Osmar Zaiane zaiane at
Fri Apr 5 01:10:52 EST 2002

Apologies for multiple postings.

Attached is the call for papers for the 

Fourth WEBKDD Workshop: Web Mining for Usage Patterns and User Profiles
In conjunction with

The Eighth ACM SIGKDD International Conference on
Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
July 23-26, 2002
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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                           WEBKDD 2002
                         Call for Papers

The Fourth WEBKDD Workshop: Web Mining for Usage Patterns and User Profiles

                      In conjunction with

        The Eighth ACM SIGKDD International Conference on
               Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
                       July 23-26, 2002
                   Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Important Dates
Abstracts due: Monday May 20th.
Papers due   : Friday May 24th. 
Notification : Friday June 18th.
Camera Ready : Friday June 25th
Workshop date: Tuesday July 23rd

WEBKDD'02 is the 4th of a successful series of workshops
on knowledge discovery in the Web.
The Web presents a key driving force for a large spectrum of
applications, in which a user interacts with a company, a governmental
authority, a non-governmental organization or other non-profit
institution. User preferences and expectations together with usage
patterns form the basis for personalized, user-friendly and
business-optimal services. Enabling technologies include data mining,
document classification, user modelling and quality evaluation models
for them. Recipient technologies that demand for user profiling and
usage patterns include recommendation systems, application servers
coupled with content management systems and fraud detectors.  

The WEBKDD'02 workshop aims at bringing together practitioners on
web-commerce, portals and ASPs, decision-makers in non-commercial
institutions that exploit web technologies to optimize their services,
technology providers and data mining  researchers to foster the
exchange of ideas and the dissemination of emerging solutions on user
and usage modelling for web-based applications.  

Topics of interest: 
WEBKDD'02 calls for contributions related to data mining of log data,
site information, document contents, user records and preferences, for
the exploitation of the mining results in user profiling and usage
modelling. These include the following subjects:  

*Enabling technologies 
   - Data warehousing (both web and non-web data) 
   - Data collection including event streams, such as clickstreams
            and call center streams, and transactional data  
   - Techniques for web data preparation, including cleansing,
            transformation, and sampling  
   - Classification of web page texts and multimedia content 
*Modelling users and usage 
   - Profile establishment upon declared and derived preferences 
   - Deriving profiles from usage 
   - Discovering misuse and fraud 
   - Recommendation systems 
   - Student profiles in e-learning 
   - Alert systems 
   - Permission marketing 
*Applications for web-usage mining in
   - Recommendation systems, such as travel assistants 
   - E-learning, such as collectors of personalized teaching materials 
   - Alert systems, such as personalized delivery of news and journals 
   - discovering  misuse and fraud, such as credit-card fraud and network intrusion 

Publication of the workshop proceedings:
The workshop notes will be published by ACM and distributed during the workshop. 

The full version of the accepted papers will be published by
Springer-Verlag, pending approval, after a second round of reviews.  
Springer has published the proceedings of 1999 and 2001.

Workshop Co-Chairs:
-Brij Masand (Data Miners Inc., USA)
-Myra Spiliopoulou (Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Germany) 
-Jaideep Srivastava (University of Minnesota, USA)
-Osmar R. Zaiane (University of Alberta, Canada)

For inquiry, send e-mail to webkdd02 at

Paper Submission:
For Paper Submissions, check

Papers should be up to 5000 words long (aprox. a maximum of 15 pages).

Only electronic submissions are accepted. Either PDF or PS format are strongly  
encouraged. MS Word format is also accepted.

Submissions should be done via the on-line submission system. see the
workshop web site

Current Program Committee:

Bettina Berendt, HU Berlin, Germany
Ed Chi, Xerox Parc, USA
Oliver Guenther, HU Berlin, Germany
Ronny Kohavi, Blue Martini Software, USA
Ee-Peng Lim, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Sanjay Kumar Madria, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA
Vipin Kumar, AHPCRC-University of Minnesota, USA
Yannis Manolopoulos, Aristotle Univ., Greece 
Bamshad Mobasher, De Paul Univ., USA
Jian Pei, Simon Fraser University, Canada 
Mohammed Zaki, Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

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