Welcome to ICKD 2020

Important Notice: Due to the worldwide spread of COVID-19, on behalf of the organizing committee, we're announcing that ICKD 2020 will be held as a fully virtual conference.

The authors and listeners can register with the reduced registration fee in order to attend the virtual conference. We'll provide further instructions about how to join the virtual conference soon. Please contact the conference secretary for more details if you need.

2020 9th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery (ICKD 2020) will be held in City University of Macau during November 21-23, 2020. It aims to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, and professionals from both the industry and the academia to share their newest research findings and results.

ICKD 2020 is co-organized by City University of Macau, International Journal of Knowledge Engineering, and International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing. The conference also serves to bring authors and readers of IJKE together to communicate face to face and discuss chances for possible cooperation and hot topics in the interdisciplinary areas.

Co-organized and Sponsored by


Best Oral Presentation Award: Selection of the best oral presentation will be made at the conference based on both the technical content and performance of presentation. The winner will be chosen by the session chair in consultation with the conference co-chairs.


ICKD offers the following two journals for publication of your full papers:

Option 1: Publication in IJKE. Submissions will be reviewed by the conference committees and IJKE Editorial Board, and accepted papers will be published in International Journal of Knowledge Engineering, which will be indexed by Google Scholar, Crossref, ProQuest, etc.

Option 2:  Publication in Conference Proceedings. Submissions will be reviewed by the conference technical committees, and accepted papers will be published in International Conference Proceedings, which will be indexed by Scopus, EI, Google Scholar, and other major databases.

For those who're NOT looking to publish their papers, it's acceptable to submit your abstracts to the conference just for oral presentation.

Scope of Conference

Authors are invited to submit full papers describing original research work in areas including, but not limited to:

Novel Algorithms
Association Rules
Knowledge engineering and management
Classification and Ranking
Text analysis and text understanding
Machine Learning
Privacy Preserving Data Mining
Statistical Methods
Parallel and Distributed Data Mining
Interactive and Online Mining
KDD Process and Human Interaction
Knowledge Management

Important Dates

Submission Deadline September 5, 2020
Acceptance Notification September 30, 2020
Registration Deadline October 15, 2020
Conference Dates November 21-23, 2020

Latest News

August 6, 2020! News! The submission deadline for ICKD 2020 has been extended to September 5, 2020 (Click)


March 4, 2020!  Good News! Sponsored by City University of Macau, ICKD 2020 will be held during November 21-23 in Macau. (Click)


November 25, 2019!  Good News! ICKD 2019 has been held successfully in Phuket, Thailand during November 17-19. Hope to see you all next year. (Click)





Submission Method

Please submit your full paper/abstract via iConference submission system using the following link:

Electronic Submission System; ( .pdf)

Full Paper (Publication & Presentation)

Follow the template when preparing your full paper:
For option 1. please use
IJKE Template; (.doc)

For option 2. please use Paper Template; (.doc)

Abstract (Oral Presentation only, without publication)

Follow the template when preparing your abstract:
please use
Abstract Template; (.doc)