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[PVS] International Conference on Data Mining (DMIN'09), Las Vegas



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     The 5th International Conference on Data Mining 2009
                        DMIN'09
                  www.dmin--2009.com
                       
                       
                        part of
        The 2009 World Congress in Computer Science, 
        Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing 
                     (WORLDCOMP'09)
                     
     Date and Location: July 13-16, 2009, Las Vegas, USA
  
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You are invited to submit a full paper, and/or a proposal to organize a 
special session, workshop or tutorial. All accepted papers will be
published in the conference proceedings (ISI referenced).

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

   + Data Mining Tasks
     - Regression/Classification
     - Time series forecasting
     - Segmentation/Clustering/Association
     - Deviation and outlier detection
     - Explorative and visual data mining
     - Web mining
     - Mining text and semi-structured data
     - Temporal and spatial data mining
     - Multimedia mining (audio/video)
     - Others

   + Data Mining Algorithms
     - Artificial neural networks
     - Fuzzy logic and rough sets
     - Decision trees/rule learners
     - Support vector machines
     - Evolutionary computation/meta heuristics
     - Statistical methods
     - Collaborative filtering
     - Case based reasoning
     - Link and sequence analysis
     - Ensembles/committee approaches
     - Others

   + Data Mining Integration
     - Mining large scale data
     - Distributed and grid based data mining
     - Data and knowledge representation
     - Data warehousing and OLAP integration
     - Integration of prior/domain knowledge
     - Metadata and ontologies
     - Agent technologies for data mining
     - Legal and social aspects of data mining
     - Others

   + Data Mining Process
     - Data cleaning and preparation
     - Feature selection and transformation
     - Attribute discretisation and encoding
     - Sampling and rebalancing
     - Missing value imputation
     - Model selection/assessment and comparison
     - Induction principles
     - Model interpretation
     - Others

   + Data Mining Applications
     - Bioinformatics/Medicine
     - Business/Industrial
     - Engineering
     - Military/Security
     - Social science
     - Others

   + Data Mining Software
     We particularly encourage submissions of industrial applications and
     case studies from practitioners. These will not be evaluated using
     solely theoretical research criteria, but will take general interest
     and presentation stringer into consideration.

   + Alternative and additional examples of possible topics include:
     Data Mining for Business Intelligence; Emerging technologies in data
     mining; Computational performance issues in data mining; Data mining
     in usability; Advanced prediction modelling using data mining; Data
     mining and national security; Data mining tools; Data analysis;
     Data preparation techniques (selection, transformation, and
     preprocessing); Information extraction methodologies; Clustering
     algorithms used in data mining; Genetic algorithms and categorization
     techniques used in data mining; Data and information integration;
     Microarray design and analysis; Privacy-preserving data mining; Active
     data mining; Statistical methods used in data mining; Multidimensional
     data; Automatic data cleaning; Data visualization; Theory and practice
     (knowledge representation and discovery); Knowledge Discovery in
     Databases (KDD); Uncertainty management; Data reduction methods; Data
     engineering; Content mining; Indexing schemes; Information retrieval;
     Metadata use and management; Multidimensional query languages and
     query; Multimedia information systems; Search engine query processing;
     Pattern mining; Applications (examples: data mining in education,
     marketing, finance and financial services, business applications,
     medicine, bioinformatics, biological sciences, science and technology,
     industry and government, ...).

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS:

   Prospective authors are invited to submit a draft paper in PDF format 
   (up to 7 pages, standard double column IEEE style, single spaced, 
   10 pt font size, margins left/right/bottom/top 0.75" (19 mm), first page
   top margin 1" (25 mm)), to the DMIN'09 online paper submission system 
   by Feb. 25, 2009. The link to the online submission system will be 
   available on the DMIN'09 website (www.dmin--2009.com). 

   The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to
   7 (IEEE style) pages. Papers must not have been previously published
   or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. The first page of
   the draft paper should include: title of the paper, name, affiliation,
   postal address, and email address of each author as well as the name
   of the conference the paper is being submitted to (i.e., DMIN'09).
   The first page should also identify the name of the Contact Author
   and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the
   content of the paper.

