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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
  • 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
  • Business Intelligence Applications
  • User Profiling and Recommender Systems
  • Visual Data Mining and Data Visualization
  • Web Mining
  • Clustering and Classification Methods
  • Collaborative Filtering
  • Concept Mining
  • Context Discovery
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Mining in Electronic Commerce
  • Data Reduction and Quality Assessment


KDIR 2018 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.


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 (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
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.


Conference Date: 18 - 20 September, 2018

Paper Submission: May 2, 2018
Authors Notification:
July 3, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 17, 2018

Paper Submission: June 13, 2018
Authors Notification:
July 18, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 31, 2018

Workshop Proposal: May 4, 2018

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: May 4, 2018

Tutorial Proposal: August 6, 2018

Demo Proposal: August 6, 2018

Panel Proposal: August 6, 2018


KDIR 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: kdir.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.kdir.ic3k.org/


Available soon.


Available soon.


Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações / IST, Portugal


Sherief Abdallah, British University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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
Mayer Aladjem, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Kar Ann Toh, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Maria Jose Aramburu Cabo, University Jaume I, Spain
Sabeur Aridhi, LORIA France, France
Eva Armengol, IIIA CSIC, Spain
Zeyar Aung, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates
Vladan Babovic, National University of Singapore, Singapore
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
Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Microsoft, India
Isabelle Bichindaritz, SUNY at Oswego, United States
Gloria Bordogna, CNR - National Research Council, Italy
Amel Borgi, Université de Tunis El Manar, Institut Supérieur d’Informatique, LIPAH, Tunisia
Pavel Brazdil, University of Porto, Portugal
Keith C. C. Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Yi Cai, South China University of Technology, China
Jesús Ariel Carrasco-Ochoa, INAOE, Mexico
Ben Carterette, University of Delaware, United States
Arnaud Castelltort, LIRMM, France
Zhiyuan Chen, University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States
Chien Chin Chen, National Taiwan University College of Management, Taiwan
Paulo Cortez, University of Minho, Portugal
Ingemar Cox, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Luis M. de Campos, University of Granada, Spain
Alberto Del Bimbo, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
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
Elisabetta Fersini, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Philippe Fournier-Viger, University of Moncton, Canada
Panorea Gaitanou, Ionian University, Greece
Susan Gauch, University of Arkansas, United States
Angelo Genovese, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Rosario Girardi, Ufma, Brazil
Rosalba Giugno, University of Catania, Italy
Nuno Pina Gonçalves, Superior School of Technology, Polithecnical Institute of Setúbal, Portugal
Marcos Gonçalves Quiles, Federal University of Sao Paulo - UNIFESP, Brazil
Francesco Gullo, UniCredit R&D, Italy
Jennifer Harding, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Yo-Ping Huang, National Taipei University of Technology, 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
Mouna Kamel, IRIT, France
Fakhri Karray, University of Waterloo, Canada
Ron Kenett, Samuel Neaman Institute, Technion, Israel
Margita Kon-Popovska, Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
Nuno Lau, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Anne Laurent, Lirmm, Montpellier University, France
Carson K. Leung, University of Manitoba, Canada
Chun-Wei Lin, Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School, China
Jun Liu, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Antonio M. Rinaldi, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Jose Antonio Macedo, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil
Juan Manuel Corchado, University of Salamanca, Spain
Patrick Marques Ciarelli, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil
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
Misael Mongiovi, Universita' di Catania, Italy
Stefania Montani, Piemonte Orientale University, Italy
Gianluca Moro, Università di Bologna, Italy
Davide Moroni, Institute of Information Science & Technologies (Isti)-Cnr, Italy
Yashar Moshfeghi, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mitsunori Ogihara, University of Miami, United States
Márcia Oliveira, Universidade Federal do Espírito 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
NhatHai Phan, University of Oregon, United States
Giovanni Ponti, ENEA, DTE-ICT-HPC - Portici Research Center, Italy
Luigi Pontieri, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Alfredo Pulvirenti, University of Catania, Italy
Isabel Ramos, University of Minho, Portugal
Zbigniew W. Ras, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
Luis Paulo Reis, University of Minho, Portugal
Maria RIFQI, University Panthéon-Assas, France
Carolina Ruiz, WPI, United States
Henryk Rybinski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Milos Savic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Filippo Sciarrone, Open Informatica srl, Italy
Andrzej Sluzek, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
Umberto Straccia, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Yu-Ru Syau, National Formosa University, Taiwan
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, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Bingsheng Wang, Google, United States
Xing Wei, InMobi Inc., United States
Yanghua Xiao, Fudan University, China
Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada
JingTao Yao, University of Regina, Canada
Michiko Yasukawa, Gunma University, Japan
Karine Zeitouni, University of Versailles-St-Quentin, France
Yi Zhang, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Ji Zhang, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Wei Zhou, ESCP Europe, France