[General Information]

The ACM KDD-2012 organizing committee solicits proposals for workshops
to be held in conjunction with the main conference. Each workshop will
take place on August 12, 2012 (tentatively) and will either be a
full-day or a half-day workshop. The purpose of a workshop is to provide
an excellent opportunity for participants from academia, industry,
government and other related parties to present and discuss novel ideas
on current and emerging topics relevant to knowledge discovery and data

Each workshop should be organized under a well-defined basis focusing on
emerging research areas, challenging problems and
industrial/governmental applications. Organizers have free controls on
the format, style as well as building blocks of the workshop. Possible
contents of a workshop include but are not limited to invited talks,
regular papers/posters, panels, and other pragmatic alternatives. In
case workshop proposers need extra time to prepare their workshop, early
decisions may be considered if justified.

Organizers of accepted workshops are expected to announce the workshop
and disseminate call for papers, maintain the workshop website, gather
submissions, conduct the reviewing process and decide upon the final
workshop program. They are also required to prepare an informal set of
workshop proceedings to be distributed with the registration materials
at the main conference, with a proceedings format template provided by
KDD 2012. Workshop organizers may choose to form organizing or program
committees aiming to accomplish these tasks successfully.

[Important Dates]

· Workshop proposals due: January 15, 2012

· Notification of decision: March 5, 2012

· Suggested Workshop Paper Submission deadline: May 8, 2012

· Suggested Workshop Final Paper Due: June 18, 2012

· Workshop Proceedings Due: June 25, 2012

[Proposal Details]

Workshop proposals should be no more than 8 pages and must include the
following parts:

· Outline: abstract, topic(s), objectives, relevance, and expected

· Motivation: why is SIGKDD workshop on this topic relevant at
this particular time

· Description of the target group(s) of attendees and anticipated
number of participants

· Potential list of invited speakers (if any)

· Preliminary list of core program committee members

· Duration of the workshop (full-day or half-day)

· For workshops previously held at KDD or other conferences,
details on venue, attendance and number of submissions/accepted papers
from past editions

· For new workshops, a list of possible attendees/submissions
and/or a justification of the expected attendees/submissions

· Short bio as well as contact information (address, email, and
phone) for each organizer

· A designated contact person

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

Workshop proposals should be submitted by January 15, 2011 at the
following url:



The ACM KDD-2012 organizing committee grants each accepted workshop with
one FREE conference registration, which can be offered to one of the
workshop organizers themselves or the workshop invited speakers. The
workshops are also encouraged to seek their own sponsors. Workshop
organizers are not allowed to publish more than two papers in their own
workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to
register to the workshop and present their work.

[Workshop Co-Chairs]

· Zhi-Hua Zhou, Nanjing University

· Sofus A. Macskassy, ISI/USC

Contact info: workshops(at)kdd2012.com