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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.


  • Web Mining
  • 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
  • Software Development
  • Business Intelligence Applications
  • Information Extraction
  • Concept Mining
  • Context Discovery
  • Optimization
  • Information Extraction from Emails
  • User Profiling and Recommender Systems
  • Collaborative Filtering


Alan EardleyStaffordshire University, United Kingdom
David AveiroUniversity of Madeira / Madeira-ITI, Portugal
Belur DasarathyInformation Fusion, United States
Nikos KaracapilidisUniversity of Patras, Greece
Alexandre Castro-CaldasPortuguese Catholic University, Portugal


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 digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All 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 .
A special issue of the Elsevier Journal of Information Fusion on "Information Fusion in Multi-dimensional Knowledge Discovery and Computational Intelligence" has been planned. For more details, please download the CFP for the special issue here.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic.


KDIR Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: kdir.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.kdir.ic3k.org/


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal


Ana FredInstituto de Telecomunicações and University of Lisbon, Portugal


Sherief Abdallah, British University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Muhammad Abulaish, South Asian University, India
Samad Ahmadi, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Maria Aramburu Cabo, University Jaume I, Spain
Eva Armengol, IIIA CSIC, Spain
Zeyar Aung, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates
Márcio Basgalupp, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brazil
Rafael Berlanga Llavori, University Jaume I, Spain
Isabelle Bichindaritz, SUNY at Oswego, United States
Marc Boullé, Orange Labs, France
Keith Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Meng Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Republic of China
Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, United States
Philipp Cimiano, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Jerome Darmont, Universite de Lyon, France
Luis M. de Campos, University of Granada, Spain
Emanuele Di Buccio, University of Padua, Italy
Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Marcos Domingues, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Dejing Dou, University of Oregon, United States
Antoine Doucet, University of La Rochelle, France
Habiba Drias, USTHB, LRIA, Algeria
Tapio Elomaa, Tampere University, Finland
Iaakov Exman, The Jerusalem College of Engineering - JCE - Azrieli, Israel
Philippe Fournier-Viger, University of Moncton, Canada
Susan Gauch, University of Arkansas, United States
Rosalba Giugno, University of Catania, Italy
Nuno Gonçalves, Superior School of Technology, Polithecnical Institute of Setúbal, Portugal
Daniel Gruhl, IBM Almaden Research Center, United States
Antonella Guzzo, University of Calabria, Italy
Yaakov Hacohen-Kerner, Jerusalem College of Technology (Machon Lev), Israel
Greg Hamerly, Baylor University, United States
José Hernández-Orallo, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Enrique Herrera-Viedma, University of Granada, Spain
Beatriz de la Iglesia, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Szymon Jaroszewicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Mouna Kamel, IRIT, France
Ron Kenett, Samuel Neaman Institute, Technion, Israel
Hagen Langer, University of Bremen, Germany
Anne Laurent, Lirmm, Montpellier University, France
Carson Leung, University of Manitoba, Canada
Xiaoli Li, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jiexun Li, Drexel University, United States
Xia Lin, Drexel University, United States
Berenike Litz, Attensity Corporation, United States
Juan Manuel Corchado, University of Salamanca, Spain
Francisco Martínez Álvarez, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Edson Matsubara, UFMS, Brazil
Misael Mongiovi, Università di Catania, Italy
Stefania Montani, Piemonte Orientale University, Italy
Manuel Montes y Gómez, INAOE, Mexico
Henning Müller, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Engelbert Nguifo, LIMOS, Université Clermont Auvergne, France
Mitsunori Ogihara, University of Miami, United States
Fabrício Olivetti de França, Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
Krzysztof Pancerz, University of Rzeszow, Poland
Luigi Pontieri, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Francois Poulet, University of Rennes 1 - IRISA, France
Ronaldo Prati, Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
Alfredo Pulvirenti, University of Catania, Italy
Marcos Quiles, Federal University of Sao Paulo - UNIFESP, Brazil
Bijan Raahemi, University of Ottawa, Canada
Zbigniew Ras, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
Fabio Rinaldi, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Ovidio Salvetti, National Research Council of Italy - CNR, Italy
Filippo Sciarrone, Roma TRE University, Italy
Fabricio Silva, FIOCRUZ - Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil
Dominik Slezak, Infobright, Poland
Marcin Sydow, IPI PAN (and PJIIT), Warsaw, Poland
Andrea Tagarelli, University of Calabria, Italy
Moritz Tenorth, Universität Bremen, Germany
Andrew Teoh, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Ulrich Thiel, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany
Kar Toh, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Yannick Toussaint, INRIA, France
Alicia Troncoso Lora, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Domenico Ursino, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Sebastian Wandelt, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Yang Xiang, The Ohio State University, United States
Jierui Xie, Samsung R&D Center, United States
JingTao Yao, University of Regina, Canada