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                       	 CALL FOR PAPERS
                             and
              Call For Workshop/Session Proposals

                            DMIN'10
       The 2010 International Conference on Data Mining
                   
                   http://www.dmin-2010.com
                 
      Date and Location: July 12-15, 2010, Las Vegas, USA

You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All
accepted papers will be published in the 2010 DMIN conference
proceedings (in printed book form; later, the proceedings will
also be accessible online). Those interested in proposing a
workshop, special session, or a tutorial should refer to the 
relevant sections that appear below.

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

O  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

O  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

O  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

O  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

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

O  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.

O  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, ...).


USEFUL WEB LINKS

To see the DBLP list of accepted papers in the last offering of DMIN, go to:
http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/dmin/dmin2009.html

The main web site of DMIN'10 can be found at:
http://www.dmin-2010.com

The web site of WORLDCOMP'10 can be found at:
http://www.world-academy-of-science.org/


ACADEMIC CO-SPONSORS:

   Currently being prepared - The sponsors will include a number
   of active research labs and centers that have helped to shape
   our field. The Academic sponsors of the last offering of
   DMIN & WORLDCOMP included research labs and centers
   affiliated with United States Military Academy, Harvard
   University, MIT, Argonne National Lab., University of Illinois
   at Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota, University of
   Texas at Austin, Georgia Institute of Technology, George Mason
   University, Vienna University of Technology, University of
   Siegen, Russian Academy of Sciences, University of Iowa,
   SECLAB (Italy), University of North Dakota, Texas A&M
   University, National Institute for Health Research,
   International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine,
   Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies, and European
   Commission. For 2010, we will also include The Berkeley
   Initiative in Soft Computing/BISC of University of California,
   Berkeley (confirmed.) In recent offerings of WORLDCOMP/DMIN,
   corporate sponsors included: Google, Intel, Salford Systems,
   Element CXI, Synplicity, NIIT, SuperMicro, HPCNano, Council on
   Medical & Care Compunetics, Scientific Tech. Corp., HoIP, GridToday.


DMIN'10 Conference Chairs:

   Dr. Robert Stahlbock
   University of Hamburg, Germany
   conference-chair@dmin-2010.com
   (General Conference Chair)

   Dr. Sven F. Crone
   Lancaster University, United Kingdom
   s.crone@lancaster.ac.uk
   (Program Chair)
   

Members of the Steering Committee of WORLDCOMP 2010:

   (DMIN'10 is an important track of WORLDCOMP which is a federated
   event. What appears below is a partial list of members of the
   steering committee.)

   Prof. Hamid R. Arabnia
   Coordinator & General Co-Chair, WORLDCOMP 2010,
   Professor, Computer Science,
   Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Supercomputing (Springer),
   Co-Editor/Board, Journal of Computational Science (Elsevier),
   Advisory Board, IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing,
   The University of Georgia, Georgia, USA
   email: hra@cs.uga.edu

   Dr. Selim Aissi
   Chief Strategist - Security, Manageability and Virtualization,
   Ultra Mobile Group, Intel Corporation, USA

   Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy
   Member, National Academy of Engineering,
   IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow,
   Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences
   University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

   Prof. Hyunseung Choo
   ITRC Director of Ministry of Information & Communication, Korea,
   Director, ITRC: Intelligent HCI Convergence Research Center, Korea,
   Director, Korea Information Processing Society,
   Assoc. Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology,
   Assoc. Editor, Transactions on Computational Science, Springer-Verlag;
   Director, Korean Society for Internet Info. (KSII) + Society for Sim.;
   Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

   Prof. Andy Marsh
   Director HoIP (Healthcare over Internet Protocol),
   Secretary-General WABT (World Academy of Biomedical Science & Tech.),
   Vice-president ICET (Int'l Council for Engineering & Technology),
   Vice-president ICMCC (Int'l Council on Medical & Care Compunetics),
   Visiting Professor, University of Westminster, UK

   Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh
   Member, National Academy of Engineering,
   IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA Fellow,
   Director, Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing,
   Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA


PURPOSE / HISTORY:

   DMIN'10 Conference is being held jointly (same location and dates)
   with a number of other research conferences (WORLDCOMP).
   WORLDCOMP is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer
   science, computer engineering and applied computing. We anticipate
   to have 2,000 or more attendees from over 85 countries participating
   at WORLDCOMP Congress. A number of individual research tracks of
   the Congress have been held for many years; for example, PDPTA has
   been held annually since 1995 (PDPTA'10 is the 16th annual
   conference); ERSA has been held annually since 2001 (ERSA'10 is the
   10th annual conference); ICAI has been held annually since 1999
   (ICAI'10 is the 12th annual conference); DMIN has been held
   annually since 2003 (DMIN'10 is the 8th annual conference;
   originally it was offered as part of IKE). Other tracks of
   WORLDCOMP Congress have similar records.

   The motivation behind this federated congress is to assemble
   a spectrum of affiliated research conferences into a coordinated
   research meeting held in a common place at a common time. The
   main goal is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas in a
   number of research areas that interact. The model used to form
   DMIN facilitates communication among researchers from all
   over the world in different fields of computer science,
   computer engineering, applied computing, information science,
   and computational biology. Both inward research (core areas)
   and outward research (multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary,
   and applications) will be covered during the conference.
   DMIN makes concerted effort to reach out to participants
   affiliated with diverse entities (such as: universities,
   institutions, corporations, government agencies, and research
   centers/labs) from all over the world.

