Knowledge and Information Systems
An International Journal
ISSN: 0219-1377 (printed version)
ISSN: 0219-3116 (electronic version)
by Springer

June 26, 2018: the 2017 KAIS impact factor is 2.247.

Call for Papers

Aims and Scope

Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS) provides an international forum for researchers and professionals to share their knowledge and report new advances on all topics related to knowledge systems and advanced information systems. This peer-reviewed archival journal publishes state-of-the-art research reports on emerging topics in KAIS, reviews of important techniques in related areas, and application papers of interest to a general readership.

The journal focuses on knowledge systems and advanced information systems, including their theoretical foundations, infrastructure, enabling technologies and emerging applications. We solicit submissions of original research, and experience and vision papers that address this theme. Survey papers on emerging topics will receive especially preferential and supportive reviews. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

We publish critical review papers to discuss the state of the art in particular areas, as well as state-of-the-art research reports. Accepted papers are grouped for publication so that individual issues focus on a small number of theme areas. In addition to archival papers, the journal also publishes significant on-going research in the form of Short Papers (limited to 5000 words), and very short papers on "visions and directions" (no more than 3000 words, excluding bibliography). We conduct reviews in a timely fashion and inform authors of decisions with a target turnaround time of 3 months.

Selected papers from relevant conferences are welcome. Good papers with high quality reviews can be accepted after the expansion and revision is verified by an Associate Editor of the Editorial Board. Conference organizers are invited to contact the Editor-in-Chief for further information.

Editorial Structure

Honorary Editors-in-Chief

Michael I. Jordan
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1776
Benjamin W. Wah
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, NT
Hong Kong, China


Xindong Wu
School of Computing and Informatics
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
222 James R. Oliver Hall
Lafayette, Louisiana 70504-3694


Diane J. Cook
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Washington State University
EME 121 Spokane Street
Pullman, WA 99164-2752
Dacheng Tao
School of Information Technologies
University of Sydney
J12, 6 Cleveland Street
Darlington, NSW 2008

Editorial Board (Associate Editors)

Ajith Abraham

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Charu C. Aggarwal

IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA

Choon Ki Ahn

Korea University, South Korea

Grigoris Antoniou

University of Huddersfield, UK

James Bailey

The University of Melbourne, Australia

Elena Baralis

Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Younes Bennani

University of Paris 13, France

Wray Buntine

Monash University, Australia

Longbing Cao

University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Keith C.C. Chan

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Philip Chan

Florida Institute of Technology, USA

Nitesh Chawla

University of Notre Dame, USA

Enhong Chen

University of Science and Technology of China, China

Jinjun Chen

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Shyi-Ming Chen

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Yiu-ming Cheung

Hong Kong Baptist University, China

Frans Coenen

University of Liverpool, UK

Bruno Cremilleux

Universite de Caen Normandie, France

Peng Cui

Tsinghua University, China

Wei Ding

University of Massachusetts Boston, USA

Carlotta Domeniconi

George Mason University, USA

Josep Domingo-Ferrer

Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia

Ronen Feldman

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Yun Fu

Northeastern University, USA

Filippo Furfaro

University of Calabria, Italy

Joao Gama

University of Porto, Portugal

Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis

IBM Watson Health Global Headquarters, USA

Stephan Gunnemann

Technical University of Munich, Germany

Francisco Herrera

University of Granada, Spain

Larry Holder

Washington State University, USA

Andreas Holzinger

Medical University Graz, Austria

Jun Huan

Baidu Research, China

Heng Huang

University of Pittsburgh, USA

Miao Jin

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA

Hisashi Kashima

Kyoto University, Japan

Vipin Kumar

University of Minnesota, USA

Matjaz Kukar

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Jiebo Luo

University of Rochester, USA

Sanjay Madria

Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA

Donato Malerba

University of Bari, Italy

Hiroshi Mamitsuka

Kyoto University, Japan

Nikos Mamoulis

University of Hong Kong, China

Giuseppe Manco

Institute of High Performance Computing and Networks (ICAR-CNR), Italy

Rosa Meo

University of Torino, Italy

Paolo Merialdo

Roma Tre University, Italy

Dunja Mladenic

Joze Sefan Institute, Slovenia

Ralf Möller

Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Germany

Shinichi Morishita

The University of Tokyo, Japan

Daniel O'Leary

University of Southern California, USA

Vasile Palade

Coventry University, UK

Jian Pei

Simon Fraser University, Canada

Claudia Plant

University of Vienna, Austria

Sanjay Ranka

University of Florida, USA

Celine Robardet

National Institute of Applied Science in Lyon, France

Leszek Rutkowski

Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland

Yuval Shahar

Ben Gurion University, Israel

Andrzej Skowron

Warsaw University, Poland

David Taniar

Aalto University, Finland

Hanghang Tong

Arizona State University, USA

Vincent S. Tseng

National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Jean Vanderdonckt

Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Paola Velardi

University of Roma, Italy

Wamberto Vasconcelos

University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Fei Wang

Cornell University, USA

Haixun Wang

Google Research, USA

Jason Wang

New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Ruili Wang

Massey University, New Zealand

Takashi Washio

Osaka University, Japan

Gary Weiss

Fordham University, USA

Yonggang Wen

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Hui Xiong

Rutgers University, USA

Xiaofang Zhou

The University of Queensland, Australia

Submission Information for Authors

Authors are invited to submit complete and original papers, which have not been published elsewhere and are not currently under consideration for another journal or conference. All submitted papers are thoroughly reviewed for originality, soundness, significance, presentation, and relevance. Manuscripts must include an abstract and a list of keywords, and should be limited to 15,000 words (5,000 words for short papers).

The journal emphasizes timely processing of submissions and minimal backlogs in publication time. We review papers and advise authors of their paper status with a target turnaround time of 3 months.

Paper files. Any format is acceptable for paper submissions. Only after your paper is accepted, the Editor-in-Chief will provide formatting instructions for the final manuscript submission.

Paper submissions: Please use the following link and follow the submission instructions at the Springer submission website:

Paper submissions by e-mail are not acceptable.

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