ICKE- International Conference on Knowledge Engineering (ICKE)

Venue: Madeira

Location: Madeira, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Oct 05, 2009 End Date/Time: Oct 08, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 21, 2009
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Knowledge Engineering refers to all technical, scientific and social aspects involved in building, maintaining and using knowledge-based systems. Knowledge Engineering 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, knowledge engineering uses principles that are strongly related to software engineering. Knowledge engineering 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, a major concern in knowledge engineering is the construction of knowledge bases or conceptual frameworks, often designated as ontologies.
ICKE aims at becoming a major meeting point for researchers and practitioners interested in Knowledge Engineering.


- Knowledge representation
- Knowledge level modeling
- Knowledge acquisition
- Reflection and metadata approaches
- Decision support systems
- Expert systems
- Ontology engineering
- Networked ontologies
- Semantic web
- Process knowledge and semantic services
- Knowledge reengineering
- AI programming
- Intelligent problem solving
- Natural language processing
- Human-machine cooperation
- Workflow engineering
- Intelligent multi-agent systems
- Applications and case-studies
- Domain analysis and modeling
- Validation and verification
- Mobile access to knowledge systems
- Social and cognitive aspects of KE
- Knowledge engineering education


ICKE 2009 will have several invited Keynote Speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.


Authors should submit an original paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. Please check the paper formats so you may be aware of the accepted paper page limits.
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web site must be strictly used for all submitted papers. The 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.

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 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 will be published in the proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support.


Conference date: 5-8 October, 2009

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


ICKE Secretariat
Adress: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq.
2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8639
e-mail: icke.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.icke.ic3k.org


The conference will be held in the Hotel Tivoli Ocean Park. The Tivoli Ocean Park is a truly stunning property located 5 minutes from Funchal city centre and 30 minutes from Madeira International Airport. This award-winning hotel overlooks the beachfront promenade and guests are guaranteed gorgeous views of the sea with direct access from the hotel to the sandy beach.