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Keynote Lectures

IC3K is a joint conference composed of three concurrent conferences: KDIR, KEOD and KMIS. These three conferences are always co-located and held in parallel. Keynote lectures are plenary sessions and can be attended by all IC3K participants.

Jan Vanthienen, KU Leuven, Belgium
          Title: On smart data, decisions and processes

Paul Buitelaar, National University of Ireland, Ireland
          Title: Available soon

João César das Neves, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP), Portugal
          Title: Business Ethics as Personal Ethics



On smart data, decisions and processes

Jan Vanthienen
KU Leuven

Brief Bio
Jan Vanthienen is full professor of business & information systems engineering at KU Leuven (Belgium), Department of Decision Sciences and Information Management. He is an active researcher in the area of intelligent business systems (rules, decisions, processes, analytics). He has published more than 150 full papers in reviewed international journals and conference proceedings. Jan is a founding member of the Leuven Institute for Research in Information Systems (LIRIS), and a member of the ACM and the IEEE Computer Society. He is or was chairholder of the bpost bank Research Chair on Actionable Customer Analytics, the Colruyt Research Chair on Smart Marketing Analytics, the PricewaterhouseCoopers Chair on E-Business and the Microsoft Research Chair on Intelligent Environments. He received an IBM Faculty Award in 2011 on smart decisions, and the Belgian Francqui Chair 2009 at FUNDP. He is co-founder and president-elect of the Benelux Association for Information Systems (BENAIS).

Jan is actively involved in the Decision Modeling & Notation standard (DMN) at OMG (Object Management Group). This standard is designed to complement the Business Process Modeling & Notation (BPMN) standard, in order to integrate and distinguish business processes and business decisions. He is also member of the IEEE task force on process mining, and co-author of the Business Process Mining Manifesto.


Modern, smart businesses use the full power of information and knowledge to reach excellent performance. Intelligence is not just about the ability to obtain, model and understand information and processes, but also about smart decisions, the capability to analyze, discover and manage knowledge, the power to adapt to new situations and events in the networked economy, and the ability to perform effectively according to business rules and policies in order to innovate and create value.



Keynote Lecture

Paul Buitelaar
National University of Ireland

Brief Bio
Paul Buitelaar is a senior research fellow and head of the Unit for Natural Language Processing of INSIGHT at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Before joining DERI in 2009, he was a senior researcher at the DFKI Language Technology Lab and co-head of the DFKI Competence Center Semantic Web in Saarbruecken, Germany. His main research interests are in language technology for semantic-based information access. He has been a researcher and/or project leader on a number of national and international funded projects on concept-based and cross-lingual information retrieval, semantic navigation, ontology-based information extraction and ontology learning, semantic-based multimedia analysis. Currently, his work has a focus on NLP-based approaches to expertise mining, i.e. the extraction of expertise topics from text collections, such as scientific literature, for identifying experts and emerging technological and scientific communities. This research resulted in the Saffron system for research community browsing and expert finding. Another line of current research is on the definition and implementation of lemon, a vocabulary for Linguistic Linked Data. This research has been explored in the context of the EU funded project Monnet, and is currently being applied in EU projects LIDER and EuroSentiment.

Available soon



Business Ethics as Personal Ethics

João César das Neves
Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP)

Brief Bio
João César das Neves, born in 1957, married, father of four, is full professor at Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP). Holds a PhD and BA in Economics (UCP), MA in Economics (Universidade Nova of Lisbon, Portugal) and MA in Operations Research and System Engineering (Universidade Técnica of Lisbon, Portugal).
Currently he is President of the Scientific Council of the Catolica Lisbon Scholl of Business and Economics  of UCP. He was from 1991 to 1995 economic advisor of the Portuguese Prime Minister, in 1990 advisor to the Portuguese Minister of Finance and in 1990/1991 and 1995/1997 technician at the Bank of Portugal.
His research interests are poverty and development, business cycles, Portuguese economic development, medieval economic tough and Ethics. Author of more than 50 books, he is a regular commentator at the Portuguese media.

Business ethics is today an indispensable trait of any contemporary firm. But this vulgarization has, as expected, signified a reduction in value. Does the enormous activity related to social responsibility in modern business marked a real improvement in the ethical attitude of managers? Does it imply, at least, any noteworthy gain in the moral credibility of companies? How can the contemporaneous enterprise, at the cutting edge of progress, get in touch with one of the oldest and most determinant characteristics of the human behaviour?