Eighth International Conference on Discovery Science
October 8-11, 2005, Singapore
Call for Papers
The 8th International Conference on Discovery Science (DS'05) will be
held in Singapore, Marina Mandarin Hotel, from 8-11 of October
2005. DS'05 will be collocated with ALT'05, the 16th International
Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory. The two conferences will be
held in parallel, and they will share their invited talks.
The proceedings of DS'05 will appear in the Lecture Notes in
Artificial Intelligence by Springer-Verlag.
DS 2005 provides an open forum for intensive discussions and
interchange of new information among researchers working in the area
of Discovery Science. The scope of the conference includes the
analysis and development of methods for intelligent data analysis,
knowledge discovery and machine learning, as well as their application
to scientific knowledge discovery.
We invite submissions of research papers addressing all aspects of
discovery science. We particularly welcome contributions that discuss
the application of data analysis and other support techniques for
scientific discovery including, but not limited to, biomedical,
astronomical and other physics domains.
Two types of submissions are solicited: regular and long papers.
Regular papers will be presented in an oral spotlight presentation and
a poster; authors of long papers will have the opportunity to give an
extended oral presentation. The submission web site will be available
A paper submission must be formatted according to the layout supplied
by Springer-Verlag for the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
Regular papers must not exceed five (5) pages, whereas long papers may
contain up to twelve (12) pages.
DS 2005 features a new mentoring program. Students who are first
authors of papers are invited to submit a paper draft on or before the
mentoring deadline. They will receive a comments from a PC member
that will help them to prepare the final submission.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
* Logic and philosophy of scientific discovery,
* Knowledge discovery, machine learning and statistical methods,
* Active knowledge discovery,
* Text mining, named entity recognition, etc.
* Information extraction from scientific literature,
* Knowledge discovery from text and the web,
* Knowledge discovery from unstructured and multimedia data,
* Knowledge disvovery in network and link data,
* Knowledge discovery in social networks,
* Data and knowledge visualization,
* Human-machine interaction for knowledge discovery and management,
* Biomedical knowledge discovery, analysis of microarray and
gene deletion data,
* Applications of the above techniques to natural or social
The newly established Carl Smith Award will be given to an excellent
student paper. The award carries a scholarship prize of 555 Euros.
Mentoring deadline: March 4
Submission deadline: May 20
Notifications of acceptance: June 26
Camera-ready copy due: July 20
Conference: October 8-11
Conference Chair: Hiroshi Motoda, Osaka University
PC Co-Chairs: Achim Hoffmann, University of New South Wales
Tobias Scheffer, Humboldt University of Berlin
We wish to thank the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the
Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development for their support
of this conference.