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[PVS] IEEE ICDM 2012 Call for Contest Proposals, Tutorials, Demos, PhD Forum Contributions, Papers

ICDM '12 (The 12th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining)
                            Call for Contests / Call for Papers
                            Call for Tutorials / Call for Demos
                            Call for PhD Forum Contributions
December 10-13, 2012, Brussels, Belgium


In this mail: more details on IEEE ICDM demos, tutorials, the
PhD student forum and contest proposals.

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Important Dates in the Near Future

- Contest proposals: April 29, 2012,
- Conference full paper submissions: June 18, 2012
- Demo, tutorial proposals and PhD student forum contributions:
August 10, 2012
- Conference paper, tutorial, demo notifications: September 18, 2012

About ICDM

The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining series (ICDM) has
established itself as the world's premier research conference in data
mining. ICDM '12 provides a leading international forum for the
presentation of original research results, as well as exchange and
dissemination of innovative ideas, drawing researchers and
practitioners from a wide range of data mining related areas such as
statistics, machine learning, pattern recognition, databases,
visualization, and high performance computing. By promoting novel,
high quality research findings, and innovative solutions to
challenging data mining problems, the conference seeks to continuously
advance the state-of-the-art in data mining.

ICDM Data Mining Contest

We invite proposals for the ICDM 2012 Data Mining Contest. The Data
Mining Contest is an integral part of the ICDM conference and
provides an opportunity for teams of scientists and domain experts to
compete in order to develop data mining techniques for real-world

For submission instructions and more information, go to


or contact the contest chairs:
- Gabor Melli (VigLink Inc, US, icdm12contest@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
- Wei Fan (IBM T.J.Watson Research, US, wei.fan@xxxxxxxxx)

ICDM PhD Student Forum

The IEEE Int. Conference on Data Mining will host for the second year
a PhD Forum on Data Mining. The aim of the Forum is to provide an
international environment in which students can meet and exchange
their ideas and experiences both with peers and with senior researchers
from the Data Mining Community. The Forum is particularly aimed at
PhD students in the early stages of their career and Master’s students
planning to pursue their research in a PhD programme.

For submission instructions and more information, go to


or contact the chairs of the PhD student forum:
- Yann-Ael Le Borgne (University of Brussels, Belgium,
- Evimaria Terzi (Boston University, USA, evimaria@xxxxxxxxx)

ICDM Demos

We invite proposals for demonstrations to be displayed at the Demo
Session that will be organized during the ICDM 2012 conference. Demos
of data mining software that incorporate state-of-the-art techniques,
provide an innovative user interface, and/or allow for fluent
interaction with the user are highly encouraged. Demonstrated software
is not required to be ready for commercial application, as long as it
is of interest to the ICDM community.

A demo is for:
- demonstrating data mining software systems and libraries closely
related to the area of data mining and knowledge discovery;
- showing new technological advances in applying data mining techniques.

For submission instructions and more information, go to


or contact the demo chairs:
- Matthijs van Leeuwen (KULeuven, Belgium,
- Francesco Bonchi (Yahoo! Research, Spain, bonchi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx)

ICDM Tutorials

ICDM '12 will host short and long tutorials as well as workshops
that focus on new research directions and initiatives. The tutorials
will be part of the main conference technical program, and are free
of charge to the attendees of the conference. Further, the conference
provides the following support per tutorial: a honorarium of $500 and
one complimentary registration for a tutorial presenter who is not
also a presenting author.

We invite proposals for tutorials from active researchers and
experienced tutors. Ideally, a tutorial will cover the state-of-the-art
research, development and applications in a specific data mining
direction, and stimulate and facilitate future work. A tutorial should
not only focus on the presenter's previous work. Tutorials on
interdisciplinary directions, novel and fast growing directions, and
significant applications are highly encouraged. ICDM will provide an
honorarium for each tutorial. It is possible, depending on actual
conference attendance, that the conference can (partly) support travel
and subsistence expenses for tutorial speakers. Please provide an
estimate for these expenses in your proposal if you are expecting the
conference to cover these expenses for you. We will assume that the
tutorial speakers will be able to cover these expenses from their own
sources if no estimate is included in their proposals.

For submission instructions and more information, go to


or contact the tutorial chairs:
- Toon Calders (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands,
- Nikolaj Tatti (University of Antwerp, Belgium,

Paper Submissions

We invite high quality submissions on all aspects of data mining and
knowledge discovery. Papers should be original and innovative,
rigorously evaluated and well-presented. Broad areas of interest
include, but are not limited to (see


for a more detailed list of topics):

* Novel Algorithms
* Theory and Foundations
* Systems and Frameworks
* Innovative Applications
* Large-scale Approaches

All submitted papers will be judged based on their significance,
originality, repeatability, and clarity.  Substantially similar papers
that have already been accepted, or are simultaneously under review
during the ICDM review period will not be considered. Papers will be
triple-blind reviewed and should be limited to a maximum of 10 pages.
Papers that do not comply with the Submission Guidelines (available at
http://icdm2012.ua.ac.be) will be rejected without review.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by the
IEEE Computer Society Press. Regular paper will be allocated 10 pages
in the proceedings, and longer oral presentation time, whereas short
papers will be allowed 6 pages in the proceedings, with shorter oral
presentation time.  A selected number of IEEE ICDM '12 top-ranked
papers will be invited for possible inclusion, in expanded and revised
form, in the Knowledge and Information Systems journal
(http://www.cs.uvm.edu/~kais/) published by Springer.

Repeatability Guidelines: To ensure the long term viability of data
mining research, every effort should be made to provide the
source-code (or executables), as well as the datasets (or their
closest publicly available equivalents). The experimental results
section should mention all relevant implementation details and
parameter specifications, so that the results can be independently

The ICDM '12 paper review system is at


Further Information

Please contact ICDM '12 Chairs by email: icdm2012chairs@xxxxxxxxx