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KDIR is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


Knowledge Discovery is an interdisciplinary area focusing upon methodologies for identifying valid, novel, potentially useful and meaningful patterns from data, often based on underlying large data sets. A major aspect of Knowledge Discovery is data mining, i.e. applying data analysis and discovery algorithms that produce a particular enumeration of patterns (or models) over the data. Knowledge Discovery also includes the evaluation of patterns and identification of which add to knowledge. This has proven to be a promising approach for enhancing the intelligence of software systems and services. The ongoing rapid growth of online data due to the Internet and the widespread use of large databases have created an important need for knowledge discovery methodologies. The challenge of extracting knowledge from data draws upon research in a large number of disciplines including statistics, databases, pattern recognition, machine learning, data visualization, optimization, and high-performance computing, to deliver advanced business intelligence and web discovery solutions.
Information retrieval (IR) is concerned with gathering relevant information from unstructured and semantically fuzzy data in texts and other media, searching for information within documents and for metadata about documents, as well as searching relational databases and the Web. Automation of information retrieval enables the reduction of what has been called "information overload".
Information retrieval can be combined with knowledge discovery to create software tools that empower users of decision support systems to better understand and use the knowledge underlying large data sets.
The primary focus of KDIR is to provide a major forum for the scientific and technical advancement of knowledge discovery and information retrieval.


  • BioInformatics & Pattern Discovery
  • Business Intelligence Applications
  • Clustering and Classification Methods
  • Collaborative Filtering
  • Concept Mining
  • Context Discovery
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Mining in Electronic Commerce
  • Data Reduction and Quality Assessment
  • Foundations of Knowledge Discovery in Databases
  • Information Extraction
  • Interactive and Online Data Mining
  • Machine Learning
  • Mining Multimedia Data
  • Mining Text and Semi-structured Data
  • Pre-processing and Post-processing for Data Mining
  • Process Mining
  • Software Development
  • Structured Data Analysis and Statistical Methods
  • User Profiling and Recommender Systems
  • Visual Data Mining and Data Visualization
  • Web Mining


Linda TerlouwICRIS Consultancy, Antwerp Management School, Avans University of Applied Sciences, Nyenrode Business University, Netherlands
Slinger JansenUtrecht University, Netherlands
Jonathan GaribaldiUniversity of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Paulo NovaisUniversidade do Minho, Portugal


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 CD-ROM 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.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


