KDD-09 Call For Workshop Proposals

KDD-2009: The Fifteenth ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD’09)

Call for Workshop Proposals

Paris, France
June 28 – July 1, 2009


The ACM KDD-2009 organizing committee invites proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference. The purpose of a workshop is to provide participants with the opportunity to present and discuss novel research ideas on active and emerging topics of knowledge discovery and data mining. A workshop should also support the interaction and feedback among topic specialists from academia, industry and government.

A workshop may be organized around around industrial applications in a particular domain and the challenges this domain poses, such as the Netflix workshop on recommender systems (http://netflixkddworkshop2008.info/).

A workshop may also include a challenge problem, such as the one on time series classification that took place in 2007 (http://www.cs.ucr.edu/~eamonn/SIGKDD2007TimeSeries.html). A session with papers that address a challenge complements the more diverse sessions with regular papers and improves the potential for discussion. Because such challenges require extra time to plan, we may
be willing to provide early notice of acceptance.

The organizers of approved workshops are required to announce the workshop and call for papers, gather submissions, conduct the reviewing process and decide upon the final workshop program. They must also prepare an informal set of workshop proceedings to be distributed with the registration materials at the conference. They may choose to form organizing or program committees for assistance in these tasks. The logistics of the workshops will be done with the help from the ACM KDD-2009 organizers.



* Workshop proposals due: Jan 19, 2009
* Notification of acceptance/rejection: Feb 13, 2009
* Deadline for camera ready workshop submissions: May 29, 2009


PROPOSAL DETAILS: Proposals should be no more than three pages in length and must include the

* Description of the workshop topic and the associated research issues
* Motivations why an ACM SIGKDD workshop on this topic should take place
* Description of the anticipated target group(s) of attendees
* Duration of the workshop (full day or half day)
* Contact information (address, email, and phone) for all organizers
* A designated contact person

The organizers are encouraged to provide the following additional information:

* Description of a potential challenge problem
* A preliminary list of reviewers
* One or more potential invited speakers
* A list of potential authors
* A list of potential attendees

Proposers are encouraged to have their drafts reviewed by potential workshop
participants before submission.

Workshop proposals should be sent by e-mail in either PDF/PS or ASCII format

the Workshop Chair: Carlos Soares,

General Chair: John Elder and Francoise Soulie Fogelman