[Bioforum] Call for Participation - SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM'12)

Nitin Agarwal via bioforum%40net.bio.net (by nxagarwal from ualr.edu)
Tue Mar 20 16:28:42 EST 2012


Anaheim, California, USA
Apr 26 - 28, 2012
URL: http://www.siam.org/meetings/sdm12/

Data mining is an important tool in science, engineering, industrial processes, healthcare, business, and medicine. The datasets in these fields are large, complex, and often noisy. Extracting knowledge requires the use of sophisticated, high performance and principled analysis techniques and algorithms, based on sound theoretical and statistical foundations. These techniques in turn require implementations that are carefully tuned for performance; powerful visualization technologies; interface systems that are usable by scientists, engineers, and physicians as well as researchers; and infrastructures that support them.

This conference provides a venue for researchers who are addressing these problems to present their work in a peer-reviewed forum. It also provides an ideal setting for graduate students and others new to the field to learn about cutting-edge research by hearing outstanding invited speakers and attending presentations and tutorials (included with conference registration). A set of focused workshops are also held on the last day of the conference. The proceedings of the conference are published in archival form, and are also made available on the SIAM web site.

Pre-registration deadline – Thursday, March 29, 2012
Register now at https://www.siam.org/meetings/sdm12/regform.php.

The conference features the following invited presentations. For more details, please visit the conference website http://www.siam.org/meetings/sdm12/invited.php.

1. Professor Noshir Contractor
Jane S. & William J. White Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) Research Group 
Northwestern University
Talk on analysis of large social networks. More details at: http://nosh.northwestern.edu/cv/keynote-addresses-and-distinguished-lectures/.

2. Dr. Susan Dumais 
Principal Researcher
Context, Learning and User Experience for Search (CLUES) Group, http://research.microsoft.com/adapt/
Microsoft Research
Talk on dynamic/temporal information retrieval.

3. Dr. R. Bharat Rao
Director of Knowledge Solutions
Health Services Division
Siemens Healthcare.
Talk on Data Mining for Healthcare.

4. Professor Qiang Yang 
Professor and Associate Head (PG and Research) 
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, 
Talk on Transfer Learning.

The conference features the following tutorials on several special topics. For more details, please visit the conference website http://www.siam.org/meetings/sdm12/tutorials.php.

- Distance Metric Learning in Data Mining
Fei Wang and Jimeng Sun, IBM TJ Watson Research, USA

- Discovering Roles and Anomalies in Graphs:Theory and Applications
Tina Eliassi-Rad, Rutgers University, USA and Christos Faloutsos, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

- How to do Good Research and Get it Published in Top Venues
Eamonn Keogh, University of California Riverside, USA

- Multi-Task Learning: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications
Jiayu Zhou, Arizona State University, USA; Jianhui Chen, GE Global Research, USA; and Jieping Ye, Arizona State University, USA

- Privacy-Preserving Medical Data Sharing
Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis, IBM Research-Zuric, Switzerland; and Grigorios Loukides, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

The conference features the following workshops on several special topics. For more details, please visit the links mentioned next to each workshop or the conference website at http://www.siam.org/meetings/sdm12/workshops.php

- Broadening Participation in Data Mining (http://www.dataminingshop.com/)
- Workshop on Dynamic Network Analysis (https://sites.google.com/site/dnasdm/)
- Text Mining (http://web.eecs.utk.edu/events/tmw12/)
- MultiClust Workshop: Discovering, Summarizing and Using Multiple Clusterings (http://www.dbs.ifi.lmu.de/research/MultiClust2012/)
- Data Mining in Official Statistics (https://www.stat.washington.edu/people/klimova/indexW.html)
- Workshop on Analytics for Cyber-Physical Systems (http://www.ornl.gov/sci/knowledgediscovery/asc-2012/)


Steering Committee Chair
Chandrika Kamath, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

Conference Chairs
Joydeep Ghosh, University of Texas - Austin, USA
Huan Liu, Arizona State University, USA

Program Chairs
Ian Davidson, University of California - Davis, USA
Carlotta Domeniconi, George Mason University, USA

Workshop Chairs
Rui Kuang, University of Minnesota, USA
Chandan Reddy, Wayne State University, USA

Tutorial Chair
Nitesh Chawla, University of Notre Dame, USA

Publicity Chairs
Nitin Agarwal, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA

Sponsorship Chairs
Jennifer Dy, Northwestern University, USA
Jimeng Sun, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Local Chair
Yan Liu, University of Southern California, USA

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