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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 as-pects 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 humans and is structured according to our understanding of how human reasoning and logic works. Currently, KE is gradually more related to the construction of shared conceptual frameworks, often designated as ontologies.
Ontology Development (OD) 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 business process design.
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


Dieter FenselUniversity Innsbruck, Austria
Frans CoenenUniversity of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Una-May O'ReillyMIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, United States
Marijn JanssenDelft University of Technology, Netherlands


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 (http://www.crossref.org/) 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 .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


Conference Date: 9 - 11 November, 2016

Paper Submission: June 15, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 27, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 19, 2016 (expired)

Paper Submission: September 12, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 28, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
October 6, 2016 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: August 18, 2016 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: September 8, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 27, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: October 4, 2016 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: August 22, 2016 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: September 29, 2016 (expired)

Demo Proposal: September 29, 2016 (expired)

Panel Proposal: September 29, 2016 (expired)


KEOD Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: keod.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.keod.ic3k.org/


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal


Jan DietzDelft University of Technology, Netherlands
David AveiroUniversity of Madeira / Madeira-ITI, Portugal


Rocío Abascal-Mena, Av. Vasco de Quiroga 4871, Col. Santa Fe Cuajimalpa, Delegación Cuajimalpa de Morelos, Ciudad de México, C.P. 05348., Mexico
Mamoun Abu Helou, Al-Istiqlal University, Palestinian Territory, Occupied
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
Claudio Baptista, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
Teresa Basile, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Sonia Bergamaschi, DIEF - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Gerhard Budin, University of Vienna, Austria
Radek Burget, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Republic
Doina Caragea, Kansas State University, United States
Tsan-Ming Choi, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Davide Ciucci, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
João Costa, Institute of Computer and Systems Engineering of Coimbra, Portugal
Christophe Cruz, Laboratoire LIB - EA 7534, France
Erdogan Dogdu, Angelo State University, United States
Pierpaolo D'Urso, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
John Edwards, Aston University, United Kingdom
Henrik Eriksson, Linköping University, Sweden
Anna Fensel, STI Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Dieter Fensel, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Jesualdo Fernández-Breis, University of Murcia, Spain
George Giannakopoulos, SKEL Lab - NCSR Demokritos, Greece
Yoan Gutiérrez, University of Alicante, Spain
Christopher Hogger, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
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
Antoni Ligeza, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Elena Lloret, University of Alicante, Spain
Paulo Maio, School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Luca Mazzola, HSLU - Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
John-Jules Meyer, Utrecht University, Netherlands
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 Moura, National Laboratory of Scientific Computing - LNCC, Brazil
Phivos Mylonas, Ionian University, Greece
William Nelson, Devry University, United States
Erich Neuhold, University of Vienna, Austria
Jørgen Nilsson, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Femke Ongenae, Ghent University - imec, Belgium
Matteo Palmonari, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Jiajie Peng, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China
Carlos Periñán-Pascual, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Dimitris Plexousakis, FORTH, Greece
Mihail Popescu, University of Missouri-Columbia, United States
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
Oscar Rodríguez Rocha, INRIA Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée, France
Colette Rolland, Université De Paris1 Panthèon Sorbonne, France
Anisa Rula, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Inès Saad, ESC Amiens, France
Fabio Sartori, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Sagar Sen, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
Antonio Soares, FEUP and INESC TEC, Portugal
Chuan Sun, NYC Data Science Academy, United States
Cesar Tacla, Federal University of Technology in Parana, Brazil
Gheorghe Tecuci, George Mason University, United States
Orazio Tomarchio, University of Catania, Italy
Shengru Tu, University of New Orleans, United States
Petr Tucnik, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Yannis Tzitzikas, University of Crete, Greece
Iraklis Varlamis, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Bruno Volckaert, Ghent University, Belgium
Toyohide Watanabe, Nagoya Industrial Science Research Institute, Japan
Yue Xu, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Gian Zarri, Sorbonne University, France
Jinglan Zhang, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Ying Zhao, Naval Postgraduate School, United States
Qiang Zhu, The University of Michigan, Dearborn, United States