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


Knowledge Discovery (KD) is an interdisciplinary domain focusing upon methodologies for identifying valid, hidden, novel, potentially useful and meaningful information from within data of all kinds. Knowledge discovery encompasses an end-to-end process involving: data preparation, the application of learning techniques and the presentation of the acquired knowledge.  The learning techniques used range from statistically-based data mining technique, to sophisticated machine learning through to deep learning techniques facilitated but recent increases in computer processing power. Current trends in the field of KD include Explainable AI, Hybrid-learning, and the application of knowledge discover to ever increasingly diverse data sets. Information Retrieval (IR), in turn, is concerned with the gathering of relevant information, from unstructured and semantically fuzzy data in texts and other media, typically in response to a user query. This encompasses searching for information within documents and for metadata about documents, as well as searching relational databases and the Web. Automation of IR enables the reduction of what has been called "information overload". The tools and techniques of KD are increasingly used to enhance and automate information retrieval processes. Current trends in IR include learning to rank models, data representation using embedding techniques, and the use of knowledge graph technology. The scope of the KDIR conference covers all aspect KD and IR, and the overlap between the two.


  • Information Extraction
  • Context Discovery
  • Knowledge Discovery in Databases
  • Applications of Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Neural Networks
  • Statistical Methods
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Representation Learning
  • Quality Metrics and Assessment
  • Mining Text and Semi-Structured Data
  • Pre-Processing and Post-Processing for Data Mining
  • Data Processing and Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Feature Selection
  • Clustering and Classification Methods
  • User Profiling and Recommender Systems
  • BioInformatics & Pattern Discovery
  • Software Frameworks and Applications
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Interpretable and Explainable AI


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 (extended) (extended)
Authors Notification:
July 31, 2023
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 8, 2023

Paper Submission: July 24, 2023
Authors Notification:
September 15, 2023
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 28, 2023

Workshop Proposal: June 26, 2023

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

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 26, 2023

Tutorial Proposal: October 4, 2023

Demo Proposal: October 4, 2023

Panel Proposal: October 4, 2023


KDIR 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


Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações and University of Lisbon, Portugal
Frans CoenenUniversity of Liverpool, United Kingdom


