KDD-2004 Call for Industrial/Government Track Papers, deadline February 20, 2004

Gabor Melli gmelli_kdd2004 at predictionworks.com
Sat Jan 10 05:36:18 EST 2004

KDD-2004 Call for Industrial/Government Track Papers, deadline
February 20, 2004


August 22-25, 2004 
Seattle, WA, USA 


Paper Deadlines
Electronic abstracts due:  February 20, 2004 (12 noon PST) 
Electronic paper submissions due:  February 27, 2004 (12 noon
Notification of acceptance/rejection:  May 21, 2004 
Camera-ready papers due:  June 4, 2004 

Areas Of Interest
The Industrial/Government Track of the Tenth ACM SIGKDD International
Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining will highlight
successful applications of KDD technology; explore issues, methods,
and lessons learned in the development and deployment of KDD
applications; and promote the exchange of ideas between basic
and applied data mining. 

The KDD-2004 Industrial/Government (I/G) Track seeks to: (1)
provide a forum for exchanging ideas between KDD practitioners,
researchers, companies, and government organizations; and (2)
help commercial and government organizations understand successful
KDD applications.  The I/G Track solicits papers from practitioners
and companies that have KDD products and solutions relevant to
commercial or government challenges. 

The I/G Track will consist of competitively-selected contributed
papers - presented in oral and poster form - as well as invited
talks and panel discussions.  (The full conference will also
feature keynote presentations, workshops, tutorials, research
track papers, and the KDD Cup competition.)  

We envision submissions along three sub-areas:  (1) emerging
applications, technology, and issues; (2) deployed KDD case studies;
and (3) Products.  Emerging application, technology, and issue
papers discuss prototype applications, tools for focused domains
or tasks, useful techniques or methods, project "war stories",
useful system architectures, scalability enablers, tool evaluations,
or integration of KDD and other technologies.  Case studies describe
deployed projects with measurable benefits that include KDD technology.
 Product submissions clearly describe KDD technology embedded
in commercial products (without otherwise being a product advertisement).
Submitters are encouraged (but not required) to select one (or
more) of these sub-areas for their papers.

In their submission, authors are encouraged to explain why the
application is important, the specific need for KDD technology
to solve the problem (including why other methods may fall short),
and any innovations or lessons learned in the solution.  We understand
that reasons of confidentiality have often discouraged practitioners
from submitting papers.  When possible, we encourage authors
to abstract any such specifics into a more general problem that
may be presented, while explaining how the abstracted challenge
is important for KDD.


Abstracts must be submitted on or before February 20, 2004, at
12 noon PST (Pacific Standard Time).  An abstract may not contain
more than 250 words.  No paper will be considered without having
the abstract submitted on time.  Full papers must be submitted
on or before February 27, 2004, at 12 noon PST.  Papers must
be no more than 10 pages in length, including all figures, tables,
references and appendixes.  Papers should be submitted as PDF
files in ACM proceedings format (two columns, 9pt font, ~1 inch
margins).  Templates are available at http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html
 Authors are solely responsible for ensuring that their submissions
display and print properly.  Detailed submission instructions
appear on the conference website (http://www.acm.org/sigkdd/kdd2004/).

Papers should describe original work that has not been published
before, is not under review elsewhere, and will not be submitted
elsewhere during KDD-2004's review period (unless at a specialized
workshop with a limited audience).  Reviewers may assign research
track submissions to the industrial/government track and vice-versa,
if they feel this to be more appropriate.  Calls for workshop,
tutorial and panel proposals can also be found at the conference
Web site.


The KDD-2004 Best Paper awards recognize the best paper in two
categories: fundamental research and applications/applied research.
 Fundamental research papers are judged by the significance and
originality of their contribution.  Applications/applied research
papers are judged by the practical impact and current or potential
usefulness of the work.  In both cases, the clarity and quality
of presentation are also considered.

KDD-2004 will also award scholarships to selected students to
help defray the cost of participating in the conference.  Details
will appear on the conference Web site.

Program Committee
I/G Track Program Co-Chairs:
John Elder, Elder Research, USA
R. Bharat Rao, Siemens Medical, USA

Dean Abbott, Abbott Consulting, USA
Scott Bennett, RSA, USA
Pavel Berkhin, Yahoo, USA
Eric Bloedorn, Mitre, USA
Steve Donoho, Mantas, USA
Ashutosh Garg, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
Paul Hess, Hess Consulting, USA
Cheryl Howard, Elder Research, USA
Chandrika Kamath, Lawrence Livermore National Labs, USA
Bert Kappen, Univ. of Nijmegen / Promedas, Netherlands
Brendan Kitts, iProspect, USA
Jacek Koronacki, University of Warsaw / NuTech Solutions, Poland
Kamal Nigam, Intelliseek, USA
Claudia Pearce, NSA, USA
Dorian Pyle, Data Miners, USA
Karl Rexer, Rexer Analytics, USA
Greg Ridgeway, RAND, USA
Sigal Sahar, Intel, USA/Israel
Joseph Sirosh, Fair Isaac, USA
Volker Tresp, Siemens Research, Germany
Jaffray Woodriff, Biomind, USA
Kenji Yamanishi, NEC Research, Japan

Conference details (including the full cfp's for the Research
Track and for the Industrial/Govt Track) may be found at: www.acm.org/sigkdd/kdd2004


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