International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support


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ICKEDSí04 is the First International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support to be held in Porto (Portugal) from July 21th to 23rd, 2004. You can download the Call for Papers here.

The main goal of ICKEDSí04 is to bring together researchers, developers and users familiar with Knowledge and Decision Technologies and Management in order to discuss the benefits of these sciences in a new Knowledge Society where the importance of decisions make the difference.

From the technological point of view ICKEDSí04 will join people from several areas like Artificial Intelligence, Operational Research, Simulation, Decision Support Systems, Knowledge-based Systems. From the Management perspective several areas will be involved, like Knowledge Management, Decision Making, Negotiation, Argumentation, Conflict Resolution and Business Intelligence.

The paper submission is made electronically here and the process may be done in two ways: 

Submission of an extended abstract (3 pages)

Submission of the full paper (8 pages)

An International Program Committee will review extended abstracts and full papers. Each paper will be sent to three reviewers. Authors of extended abstracts that received a positive opinion by the reviewers will be invited to submit full papers that will be also reviewed. The accepted full paper authors will be invited to submit electronic camera-ready papers to be included in the Proceedings of the conference (CD-format) and in a brochure with the abstracts. At least one author must be registered for each published paper and the paper must be presented in the conference. Discounts will be made for the registration related with additional papers from authors with more than one paper.

The papers should be structured as follows:

paper title

authors name and affiliation

full address (including fax and email)


four keywords

background and main contributions (e.g. introduction, state of the art, proposed model and specification, implementation, experiences and comparisons, conclusions and further work)


Special Sessions

Special Sessions are welcome. Organizers of these sessions will chair them. To organize a Special Session it is necessary to send the proposed title for the session and a list of four papers. These papers must be submit and reviewed by the normal procedure, the special session organizer will be informed of all the on-going process. 

Workshops and Tutorials

Workshops and Tutorial are also welcome. Organizers of Tutorials and Workshops should send a proposal with the Tutorials or Workshops title, brief description of the objectives, list of speakers and tentative presentations titles.


The working language of the Conference is English.

Publication in Journals

A selection of some ICKEDS'04 papers will be published in a Special Issue of the Journal of Engineering Intelligent Systems.

What's  New


02 May - Web site for ICKEDS'04

08 May - Location information

21 May - Program Committee updated

03 Jul - Program Committee updated

19 Sep - Program Committee updated

19 Sep - Location information updated

22 Oct - Formatting rules

30 Oct - Registration fees

07 Nov - Important dates revised

14 Nov - On-line submission available!


22 Jan - Important dates revised

22 Jan - New LaTeX template available

01 Feb - On-line revision page added

08 Feb - Conference rooms pictures added

27 Feb - Important dates revised

09 Mar - Acceptance of Full Papers

22 Mar - Registration and Hotel forms added

27 May - Tentative Programme added

04 Jun - Programme amended






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Last updated: 2004-06-04.