Lecturers of Department of IT in Business Took Part in 10th International Conference KEOD 2018
The KEOD 2018 conference was held between September 18th and 21st at the University of Seville (Spain) as part of the joint IC3K conference on knowledge engineering and ontology development. This conference is a unique forum where researchers from universities and research groups, as well as industry representatives and IT companies (ACM, OMG, etc.) come together.
Knowledge engineering is a multidisciplinary field that includes concepts and methods from different areas of computer science — for example, artificial intelligence, databases, expert systems, decision support systems, and information systems. In creating systems based on knowledge, the newest technologies and principles of software engineering are used. One of the fundamental concepts in this area is ontology.
The conference was attended by over 250 researchers from Europe, Asia and America. They presented the results of research related to different areas of knowledge; technical, scientific and social aspects related to building, and maintaining and using knowledge-based systems.
Lyudmila Lyadova and Elena Zamyatina, lecturers of the HSE-Perm’s Department of IT in Business, presented the results of their research at the conference. Elena Zamyatina was also invited to be a section chair.
Of particular interest to the conference participants were reports presented by leading scientists and experts in the field of knowledge engineering, in which not only were promising areas of research identified, but also the results of their implementation were discussed, and the economic effects of applying these proposed solutions in practice were shown. Video recordings of some reports are available for viewing via the link.
In the conference programme, special emphasis was given to the speeches of young scientists, graduate students and students.
The topics discussed at the conference are close to the topics of projects carried out at the Department of IT in Business. Lecturers and students from the department had the opportunity to use the results of research from scientists at other universities working in the same areas. Of particular interest are the results of the research team from the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University (UK). Potential for cooperation with representatives of the Technological University of Troyes (France) was also discussed. In addition, the possibility of joint work on teaching materials for the "Business Informatics" and "Software Engineering" educational programmes was also discussed.
The next IC3K conference is scheduled for 2019 in Austria.