Attend KDD-09 (early reg deadline May 31) – The Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery conf., Paris

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

Paris, France
June 28 – July 1, 2009.

Register by May 31 to get the early registration rates!

As the premier international conference on Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, KDD 2009 provides a forum for academic researchers and industry and government innovators to share their results and experiences. Researchers and practitioners will gather to present academic and industrial papers, panels, implemented software demos, posters, workshops, tutorials, and insights from the popular KDD Cup competition.

New this year: a social networking platform where attendees can learn about the proceedings, collaborate on research papers, discuss individual sessions, receive real-time updates on the conference, and help organize social events in Paris using the site.


For the first time KDD will leave America and come to Europe; KDD 2009 will take place in beautiful downtown Paris, at the Marriott Paris Rive Gauche Hotel, 17 Boulevard St Jacques, 75014 Paris, France.

On Monday, June 29 the Conference reception will be held at the Hotel de Ville of Paris, in the main reception room, the Salle des Fetes, where Paris usually welcomes Heads of States and VIPs.

Please go to to register online for the conference. The early conference registration deadline is May 31 Find the hotel reservation code on to enjoy the group rate for the hotel.

This year the organizers are introducing a new option besides full participation: “Workshops, Tutorials,and Evenings” (or, “Nights and Weekends”). This enables you to participate all day Sunday, for the workshops and/or tutorials, as well as the evenings (5pm+ Sunday-Tuesday),
which feature invited industry talks, receptions at the beautiful Paris Town Hall and Marriott Hotel, and technical poster sessions. (The option omits, however, the full technical program during the 3 days, Mon-Wed.)

If you have any registration questions direct them to:

Mandy Mann (mandy.mann at or +1 407 971 4451.

For other questions, the KDD organizer contact information is at:



This year, KDD features five distinguished invited speakers:
– David J. Hand, “Mismatched Models, Wrong Results, and Dreadful Decisions: On choosing appropriate data mining tools”
– Heikki Mannila, “Randomization Methods in Data Mining”
– Stanley Wasserman, ““Network Science: An Introduction to Recent Statistical Approaches”
– Ravi Kumar, “Mining Web Logs: Applications and Challenges”
– Ashok N. Srivastava, “Data Mining at NASA: from Theory to Applications”

b) TUTORIALS: (all tutorials are free with conference registration)

9 diverse half-day tutorials will be presented on Sunday, June 28th.

c) WORKSHOPS (all workshops are free with conference registration)

11 workshops, including 4 challenge workshops, will be held Sunday,
June 28th .

The detailed Conference program will soon be available on the KDD-09 web


Based on challenge data provided by Orange Labs, this year’s competition focuses on predicting customer scores from large marketing databases from the French Telecom company, Orange.
10,000 Euros of prizes and travel grants — generously donated by Orange — will be distributed among the cup winners.
See progress on:


While in Paris, enjoy the city! Register on for special deals available to KDD participants on Saturday 27 June, Thursday 2 July, and Friday 3 July.

— KDD organizers