Call for Tutorial Proposals: KDD-2004

Gabor Melli gmelli_kdd2004 at
Tue Jan 6 11:25:07 EST 2004

Call for Tutorial Proposals


August 22-25, 2004 
Seattle, WA, USA 

Tutorials Chair: Mihael Ankerst, The Boeing Company 
  mihael.ankerst at 

Tutorial proposals due: March 5, 2004 
Notification of acceptance/rejection: March 29, 2004 
Camera-ready copy of tutorial notes due: June 4, 2004 

The KDD-2004 organizing committee invites proposals for tutorials
to be held in conjunction with the conference. Tutorials are
an effective way to educate conference attendees about specific
topics, or to provide background necessary to understand technical
advances. For KDD-2004, we are seeking proposals for tutorials
of 2.5 to 3 hours in duration. For examples of typical KDD tutorials,
see the set of accepted tutorials at KDD-2003
KDD-2003 (,
KDD-2002 ( or
KDD-2001 (

Proposals should be submitted electronically by March 5th to
mihael.ankerst at in PDF (preferred), Postscript, or
Microsoft Word. Proposals should include the following: 

Basic information: Title, brief description, name and contact
information for each tutor, length of the proposed tutorial.
Also identify any other venues in which the tutorial has been
or will be presented. 

Audience: Proposals must clearly identify the intended audience
for the tutorial (e.g., novice users of statistical techniques,
or expert researchers in text mining). What background will be
required of the audience? Why is this topic important/interesting
to the KDD community? What is the benefit to participants? Provide
some informal evidence that people would attend (e.g., related

Coverage: Enough material should be included to provide a sense
of both the scope of material to be covered and the depth to
which it will be covered. The more details that can be provided,
the better (up to and including links to the actual slides).
Note that the tutors should NOT focus mainly on their own research
results. A KDD tutorial is not a forum for promoting one''s research
or product. If, for certain parts of the tutorial, the material
comes directly from the tutors'' own research or product, please
indicate this in the proposal. 

Bios: Brief biographical information on each tutor (including
qualifications with respect to the tutorial''s topic). 

Special equipment (if any): Please indicate any additional equipment
needed (if any). The standard equipment includes a LCD projector,
an overhead projector, a single projection screen and cordless

For further information, please contact Mihael Ankerst (mihael.ankerst at


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