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KEOD 2012 : International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development


Conference Series : International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development
When Oct 4, 2012 - Oct 7, 2012
Where Barcelona, Spain
Submission Deadline Apr 17, 2012
Notification Due Jun 12, 2012
Final Version Due Jul 4, 2012
Categories    ontology   knowledge engineering   semantic web   NLP

Call For Papers


Knowledge Engineering (KE) refers to all technical, scientific and social as-pects involved in building, maintaining and using knowledge-based systems. KE is a multidisciplinary field, bringing in concepts and methods from several computer science domains such as artificial intelligence, databases, expert systems, decision support systems and geographic information systems. From the software development point of view, KE uses principles that are strongly related to software engineering. KE is also related to mathematical logic, as well as strongly involved in cognitive science and socio-cognitive engineering where the knowledge is produced by humans and is structured according to our understanding of how human reasoning and logic works. Currently, KE is gradually more related to the construction of shared conceptual frameworks, often designated as ontologies.
Ontology Development (OD) aims at building reusable semantic structures that can be informal vocabularies, catalogs, glossaries as well as more complex finite formal structures representing the entities within a domain and the relationships between those entities. Ontologies, have been gaining interest and acceptance in computational audiences: formal ontologies are a form of software, thus software development methodologies can be adapted to serve ontology development. A wide range of applications is emerging, especially given the current web emphasis, including library science, ontology-enhanced search, e-commerce and business process design.
KEOD aims at becoming a major meeting point for researchers and practitioners interested in the study and development of methodologies and technologies for Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development.


Knowledge Representation
Knowledge Acquisition
Context Analysis and Modeling
Decision Support Systems
Expert Systems
Ontology Engineering
Semantic Web
Process knowledge and semantic services
Ontology sharing and reuse
Ontology matching and alignment
Knowledge reengineering
AI programming
Intelligent Problem Solving
Natural language processing
Human-Machine Cooperation
Information Integration
Applications and case-studies
Domain Analysis and Modeling
Education and Training Issues
Enterprise Ontology


Daniel O'Leary, University of Southern California, United States


Authors should submit an original paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. The initial submission must have between 3 to 13 pages otherwise it will be rejected without review. Please check the paper formats page so you may be aware of the accepted paper page limits.
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web ought to be used for all submitted papers. The preferred submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check and carefully follow the instructions and templates provided. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable.

Papers that are out of the conference scope or contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews. Please read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism.

Remarks about the on-line submission procedure:
1. A "double-blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper, WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors. This means that is necessary to remove the authors personal details, the acknowledgements section and any reference that may disclose the authors identity.
LaTeX/PS/PDF/DOC/DOCX/RTF format are accepted.
2. The web submission procedure automatically sends an acknowledgement, by e-mail, to the contact author.

Paper submission types:
Regular Paper Submission
A regular paper presents a work where the research is completed or almost finished. It does not necessary means that the acceptance is as a full paper. It may be accepted as a "full paper" (30 min. oral presentation) , a "short paper" (20 min. oral presentation) or a "poster".

Position Paper Submission
A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to, without the need to present completed research work and/or validated results. It is, nevertheless, important to support your argument with evidence to ensure the validity of your claims. A position paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one of the conference topic areas. The acceptance of a position paper is restricted to the categories of "short paper" or "poster", i.e. a position paper is not a candidate to acceptance as "full paper".

After the reviewing process is completed, the contact author (the author who submits the paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail. The authors are required to follow the reviews in order to improve their paper before the camera-ready submission.


All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (
SciTePress is member of CrossRef (
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.
A short list of papers presented at the KEOD conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of the Wiley Journal "Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management".
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).


Conference Date: 4 - 7 October, 2012
Regular Paper Submission: April 17, 2012
Authors Notification (regular papers): June 12, 2012
Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: July 4, 2012


KEOD Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8639


The conference will be held at the Barceló Sants Hotel Barcelona, Spain.
The new Barceló Sants hotel is now taking off. Get ready to enjoy a unique trip in our completely renovated Orbital Rooms.
Located just on top of “Sants Estation” (now Sants Orbital Station), it has direct access to AVE (high speed train), metro and train network.


Jan Dietz, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands


Rocio Abascal Mena, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana – Cuajimalpa, Mexico
Alia Abdelmoty, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Carlo Allocca, The Open University, United Kingdom
Francisco Antunes, Institute of Computer and Systems Engineering of Coimbra and Beira Interior University , Portugal
Jean-Paul Barthes, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
Teresa M. A. Basile, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Patrick Brezillon, LIP6 - University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), France
Giacomo Bucci, Università Degli Studi Di Firenze, Italy
Vladimír Bureš, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Doina Caragea, Kansas State University, United States
Núria Casellas, Legal Information Institute, United States
Claudio De Souza Baptista, Universidade Federal De Campina Grande, Brazil
Catherine Faron Zucker, I3S, Université de Nice Sophia, CNRS, France
Anna Fensel, FTW , Austria
Raul Garcia-Castro, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Serge Garlatti, Telecom Bretagne, Institut Telecom, France
Rosario Girardi, UFMA, Brazil
Matteo Golfarelli, University of Bologna, Italy
Sven Groppe, University of Lübeck, Germany
Ronghuai Huang, Beijing Normal University, China
Asanee Kawtrakul, Kasetsart University, Thailand
Katia Lida Kermanidis, Ionian University, Greece
Patrick Lambrix , Linköping University, Sweden
Ming Li, Nanjing University, China
Antoni Ligeza, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Andres Montoyo, University of Alicante, Spain
Kazumi Nakamatsu, University of Hyogo, Japan
Erich Neuhold, Universität Wien, Austria
Nan Niu, Mississippi State University, United States
Jivka Ovtcharova, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Mihail Popescu, University of Missouri-Columbia, United States
Violaine Prince, Lirmm-cnrs, France
Juha Puustjärvi, University of Helsinki, Finland
Amar Ramdane-Cherif, University of Versailles St Quentin en Yvelines , France
Domenico Redavid, University of Bari, Italy
M. Teresa Romá-Ferri, University of Alicante, Spain
Martín Serrano, National University of Ireland Galway - NUIG, Ireland
Nuno Silva, ISEP/GECAD, Portugal
Anna Stavrianou , Xerox Research Centre Europe, France
Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa, Ontology Engineering Group, UPM, Spain
Christos Tatsiopoulos, EPIS Information & Communication Systems Ltd, Greece
Orazio Tomarchio, University of Catania, Italy
Rafael Valencia-Garcia, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Cristina Vicente-Chicote, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain
Bruno Volckaert, Ghent University, Belgium
Sebastian Wandelt, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Yue Xu, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Gian Piero Zarri, University Paris-Est/UPEC, France

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