   To reflect upon feedback from last year we will extend the feedback 
   given within the review in aligning them with the IEEE guidelines 
   for IJCNN and WCCI. In particular, we aim at a fair, objective and 
   transparent review process. Therefore, we are publishing the review 
   criteria to further support the reviews provided (see www.dmin--2009.com).
   Papers will be evaluated for relevance to DMIN, originality, 
   significance, information content, clarity, and soundness on an 
   international level. Each aspect will be evaluated on a scale of 
   1 (bad - reject) to 10 (excellent - accept) or 10%-100%. Papers 
   need to achieve at least 50% overall score to be accepted without 
   mandatory revisions. Each paper will be refereed by at least two 
   researchers in the topical area, and all reviews are being considered 
   for the acceptance/rejection decision. Each reviewer can indicate 
   their expertise and therefore their relative confidence in a 
   particular recommendation. The camera-ready papers will be reviewed 
   by one person.

   We particularly encourage submissions of industrial applications and 
   case studies from practitioners. To reflect the requirements of an 
   application or project centric case study presentation, these will 
   be subject to different review criteria. In particular, they will 
   not be evaluated using predominantly theoretical research criteria 
   of originality etc., but will take general interest and presentation 
   stronger into consideration. The camera-ready papers will be reviewed 
   by one person. 

CONFERENCE SPONSORS:

   The list of co-sponsors of DMIN'09 will soon be finalized which
   will include research laboratories and centers affiliated with major
   institutions. The reputation and caliber of the co-sponsors of the
   2009 WORLDCOMP conference will be comparable to the 2008 conference 
   which included:

   Past Academic Co-sponsors: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
   Media Lab., MIT + Computational Biology and Functional Genomics Lab.,
   Harvard University + Statistical Genomics and Computational Biology
   Lab., Dept. of Statistics, Harvard University + Biomedical Cybernetics
   Lab., Harvard University + Texas Advanced Computing Center, University
   of Texas at Austin + Statistical and Computational Intelligence Lab.,
   Purdue University + Center for Computational Biology and
   Bioinformatics, Indiana University and Purdue University Indianapolis
   (IUPUI) + University of Iowa's Medical Imaging HPC Lab. + BioMedical
   Informatics and Bio-Imaging Lab. of Georgia Institute of Technology
   and Emory University + Intelligent Data Exploration and Analysis Lab.,
   University of Texas at Austin + Statistical Genetics Research Group
   of Columbia University, New York + Institute for Informatics Problems
   of the Russian Academy of Sciences + University of North Dakota
   (Grand Forks, North Dakota).

   Past Corporate Co-sponsors: Google, Intel, and Salford Systems.
   Other Co-sponsors: Int'l Technology Inst. (ITI), GridToday, HPCwire,
   HPC Software Inc., STEM Education Society, and Hodges' Health.

MEMBERS OF PROGRAMME AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

   The programme committee includes members of the chapters of World
   Academy of Science (chapters: supercomputing; scientific computing;
   AI; imaging science; databases; simulation; software engineering;
   embedded systems; internet and web technologies; communications;
   computer security; and bioinformatics.) The names of the members
   of the programme committee will soon be posted on the web site.
   Those interested in joining the programme committee should email
   the following information to the programme chair Dr. Sven F. Crone 
   (eMail programme-chair@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx): Name,affiliation and position, 
   complete mailing address, email address, tel/fax numbers, and a short 
   biography with research interests and a list of ISI references papers.

   For the list of the members of programme committee of DMIN'08, refer to:
   http://www.dmin-2008.com/programme_committe.htm
   Many members of the programme committee include renowned leaders, scholars,
   researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest ranks; many
   are directors of research laboratories, fellows of various societies,
   heads/chairs of departments, deans and provosts.

IMPORTANT DATES:

   January 31, 2009:  Proposals for organizing/chairing sessions/workshops
   Feb. 25, 2009:     Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
   March 25, 2009:    Notification of acceptance
   April 25, 2009:    Camera-Ready papers and Registration due
   July 13-16, 2009:  The 2009 International Conference on Data Mining
                      (DMIN'09)

   URL WORLDCOMP: http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/worldcomp09/ws
   URL DMIN'09: http://www.dmin--2009.com