[Bioforum] CFP: SIGKDD Explorations Special Issue on Successful Real-World Data Mining Applications

Osmar R. Zaiane zaiane at cs.ualberta.ca
Sun Jan 22 14:51:10 EST 2006

SIGKDD Explorations 2006 June Issue Call for Papers

Special Issue on Successful Real-World Data Mining Applications

Submissions                    Apr  3, 2006
Notification and Reviews       May  1, 2006
Camera-ready due               May 15, 2006
Issue Publication              June    2006

SIGKDD Explorations is the official newsletter of ACM SIGKDD
(Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining).

This special issue invites submissions concerning successful
application of data mining techniques
in the industry, from marketing to drug research.
The papers should report on real-world data mining projects showcasing
choices, strategies, success
and failure, i.e. lessons to learn.

>From its inception, the field of Data Mining has been guided by the
need to
solve practical problems. Successful cases of data mining application
in the industry are motivation
and inspiration not only to industry but also to research. This
special issue will highlight some of
the best deployed data mining systems.

Most operational industrial and scientific systems that involve data
mining to some extent are
likely to be acceptable. Systems that are responsible for mission
critical systems, medical
applications, cash flow, or applications that significantly benefit
humanity will be particularly
good candidates. If you are unsure as to the suitability of your
paper, please contact the
editors with your topic at the email address indicated below.

Topics include but are not limited to

- Genomics
- Inventory control
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
- ShopBots
- Recommendation systems
- Auction trading systems
- Clinical patient monitoring
- Seismic Data interpretation
- Survival analysis for medical procedures
- Climate analysis
- Correlates of genes with disease
- Dangerous Drug interactions
- Law enforcement applications
- Search Engine Marketing
- Food spoilage elimination
- Price optimization
- Data visualization in mission-critical user interfaces
- Text understanding

Submissions should be made to zaiane[_at_]cs.ualberta.ca,
preferably in a PDF format and should not exceed 8 pages.
In addition, please email the abstract in text-format.

Detailed formatting instructions are available from

Submissions will be reviewed externally.


Osmar Zaiane (University of Alberta)
Brendan Kitts (Microsoft)
Gabor Melli (Simon Fraser University)


We also invite articles of general interest to the SIGKDD community
that might
fall outside the special issue theme.  Submissions can be made in any
one of
the following categories.

    - survey/tutorial articles (short) on important topics not
      exceeding 15 pages
    - topical articles on problems and challenges
    - well-articulated position papers
    - technical articles not exceeding 15 pages.
    - news items on the order of 1-3 paragraphs
    - Brief announcements not exceeding 5 lines in length.
    - review articles of products and methodologies not exceeding 20
    - reviews/summaries from conferences, panels and special meetings.
    - reports on relevant meetings and committees related to the field
    - for-pay advertisements

These submissions should be made to editors_sigkdd[_at_]acm.org.


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