamodelling
› Mobile Access to Knowledge Systems
› Knowledge Engineering Education

Keynote Speakers

Rudi Studer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
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-Verlag in a CCIS Series book.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP and EI.


The conference was held at the Hotel Sidi Saler, Valencia, Spain.
The Hotel is situated right next to the beach, near the Albufera Nature Park and Lake. It is surrounded by pine forests and offers a unique environment in which you can relax, walk, jog or enjoy bicycle riding.
The Sidi Saler is located just 21 km from the airport and 15 km from Valencia, a modern and dynamic city with a beautiful historic centre.

Program Chair

Jan L. G. Dietz, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Program Committee

Annette Ten Teije, VU University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Alia Abdelmoty, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Andreas Abecker, FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik Karlsruhe, Germany
Yuan An, Drexel University, United States
Francisco Antunes, Institute of Computer and Systems Engineering of Coimbra, Portugal
Choorackulam Alexander Augustine, Young Men's Christian Association, Trivandrum,Kerala, India, India
Teresa M.A. Basile, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Maroua Bouzid, GREYC-CNRS, France
Rafik Braham, ISITCom, Tunisia
Patrick Brezillon, LIP6 - University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), France
Vladimír Bureš, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Núria Casellas, Institute of Law and Technology-Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Yixin Chen, University of Mississippi, United States
Samuel Cruz-Lara, LORIA / INRIA Nancy Grand Est - Nancy-Université, France
Juergen Dix, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
Pawel Drozda, University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland
Magdalini Eirinaki, San José State University, United States
Stefan van der Elst, KE-works Knowledge Engineering, Netherlands
Simon Fong, University of Macau, Macau
Johannes Fuernkranz, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Fabien Gandon, INRIA, France
Raul Garcia-Castro, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Maria Paula Gonzalez, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina
Stephan Grimm, FZI , University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Sven Groppe, University of Lübeck, Germany
Katerina Kabassi, Tei of the Ionian Islands, Greece
C. Maria Keet, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Katia Lida Kermanidis, Ionian University, Greece
Tetsuo Kinoshita, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, Japan
Mare Koit, University of Tartu, Estonia
Zora Konjovic, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Pavel Kordik, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Information Technologies, Czech Republic
Patrick Lambrix, Linköping University, Sweden
Jiang Lei, University of Toronto, Canada
Ming Li, National Key Lab for Novel Software Technology, Nanjing University, China
Antoni Ligeza, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Rocio Abascal Mena, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana – Cuajimalpa., Mexico
Munir Merdan, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Malgorzata Mochol, T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH, Germany
Claude Moulin, CNRS Heudiasyc, University of Compiègne, France
Kazumi Nakamatsu, University of Hyogo, Japan
Keiichi Nakata, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Roberto Navigli, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Nan Niu, Mississippi State University, United States
Yanuar Nugroho, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Emilia PECHEANU, University Dunarea de Jos of Galati, Romania
Mihail Popescu, University of Missouri-Columbia, United States
Juha Puustjärvi, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Rong Qu, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Amar Ramdane-Cherif, University of Versailles St Quentin en Yvelines, France
Domenico Redavid, University of Bari, Italy
Thomas Reineking, University of Bremen, Germany
Dominique Renaud, LICIA, France
François Rousselot, LGECO LICIA, France
Maria Theresia Semmelrock-Picej, Klagenfurt University, Austria
Nuno Silva, ISEP/GECAD, Portugal
Anna Stavrianou, Laboratoire ERIC, Université Lyon 2, France
Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa, Ontology Engineering Group, UPM, Spain
Christos Tatsiopoulos, University of Patras, Greece
Orazio Tomarchio, University of Catania, Italy
Rafael Valencia-Garcia, University of Murcia, Spain
Iraklis Varlamis, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Cristina Vicente-Chicote, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain
Bruno Volckaert, Ghent University, Belgium
Sebastian Wandelt, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Franz Wotawa, Technische Universität Graz, Austria
Yue Xu, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Gian Piero Zarri, University Paris-Est/Paris12, France
Jinglan Zhang, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Catherine FARON ZUCKER, I3S, Université de Nice Sophia, CNRS, France