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KDIR 2015 : International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval


Conference Series : International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval
When Nov 12, 2015 - Nov 14, 2015
Where Lisbon, Portugal
Submission Deadline Jun 2, 2015
Notification Due Sep 1, 2015
Final Version Due Sep 30, 2015
Categories    information retrieval

Call For Papers

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 Vanthienen, KU Leuven, Belgium
Paul Buitelaar, National University of Ireland, Ireland

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 CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper 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 (final approval pending).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus.

Conference Date: 12 - 14 November, 2015
Regular Papers
Paper Submission: June 2, 2015
Authors Notification: September 1, 2015
Camera Ready and Registration: September 30, 2015

Position Papers
Paper Submission: July 14, 2015
Authors Notification: September 16, 2015
Camera Ready and Registration: September 30, 2015

Workshop Proposal: June 17, 2015

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: September 3, 2015
Authors Notification: September 17, 2015
Camera Ready and Registration: September 29, 2015

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 26, 2015
Paper Submission: September 2, 2015
Authors Notification: September 17, 2015
Camera Ready and Registration: September 25, 2015

Tutorial Proposal: July 27, 2015

Demo Proposal: July 27, 2015

Panel Proposal: July 27, 2015


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 Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal

Ana Fred, Instituto de Telecomunicações / IST, Portugal

Sherief Abdallah, British University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Muhammad Abulaish, Jamia Millia Islamia, India
Samad Ahmadi, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Mayer Aladjem, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Kar Ann Toh, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Maria Jose 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
Márcio Basgalupp, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
Rafael Berlanga Llavori, University Jaume I, Spain
Jiang Bian, Microsoft Research, China
Isabelle Bichindaritz, SUNY at Oswego, United States
Pavel Brazdil, University of Porto, Portugal
Keith C. C. Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Yi Cai, South China University of Technology, China
Rui Camacho, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Jorge Casillas, University of Granada, Spain
Michelangelo Ceci, University of Bari, Italy
Chien-Chung Chan, University of Akron, United States
Meng Chang Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Philipp Cimiano, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Ingemar Cox, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Luis M. de Campos, University of Granada, Spain
Marco de Gemmis, Universitità Degli Studi Di Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Alberto Del Bimbo, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Spiros Denaxas, University College London, United Kingdom
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, Italy
Iaakov Exman, JCE - The Jerusalem College of Engineering, Israel
Elisabetta Fersini, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Philippe Fournier-Viger, University of Moncton, Canada
Panorea Gaitanou, Ionian University, Greece
Susan Gauch, University of Arkansas, United States
Rosario Girardi, Ufma, Brazil
Rosalba Giugno, University of Catania, Italy
Nuno Pina Gonçalves, Superior School of Technology, Polithecnical Institute of Setúbal, Portugal
Antonella Guzzo, University of Calabria, Italy
Donald H. Kraft, Colorado Technical University, United States
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
Frans Henskens, University of Newcastle, Australia
Enrique Herrera-Viedma, University of Granada, Spain
Lynette Hirschman, The MITRE Corporation, United States
He Hu, Renmin University of China, China
Xuanjing Huang, Fudan University, China
Chun Hung Li, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Beatriz de la Iglesia, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Bernard J. Jansen, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Szymon Jaroszewicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Liu Jing, Xidian University, China
Mouna Kamel, IRIT, France
Mehmed Kantardzic, University of Louisville, United States
Fakhri Karray, University of Waterloo, Canada
Ron Kenett, KPA Ltd., 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
Leandro Krug Wives, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Andrew Kusiak, The University of Iowa, United States
Anne Laurent, Lirmm, University Montpellier 2, France
Carson K. Leung, University of Manitoba, Canada
Lei Li, Florida International University, United States
Xia Lin, Drexel University, United States
Berenike Litz, Attensity Corporation, United States
Jun Liu, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Juan Manuel Corchado, University of Salamanca, Spain
Devignes Marie-Dominique, LORIA, CNRS, France
Francisco Martínez Álvarez, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Engelbert Mephu Nguifo, LIMOS, Université Blaise Pascal, France
Bamshad Mobasher, DePaul University, United States
Misael Mongiovi, Universita' 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
Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S and University of Hannover, Germany
Raymond Ng, The University of British Columbia, Canada
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 Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, Poland
Panos M. Pardalos, University of Florida, United States
Laurence Park, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Luigi Pontieri, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Alfredo Pulvirenti, University of Catania, Italy
Ronald R. Yager, Iona College, United States
Ronald R. Yager, Machine Intelligence Institute, Iona College, United States
Bijan Raahemi, University of Ottawa, Canada
Zbigniew W. Ras, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
Luis Paulo Reis, University of Minho, Portugal
Maria RIFQI, University Panthéon-Assas, France
Arun Ross, West Virginia University, United States
Carolina Ruiz, WPI, United States
Henryk Rybinski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Ovidio Salvetti, National Research Council of Italy - CNR, Italy
Filippo Sciarrone, Open Informatica srl, Italy
Qiang Shen, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom
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
Minseok Song, UNIST (Ulsan National Institue of Science and Technology), Korea, Republic of
Harco Leslie Hendric Spits Warnars, Surya university, Indonesia
Yu-Ru Syau, National Formosa University, Taiwan
Marcin Sydow, IPI PAN (and PJIIT), Warsaw, Poland
Krassimir T. Atanassov, Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Bulgaria
Edson T. Matsubara, UFMS, Brazil
Andrea Tagarelli, University of Calabria, Italy
Kosuke Takano, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan
Ying Tan, Peking University, China
Ulrich Thiel, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany
Vicenc Torra, U. of Skövde, Sweden
Alicia Troncoso Lora, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Evelyne Tzoukermann, The MITRE Corporation, United States
Domenico Ursino, University "Mediterranea" of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Theo van der Weide, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Manolis Wallace, University of Peloponnese, Greece
Jiabing Wang, South China University of Technology, China
Wouter Weerkamp, 904Labs, Netherlands
Yinghui Wu, UCSB, United States
Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada
Wai Gen Yee, Orbitz Worldwide, United States
Karine Zeitouni, University of Versailles-St-Quentin, France
Wei Zhou, ESCP Europe, France
Djamel Abdelkader Zighed, Lumière University Lyon 2, France

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