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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, through sophisticated machine learning to deep learning 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 discovery 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
  • 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
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Interpretable and Explainable AI
  • Knowledge Graphs and Ontologies


Carlo SansoneDipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e delle Tecnologie dell'Informazione, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Nirmalie WiratungaRGU's School of Computing, United Kingdom
João GamaUniversity of Porto, Portugal


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: 17 - 19 November, 2024

Paper Submission: June 24, 2024 (extended) (extended)
Authors Notification:
July 31, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 13, 2024

Paper Submission: July 17, 2024
Authors Notification:
September 12, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 25, 2024

Workshop Proposal: June 26, 2024

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: October 1, 2024
Authors Notification: October 14, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration: October 22, 2024

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 26, 2024

Tutorial Proposal: October 9, 2024

Demo Proposal: October 9, 2024

Panel Proposal: October 9, 2024


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


The conference will take place at the Vila Galé Porto hotel which is located in the beautiful and historical city of Porto in Portugal. Porto is considered to be one of the most beautiful historical towns in Portugal, with its remarkable architectural heritage shaped by history.


Jorge BernardinoDEIS, Polytechnic of Coimbra - ISEC, Portugal


Frans CoenenUniversity of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações and Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon), Portugal


Amir Ahmad, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Mayer Aladjem, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Mansaf Alam, National Islamic University, India
Flora Amato, Dip. di Informatica e Sistemistica, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Eva Armengol, IIIA CSIC, Spain
Anuja Arora, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, India, India
Hajer Baazaoui, ETIS Lab., CY Paris Cergy University, France
Bernhard Bauer, Institute of Computer Science, University of Augsburg, Germany
Mohamed Ben Aouicha, Data Engineering and Semantics, University of SFax, Tunisia
Bahram Sadeghi Bigham, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Marko Bohanec, Department of Knowledge Technologies, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Nizar Bouguila, Ciise, Concordia University, Canada
Alina Campan, School of Computing and Analytics, Northern Kentucky University, United States
Erion Çano, Independent Researcher, Czech Republic
Jesús A. Carrasco-Ochoa, Computational Scieces, INAOE, Mexico
Luigi Cerulo, Department of Science and Technology - University Of Sannio, University of Sannio, Italy
Sharma Chakravarthy, Computer Science and Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington, United States
Debashish Chakravarty, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Chih-Ming Chen, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Zhiyuan Chen, University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States
Patrick M. Ciarelli, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil
Francesco Colace, Dipartimento Di Ingegneria Dell'informazione Ed Ingegneria Elettrica, Università Degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Salvatore Cuomo, Department of Mathematic and Apllications, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Taner Danisman, Department of Computer Engineering, Akdeniz University, Turkey
Justin Dauwels, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Alexiei Dingli, Intelligent Computer Systems, University of Malta, Malta
Tai Dinh, Graduate School of Applied Information Technology, The Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics, Japan
Mihaela Dinsoreanu, Computer Science, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Damiano Distante, University or Rome Unitelma Sapienza, Italy
Thanh-Nghi Do, Computer Network, College of Information Technology, Can Tho University, Vietnam
Antoine Doucet, University of La Rochelle, France
Mauro Dragoni, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italy
Bilel Elayeb, Business Information Technology, Liwa College of Technology, United Arab Emirates
Iaakov Exman, School of Computer Science, HIT = Holon Institute of Technology, Israel
João C. Ferreira, Departamento de Ciências e Tecnologias da Informação Escola de Tecnologias e Arquitetura, ISCTE, Portugal
Dayne Freitag, Artificial Intelligence Center, SRI International, United States
Amit P. Ganatra, Independent Researcher, India
Wu Gang, China University of Mining and Technology, China
Kehan Gao, Computer Science, Eastern Connecticut State University, United States
Susan Gauch, CSCE, University of Arkansas, United States
Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis, Merative MarketScan, Merative Healthcare, Ireland
Natalia Grabar, STL UMR8163 CNRS, Université Lille 3, France
Josephine Griffith, College of Engineering and Informatics, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Gerhard Heyer, Institute of Computer Science - NLP Department, Leipzig University, Germany
Dorit S. Hochbaum, Department of IEOR, University of California-Berkeley, United States
Victoria Hodge, Department of Computer Science, University of York, United Kingdom
Vasant Honavar, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Beatriz de la Iglesia, School of Computing Sciences, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Antonio Irpino, Dept. of Mathematics and Physics, University of Campania L.Vanvitelli, Italy
Arti Jain, CSE, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, India
Yogan Jaya Kumar, Intelligent Computing and Analytics, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia
Mehmed Kantardzic, Computer Engineering and Computer Science, University of Louisville, United States
Uzay Kaymak, Jheronimus Academy of Data Science, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Ron S. Kenett, KPA and the Samuel Neaman Institute, Technion, Israel
