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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.


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


Domenico TaliaUniversity of Calabria and Fuzhou University, Italy
Sonia BergamaschiDIEF - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Michele M. MissikoffISTC-CNR, Italy
Wil Van Der AalstTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
Wim Van GrembergenUniversity of Antwerp, Belgium
Marie-Jeanne LesotIndependent Researcher, France
Nicola GuarinoIndependent Researcher, Italy


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 ( 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 .
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of  these papers will be published by Springer in a CCIS Series book .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


KDIR Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8813


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC, Portugal


Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações and University of Lisbon, Portugal


Sherief Abdallah, British University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Muhammad Abulaish, South Asian University, India
Samad Ahmadi, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Mayer Aladjem, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Maria J. Aramburu Cabo, University Jaume I, Spain
Eva Armengol, IIIA CSIC, Spain
Zeyar Aung, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates
Vladan Babovic, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Márcio Basgalupp, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
Alejandro Bellogin, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Rafael Berlanga Llavori, University Jaume I, Spain
Jiang Bian, Independent Researcher, China
Pavel Brazdil, University of Porto, Portugal
Fabricio Breve, State University of São Paulo, Brazil
Yi Cai, South China University of Technology, China
Rui Camacho, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Keith C. Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Chien-Chung Chan, University of Akron, United States
Meng C. Chen, Independent Researcher, Taiwan, Republic of China
Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, United States
Philipp Cimiano, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Luis M. de Campos, University of Granada, Spain
Alberto Del Bimbo, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Emanuele Di Buccio, University of Padua, Italy
Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Thanh-Nghi Do, College of Information Technology, Can Tho University, Vietnam
Dejing Dou, University of Oregon, United States
Antoine Doucet, University of La Rochelle, France
Tapio Elomaa, Tampere University, Finland
Iaakov Exman, The Jerusalem College of Engineering - JCE - Azrieli, Israel
Katti Facelli, Independent Researcher, Brazil
Nastaran Fatemi, HEIG-VD, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Elisabetta Fersini, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Philippe Fournier-Viger, University of Moncton, Canada
Panorea Gaitanou, Universidad de Alcala, Spain
Susan Gauch, University of Arkansas, United States
Rosario Girardi, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rosalba Giugno, University of Catania, Italy
Nuno P. Gonçalves, Superior School of Technology, Polithecnical Institute of Setúbal, Portugal
Antonella Guzzo, University of Calabria, Italy
Yaakov Hacohen-Kerner, Jerusalem College of Technology (Machon Lev), Israel
Greg Hamerly, Baylor University, United States
Karin Harbusch, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Jennifer Harding, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
José Hernández-Orallo, Independent Researcher, Spain
Beatriz de la Iglesia, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Szymon Jaroszewicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Liu Jing, Xidian University, China
Mouna Kamel, IRIT, France
Mehmed Kantardzic, University of Louisville, United States
Ron S. Kenett, KPA and the Samuel Neaman Institute, Technion, Israel
Claus-Peter Klas, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany
Natallia Kokash, Leiden University, Netherlands
Steven Kraines, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Ralf Krestel, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Germany
Hagen Langer, University of Bremen, Germany
Mark Last, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Anne Laurent, Lirmm, Montpellier University, France
Carson K. Leung, University of Manitoba, Canada
Chun H. Li, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Lei Li, Florida International University, United States
Xia Lin, Drexel University, United States
Jun Liu, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Engelbert Mephu Nguifo, LIMOS, Université Clermont Auvergne, France
Misael Mongiovi, Università 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
Henning Müller, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S and University of Hannover, Germany
Mitsunori Ogihara, University of Miami, United States
Elias Oliveira, Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo, Brazil
Fabrício Olivetti de França, Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
Nicola Orio, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Rui Pedro Paiva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Krzysztof Pancerz, University of Rzeszow, Poland
Panos M. Pardalos, University of Florida, United States
Luigi Pontieri, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Alfredo Pulvirenti, University of Catania, Italy
Marcos G. Quiles, Federal University of Sao Paulo - UNIFESP, Brazil
Bijan Raahemi, University of Ottawa, Canada
Maria Rifqi, University Panthéon-Assas, France
Fabio Rinaldi, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Carolina Ruiz, WPI, United States
Henryk Rybinski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Ovidio Salvetti, National Research Council of Italy - CNR, Italy
Filippo Sciarrone, Universitas Mercatorum, Italy
Fabricio Silva, FIOCRUZ - Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil
Dan A. Simovici, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Boston, United States
Minseok Song, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Marcin Sydow, Independent Researcher, Poland
Andrea Tagarelli, University of Calabria, Italy
Kosuke Takano, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan
Ulrich Thiel, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany
Kar A. Toh, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Vicenc Torra, University of Skövde, Sweden
Alicia Troncoso Lora, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Evelyne Tzoukermann, Independent Researcher, United States
Domenico Ursino, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Slobodan Vucetic, Temple University, United States
Jiabing Wang, South China University of Technology, China
Harco S. Warnars, Bina Nusantara university, Indonesia
Leandro K. Wives, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Yinghui Wu, Independent Researcher, United States
Yang Xiang, The Ohio State University, United States

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