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Conference Chair

Joaquim Filipe
Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC

Brief Bio
Joaquim B L Filipe is currently a Coordinator Professor of the School of Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (EST-Setúbal), Portugal. He got his Ph.D. at the School of Computing of the Staffordshire University, U.K, in 2000. His main areas of research involve Artificial Intelligence and Multi-Agent System theory and applications to different domains, with an emphasis on social issues in activity coordination, especially in organizational modeling and simulation, where he has been actively involved in several R&D projects, including national and international progr ms. He represented EST-Setúbal in several European projects. He has over 100 publications including papers in conferences and journals, edited books and conference proceedings. He started several conference series, sponsored by INSTICC and technically co-sponsored or in cooperation with major International Associations. He participated in more than 40 conference and workshop program committees and he is in the editorial board of several international scientific journals. ... More >>


KDIR Program Chair

Ana Fred
Instituto de Telecomunicações / IST

Brief Bio
Ana Fred received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, in 1989 and 1994, respectively, both from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. She is a Faculty Member of IST since 1986, where she has been a professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and more recently with the Department of Biomedical Engineering. She is a researcher at the Pattern and Image Analysis Group of the Instituto de Telecomunicações. Her main research areas are on pattern recognition, both structural and statistical approa hes, with application to data mining, learning systems, behavioral biometrics, and biomedical applications. She has done pioneering work on clustering, namely on cluster ensemble approaches. Recent work on biosensors hardware (including BITalino – and ECG-based biometrics (Vitalidi project) have been object of several nacional and internacional awards, as well as wide dissemination on international media, constituting a success story of knowledge transfer from research to market. She has published over 160 papers in international refereed conferences, peer reviewed journals, and book chapters. ... More >>


KEOD Program Co-Chairs

David Aveiro
University of Madeira / Madeira-ITI

Brief Bio
David Aveiro is an Invited Assistant Professor at the Exact Sciences and Engineering Centre of the University of Madeira in Portugal. His research interests include organizational engineering and organizational change. His teaching interests include organizational engineering, database management systems and decision support systems. He holds a MSc and a PhD in Computer Science and Information Systems Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico of the Technical University of Lisbon. His PhD theme was enterprise engineering and change and he applied the Design and Engineering Methodol gy (DEMO) to precisely specify the ontology of organizational change and control. ... More >>

Jan Dietz
Delft University of Technology

Brief Bio
Jan L.G. Dietz is emeritus full professor in Information Systems Design at Delft University of Technology, full professor in Enterprise Engineering at Delft University of Technology, and director of Sapio ( He holds a Master degree in Electrical Engineering and a Doctoral degree in Computer Science. He has published over 200 scientific and professional articles and books. His current research interests are in the emerging discipline of Enterprise Engineering, of which Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Ontology, and Enterprise Governance are the major pillars. Before h s academic career, he has practiced application software engineering for ten years in industry. Jan Dietz is the spiritual father of DEMO (Design & Engineering Methodology for Organizations), and honorary chairman of the Enterprise Engineering Institute ( For the development of Enterprise Engineering, he chairs the international research network CIAO! ( He also acts as editor-in-chief of a book series on Enterprise Engineering, published by Springer. For more information, visit ... More >>


KMIS Program Co-Chairs

Kecheng Liu
University of Reading
United Kingdom

Brief Bio
Kecheng Liu, Fellow of British Computer Society, is a full professor of Business Informatics. He is the Director of Informatics Research Centre, and Head of School of Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting within Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK. He has published over 200 papers in conferences and journals. His research interests span from organizational semiotics, information systems management and engineering, business processing modelling, alignment of business and IT strategies, co-design of business and IT systems, pervasive informatics and intelligent spa es for working and living. Fifty PhD students graduated under his supervision. He is currently Visiting Professor at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Renmin University, Beijing Institute of Technology, and Beijing Jiaotong University, all in China. ... More >>

Jorge Bernardino
Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra - ISEC

Brief Bio
Jorge Bernardino received the PhD degree in computer science from the University of Coimbra in 2002. He is a Coordinator Professor at ISEC (Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra) of the Polytechnic of Coimbra, Portugal. His main research fields are big data, data warehousing, business intelligence, open source tools, and software engineering, subjects in which he has authored or co-authored dozens of papers in refereed conferences and journals. Jorge Bernardino has served on program committees of many conferences and acted as referee for many international conferences and journ ls. He was President of ISEC from 2005–2010. During 2014 he was visiting professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He is actually President of Scientific Council of ISEC. ... More >>

Ana Carolina Salgado
Federal University of Pernambuco

Brief Bio
Ana Carolina Salgado is currently a Full Professor at Center for Informatics of Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPE – (Brazil). She obtained her Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Nice (France) in 1988, and spent a sabbatical year at Université de Versailles (France) in 2007-2008. Her main research interests are in areas of databases, bigdata integration and context-aware systems. Dr. Salgado has published more then 150 technical articles in conference proceedings and journals. She has served on program committees of many conferences and acted as referee for nternational conferences and journals. In her academic activities she has advised 42 MSc and 13 PhD theses. She is member of ACM, IEEE and the Brazilian Computer Society. She also was head of Center for Informatics (2001-2005) and carried out some other administrative tasks at UFPE. ... More >>