Amir Ahmad, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Monika Akbar, University of Texas at El Paso, United States
Mayer Aladjem, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Mansaf Alam, National Islamic University, India
Mohammed Alqahtani, University of Arkansas, United States
Marco Angelini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Eva Armengol, IIIA CSIC, Spain
Mamoun Awad, UAE University, United Arab Emirates
Azreen Azman, Putra Malaysia University, Malaysia
Chandrajit Bajaj, The Machine Learning Research Group, United States
Ammar Belatreche, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Kamal Berahmand, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Rafael Berlanga, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Anna Bernasconi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Bharat Bhasker, , India
Ismail Biskri, University of Quebec at Trois Rivieres, Canada
Marcin Blachnik, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Marko Bohanec, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Chutima Boonthum-Denecke, Hampton University, United States
Amel Borgi, Université de Tunis El Manar, Institut Supérieur d’Informatique, LIPAH, Tunisia
Nizar Bouguila, Concordia University, Canada
Alina Campan, Northern Kentucky University, United States
Jesús A. Carrasco-Ochoa, INAOE, Mexico
Daniele Cenni, University of Florence, Italy
Tania Cerquitelli, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
Luigi Cerulo, University of Sannio, Italy
Sharma Chakravarthy, The University of Texas at Arlington, United States
Zhiyuan Chen, University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States
Chih-ming Chen, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Pu-Jen Cheng, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Patrick M. Ciarelli, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil
Francesco Colace, Università Degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Salvatore Cuomo, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Maunendra S. Desarkar, IIT Hyderabad, India
Shubhamoy Dey, Indian Institute Management Indore, India
Lipika Dey, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Alexiei Dingli, University of Malta, Malta
Damiano Distante, University or Rome Unitelma Sapienza, Italy
Thanh-Nghi Do, College of Information Technology, Can Tho University, Vietnam
Antoine Doucet, University of La Rochelle, France
Mauro Dragoni, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italy
Markus Endres, University of Applied Sciences Munich, Germany
Faezeh Ensan, Ryerson University, Canada
Georgios Evangelidis, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
Iaakov Exman, The Jerusalem College of Engineering - JCE - Azrieli, Israel
João C. Ferreira, ISCTE, Portugal
Tim Furche, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Pedro G. G., Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences University of Porto, Portugal
Wu Gang, China University of Mining and Technology, China
Kehan Gao, Eastern Connecticut State University, United States
Susan Gauch, University of Arkansas, United States
Udo Hahn, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
Gerhard Heyer, Leipzig University, Germany
Victoria Hodge, Department of Computer Science, University of York, United Kingdom
Vasant Honavar, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Choo Y. Huoy, Faculty of Information and Communications Technology, Malaysia
Beatriz de la Iglesia, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Antonio Irpino, University of Campania L.Vanvitelli, Italy
Arti Jain, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, India
Nursuriati Jamil, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Yogan Jaya Kumar, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia
Mouna Kamel, CNRS, France
Mehmed Kantardzic, University of Louisville, United States
Ron Kenett, KPA and the Samuel Neaman Institute, Technion, Israel
Ikuo Keshi, Fukui University of Technology, Japan
Petr Knoth, The Open University, Greece
Margita Kon-Popovska, Ss Cyril and Methodius University, North Macedonia
Martin Krallinger, Barcelona Supercomputing Center National Center Supercomputing, Spain
Soundar Kumara, , United States
Andrew Kusiak, The University of Iowa, United States
Niklas Lavesson, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Carson K. Leung, University of Manitoba, Canada
Jerry Chun-Wei Lin, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
Rafael D. Lins, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Edwin Lughofer, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Jose M. Luna, University of Cordoba, Spain
Jake Luo, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States
Qiang Ma, Kyoto University, Japan
Christos Makris, University of Patras, Greece
Saadia Malik, Independent Researcher, Saudi Arabia
Radhika Mamidi, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India
Giuseppe Manco, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Ricardo M. Marcacini, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Fabrizio Marozzo, University of Calabria, Italy
J. F. Martínez-Trinidad, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, Puebla, Mexico
Brigitte Mathiak, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany
Dulani Meedeniya, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Fabio Mercorio, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Farid Meziane, University of Derby, UK, United Kingdom
Manuel Montes y Gómez, INAOE, Mexico
Agnieszka Mykowiecka, Institute of Computer Science Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Parma Nand, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Martin Necaský, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Elias Oliveira, Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo, Brazil
Taha Osman, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Rajendra Pamula, Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad, India
Jan Paralic, Technická univerzita v Košiciach, Slovak Republic
Gaurav N. Pradhan, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, United States
James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University, United States
Paulo Quaresma, Universidade de Évora, Portugal
Marcos G. Quiles, Federal University of Sao Paulo - UNIFESP, Brazil
Ahmed Rafea, American University In Cairo, Egypt
Sudha Ram, University of Arizona, United States
Hasan Rashaideh, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan
Chotirat A. Ratanamahatana, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Georg Rehm, Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (DFKI), Germany
Nina Rizun, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Rui Santos, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, CEAUL - Center of Statistics and Applications, Portugal
M. Saravanan, , India
Alessia Sarica, Neuroscience Research Center, Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro, Italy
Abeed Sarker, Emory University, United States
Claudio Sartori, Universita' di Bologna, Italy
Milos Savic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Filippo Sciarrone, Universitas Mercatorum, Italy
Hayri Sever, Cankaya University, Turkey
Huma Shah, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Asadollah Shahbahrami, Groningen University, Netherlands
Mehrnoush Shamsfard, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Dana Shapira, Independent Researcher, Israel
Dilip Kumar Sharma, GLA University, India
Marek Sikora, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Wei Song, North China University of Technology, China
Abdulhamit Subasi, Effat University, Saudi Arabia
Wenlong sun, Independent Researcher, United States
Julian Szymanski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Atsuhiro Takasu, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Ying Tan, Peking University, China
Marco Temperini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Silvio R. Timaran Pereira, Universidad De Nariño, Colombia
Aruna Tiwari, Indian Institute of Technology, Indore, India
Kar A. Toh, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Alicia Troncoso Lora, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Suppawong Tuarob, Mahidol University, Thailand
Domenico Ursino, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Ananthanarayana V.S, Independent Researcher, India
Manuel Vilares Ferro, University of Vigo, Spain
Marco Viviani, Università di Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Jie Wang, University of Massachusetts, United States
Jenq-Haur Wang, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Xing Wei, Pinterest Inc., United States
Albert Weichselbraun, University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons, Switzerland
Ouri Wolfson, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Yuhanis Yusof, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Nicola Zeni, University of Trento, Italy
Yi Zhang, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Yan Zhang, California State University, San Bernardino, United States