KDD-09 Call for Panel Proposals


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

June 28 – July 1st, 2009. Paris, France.


The KDD-2009 organizing committee invites proposals for panels to be held at the conference. Panel proposals should address emerging, controversial and critical issues in data mining that would likely to have a lasting impact on the field and would also lead to exciting discussions and debates. A mix of industry, academic and government participants is encouraged.

For this year´s conference we are interested in addressing new topics, particularly centered around human issues related to data mining (e.g., privacy, ethics, cultural differences, applications and implications of data mining on end users, etc.).

Proposal Details:
Panel proposals should be no more than four pages long and should include the following:

– Title of the panel
– The topic and issues to be discussed in the panel
– Name, affiliation, and contact information for the panel organizer
– Names and affiliations of up to four panelists (in addition to the panel
organizer) who have made a commitment to participate
– List of 10 questions that the panel organizer will ask the panelists
– Brief biography of each participant

IMPORTANT: the KDD 09 panels will be summarized in a paper that will be published in the conference proceedings. Therefore, the panel organizer will be requested to collect from the panelists, in writing, the responses to some of the questions well in advance of the conference. The conference panel chair (A. Jaimes) will collect the materials and work with the panel organizers selected to produce the paper. The motivation for having the paper is two-fold: make the panelists´ perspectives available after the conference, and ensure that panelists (and audience) give considerable thought to the issues prior to the panel.

Panel proposals should be sent by e-mail in PDF or ASCII format to the Panel Chair Alejandro Jaimes (ajaimes AT tid.es) before February 23rd.