DS 2012 : The 15th International Conference on Discovery Science
Conference Series : Discovery Science
Call For Papers
The 15th International Conference on Discovery Science (DS-2012) will be held in Lyon, France, on 29-31 October 2012.
DS-2012 will be collocated with ALT-2012, the 23rd International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory. The two conferences will be held in parallel, and will share their invited talks.
* Luc De Raedt, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Declarative modeling for machine learning and data mining
* Toon Calders, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Frequent pattern mining: a decade of research
* Shai Shalev-Shwartz, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
* Gilbert Ritschard, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Exploring sequential data
* Pascal Massart, Universit� de Paris-Sud, France
* Traditionally the proceedings of DS series appear in the
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence Series
Journal special issue:
* Journal on data semantics (Springer Verlag)
DS 2012 provides an open forum for intensive discussions and exchange of new ideas among researchers working in the area of Discovery Science. The scope of the conference includes the development and analysis of methods for automatic scientific knowledge discovery, machine learning, intelligent data analysis, theory of learning, as well as their application to knowledge discovery. Very welcome are papers that focus on dynamic and evolving data, models and structures.
Important dates are:
* Full paper submission: 17th May, 2012 (tentative)
* Author notification: 8th July, 2012 (tentative)
* Camera-ready papers due: 20th July, 2012 (tentative)
* Conference: 29-31 Oct. 2012
The DS-2012 Website is:
We invite submissions of research papers addressing all aspects of discovery science. We particularly welcome contributions that discuss the application of data analysis, data mining and other support techniques for scientific discovery including, but not limited to, biomedical, astronomical and other physics domains.
Papers may contain up to fifteen (15) pages and must be formatted according to the layout supplied by Springer-Verlag for the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.
Submitted papers may not have appeared in or be under consideration for another workshop, conference or a journal, nor may they be under review or submitted to another forum during the DS 2012 review process.
An excellent student paper will be selected to receive the Carl Smith Award. The award carries a scholarship prize of 555 euros.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
* Logic and philosophy of scientific discovery
* Knowledge discovery, machine learning and statistical methods
* Ubiquitous Knowledge Discovery
* Data Streams, Evolving Data and Models
* Change Detection and Model Maintenance
* Active Knowledge Discovery
* Learning from Text and web mining
* Declarative approaches for data mining
* Information extraction from scientific literature
* Knowledge discovery from heterogeneous, unstructured and multimedia data
* Knowledge discovery in network and link data
* Knowledge discovery in social networks
* Data and knowledge visualization
* Spatial/Temporal Data
* Mining graphs and structured data
* Planning to Learn
* Knowledge Transfer
* Computational Creativity
* Human-machine interaction for knowledge discovery and management
* Biomedical knowledge discovery, analysis of micro-array and gene deletion data
* Machine Learning for High-Performance Computing, Grid and Cloud Computing
* Applications of the above techniques to natural or social sciences
Co-chairs of the PC