   DMIN'10 will be composed of research presentations, keynote
   lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions,
   and poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel
   speakers have included (as part of the federated event):
   Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer/computer architecture, U. of
   California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of
   Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of
   Genetic Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as
   Father of Grid Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena
   Bajcsy (pioneer/VR, U. of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry
   Vercoe (Founding member of MIT Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys
   (known as X-man, developer of X Window System, xhost; OLPC),
   Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic Programming,
   Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director, U. of
   Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern
   California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and
   Consultant), Prof. Jun Liu (Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.),
   Anousheh Ansari (CEO, Prodea Systems & first female private
   space explorer), and many other distinguished speakers. 
   Tutorial speakers for data mining oriented tutorials have included
   Prof. Eamonn Keogh (U. of California,Riverside), Ashu M.G. Solo
   (Principal of Maverick Technologies America Inc.), Mikhail Golovnya 
   (Senior Scientist, Salford Systems), Prof. Nitesh V. Chawla 
   (U. of Notre Dame, USA), Dr. Peter Geczy (National Institute of 
   Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan),
   Prof. Asim Roy (Arizona State University), and Dr. Dan Steinberg 
   (CEO of Salford Systems).
   To get a feeling about the events' atmosphere, see the 
   2009 delegates photos available at:
   http://www.pixagogo.com/1672514104
   2008 delegates photos can be viewed at:
   http://www.pixagogo.com/8658134154


SUBMISSION OF PAPERS, PUBLICATION, INDEXING INFORMATION:

   Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by
   uploading them to the DMIN'10 online paper collection and
   review system. Submissions must be uploaded by March 1, 2010 
   and they must be in pdf format. Details (submission system, 
   typesetting formats etc.) can be found on the DMIN'10 web site at:
   http://www.dmin-2010.com/submission.htm

   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 for each author. 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. 

   Full papers will be evaluated for originality, significance,
   clarity, impact, and soundness. Each paper will be refereed
   by at least two experts in the field who are independent of the
   conference program committee. The referees' evaluations will
   then be reviewed by one member of the program committee who
   will recommend a decision to the chair of the track that
   the paper has been submitted to. The chair will make the
   final decision. Lastly, the final papers will be reviewed
   by one member of the program committee.

   All accepted papers will be published in the respective
   conference proceedings (in both, printed book form as well as
   online). The proceedings will be indexed in Inspec/IET/
   The Institute for Engineering and Technology, DBLP/Computer
   Science Bibliography, and others.) The printed proceedings
   will be available for distribution on site at the conference.

   In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected
   authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their
   papers for publication in a number of research books being
   proposed/contracted with various publishers (such as, Springer,
   Elsevier, IOS, ...) - these books would be composed after the
   conference. Also, many chairs of sessions and workshops will
   be forming journal special issues to be published after the
   conference. For DMIN'10, it is planned to publish extended 
   papers in a Special Issue in Annals of Information Systems 
   focused on Web Mining.


PROPOSAL FOR ORGANIZING SPECIAL SESSIONS/WORKSHOPS:

   Each session will have at least 6 paper presentations from
   different authors (12 papers in the case of workshops). The
   session chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their
   sessions; including, soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ...
   The names of session chairs will appear as Associate Editors
   in the conference proceedings and on the cover of the books.

   Proposals to organize sessions should include the following
   information: name and address (+ email) of proposer, his/her
   biography, title of session, a 100-word description of the
   topic of the session, the relevance for DMIN), and a short
   description on how the session will be advertised (in most
   cases, session proposers solicit papers from colleagues and
   researchers whose work is known to the session proposer).
   Please email your session/workshop proposal to the DMIN'10
   Special Session Chair Gary M. Weiss via 
   special-session-chair@dmin-2010.com .
   We would like to receive the session proposals 
   by January 30, 2010.


IMPORTANT DATES:

   Jan. 30, 2010:    Proposals for organizing sessions/workshops
   March 1, 2010:    Submission of papers (about 5 to 7 pages)
   March 25, 2010:   Notification of acceptance
   April 22, 2010:   Final papers + Copyright + Registration
   July 12-15, 2010: The 2010 International Conference on Data
                     Mining (DMIN'10)


MEMBERS OF PROGRAM AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES:

   The Program Committee includes members of chapters of World
   Academy of Science (chapters: supercomputing; scientific
   computing; AI; imaging science; databases; simulation;
   software eng.; embedded systems; internet & web technologies;
   communications; computer security; & bioinformatics.) The
   Program Committee for DMIN'10 conference is currently
   being formed. Many who have already joined the committees
   of individual tracks are renowned leaders, scholars,
   researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest
   ranks; many are directors of research labs., fellows of
   various societies, heads/chairs of departments, program
   directors of research funding agencies, deans and provosts.
   You can view the list of program committee of the last offering
   of DMIN at: http://www.dmin--2009.com/committees.htm
   Program Committee members are expected to have established
   a strong and documented research track record. Those
   interested in joining the Program Committee should email
   to the Program Chair (programme-chair@dmin-2010.com), the 
   following information for consideration/evaluation: 
   Name, affiliation and position, complete mailing address, 
   email address, and a one-page biography that includes research 
   expertise.

   
LOCATION OF CONFERENCE:

   DMIN'10 will be held at Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas,
   Nevada, USA (with any overflows at other near-by hotels).
   This is a mega hotel with excellent conference facilities and
   over 3,000 rooms. It is minutes from the airport with 24-hour
   shuttle service to and from the airport. This hotel has many
   recreational attractions, including: waterfalls, spa, pools,
   sunning decks, Easy River, wave pool, nightly shows, many
   restaurants, ... The hotel is adjacent to CityCenter
   ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CityCenter ) which is the
   largest private development in the United States' history
   (costing over $11 Billion); this offers access to additional
   recreational and entertainment attractions. The negotiated
   room rate for conference attendees is very reasonable.