Advanced Knowledge-based Systems

Invited Session of the

12nd International Conference on Knowledge-based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems (KES 2008)

September 3-5, 2008, Zagreb, Croatia

Selected papers from the session will be invited for submission to a special issue of




[Aim and Scope | Conference Location | Submission Guidelines and Instructions | Paper Publication | Important Dates | Program Committee]




 Aim and Scope

Modern intelligent information systems require more and more for advanced knowledge representation, management, and discovery tools and techniques to be implemented within their core layers. This poses new challenges on the issue of devising innovative methodologies and paradigms in the context of a broad umbrella encompassing several research topics ranging from knowledge representation to knowledge integration, from knowledge management to knowledge processing, from knowledge discovery to knowledge delivery, and from knowledge security to privacy preserving knowledge. These argumentations put the basis for a novel class of intelligent systems, the so-called Advanced Knowledge-based Systems, which should be reasonably intended as intelligent information systems where knowledge representation, management, and discovery are emphasized in order to achieve complex functionalities beyond those of traditional information-oriented methodologies.

Advanced Knowledge-based Systems arise in many fields: Advanced Database Management Systems, Advanced Data Warehouse Systems, Complex Data Mining Tools, OLAP Systems, Machine Learning Tools, Data/Information Integration Systems, Enterprise Information Systems, Business Information Systems, Cooperative Information Systems, Collaborative Information Systems, Complex Intelligent Information Systems, Hybrid Information Systems, Workflow Management Systems, Process Mining Systems, Ontology Representation and Management Systems, Web Intelligence Systems, Grid and Web Services Architectures, Data Stream Management Systems, Sensor Network Data Analysis Tools, and so forth.

In all these research fields, despite some recent advancements, various aspects need to be further investigated, among which: formal foundations, knowledge representation methodologies and techniques, knowledge management methodologies and techniques, knowledge integration methodologies and techniques, knowledge processing methodologies and algorithms, knowledge discovery methodologies and algorithms, knowledge pattern extraction methodologies and algorithms, knowledge delivery methodologies and techniques, knowledge security methodologies and techniques, privacy preserving knowledge methodologies and techniques, advanced database management methodologies and algorithms, advanced query languages and techniques, database integration methodologies and techniques, ETL methodologies and algorithms, OLAP data cube computation and query processing techniques, data warehouse integration methodologies and techniques, data mining and machine learning algorithms and techniques, complex data mining techniques (e.g., multi-relational data mining), cooperative information processing methodologies and techniques, collaborative information processing methodologies and techniques, process representation and management methodologies and techniques, ontology representation and management methodologies and techniques, Web/Grid representation and management methodologies and techniques, data stream query languages, data stream information processing methodologies and techniques, and so forth.           

The Invited Session Advanced Knowledge-based Systems of the 12nd International Conference on Knowledge-based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems (KES 2008), to be held in Zagreb, Croatia, during September 3-5, 2008, focuses on these aspects, by posing the emphasis on a theoretical as well as a practical point of view, and provides a forum for researchers and practitioners interested in Advanced Knowledge-based Systems to meet and exchange preliminary ideas and mature results. 


Conference Location

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.


Submission Guidelines and Instructions

Contributions are invited from prospective authors with interests in the indicated session topics and related areas of application. All contributions should be high quality, original and not published elsewhere or submitted for publication during the review period.

Submitted papers should strictly follow the instructions to LNCS authors. Maximum submitted paper length allowed is 10 pages. Maximum regular camera-ready paper length allowed is 8 pages. Authors of accepted papers can require up to two additional pages by paying additional fees. Submitted papers will be thoroughly reviewed by members of the Invited Session Program Committee for quality, correctness, originality and relevance. Submitted papers may be accepted for oral or poster presentation. Notification and reviews will be communicated via e-mail. All accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors, who must register.

Abstracts (deadline March 10, 2008) should be sent by e-mail (preferably in an enclosed MS Word file) to the Program Chair Alfredo Cuzzocrea at Abstracts must include paper title, abstract, list of keywords, and list of authors with full names and affiliations. One of the authors must be designated as the primary contact point to receive notification and reviews.

Papers (deadline March 15, 2008) should be submitted in PDF or Postscript format using the PROSE Invited Session Paper Submission System, and selecting the Invited Session IS17 Advanced Knowledge-based Systems.


Paper Publication

Accepted papers will appear in the KES 2008 proceedings, published by Springer in the LNCS/LNAI series.

Authors of selected papers from the track will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to a special issue of Data & Knowledge Engineering, Elsevier.


Important Dates

Abstract submission: March 10, 2008
Paper submission: March 15, 2008 >>>
March 25, 2008
Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2008 >>>
April 30, 2008
Camera-ready paper due: May 1, 2008  >>>
May 8, 2008
Conference: September 3-5, 2008


Program Committee Chair

Alfredo Cuzzocrea, ICAR-CNR & University of Calabria, Italy

Program Committee

Hisham Al-Mubaid, University of Houston-Clear Lake, TX, USA
Sonia Bergamaschi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Leopoldo Bertossi, Carleton University, Canada

Tiziana Catarci, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Sharma Chakravarthy, University of Texas at Arlington, TX, USA

Sergio Flesca, University of Calabria, Italy
Filippo Furfaro, University of Calabria, Italy
Fosca Giannotti, ISTI Institute, Italian National Research Council, Italy

Zhiguo Gong, University of Macao, China
Gianluigi Greco, University of Calabria, Italy
Alberto Laender, UFMG, Brazil
Mark Levene, University of London, UK
Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, China
Donato Malerba, University of Bari, Italy
Qusay Mahmoud, University of Guelph, Canada
Amihai Motro, George Mason University, VA, USA
Wilfred Ng, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Sotiris Nikoletseas, University of Patras, Greece
Torben Bach Pedersen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Dino Pedreschi, University of Pisa, Italy
Luigi Pontieri, ICAR Institute, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Andrew Rau-Chaplin, Dalhousie University, Canada
Kai-Uwe Sattler, Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany
Amit Sheth, University of Georgia, GE, USA
Letizia Tanca, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy
Bernhard Thalheim, Kiel University, Germany
Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan, Wright State University, OH, USA
Riccardo Torlone, University of Rome 3, Italy
Wei Wang, University of New South Wales, Australia
Byunggu Yu, University of the District of Columbia, DC, USA
Carlo Zaniolo, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan



For more information and any inquire, please contact Alfredo Cuzzocrea at