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[PVS] DMIN 2012 - July 16-19 Las Vegas - Call for Papers

Call for Papers & Special Sessions

DMIN 2012 - The International Conference on Data Mining


You are invited to submit a full paper to be reviewed for DMIN'12, the 8th International Conference on Data Mining, held July 16-19 in Las Vegas, USA.


All accepted papers will be published in the DMIN conference proceedings. The proceedings will be indexed in Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering and Technology, DBLP / Computer Science Bibliography, and others.) All accepted papers will be published in printed conference books/proceedings (the proceedings will also be available on the web). 


WORLDCOMP'12 is composed of a number of tracks (joint-conferences, tutorials, workshops, and panel discussions); all will be held simultaneously, same location and dates: July 16-19, 2012. For the complete
list of joint conferences, please visit the website.


Important Dates

March 12, 2012:  Submission of full papers (max 7 pages)
April 12, 2012:    Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
April 26, 2012:    Final papers + Copyright/Consent + Registration
July 16-19, 2012:WORLDCOMP 2012 and all its affiliated conferences (DMIN'12 and others)



Currently being prepared - The ACADEMIC sponsors of the last offering of WORLDCOMP (2011) included research labs and centers affiliated with (a partial list): University of California, Berkeley; Harvard University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); University of Texas at Austin; University of Southern California; Minnesota Supercomputing Institute, University of Minnesota; Germany's University of Siegen; UMIT, Institute of Bioinformatics and Translational Research, Austria; Georgia Institute of Technology; University of Iowa; Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; University of Naples Federico II, Italy; University of Naples Parthenope, Italy; Second University of Naples, Italy; ICEL, Texas A&M
University Com.; University of North Dakota; and others. CORPORATE Co-Sponsors and Sponsors at-large included (a partial list): Intel Corporation; Microsoft Research; Altera Corporation; Pico Computing;
SuperMicro Computer, Inc., USA; High Performance Computing for Nanotechnology (HPCNano); International Society of Intelligent Biological Medicine; World Academy of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies; Int'l Council on Medical and Care Compunetics; UK Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform; Scientific Technologies Corporation; and HoIP - Health without Boundaries; and others.

Conference 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, ...).

Special Sessions and Workshops

All special sessions and workshops are part of DMIN'12 and attendance is open to attendees of all conferences held at WORLDCOMP'12. Currently, the following special sessions are accepted for  DMIN'12 (this list will be updated):


1) Real-World Data Mining Applications, Challenges, and Perspectives

see http://www.dmin-2012.com/special_sessions.htm for details


Submission of Papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them to the DMIN online paper management system according to the instructions provided at http://www.dmin-2012/submission (please do not upload your DMIN draft paper to the general WORLDCOMP system). Submissions must be uploaded in pdf format by March 12, 2012. Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. The first page of the 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. A 100 to 400-word abstract should be included on the first page  as well. The length of the final/Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 7 (two-column IEEE style) pages including all figures, tables etc.


Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for originality, significance, clarity, impact, and soundness (see http://www.dmin-2012.com/review.htm). In cases of contradictory recommendations, a member of the conference program committee will be charged to make the final decision (accept/reject); often, this would involve seeking help from additional referees by using a double-blinded review process. All proceedings of WORLDCOMP will be published and indexed in: Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology, DBLP / CS Bibliography, & others.  All conferences will be held simultaneously; ie, same location and dates. A link to each of the conferences can be found at: http://www.world-academy-of-science.org.


Members of Worldcomp Programme and Organizing Committees

Currently being finalized: The members of the Steering Committee of The 2011 congress included: Dr. Selim Aissi (Chief Strategist, Intel Corporation, USA); Prof. Hamid Arabnia (ISIBM elected Fellow & Professor, University of Georgia; Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Supercomputing / Springer; Board member, Journal of Computational Science / Elsevier; Advisory Board, IEEE TC on Scalable Computing); Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (Member, National Academy of Engineering, IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, Professor; University of California, Berkeley, USA); Prof. Hyunseung Choo (ITRC Director of Ministry of Information & Communication; Director, ITRC; Director, Korea Information Processing Society; Assoc. Editor, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology; Professor, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea); Prof. Winston Wai-Chi Fang (IEEE Fellow, TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor, National ChiaoTung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan; Director, System-on-Chip Research Center); Prof. Kun Chang Lee (Professor of MIS and WCU Professor of Creativity Science, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea); Prof. Andy Marsh (Director of HoIP and Director of HoIP Telecom, UK; Secretary-General WABT; Vice-President Int'l Council for Engineering and Technology, University of Westminster, UK); Prof. Layne T. Watson (IEEE Fellow, NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The National Institute of Aerospace, Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA); Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Member, National Academy of Engineering; IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, IFSA Fellow; Director, BISC; Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA). 2012 Publicity Chair: Ashu M. G. Solo (Fellow of British Computer Society; Principal/R&D Engineer and Mathematician, Maverick Technologies America Inc.; Director/Interdisciplinary Researcher, Solo Research Lab, Crocels, Swansea University; Principal/Intelligent Systems Instructor, Trailblazer Intelligent Systems, Inc.)


