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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.

Conference Topics

› Information Extraction
› 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
› High Performance Implementations
› Privacy Protection and Ethics
› Software Development
› Business Intelligence Applications

Keynote Speakers

Edwin Diday, CEREMADE, Université Paris Dauphine, France
Joydeep Ghosh, University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
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-Verlag in a CCIS Series book.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP and EI.


The conference was held at the Hotel Sidi Saler, Valencia, Spain.
The Hotel is situated right next to the beach, near the Albufera Nature Park and Lake. It is surrounded by pine forests and offers a unique environment in which you can relax, walk, jog or enjoy bicycle riding.
The Sidi Saler is located just 21 km from the airport and 15 km from Valencia, a modern and dynamic city with a beautiful historic centre.

Program Chair

Ana Fred, Technical University of Lisbon / IT, Portugal

Program Committee

Eduarda Mendes Rodrigues, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Marcos Gonçalves Quiles, Federal University of Sao Paulo - UNIFESP, Brazil
Eva Armengol, IIIA CSIC, Spain
Pedro Ballester, European Bioinformatics Institute, United Kingdom
Roberto Basili, University of Roma, Tor Vergata, Italy
M. M. Sufyan Beg, Jamia Millia Islamia, India
Florian Boudin, University of Montréal, Canada
Marc Boullé, Orange Labs, France
Maria Jose Aramburu Cabo, University Jaume I, Spain
Rui Camacho, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Luis M. de Campos, University of Granada, Spain
Keith C. C. Chan, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, United States
Koh Hian Chye, SIM University (UniSIM), Singapore
Jerome Darmont, Universite de Lyon, France
Spiros Denaxas, University College London, United Kingdom
Dejing Dou, University of Oregon, United States
Antoine Doucet, University of Caen, France
Floriana Esposito, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Juan M. Fernández-luna, University of Granada, Spain
Daan Fierens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Gautam Garai, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, India
Susan Gauch, University of Arkansas, United States
Gianluigi Greco, University of Calabria, Italy
José Hernández-Orallo, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Kaizhu Huang, Institute of Automation Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yo-Ping Huang, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan, China
Beatriz de la Iglesia, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Szymon Jaroszewicz, National Institute of Telecommunications Warsaw, Poland
Piotr Jedrzejowicz, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland
Liu Jing, Xidian University, China
Estevam Hruschka Jr., Federal UNiversity of São Carlos, Brazil
Wai Lam, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Anne Laurent, Lirmm, Univ Montpellier 2, France
Carson K. Leung, The University of Manitoba, Canada
Changqing Li, Duke University, United States
Chun Hung Li, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China
Kin Fun Li, University of Victoria, Canada
Wenyuan Li, University of Southern California, United States
Xia Lin, Drexel University, United States
Berenike Litz, University of Bremen, Germany
Devignes Marie-Dominique, LORIA, CNRS, France
Ben Markines, ListenLogic, United States
Paul McNamee, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Rosa Meo, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Stefania Montani, Piemonte Orientale University, Italy
Pierre Morizet-Mahoudeaux, University of Technology of Compiegne, France
Henning Müller, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Chen-Sen Ouyang, I-Shou University, Taiwan, China
Ari Pirkola, University of Tampere, Finland
Pascal Poncelet, LIRMM, France
Luigi Pontieri, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Ronaldo Prati, Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
Huzefa Rangwala, George Mason University, United States
Zbigniew W. Ras, University of North Carolina, United States
Jan Rauch, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
Arun Ross, West Virginia University, United States
Leander Schietgat, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Filippo Sciarrone, Open Informatica srl, Italy
Dou Shen, Microsoft Adcenter Labs, United States
Fabricio Silva, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Andrzej Skowron, Warsaw University, Poland
Dominik Slezak, Infobright, Poland
Amanda Spink, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Marcin Sydow, PJIIT and ICS PAS, Warsaw, Poland
Kosuke Takano, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan
James Tan, SIM University, Singapore
Andrew Beng Jin Teoh, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Dian Tjondronegoro, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Christos Tjortjis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Kar Ann Toh, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Volker Tresp, Siemens, Germany
Joaquin Vanschoren, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Michal Wozniak, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Qing Xu, Microsoft, United States
Kiduk Yang, Indiana University, United States
Xiao-Jun Zeng, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Chengcui Zhang, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
Dengsheng Zhang, Monash University, Australia