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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
  • Concept Mining
  • Context Discovery
  • Foundations of Knowledge Discovery in Databases
  • Data Analytics
  • Optimization
  • Interactive and Online Data Mining
  • Process Mining
  • Integration of Data Warehousing and Data Mining
  • Data Reduction and Quality Assessment
  • Pre-processing and Post-processing for Data Mining
  • Mining High-dimensional Data
  • Mining Text and Semi-structured Data
  • Information Extraction from Emails
  • Mining Multimedia Data
  • Web Mining
  • User Profiling and Recommender Systems
  • Collaborative Filtering
  • Structured Data Analysis and Statistical Methods
  • BioInformatics & Pattern Discovery
  • Clustering and Classification Methods
  • Visual Data Mining and Data Visualization
  • Software Development
  • Business Intelligence Applications
  • Data Mining in Electronic Commerce

IC3K Keynote Speakers

Jay Liebowitz, University of Maryland University College, U.S.A.
Carole Goble, University of Manchester, U.K.
Mayer Aladjem, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Guus Schreiber, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jan L. G. Dietz, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands


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 (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/). SciTePress is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
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 (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).


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Program Chair

Ana Fred, Technical University of Lisbon / IT, Portugal

Program Committee

Anjana Kakoti Mahanta, Gauhati University, India
Edson T. Matsubara, UFMS, Brazil
Eduarda Mendes Rodrigues, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Marcos Gonçalves Quiles, Federal University of Sao Paulo - UNIFESP, Brazil
Hisham Al-Mubaid, University of Houston-Clear Lake, United States
Francisco Martínez Álvarez, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Eva Armengol, IIIA CSIC, Spain
Vladan Babovic, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Bart Baesens, KU Leuven, Belgium
Roberto Basili, University of Roma, Tor Vergata, Italy
Leon Bobrowski, Bialystok Technical University, Poland
Florian Boudin, Universite d'Avignon, France
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
Asli Celikyilmaz, Microsoft, United States
Keith C. C. Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, United States
Juan Manuel Corchado, University of Salamanca, Spain
Jerome Darmont, Universite de Lyon, France
Spiros Denaxas, University College London, United Kingdom
Lipika Dey, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Dejing Dou, University of Oregon, United States
Antoine Doucet, University of Caen, France
Floriana Esposito, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Iaakov Exman, Jerusalem College of Engineering, Israel
Katti Facelli, UFSCAR, Brazil
Nastaran Fatemi, HEIG-VD, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Nicola Ferro, University of Padua, Italy
Johannes Fuernkranz, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Benjamin Fung, Concordia University, Canada
Vasco Furtado, University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR), Brazil
Susan Gauch, University of Arkansas, United States
Antonella Guzzo, DEIS, UNICAL, Italy
Yaakov Hacohen-Kerner, Jerusalem College of Technology (machon Lev), Israel
Greg Hamerly, Baylor University, United States
Jianchao Han, California State University Dominguez Hills, United States
José Hernández-Orallo, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Yo-Ping Huang, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
Beatriz de la Iglesia, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Szymon Jaroszewicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Piotr Jedrzejowicz, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland
Liu Jing, Xidian University, China
Estevam Hruschka Jr., Federal UNiversity of São Carlos, Brazil
Mouna Kamel, IRIT, France
Ron Kenett, KPA Ltd., Israel
Irwin King, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Steven Kraines, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Hagen Langer, University of Bremen, Germany
Anne Laurent, Lirmm, Univ Montpellier 2, France
Carson K. Leung, The University of Manitoba, Canada
Anton Leuski, ICT/USC, United States
Chun Hung Li, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Yuefeng Li, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Xia Lin, Drexel University, United States
Berenike Litz, German National Library, Germany
Rafael Berlanga Llavori, University Jaume I, Spain
Alicia Troncoso Lora, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Rainer Malaka, Bremen University, Germany
Devignes Marie-Dominique, LORIA, CNRS, France
Ben Markines, ListenLogic, United States
Sergio Di Martino, Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II", Italy
Massimo Melucci, University of Padua, Italy
Rosa Meo, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Misael Mongiovi, University of California at Santa Barbara, United States
Stefania Montani, Piemonte Orientale University, Italy
Henning Müller, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Paolo Napoletano, University of Salerno, Italy
Michael Kwok-po Ng, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Mitsunori Ogihara, University of Miami, United States
Pascal Poncelet, LIRMM, France
Luigi Pontieri, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Ronaldo Prati, Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
Laura E. Raileanu, HEIG-VD, Switzerland
Zbigniew W. Ras, University of North Carolina, United States
Luís Paulo Reis, FEUP/LIACC - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Arun Ross, West Virginia University, United States
Henryk Rybinski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Ansaf Salleb-Aouissi, Columbia University New York, United States
Ovidio Salvetti, CNR, Italy
Leander Schietgat, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Paul Schmidt, Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Informationsforschung, Germany
Filippo Sciarrone, Open Informatica srl, Italy
Fabricio Silva, Brazilian Army Technological Center, Brazil
Andrzej Skowron, Warsaw University, Poland
Dominik Slezak, Infobright, Poland
Manas Somaiya, eBay Inc., United States
Amanda Spink, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Marcin Sydow, PJIIT and ICS PAS, Warsaw, Poland
Kosuke Takano, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan
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
Vincent Shin-Mu Tseng, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Joaquin Vanschoren, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Yang Xiang, The Ohio State University, United States
Qing Xu, N/A, United States
JingTao Yao, University of Regina, Canada
Yonggang Zhang, Ingenuity Systems Inc., United States