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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: "Data Mining", 18-21 July 2011, USA

7th International Conference on Data Mining 2011, Las Vegas USA -Part of the 2011 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing (WORLDCOMP'11)

Fellow Researchers & Practitioners in Data Mining!
You are invited to submit a full paper to DMIN. All accepted papers will be published in the DMIN 
conference proceedings (in printed book form; later, the proceedings will also be accessible online).
Those interested in proposing workshops/sessions, should refer to the relevant sections that appear

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, ...).

All special sessions and workshops are open to attendees of all conferences held at WORLDCOMP'11. 

DMIN'11 will be hosting the following special session  please see for details:

Real-World Data Mining Applications, Challenges, and Perspectives
Chair: Mahmoud Abou-Nasr

It is planned to publish a special issue consisting of extended papers on real world data mining 
applications within Annals of Information Systems (Springer). Details will be published later on 
the DMIN'11 website as well as via a dedicated CfP.
All tutorials and invited talks are free to registered conference attendees of all conferences 
held at WOLDCOMP'11. Those who are interested in attending one or more of the tutorials are to 
sign up on site at the conference registration desk in Las Vegas. A complete & current list of 
WORLDCOMP Tutorials can be found via

DMIN'11 will host the following tutorials/invited talks:
1.	Gary M. Weiss, Fordham University, USA   
        Tutorial on: Wireless and Smart Phone-Based Sensor Data Mining
2.	Michael Mahoney, Stanford University, USA
        Tutorial on: Geometric Tools for Identifying Structure in Large Social and Information Networks
3.	Nitesh V. Chawla, University of Notre Dame, USA
        Invited Talk 
4.	Peter Geczy, AIST, Japan
        Invited Talk: Data Mining and Privacy: Water and Fire?
        Please visit for details

To see the DBLP list of accepted papers of DMIN'10, please go to
The main web site of DMIN'11 can be found at
The web site of WORLDCOMP'11 can be found at

March 10, 2011:    Submission of papers 
March 24, 2011:    Submission of papers 
April 12, 2011:    Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
April 24, 2011:    Final papers + Copyright/Consent + Registration
July 18-21, 2011:  The 2011 International Conference on Data Mining (DMIN'11)

Currently being prepared - The Academic sponsors of the last DMIN10 included research labs and
centers affiliated with (a partial list): University of California, Berkeley; University of Southern
California; University of Texas at Austin; Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Georgia
Institute of Technology, Georgia; Emory University, Georgia; University of Minnesota; University of #
Iowa; University of North Dakota; NDSU-CIIT Green Computing & Comm. Lab.; University of Siegen,
Germany; UMIT, Austria; SECLAB (University of Naples Federico II + University of Naples Parthenope
+ Second University of Naples, Italy); National Institute for Health Research; World Academy of Biomedical
Sciences and Technologies; Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; International Society of Intelligent 
Biological Medicine (ISIBM); The International Council on Medical and Care Compunetics; Eastern Virginia
Medical School & the American College of Surgeons, USA.

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them according to the instructions
provided on the DMIN website via Please follow the formatting
and uploading instructions (different to practice at some other WORLDCOMP'11 conferences). Submissions
must be uploaded by March 10, 2011. Papers must not have been previously published or currently
submitted for publication elsewhere. The length of the final/Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will
be limited to 7 (two-column IEEE style) pages.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for originality, significance, clarity,
impact, and soundness. In cases of contradictory recommendations, a member of the conference programme
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. In addition, all papers whose 
authors included a member of the conference program committee will be evaluated using the double-blinded
review process. (Essay/philosophical papers will not be refereed but may be considered for discussion/panels).
All proceedings of WORLDCOMP will be published and indexed in:

Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology, DBLP / CS 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, ...) - 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.

MEMBERS OF PROGRAMME AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEES The members of the Steering Committee of The 2010 congress included:
Dr. Selim Aissi (Chief Strategist, Intel Corporation, USA); Prof. Hamid Arabnia (ISIBM Fellow & Professor, 
University of Georgia; Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine;
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Supercomputing, Springer; 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, ROC); Prof. Andy Marsh (Director HoIP, Secretary-General WABT; Vice-president ICET
and ICMCC, Visiting Professor, University of Westminster, UK); Dr. Rahman Tashakkori (Director, 
S-STEM NSF Supported Scholarship Program and NSF Supported AUAS, Appalachian State U., USA); 
Prof. Layne T. Watson (IEEE Fellow, NIA Fellow, ISIBM Fellow, Fellow of The National Institute of 
Aerospace, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA); and 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).

The list of Programme Committee memebers of DMIN'10 is at: 

The DMIN'11 programme committee is currently being compiled. Many who have already joined the committee
are renowned leaders, scholars, researchers, scientists and practitioners of the highest 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, deans and
provosts as well as members of chapters of World Academy of Science. Programme Committee members 
are expected to have established a strong and documented research track record. Those interested in
joining the Programme Committee should email  the following information
for consideration/evaluation: Name, affiliation and position, complete mailing address, email address,
a one-page biography that includes research expertise offering to help with.

The DMIN 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.

WORLDCOMP 2011 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 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.), 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), 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 ist 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 branches 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.

Thanks to authors and speakers of last WORLDCOMP congress and members of the editorial boards
who informed us of the following good news: According to "Microsoft Academic Search" (a Microsoft
initiative) all tracks of WORLDCOMP are listed as worldwide "Top-ranked Conferences" (based on 
various metrics but mainly based on the number of citations). You can access "Microsoft Academic 
Search" and specific information extracted from it (in reference to WORLDCOMP's individual conferences'
names/acronyms and tracks) from the link below:


Robert Stahlbock, General Conference Chair

Philippe Lenca, Tutorial Chair

Gary M. Weiss, Special Session Chair

Nikolaos Kourentzes, Programme Chair & Student Chair

Wolfram Lippe, Exhibit Chair