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KEOD 2009 : International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development


Conference Series : International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development
When Oct 6, 2009 - Oct 8, 2009
Where Funchal, Madeir
Submission Deadline May 12, 2009
Notification Due Jun 16, 2009
Final Version Due Jun 30, 2009
Categories    artificial intelligence

Call For Papers

International Conference on
Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development (KEOD 2009)
Madeira, Portugal * 6-8 October 2009

Regular Paper Submission: April 21, 2009
Authors Notification: June 16, 2009
Final Paper Submission and Registration: June 30, 2009

Sponsored by INSTICC

- Knowledge representation
- Knowledge acquisition
- Context modeling and management
- Reflection and metadata approaches
- Decision support systems
- Expert systems
- Ontology engineering
- Networked ontologies
- 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
- e-Business and interoperability issues
- Intelligent multi-agent systems
- Applications and case-studies
- Domain analysis and modeling
- Metamodelling
- Mobile access to knowledge systems
- Knowledge engineering education

We would like to draw your attention to the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development (KEOD 2009), which has currently an open call for papers.
KEOD will be held in Funchal, Madeira (a Portuguese sub-tropical island in the Atlantic), next October 6-8, and it aims at becoming a top reference for researchers and practitioners in its area (

Knowledge Engineering (KE) refers to all technical, scientific and social aspects 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 socio-cognitive aggregates (mainly humans) and is structured according to our understanding of how human reasoning and logic works. Currently, KE is strongly related to the construction of shared knowledge bases or conceptual frameworks, often designated as ontologies.

Ontology Development 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 configuration.

This meeting will take place yearly, bringing together top researchers and practitioners in knowledge technologies, especially those related to KEOD main topic areas. The conference is co-located with two related conferences in a joint conference format, namely:
- Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval (
- Knowledge Management and Information Sharing (
Registration to one conference allows free access to all conferences.

The technical program will include a number of Keynote Lectures to be delivered by distinguished world-class researchers, including:
- David Jensen, University of Massachusetts Amherst, U.S.A.
- Dan Kirsch, Knowledge Management Professional Society (KMPro), U.S.A.
- Justin Zhan, Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A.
- Steffen Staab, University of Koblenz, Germany.
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Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support. Additionally, a selection of the best papers of the conference may be published in a book, by Springer. Best paper awards will also be distributed during the conference.
The conference proceedings will be indexed in several major indices.

Special sessions are also invited. If you'd like to take the opportunity to gather your R&D project group or hold a meeting within the scope of IC3K at the conference venue, please contact the secretariat. Special session papers will be included in the conference proceedings.

Kind regards,
Vera Coelho
KEOD/IC3K Secretariat
Av. D.Manuel I, 27A
2910-595 Setubal, Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8639

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