KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY IN SCIENTIFIC DATABASES

Chris Overton coverton at sibelius.humgen.upenn.edu
Fri Mar 5 17:04:54 EST 1993



			       CALL FOR PAPERS:
		  KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY IN SCIENTIFIC DATABASES
				       
	   A Special Session of the Second International Conference
		    on Information and Knowledge Management
			     November 1 - 5, 1993
		    Double Tree Hotel, Washington D.C., USA


Scientific disciplines from astronomy to earth sciences to biology are faced
with extraordinary growth in the complexity and volume of data that must be
examined to gain new scientific insights.  To cope, researchers have turned to
techniques for automating their analyses with the goal of making discoveries
that might otherwise be missed due to the sheer mass of data.  Knowledge
discovery in databases is an emerging research area that draws from information
management and machine learning, among others, to address the problem of
uncovering nontrivial, implicit information in databases.  It offers
considerable potential for automating at least some aspects of the scientific
discovery process.

The International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM)
will host a special session on Knowledge Discovery in Scientific Databases to
explore recent results in both the theory and practice of the methodology.
Contributions from researchers and practitioners in the fields of information
management, statistical and heuristic machine learning, knowledge acquisition,
knowledge representation and allied technologies as applied to the problem of
scientific discovery are welcome.

General information on CIKM is enclosed at the end of this message.  For
further information on the session, contact:

G. Christian Overton
U. of Pennsylvania
422 Curie Blvd
CRB 475
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6145
phone: 215-573-3105
fax: 215-573-5892
internet: coverton at cbil.humgen.upenn.edu or coverton at central.cis.upenn.edu

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for paper/tutorial/exhibit submission:  April 1, 1993
Notification of acceptance:  July 15, 1993
Camera ready papers due: September 1, 1993

Please indicate in the cover letter that the submission is for the special
session on Knowledge Discovery in Scientific Databases.

 
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                     CALL FOR PAPERS 
             Second International Conference on 
            Information and Knowledge Management 
                   November 1 - 5, 1993 
           Double Tree Hotel, Washington D.C., USA

Sponsored by ISCA in cooperation with AAAI, ACM (Pending Approval),
IEEE, and University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

The conference provides an international forum for presentation and 
discussion of research on information and knowledge management, as well
as recent advances on data and knowledge bases. Authors are invited to
submit papers, proposals for tutorials and proposals for exhibits
concerned with theory or practice or both. The focus of the conference
includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Application of knowledge representation techniques to semantic data
modeling;  development and management of heterogeneous knowledge bases;
automatic acquisition of data and knowledge bases especially from raw text;
object-oriented DBMS; optimization techniques; transaction management;
high performance OLTP systems; security techniques; performance evaluation;
hypermedia; unconventional applications; parallel database systems;
physical and logical database design; data and knowledge sharing;
interchange and interoperability; cooperation in heterogeneous systems;
domain modeling and ontology-building; knowledge discovery in databases;
information storage and retrieval and interface technology.

INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

All submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter containing a list
of all authors, their affiliations, telephone numbers, electronic mail
addresses, and fax telephone numbers. Papers should be at most 20 double
spaced pages and must include an abstract of 100-150 words with five
keywords. All submissions will be reviewed and will be judged with
respect to quality and relevance.  Authors must submit 7 copies of each
paper, tutorial or exhibit proposal to the program chairman:

Prof. Bharat Bhargava
Department of Computer Science 
Purdue University 
West LaFayette, Indiana, 47907 
Email: bb at cs.purdue.edu
Telephone: +1 (317) 494-6013
Fax: +1 (317) 494-0739

For more information about the conference (as opposed to paper
submissions), send e-mail to cikm at cs.umbc.edu

STUDENT PAPER AWARD

The author of the best student paper will receive an award for his/her
submission.  To be eligible, the student must be the first author and
primary contributor to the paper.  The cover letter must identify the
paper as a candidate for this competition.

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for paper/tutorial/exhibit submission:  April 1, 1993
Notification of acceptance:  July 15, 1993
Camera ready papers due: September 1, 1993


STEERING COMMITTEE
Bruce Blum
Tim Finin
Keith Humenik
David Jefferson 
E. K. Park 
Yelena Yesha

GENERAL CO-CHAIRS
Tim Finin 
Yelena Yesha 

PROGRAM CHAIR
Bharat Bhargava 

PROGRAM VICE CHAIRS
Nabil Adam  
Rafael Alonso  
Jay Gowens  
Sushil  Jajodia  
P. A. D. De Maine 
Kia Makki 
Chris Overton  
Niki Pissinou  

EUROPEAN VICE CHAIR
Hans Schek 

AWARD VICE CHAIR
Stanley Su 

PUBLICITY VICE CHAIR
Arie Segev 

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS VICE CHAIR 
Keith Humenik  

TUTORIAL CHAIR 
Charles Nicholas  

TREASURER
E. K. Park  



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