Call for papers, IDA 2013, October 17-19, 2013, London, England

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The Twelfth International Symposium on
Intelligent Data Analysis (IDA 2013)

October 17-19, 2013, London, England

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When the IDA symposium series started in 1995, it focussed on the problem of end-to-end intelligent support for data analysis. In 2010, the IDA symposium re-focussed to support papers that go beyond established technology and offer genuinely novel and “game-changing”
ideas, whilst not always being as fully realised as papers submitted to other conferences.

IDA 2013 continues this approach and seeks “first look” papers that might elsewhere be considered preliminary but contain potentially high impact research. The IDA symposium, which is A-ranked according to ERA, is open to all kinds of modelling and analysis methods, irrespective of discipline. It is expected to be an interdisciplinary meeting that seeks abstractions that cut across domains.


In line with the theme of IDA, the IDA Frontier Prize will be awarded to the most visionary contribution. Submissions considered for this award must present novel and surprising approaches to data analysis. Last years winners can be found at The award consists of a plaque and a prize of 1000 Euros.


IDA solicits papers on all aspects of intelligent data analysis, including papers on intelligent support for modelling and analyzing data from complex, dynamical systems. IDA 2013 particularly encourages papers about:

– Novel applications of IDA techniques to complex systems
– Novel modes of data acquisition and integration
– Robustness and scalability issues of intelligent data analysis techniques
– Visualization and dissemination of results

Intelligent support for data analysis goes beyond the usual algorithmic offerings in the literature. Papers about established technology should offer novel ways to analyzing and/or modelling complex systems to get accepted. The conventional reviewing process, which favours incremental advances on established work, can discourage the kinds of papers that IDA 2013 hopes to publish. The reviewing process will address this issue explicitly: referees will evaluate papers against the stated goals of the symposium, and any paper for which at least one program chair advisor writes an informed, thoughtful, positive review will be accepted irrespective of other reviews.

The proceedings of IDA 2013 will appear in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. For more details on submission and review process, see the IDA webpage at or contact the program chairs. News and updates will be posted on the IDA Twitter account @ida_news.


Deadline for submissions: 6th May, 2013
Author notification: 8th July, 2013
Camera-ready papers due: 5th August, 2013
Conference dates: 17-19 October, 2013


General Chair:
Allan Tucker, Brunel University, UK

Local Chair:
Stephen Swift, Brunel University, UK

Program Chairs:
Frank Hoppner, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Germany Arno Siebes, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

Poster Chair:
Matthijs van Leeuwen, KU Leuven, Belgium

Frontier Prize Chairs:
Jaakko Hollmen, Aalto University, Finland Frank Klawonn, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Advisory Chairs:
Xiaohui Liu, Brunel University, UK
Hannu Toivonen, University of Helsinki, Finland