KDIR Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal


Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações / IST, Portugal


Muhammad Abulaish, South Asian University, India
Ayan Acharya, CognitiveScale Inc., United States
Alberto Adrego Pinto, LIAAD INESC TEC and Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal
Amir Ahmad, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Samad Ahmadi, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Mohammad Al Hasan, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States
Mayer Aladjem, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Mauricio Alvarez, University of Sheffield, Colombia
Kar Ann Toh, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Sabeur Aridhi, LORIA France, France
Eva Armengol, IIIA CSIC, Spain
Zeyar Aung, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates
Kerstin Bach, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Vladimir Bartik, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Republic
Márcio Basgalupp, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
Arnab Bhattacharya, IIT Kanpur, India
Jiang Bian, Microsoft Research, China
Isabelle Bichindaritz, SUNY at Oswego, United States
Amel Borgi, Université de Tunis El Manar, Institut Supérieur d’Informatique, LIPAH, Tunisia
I. Burhan Turksen, University of Toronto, Canada
Keith C. C. Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Yi Cai, South China University of Technology, China
Rui Camacho, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Jesús Ariel Carrasco-Ochoa, INAOE, Mexico
André Carvalho, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Arnaud Castelltort, LIRMM, France
Sunandan Chakraborty, New York University, United States
Chien-Chung Chan, University of Akron, United States
Lijun Chang, UNSW, Australia
Zhiyuan Chen, University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States
Alvis Cheuk M. Fong, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Chien Chin Chen, National Taiwan University College of Management, Taiwan
Kun-Ta Chuang, National Cheng Kung University Taiwan, Taiwan
Paulo Cortez, University of Minho, Portugal
Ingemar Cox, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Fabio Crestani, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Luis M. de Campos, University of Granada, Spain
Franciska de Jong, Utrecht University / CLARIN ERIC, Netherlands
Spiros Denaxas, University College London, United Kingdom
Alessandro Di Bucchianico, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Emanuele Di Buccio, University of Padua, Italy
Sergio Di Martino, Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II", Italy
Thanh-Nghi Do, College of Information Technology, Can Tho University, Vietnam
Antoine Doucet, University of La Rochelle, France
Markus Endres, University of Augsburg, Germany
Iaakov Exman, The Jerusalem College of Engineering - JCE - Azrieli, Israel
Csilla Farkas, USC, Columbia, United States
Dan Feldman, MIT, Israel
Elisabetta Fersini, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
Philippe Fournier-Viger, University of Moncton, Canada
Ingo Frommholz, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Panorea Gaitanou, Ionian University, Greece
Michael Gashler, University of Arkansas, United States
Angelo Genovese, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Rosario Girardi, Ufma, Brazil
Rosalba Giugno, University of Catania, Italy
Lorraine Goeuriot, Universite Joseph Fourier, France
Nuno Pina Gonçalves, Superior School of Technology, Polithecnical Institute of Setúbal, Portugal
Marcos Gonçalves Quiles, Federal University of Sao Paulo - UNIFESP, Brazil
Miguel Angel Guevara Lopez, University of Minho, Portugal
Francesco Gullo, UniCredit R&D, Italy
Yike Guo, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Cathal Gurrin, Dublin City University, Ireland
Yaakov Hacohen-Kerner, Jerusalem College of Technology (Machon Lev), Israel
Jennifer Harding, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Enrique Herrera-Viedma, University of Granada, Spain
Lynette Hirschman, The MITRE Corporation, United States
Nen-Fu Huang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Chun Hung Li, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Beatriz de la Iglesia, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Roberto Interdonato, DIMES - Unversità della Calabria, Italy
Abdeslam Jafjaf, Sorbonne University - PARIS 1, France
Szymon Jaroszewicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Mouna Kamel, IRIT, France
Mehmed Kantardzic, University of Louisville, United States
Fakhri Karray, University of Waterloo, Canada
Ron Kenett, Samuel Neaman Institute, Technion, Israel
Yun Sing Koh, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Margita Kon-Popovska, Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
Donald Kraft, Colorado Technical University, United States
Ralf Krestel, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Germany
Andrew Kusiak, The University of Iowa, United States
Nuno Lau, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Anne Laurent, Lirmm, Montpellier University, France
Teerapong Leelanupab, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
Carson K. Leung, University of Manitoba, Canada
Chun-Wei Lin, Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School, China
Xia Lin, Drexel University, United States
Berenike Litz, Attensity Corporation, United States
Jun Liu, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Giovanni Livraga, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Antonio M. Rinaldi, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Jose Antonio Macedo, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil
Juan Manuel Corchado, University of Salamanca, Spain
Devignes Marie-Dominique, LORIA, CNRS, France
Patrick Marques Ciarelli, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil
Christophe Marsala, LIP6, France
J. Francisco Martínez-Trinidad, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, Puebla, Mexico
Sérgio Matos, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Engelbert Mephu Nguifo, LIMOS, Université Clermont Auvergne, France
Bamshad Mobasher, DePaul University, United States
Misael Mongiovi, Universita' di Catania, Italy
Stefania Montani, Piemonte Orientale University, Italy
Manuel Montes y Gómez, INAOE, Mexico
Eduardo F. Morales, INAOE, Mexico
Gianluca Moro, Università di Bologna, Italy
Davide Moroni, Institute of Information Science & Technologies (Isti)-Cnr, Italy
Yashar Moshfeghi, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Josiane Mothe, Université de Toulouse, France
Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S and University of Hannover, Germany
Jian-yun Nie, University of Montreal, Canada
Mitsunori Ogihara, University of Miami, United States
Márcia Oliveira, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil
Elias Oliveira, Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo, Brazil
José Luis Oliveira, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Fabrício Olivetti de França, Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
Nicola Orio, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Colm O'Riordan, NUI, Galway, Ireland
Sarala Padi, National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States
Rui Pedro Paiva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Krzysztof Pancerz, University of Rzeszow, Poland
Gaurav Pandey, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
NhatHai Phan, University of Oregon, United States
Gianvito Pio, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Giovanni Ponti, ENEA, DTE-ICT-HPC - Portici Research Center, Italy
Luigi Pontieri, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Alfredo Pulvirenti, University of Catania, Italy
Ronald R. Yager, Iona College, United States
Isabel Ramos, University of Minho, Portugal
Zbigniew W. Ras, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
Luis Paulo Reis, University of Minho, Portugal
Carolina Ruiz, WPI, United States
Ovidio Salvetti, National Research Council of Italy - CNR, Italy
Vasilis Samoladas, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Milos Savic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Filippo Sciarrone, Open Informatica srl, Italy
Qiang Shen, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom
Zhongzhi Shi, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Fabricio Silva, FIOCRUZ - Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil
Dominik Slezak, Infobright, Poland
Andrzej Sluzek, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
Minseok Song, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Ana Stanescu, University of West Georgia, United States
Marcin Sydow, IPI PAN (and PJIIT), Warsaw, Poland
Edson T. Matsubara, UFMS, Brazil
Andrea Tagarelli, University of Calabria, Italy
Ying Tan, Peking University, China
Ulrich Thiel, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany
I-Hsien Ting, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Juan-Manuel Torres-Moreno, Universite d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, France
Predrag Tosic, Washington State University, United States
Alicia Troncoso Lora, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Domenico Ursino, University "Mediterranea" of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Nina Wacholder, Rutgers University, United States
Bingsheng Wang, Google, United States
Jiabing Wang, South China University of Technology, China
Yanghua Xiao, Fudan University, China
Xiaochun Yang, Northeastern University, China
Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada
Ji Zhang, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Yi Zhang, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Wei Zhou, ESCP Europe, France