KDD 2006 August 20 - 23, 2006    Philadelphia, USA

The Twelfth Annual SIGKDD International Conference on
Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

August 20 - 23, 2006
Philadelphia, USA

Abstracts due: March 3, 2006, 23:59:59 Pacific Time
Paper submissions due: March 10, 2006, 23:59:59 Pacific Time

Submissions Link: https://msrcmt.research.microsoft.com/KDD2006/

The ACM SIGKDD conference has established itself as the premier international conference on knowledge discovery and data mining. To continue with this tradition, the twelfth ACM SIGKDD conference will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government to share their research and experience. The SIGKDD conference will feature keynote presentations, oral paper presentations, poster presentations, workshops, tutorials, and panels, as well as the KDD Cup competition. KDD-2006 will also award scholarships to selected students to help defray the cost of participating in the conference.

Papers on all aspects of knowledge discovery and data mining are solicited. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Applications of data mining (biomedicine, business, e-commerce, defense)
  • Data and result visualization
  • Data warehousing
  • Data mining for community generation, social network analysis and graph-structured data
  • Foundations of data mining
  • Interactive and online data mining
  • KDD framework and process
  • Mining data streams
  • Mining high-dimensional data
  • Mining sensor data
  • Mining text and semi-structured data
  • Mining multi-media data
  • Novel data mining algorithms
  • Privacy and data mining
  • Robust and scalable statistical methods
  • Pre-processing and post-processing for data mining
  • Security issues
  • Spatial and temporal data mining
Important Dates:

   Electronic abstract submission: March 3, 2006
   Electronic paper submission: March 10, 2006
   Author notification: May 23, 2006
   Conference dates: August 20-23, 2006

Abstracts and full papers must be submitted electronically at https://msrcmt.research.microsoft.com/KDD2006/. Papers must be no more than 10 pages in length, inclusive of all figures, tables, references and appendices. Papers should be submitted in ACM proceedings format (two columns, 9pt font, approx. 1in margins). Templates are available at http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html. Papers must be submitted in PDF format. Authors are solely responsible for ensuring that their submissions display and print properly.

All papers will be judged based on their technical merit, significance, originality, relevance to KDD, and presentation clarity. Papers submitted to KDD-06 should be original work, not previously published in a peer-reviewed conference or journal. Papers substantially similar to papers submitted to KDD-06 should not be under review for another peer-reviewed conference or journal during the KDD-06 reviewing period.

We will make an exception for the specific case of ECML/PKDD-06, however. Since the submission date for these conferences is shortly before the decision date for KDD-06, papers submitted to KDD-06 may also be submitted to ECML/PKDD-06 with the provision that papers or posters accepted to KDD-06 will be withdrawn from ECML/PKDD-06.

A separate call is being issued for industrial/government track papers. Calls for workshop, tutorial and panel proposals can also be found at the conference Web site.

Conflict Of Interest (COI) Rules

The authors must mark their COIs with Program Committee members in the Conference Management System during the paper submission. The COI rules are the following:
  1. The PC member and the author have been collaborators or co-authors within the past five years.
  2. The PC member and the author are at the same institution.
  3. The PC member is the author's advisor (current or past), student (current or past), relative or close personal friend.

Program Co-Chairs:

Mark Craven - University of Wisconsin, 
Dimitrios Gunopulos - University of California, Riverside, 

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