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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


Jan VanthienenKU Leuven, Belgium
João NevesUniversidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP), Portugal
Giancarlo GuizzardiFederal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil/ (LOA), Institute for Cognitive Science and Technology, (CNR), Italy
Ralf BoguschGermany


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 (http://www.crossref.org/) 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 .


KDIR Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: kdir.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.kdir.ic3k.org/


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
Amir Ahmad, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Samad Ahmadi, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Mayer Aladjem, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Maria 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
Niranjan Balasubramanian, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
Rafael Berlanga Llavori, University Jaume I, Spain
Alberto Bimbo, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Rui Camacho, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Maria Catalan, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Michelangelo Ceci, University of Bari, Italy
Chien-Chung Chan, University of Akron, United States
Keith Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Fei Chao, Xiamen University, China
Chien Chen, National Taiwan University College of Management, Taiwan, Republic of China
Meng Chen, , Taiwan, Republic of China
Juan Corchado, University of Salamanca, Spain
Ingemar Cox, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Bruce Croft, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
Roger Dannenberg, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Kareem Darwish, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Luis M. de Campos, University of Granada, Spain
Marco de Gemmis, Universitità Degli Studi Di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Gianluca Demartini, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Marie-Dominique Devignes, LORIA CNRS-UMR 7503, France
Emanuele Di Buccio, University of Padua, Italy
Sergio Di Martino, Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II", 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
Floriana Esposito, Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Iaakov Exman, The Jerusalem College of Engineering - JCE - Azrieli, Israel
Elisabetta Fersini, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Philippe Fournier-Viger, University of Moncton, Canada
Ingo Frommholz, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Panorea Gaitanou, Universidad de Alcala, Spain
William Gasarch, University of Maryland, United States
Michael Gashler, University of Arkansas, United States
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 Gonçalves, Superior School of Technology, Polithecnical Institute of Setúbal, Portugal
Cathal Gurrin, Dublin City University, Ireland
Yaakov Hacohen-Kerner, Jerusalem College of Technology (Machon Lev), Israel
Jianchao Han, California State University Dominguez Hills, United States
Jennifer Harding, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Lynette Hirschman, The MITRE Corporation, United States
Frank Hopfgartner, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Xuanjing Huang, Fudan University, China
Beatriz de la Iglesia, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Bernard Jansen, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Szymon Jaroszewicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Gareth Jones, Dublin City University, Ireland
Jae-Yoon Jung, Kyung Hee University, Korea, Republic of
Mouna Kamel, IRIT, France
Mehmed Kantardzic, University of Louisville, United States
Ron 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
Donald Kraft, Colorado Technical University, United States
Steven Kraines, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Ralf Krestel, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Germany
Nuno Lau, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Anne Laurent, Lirmm, Montpellier University, France
Carson Leung, University of Manitoba, Canada
Johannes Leveling, , Netherlands
Chun Li, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Lei Li, Florida International University, United States
Jerry Chun-Wei Lin, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
Christina Lioma, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Michel Liquiere, University of Montpellier II, France
Berenike Litz, , United States
Jun Liu, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Walid Magdy, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Francisco Martínez Álvarez, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Edson Matsubara, UFMS, Brazil
Debora Medeiros, Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
Engelbert Mephu Nguifo, LIMOS, Université Clermont Auvergne, France
Pietro Michiardi, EURECOM, France
Bamshad Mobasher, DePaul University, United States
Misael Mongiovi, Università di Catania, Italy
Stefania Montani, Piemonte Orientale University, Italy
Manuel Montes y Gómez, INAOE, Mexico
Eduardo Morales, INAOE, Mexico
Yashar Moshfeghi, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S and University of Hannover, Germany
Raymond Ng, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Tae-Gil Noh, , 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
Colm O'Riordan, NUI, Galway, Ireland
Rifat Ozcan, Turgut Ozal University, Turkey
Rui Pedro Paiva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Krzysztof Pancerz, University of Rzeszow, Poland
Alberto Pinto, LIAAD INESC TEC and Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal
Massimo Poesio, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Luigi Pontieri, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Alfredo Pulvirenti, University of Catania, Italy
Marcos Quiles, Federal University of Sao Paulo - UNIFESP, Brazil
Bijan Raahemi, University of Ottawa, Canada
Luís Reis, University of Porto, Portugal
Maria Rifqi, University Panthéon-Assas, France
Carolina Ruiz, WPI, United States
Ovidio Salvetti, National Research Council of Italy - CNR, Italy
Ismael Sanz, University Jaume I, Spain
Filippo Sciarrone, Roma TRE University, Italy
Hong Shen, University of Adelaide, Australia
Zhongzhi Shi, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Fabricio Silva, FIOCRUZ - Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil
Andrzej Sluzek, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
Alan Smeaton, DCU, Ireland
Minseok Song, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Yu-Ru Syau, , Taiwan, Republic of China
Marcin Sydow, , Poland
Andrea Tagarelli, University of Calabria, Italy
Kosuke Takano, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan
Domenico Talia, University of Calabria and Fuzhou University, Italy
Liang Tang, Florida International University, United States
Ulrich Thiel, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany
Kar Toh, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Vicenc Torra, University of Skövde, Sweden
Juan-Manuel Torres-Moreno, Université d'Avignon, France
Alicia Troncoso Lora, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Manos Tsagkias, , Netherlands
Theodora Tsikrika, , Greece
Evelyne Tzoukermann, , United States
Domenico Ursino, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Theo van der Weide, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Jiabing Wang, South China University of Technology, China
Peiling Wang, The University of Tennessee Knoxville, United States
Harco Warnars, Bina Nusantara university, Indonesia
Wouter Weerkamp, , Netherlands
Leandro Wives, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Yinghui Wu, , United States
Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada
Wai Yee, , United States
Djamel Zighed, Lumière University Lyon 2, France