KDD-2005 CALL FOR TUTORIAL PROPOSALS
The Eleventh ACM SIGKDD International Conference
on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
August 21-24, 2005
Chicago, IL, USA
Tutorial proposals due
March 14, 2005
Notification of acceptance/rejection
April 1, 2005
Camera-ready copy of tutorial notes due
June 1, 2005
The KDD-2005 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-2005, 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 for previous conferences:
* KDD-2004: http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigkdd/kdd2004/program/tutorials/index.html
* KDD-2003: http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigkdd/kdd2003/tutorials.html
* KDD-2002: http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigkdd/kdd2002/tutorials.html
* KDD-2001: http://www.acm.org/sigs/sigkdd/kdd2001/Tutorials/tutorials.html
Proposals should be submitted electronically by March 14th to the Tutorials Chair:
Carla E. Brodley, Tufts University
brodley at cs.tufts.edu
Submissions must be in PDF (preferred) or Postscript (No 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.
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 workshops).
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.
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 microphones.