ECML/PKDD 2004: Call for Participation

ECML/PKDD 2004 Announcement ruggieri at di.unipi.it
Mon Jul 12 16:39:16 EST 2004


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Call for Participation

ECML/PKDD-2004
Pisa, Italy, September 20-24, 2004
http://ecmlpkdd.isti.cnr.it
ecmlpkdd at isti.cnr.it

EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 31st
REGISTRATION AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATION: 
      http://ecmlpkdd.isti.cnr.it/registration.html

The 15th European Conference on Machine Learning (ECML) and 
the 8th European Conference on Principles and Practice of 
Knowledge Discovery in Databases (PKDD) will be held 
co-located in PISA, ITALY, September 20-24, 2004. 

VENUE: The conference will be held at the university conference 
center "Polo Didattico G. Carmignani", adjacent to Scuola Normale 
Superiore, in the historical center of the town of Pisa 
(Piazza dei Cavalieri). Blocks of rooms have been reserved at 
various hotels, most at a walking distance from the conference site. 
Please make your registration and hotel arrangements as early as 
possible: hotel booking is available together with the online 
registration procedure. 

TRAVEL INFO: http://ecmlpkdd.isti.cnr.it/localArrangements.html

EARLY REGISTRATION: There is an early registration fee of 420 euros 
that includes conference attendance, workshops and tutorials attendance, 
Springer LNCS/LNAI proceedings of ECML and PKDD (2 separate volumes), 
coffee breaks, a welcome party, an excursion to the historical town 
of Lucca with associated conference banquet, a CD-ROM with workshops 
proceedings and tutorial notes. The early registration deadline has 
been fixed to JULY 31st. 

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

There is a wide WORKSHOP/TUTORIAL program, consisting of ten workshops, 
the DISCOVERY CHALLENGE workshop, and seven tutorials, to be held on 
Sunday 19 (afternoon), Monday 20 and Friday 24 September. 

WORKSHOPS: http://ecmlpkdd.isti.cnr.it/workshops.html
TUTORIALS: http://ecmlpkdd.isti.cnr.it/tutorials.html
DISCOVERY CHALLENGE: http://lisp.vse.cz/challenge/ecmlpkdd2004

The ECML/PKDD MAIN PROGRAM starts with a plenary session on Monday 20 
in the evening, and closes with another plenary session on Friday 24 
September. 84 full papers have been accepted for presentation in the 
technical sessions, while other 18 papers have accepted as posters, 
and will be exhibited collectively in a poster session. 
The program also comprises a DEMO SESSION, where 12 selected demonstrators 
exhibit innovative applications or successful experiences/prototypes that 
show the integration of new Data Mining and Machine Learning technologies.

ACCEPTED PAPERS, POSTERS AND DEMOS: http://ecmlpkdd.isti.cnr.it/accepted.html

There will be five INVITED TALKS:
-  Dimitris Achlioptas (Microsoft Research, Redmond)
   "Algorithms for data mining: theory meets practice (in a chat room)"
-  Rakesh Agrawal (IBM Almaden Research Center)
   "Privacy and data mining"
-  Soumen Chakrabarti (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay)
   "Breaking through the syntax barrier: Searching with entities and relations"
-  Pedro Domingos (University of Washington, Seattle)
   "Real-world learning with Markov logic networks"
-  David J. Hand (Imperial College, London)
   "Strength in diversity: the advance of data analysis"

INVITED TALK ABSTRACTS: http://ecmlpkdd.isti.cnr.it/invited.html

ECML/PKDD PROGRAM CHAIRS are Jean-Francois Boulicaut (INSA-Lyon, France), 
Floriana Esposito (University of Bari, Italy), Fosca Giannotti (ISTI-CNR, 
Pisa, Italy), and Dino Pedreschi (University of Pisa, Italy).


IMPORTANT DATES:
  Early Registration Deadline           July 31st, 2004
  Conference Dates                      September 20-24, 2004
  Workshops and Tutorials Dates         September 19, 20 and 24, 2004


SPONSORS:
KdNet      
Kluwer
Machine Learning Journal
Springer
Pascal Network
Provincia di Pisa
Provincia di Lucca 
Comune di Pisa
COOP
Microsoft Research
Exeura
Talent 
ISTI CNR
University of Pisa
University of Bari
Insa-Lyon
with the patronage of Regione Toscana
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