DS'05 Call for Papers

Peter Haider haider at informatik.hu-berlin.de
Wed Feb 16 10:50:44 EST 2005

	Eighth International Conference on Discovery Science
		    October 8-11, 2005, Singapore
			   Call for Papers

The 8th International Conference on Discovery  Science (DS'05) will be
held in   Singapore,  Marina Mandarin Hotel,   from  8-11  of  October
2005.  DS'05 will be  collocated with  ALT'05,  the 16th International
Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory. The two conferences will be
held in   parallel,   and they   will  share  their  invited   talks.  
The proceedings of   DS'05  will  appear   in the  Lecture   Notes  in
Artificial Intelligence by Springer-Verlag.

DS    2005 provides an  open    forum  for intensive  discussions  and
interchange of new information among  researchers working in the  area
of   Discovery Science.   The  scope  of the  conference  includes the
analysis  and development of   methods for intelligent  data analysis,
knowledge discovery and machine learning, as well as their application
to scientific knowledge discovery.


We invite submissions   of research papers  addressing  all aspects of
discovery science. We particularly  welcome contributions that discuss
the  application of  data analysis and  other  support techniques  for
scientific  discovery   including,  but not   limited  to, biomedical,
astronomical and other physics domains.

Two  types  of  submissions are solicited:  regular  and  long papers. 
Regular papers will be presented in an oral spotlight presentation and
a poster; authors of long papers will  have the opportunity to give an
extended oral presentation.  The submission web site will be available
at http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~achim/DS05/.

A paper submission must be formatted according  to the layout supplied
by Springer-Verlag for  the Lecture Notes  in Computer Science series. 
Regular papers must not exceed five (5) pages, whereas long papers may
contain up to twelve (12) pages.

Mentoring Program

DS  2005 features a  new mentoring  program.   Students who are  first
authors of papers are invited to submit a paper draft on or before the
mentoring deadline.   They will receive  a  comments from a  PC member
that will help them to prepare the final submission.

Submission Topics 

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
    * Logic and philosophy of scientific discovery,
    * Knowledge discovery, machine learning and statistical methods,
    * Active knowledge discovery,
    * Text mining, named entity recognition, etc.
    * Information extraction from scientific literature,
    * Knowledge discovery from text and the web,
    * Knowledge discovery from unstructured and multimedia data,
    * Knowledge disvovery in network and link data,
    * Knowledge discovery in social networks,
    * Data and knowledge visualization,
    * Human-machine interaction for knowledge discovery and management,
    * Biomedical knowledge discovery, analysis of microarray and 
      gene deletion data,
    * Applications of the above techniques to natural or social

The newly established Carl Smith Award will be given to an excellent
student paper.  The award carries a scholarship prize of 555 Euros. 

Important Dates

Mentoring deadline: March 4
Submission deadline: May 20
Notifications of acceptance: June 26
Camera-ready copy due: July 20
Conference: October 8-11


Conference Chair: Hiroshi Motoda, Osaka University
PC Co-Chairs:     Achim Hoffmann, University of New South Wales
                  Tobias Scheffer, Humboldt University of Berlin


We wish to thank the Air Force Office of  Scientific Research and the
Asian Office of Aerospace  Research and Development for their support
of this conference.  


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