Roman Kern, Know-Center GmbH, Austria
Ikuo Keshi, Fukui University of Technology, Japan
Margita Kon-Popovska, Faculty of Comuter Sciences and Engineering, Ss Cyril and Methodius University, North Macedonia
Constantine Kotropoulos, Department of Informatics, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece
Martin Krallinger, Barcelona Supercomputing Center National Center Supercomputing, Spain
Andrew Kusiak, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, The University of Iowa, United States
Jean-Charles Lamirel, LORIA, University of Strasbourg, France
Niklas Lavesson, Software Engineering, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Carson K. Leung, Department of Computer Science, University of Manitoba, Canada
Jerry Chun-Wei Lin, Department of Computing, Mathematics, and Physics, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
Jie Liu, Department of Computer Science, WOU, United States
Jose M. Luna, Computer Science and Numerical Analysis, University of Cordoba, Spain
Jake Luo, Health Informatics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States
Xiao Luo, Oklahoma State University, United States
Qiang Ma, Kyoto University, Japan
Ben Majid, Independent Researcher, Tunisia
Christos Makris, Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Greece
Saadia Malik, King AbdulAziz University, Saudi Arabia
Fabrizio Marozzo, University of Calabria, Italy
J. F. Martínez-Trinidad, Departamento de Ciencias Computacionales, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, Puebla, Mexico
Brigitte Mathiak, GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany
Dulani Meedeniya, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Enza Messina, Informatics, Systems and Communication, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Namita Mittal, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India
Shahrul Azman Mohd Noah, Center for Artificial Intelligence Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Manuel Montes y Gómez, INAOE, Mexico
Agnieszka Mykowiecka, Artificial Intelligence, Institute of Computer Science Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Parma Nand, School of Computer and Information Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Anne H. Ngu, Computer Science, Texas State University-San Marcos, United States
Simon O'Keefe, Department of Computer Science, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK, University of York, United Kingdom
Elias Oliveira, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil
Farhad Oroumchian, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, University of Wollongong in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Gaurav N. Pradhan, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, United States
Viswanath Pulabaigari, Indian Institute of Information and Technology, Sri City, India
Alfredo Pulvirenti, University of Catania, Italy
Paulo Quaresma, Universidade de Évora, Portugal
Marcos G. Quiles, Department of Science and Technology, Federal University of Sao Paulo - UNIFESP, Brazil
Ahmed Rafea, Computer Science , American University In Cairo, Egypt
Chotirat A. Ratanamahatana, Computer Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Marek Reformat, thinkS2 : thinking Software and System laboratory; Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada
Georg Rehm, Speech and Language Technology, Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (DFKI), Germany
Marcela X. Ribeiro, Department of Computing, Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil
Leonardo A. Ribeiro, Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Goiás, Brazil
Farag Saad, FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure, Germany
Indrajit Saha, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training & Research,FC Block, Sector 3, Salt Lake City, Kolkata - 700106, India., National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training & Research, India
Rui Santos, Department of Mathematics, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, CEAUL - Center of Statistics and Applications, Portugal
Diana Santos, ILOS, University of Oslo, Norway
Alessia Sarica, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Neuroscience Research Center, Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro, Italy
Abeed Sarker, Biomedical Informatics, Emory University, United States
Claudio Sartori, DEIS, Universita' di Bologna, Italy
Milos Savic, Department of Mathematics and Informatics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Filippo Sciarrone, Faculty of Economics, Universitas Mercatorum, Italy
Hayri Sever, Software Engineering, Cankaya University, Turkey
Asadollah Shahbahrami, Department of Computer Science, University of Guilan, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Dana Shapira, Computer Science, Ariel University, Israel
Marek Sikora, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Dan A. Simovici, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Boston, United States
Kamel Smaïli, zzz, France
Wei Song, North China University of Technology, China
Julian Szymanski, WETI, Katedra Architektury Systemow Komputerowych, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Maguelonne Teisseire, TETIS, INRAE, France
Marco Temperini, Computer, control and management engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Silvio R. Timaran Pereira, Departamento De Sistemas, Universidad De Nariño, Colombia
Kar A. Toh, EEE, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Predrag Tosic, School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Washington State University, United States
Alicia Troncoso Lora, Ctra. Utrera, Km. 1 Pablo de Olavide University, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Suppawong Tuarob, Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Mahidol University, Thailand
Domenico Ursino, DII, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Manuel Vilares Ferro, Computer Science, University of Vigo, Spain
Jenq-Haur Wang, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Jie Wang, University of Massachusetts, United States
Xing Wei, Pinterest Inc., United States
Albert Weichselbraun, Information Science, University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons, Switzerland
Nicola Zeni, University of Trento, Italy
Yan Zhang, School of Computer Science and Engineering, California State University, San Bernardino, United States

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