This edition of Procedia Computer Science represents the proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Knowledge - Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems (KES 2019), organised by KES International and held at the Danubius Health Spa Resort, Budapest over 4-6 September 2019. KES 2019 was the 23rd event in a series of broad-spectrum intelligent systems conferences first held in Adelaide, Australia in 1997. The main aim of this KES conference series is to provide an internationally respected forum for the dissemination of research results and the discussion of issues relating to the theory, technologies and applications of intelligent engineering and information systems. This truly international conference attracted submissions from a substantial number of researchers and practitioners from all over the world, who submitted their papers to three general tracks, one thematic track and 34 special sessions on specific topics. A large number of submissions was received and each paper was peer reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee. From them, 274 high-quality papers were accepted for oral presentation and publication in Procedia Computer Science, submitted for indexing in Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and Scopus. The conference chairs would like to express their gratitude to the Keynote Speakers: Prof Dana Barry, Clarkson University, USA, title of talk: 'STEM and ICT Education in Intelligent Environments'; Dr Carlos Toro, ARTC (Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre) - A*Star, Singapore, title of talk: 'Smart Manufacturing coming of age'; Prof Katsutoshi Yada, Kansai University, Japan, title of talk: 'Sensor Marketing and Data Mining'; Prof Cecilia Zanni-Merk, INSA Rouen Normandie / LITIS Laboratory, France, title of talk 'On the need of an Explainable Artificial Intelligence'; and Prof Sergey Zykov, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia, title of talk: 'IT Crisisology: the New Discipline for Managing Software Development in Crisis'. We would like to acknowledge also the Programme Co-Chairs, the General Track Chairs, the International Programme Committee members and reviewers for their valuable efforts in the review process, helping us to guarantee the highest quality possible for the conference. We would also like to thank the organisers and chairs of the special sessions which make an essential contribution to the success of the conference. Lastly, we would like to thank all the authors, presenters and delegates for their valuable contribution in making this an extraordinary event. KES International hopes and intends that KES2019 will make a significant contribution to international research collaboration and understanding, an essential task for the promotion of scientific joint work and excellence.
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