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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


Tony BagnallElectronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Domenico LemboDepartment of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Luís Paulo ReisFaculty of Engineering / LIACC, University of Porto, Portugal
Yannis ManolopoulosSchool of Pure and Applied Sciences, Open University of Cyprus, 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 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 31, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 8, 2023 (expired)

Paper Submission: July 24, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 14, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 28, 2023 (expired)


Paper Submission: September 7, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 26, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
October 4, 2023 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: June 26, 2023 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 26, 2023 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: October 4, 2023 (expired)

Demo Proposal: October 4, 2023 (expired)

Panel Proposal: October 4, 2023 (expired)


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 BernardinoDEIS, Polytechnic of Coimbra - ISEC, Portugal


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


Amir Ahmad, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Monika Akbar, Computer Science, University of Texas at El Paso, United States
Mayer Aladjem, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Marco Angelini, Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering Antonio Ruberti at Sapienza University of Rome, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Eva Armengol, IIIA CSIC, Spain
Mamoun Awad, Computer Science and Software Engineering, UAE University, United Arab Emirates
Rafael Berlanga, Llenguatges I Sistemes Informatics, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Anna Bernasconi, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Marcin Blachnik, Industrial Informatics, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Marko Bohanec, Department of Knowledge Technologies, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Amel Borgi, Informatique et Mathématiques, Université de Tunis El Manar, Institut Supérieur d’Informatique, LIPAH, Tunisia
Nizar Bouguila, Ciise, Concordia University, Canada
Alina Campan, School of Computing and Analytics, Northern Kentucky University, United States
Jesús A. Carrasco-Ochoa, Computational Scieces, INAOE, Mexico
Daniele Cenni, University of Florence, Italy
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
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
Maunendra S. Desarkar, IIT Hyderabad, India
Lipika Dey, CS, Ashoka University, India
Thanh-Nghi Do, Computer Network, College of Information Technology, Can Tho University, Vietnam
Antoine Doucet, University of La Rochelle, France
Markus Endres, University of Applied Sciences Munich, Germany
Iaakov Exman, School of Computer Science, HIT = Holon Institute of Technology, Israel
Pedro G. Ferreira, Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences University of Porto, Portugal
Susan Gauch, CSCE, University of Arkansas, United States
Gerhard Heyer, Institute of Computer Science - NLP Department, Leipzig University, Germany
Victoria Hodge, Department of Computer Science, University of York, 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
Mouna Kamel, IRIT - IC3, CNRS, France
Ron S. Kenett, KPA and the Samuel Neaman Institute, Technion, Israel
Ikuo Keshi, Fukui University of Technology, Japan
Margita Kon-Popovska, Faculty of Comuter Sciences and Engineering, Ss Cyril and Methodius University, North Macedonia
Carson K. Leung, Department of Computer Science, University of Manitoba, Canada
Jake Luo, Health Informatics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States
Qiang Ma, Kyoto University, Japan
Christos Makris, Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Greece
Saadia Malik, King AbdulAziz University, Saudi Arabia
Ricardo M. Marcacini, University of São Paulo, Brazil
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
Manuel Montes y Gómez, INAOE, Mexico
Agnieszka Mykowiecka, Artificial Intelligence, Institute of Computer Science Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Martin Necaský, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Elias Oliveira, Rua Chapot Presvot 630/902, Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo, Brazil
Jan Paralic, Dept. of Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence, Technická univerzita v Košiciach, Slovak Republic
Gaurav N. Pradhan, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, United States
Marcos G. Quiles, Department of Science and Technology, Federal University of Sao Paulo - UNIFESP, Brazil
Ahmed Rafea, Computer Science , American University In Cairo, Egypt
Georg Rehm, Speech and Language Technology, Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (DFKI), Germany
Rui Santos, Department of Mathematics, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, CEAUL - Center of Statistics and Applications, Portugal
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
Dana Shapira, Computer Science, Ariel University, Israel
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, WETI, Katedra Architektury Systemow Komputerowych, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Atsuhiro Takasu, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Marco Temperini, Computer, control and management engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Nguyen Thai-Nghe, Information Systems, Can Tho University, Vietnam
Silvio R. Timaran Pereira, Departamento De Sistemas, Universidad De Nariño, Colombia
Kar A. Toh, EEE, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
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
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, 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