The 2012 Program Committee for DMIN is currently being compiled. Many who have already joined the committees are renowned leaders, scholars, researchers, scientists and practitioners of high ranks; many are directors of research labs., members of National Academy of Engineering, fellows of various societies, heads/chairs of departments,program directors of research funding agencies, as well as deans and provosts. Program Committee members are expected to have established a strong and documented research track record. Those interested in joining the Program Committee and supporting the conference should send program-chair@dmin-2012.com  (cc to conference-chair@dmin-2012.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. It is expected that a Program Committee member is willing to support the conference, e.g., by reviewing approximately 2 to 5 papers.

Proposal for Organising Conference Tracks

DMIN is composed of a number of tracks. A track can be a session, a workshop, or a symposium. A session will have at least 6 papers; a workshop at least 12 papers; and a symposium at least 18 papers. Track chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their tracks, including: soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, ... The names of track chairs will appear as Associate Editors in the conference proceedings and on the cover of the printed books (and indexed in science databases as such). Proposals to organize tracks (sessions, workshops, or symposiums) should include the following information: name and address (+ email) of proposer, his/her biography, title of track, a 100 to 200-word description of the topic of the track, and a short description on how the track will be advertised (in most cases, track proposers solicit papers from colleagues and researchers whose work is known to the track proposer). Please send an e-mail of your track proposal to special-session-chair@dmin-2012.com (cc to tutorial-chair@dmin-2012.com and conference-chair@dmin-2012.com).  We would like to receive the track proposals as soon as possible but by no later than January 31, 2012.

General Information

WORLDCOMP 2012 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: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer, 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 omputing; 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 (pioneer, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.), Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi (Head,
NASA Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate Director, Project Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA; Director, NASA's JPL Solar System Exploration), Prof. David Lorge Parnas (Fellow of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof. Emeritus, McMaster U. and U. of Limerick), Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive Director, CERIAS and Professor, Purdue University), Dr. Sandeep Chatterjee (Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, SourceTrace
Systems, Inc.), and many other distinguished speakers. To get a feeling about the conferences' atmosphere, see the 2010 delegates photos available at:


An important mission of WORLDCOMP is "Providing a unique platform for a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers, developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress 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. The congress also attempts to connect participants from institutions that have teaching as their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions that have research as their main mission. The congress uses a quota system to achieve its institution and geography diversity objectives." One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of computer science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research initiatives; ie, facilitating increased opportunities for cross-fertilization across sub-disciplines.



Any inquiries regarding WORLDCOMP 2012 should be sent to: editor@world-comp.org
For DMIN, please have a look a the DMIN website http://www.dmin-2012.com or contact conference-chair@dmin-2012.com.

Measurable Scientific Impact of past Conferences

As of November 23, 2011, papers published in WORLDCOMP set of proceedings have received 15,860 citations. In recent months (March to November 2011), there had been 1,475 citations to WORLDCOMP papers (about 164 citations per month). The above record is significant (thanks to the authors). As the result of high impact (based on citations) of WORLDCOMP papers, "Microsoft Academic Search" has listed each individual track of the congress among its compiled list of "Top Conferences". The citation record of WORLDCOMP set of proceedings is in fact higher than the citation data of many reputable journals in computer science and computer engineering. (The above citation data does not include citations to WORLDCOMP papers published in 2011; thus, it is highly probable that the actual number of citations is higher; citation data was obtained from http://academic.research.microsoft.com/ )

We look forward to receiving your submission of your draft paper.


The DMIN 2012 Organizing Committee

Dr. Robert Stahlbock

General Conference Chair

The 2012 International Conference on Data Mining (DMIN'12) http://www.dmin-2012.com
E-Mail: conference-chair@dmin-2012.com


Part of The 2012 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing
July 16-19, 2012, Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA