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KDIR 2011 : Knowledge Discovery in Information Retieval


When Oct 26, 2011 - Oct 29, 2011
Where Paris, France
Submission Deadline May 10, 2011
Notification Due Jul 6, 2011
Final Version Due Jul 22, 2011
Categories    information retrieval

Call For Papers

Call for Papers


Knowledge Discovery is an interdisciplinary area focusing upon methodologies for identifying valid, novel, potentially useful and meaningful patterns from data, often based on underlying large data sets. A major aspect of Knowledge Discovery is data mining, i.e. applying data analysis and discovery algorithms that produce a particular enumeration of patterns (or models) over the data. Knowledge Discovery also includes the evaluation of patterns and identification of which add to knowledge. This has proven to be a promising approach for enhancing the intelligence of software systems and services. The ongoing rapid growth of online data due to the Internet and the widespread use of large databases have created an important need for knowledge discovery methodologies. The challenge of extracting knowledge from data draws upon research in a large number of disciplines including statistics, databases, pattern recognition, machine learning, data visualization, optimization, and high-performance computing, to deliver advanced business intelligence and web discovery solutions.
Information retrieval (IR) is concerned with gathering relevant information from unstructured and semantically fuzzy data in texts and other media, searching for information within documents and for metadata about documents, as well as searching relational databases and the Web. Automation of information retrieval enables the reduction of what has been called "information overload".
Information retrieval can be combined with knowledge discovery to create software tools that empower users of decision support systems to better understand and use the knowledge underlying large data sets.
The primary focus of KDIR is to provide a major forum for the scientific and technical advancement of knowledge discovery and information retrieval.
Conference Topics

* Information Extraction
* Machine Learning
* Concept Mining
* Context Discovery
* Foundations of Knowledge Discovery in Databases
* Data Analytics
* Optimization
* Interactive and Online Data Mining
* Process Mining
* Integration of Data Warehousing and Data Mining
* Data Reduction and Quality Assessment
* Pre-processing and Post-processing for Data Mining
* Mining High-dimensional Data
* Mining Text and Semi-structured Data
* Information Extraction from Emails
* Mining Multimedia Data
* Web Mining
* User Profiling and Recommender Systems
* Collaborative Filtering
* Structured Data Analysis and Statistical Methods
* BioInformatics & Pattern Discovery
* Clustering and Classification Methods
* Visual Data Mining and Data Visualization
* Software Development
* Business Intelligence Applications
* Data Mining in Electronic Commerce

Keynote Speakers

KDIR 2011 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.
Paper Submission

Authors should submit an original paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. The initial submission must have between 3 to 13 pages otherwise it will be rejected without review. Please check the paper formats page so you may be aware of the accepted paper page limits.
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web ought to be used for all submitted papers. The preferred submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check and carefully follow the instructions and templates provided. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable.

Papers that are out of the conference scope or contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews. Please read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism.

Remarks about the on-line submission procedure:
1. A "double-blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper, WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors. This means that is necessary to remove the authors personal details, the acknowledgements section and any reference that may disclose the authors identity.
LaTeX/PS/PDF/DOC/DOCX/RTF format are accepted.
2. The web submission procedure automatically sends an acknowledgement, by e-mail, to the contact author.

Paper submission types:
Regular Paper Submission
A regular paper presents a work where the research is completed or almost finished. It does not necessary means that the acceptance is as a full paper. It may be accepted as a "full paper" (30 min. oral presentation) , a "short paper" (20 min. oral presentation) or a "poster".

Position Paper Submission
A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to, without the need to present completed research work and/or validated results. It is, nevertheless, important to support your argument with evidence to ensure the validity of your claims. A position paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one of the conference topic areas. The acceptance of a position paper is restricted to the categories of "short paper" or "poster", i.e. a position paper is not a candidate to acceptance as "full paper".

After the reviewing process is completed, the contact author (the author who submits the paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail. The authors are required to follow the reviews in order to improve their paper before the camera-ready submission.

All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP and EI.
Important Dates

Conference date: 26-29 October, 2011

Regular Paper Submission: May 10, 2011
Authors Notification (regular papers): July 6, 2011
Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: July 22, 2011

KDIR Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8639

Paris is a close-knit and welcoming place with a pleasant climate. The Seine cuts across the city and two woods on either side offer a breath of fresh air.
From Lutetia to the Napoleon Bonaparte Empire, from the declaration of the Republic to the Paris Commune: Paris was right at the heart of events that marked French history and shaped its present.
Just 25 minutes from the heart of Paris we can find the main campus of the Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC). Founded in 1971, it is one of the biggest multidisciplinary universities in the Paris Region.
Program Chair

Ana Fred, Technical University of Lisbon / IT, Portugal
Program Committee

Edson T. Matsubara, UFMS, Brazil
Eduarda Mendes Rodrigues, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Marcos Gonçalves Quiles, Federal University of Sao Paulo - UNIFESP, Brazil
Eva Armengol, IIIA CSIC, Spain
Bart Baesens, KU Leuven, Belgium
Leon Bobrowski, Bialystok Technical University, Poland
Marc Boullé, Orange Labs, France
Maria Jose Aramburu Cabo, University Jaume I, Spain
Rui Camacho, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Luis M. de Campos, University of Granada, Spain
Keith C. C. Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International University, United States
Shyi-Ming Chen, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Juan Manuel Corchado, University of Salamanca, Spain
Jerome Darmont, Universite de Lyon, France
Spiros Denaxas, University College London, United Kingdom
Lipika Dey, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Dejing Dou, University of Oregon, United States
Antoine Doucet, University of Caen, France
Floriana Esposito, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Iaakov Exman, Jerusalem College of Engineering, Israel
Katti Facelli, UFSCAR, Brazil
Nastaran Fatemi, HEIG-VD, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Johannes Fuernkranz, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Benjamin Fung, Concordia University, Canada
Susan Gauch, University of Arkansas, United States
Yaakov Hacohen-Kerner, Jerusalem College of Technology (machon Lev), Israel
Greg Hamerly, Baylor University, United States
Jianchao Han, California State University Dominguez Hills, United States
Haibo He, Stevens Institute of Technology, United States
José Hernández-Orallo, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Yo-Ping Huang, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan, China
Beatriz de la Iglesia, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
Szymon Jaroszewicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Piotr Jedrzejowicz, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland
Liu Jing, Xidian University, China
Estevam Hruschka Jr., Federal UNiversity of São Carlos, Brazil
Mouna Kamel, IRIT2, France
Mehmed Kantardzic, University of Louisville, United States
Irwin King, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Steven Kraines, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Hagen Langer, University of Bremen, Germany
Anne Laurent, Lirmm, Univ Montpellier 2, France
Carson K. Leung, The University of Manitoba, Canada
Chun Hung Li, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China
Yuefeng Li, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Xia Lin, Drexel University, United States
Berenike Litz, University of Bremen, Germany
Rafael Berlanga Llavori, University Jaume I, Spain
Rainer Malaka, Bremen University, Germany
Devignes Marie-Dominique, LORIA, CNRS, France
Massimo Melucci, University of Padua, Italy
Rosa Meo, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Stefania Montani, Piemonte Orientale University, Italy
Henning Müller, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Michael Kwok-po Ng, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China
Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Mitsunori Ogihara, University of Miami, United States
Theodore Papatheodorou, Hpclab, University of Patras, Greece
Pascal Poncelet, LIRMM, France
Luigi Pontieri, ICAR-CNR, Italy
Zbigniew W. Ras, University of North Carolina, United States
Luís Paulo Reis, FEUP/LIACC - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Arun Ross, West Virginia University, United States
Henryk Rybinski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Ansaf Salleb-Aouissi, Columbia University New York, United States
Ovidio Salvetti, CNR, Italy
Leander Schietgat, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Filippo Sciarrone, Open Informatica srl, Italy
Qiang Shen, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom
Fabricio Silva, Brazilian Army Technological Center, Brazil
Andrzej Skowron, Warsaw University, Poland
Dominik Slezak, Infobright, Poland
Manas Somaiya, eBay Inc., United States
Amanda Spink, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Marcin Sydow, PJIIT and ICS PAS, Warsaw, Poland
Kosuke Takano, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan
Ying Tan, Peking University, China
Andrew Beng Jin Teoh, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Dian Tjondronegoro, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Christos Tjortjis, University of Ioannina, Greece
Kar Ann Toh, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Vincent Shin-Mu Tseng, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, China
Joaquin Vanschoren, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Anita Wasilewska, Stony Brook University, United States
Qing Xu, Microsoft, United States
JingTao Yao, University of Regina, Canada

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