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MDS 2012 : Mining Data Semantics in Information Networks


When Aug 12, 2012 - Aug 16, 2012
Where Beijing, China
Submission Deadline May 15, 2012
Categories    data mining

Call For Papers

Mining Data Semantics in Information Networks (MDS'2012) Workshop
in conjunction with SIGKDD2012 (
August 12-16, 2012, Beijing, China.


- Invited Speaker: Christos Faloutsos (Department of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

- Best papers with significant extension will be invited to submit to a top journal (indexed by Science Citation Index (SCI) with impact factor)2)

This workshop aims to motivate researchers and practitioners from multidisciplinary fields to study the problem of mining semantics in heterogeneous information networks. The recent efforts on converting and generating semantic data provide large knowledge base for us to analyze and practice now. The pressing needs coming from life science for integrating and mining data provide an excellent opportunity to showcase the values of semantic technologies for mining information networks. Recognizing the research challenges, it is important for KDD, one of the most influential venues for data mining research, to play a leading role and address that. Unlike the other workshops which focus primarily on the algorithmic aspects, the intent of this workshop is to continue the research effort on semantic data mining, and to encourage the academia and industrial researchers to share their study and experience on semantic data mining algorithms, theory and applications. The objective of the workshop is to the better collaboration, idea exchange, and information sharing, a thorough analysis and mining on data semantics. The anticipated outcome includes a fruitful discussion about the emerging challenges in this field, inspiration of the novel theories for mining semantic graph data, and motivating the interesting applications. The broader anticipated outcome includes: fostering future research directions, publishing high quality papers, attracting new researchers to this field, and concrete solutions to the existing problems.

The workshop will provide a forum for researchers from all over the world to share information on their latest investigations in semantic mining and its application particularly in academic research area and industrial sectors. The broader context of the workshop can be related in some respects to the areas of Web Mining, Social Networks Analysis, Semantic Web, Information Retrieval, and Natural Language Processing. In addition to paper presentations and depending on time limitations, we will solicit an invited talk or a panel that will stress the interdisciplinary challenges of Semantic Graph Mining. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

* Metadata integration;
* Classification and prediction in heterogeneous networks;
* Clustering and ranking methods for heterogeneous networks;
* Pattern-analysis methods;
* Link mining and link prediction;
* Semantic search over heterogeneous networks;
* Mining with user interactions;
* Semantic mining with light-weight reasoning;
* Extending LOD and Quality of LOD disambiguation, identity, provenance, integration;
* Personalized mining in hetereogeneous networks;
* Domain specific mining (e.g., Life Science and Health Care);
* Multi-scale visualization;
* Collective intelligence mining.

Important Dates

* Submission deadline: May 15th, 2012
* Notification of acceptance: June 7th, 2012
* Final papers due: June 15th, 2012

All papers submitted should have a maximum length of 8 pages and must be prepared using the ACM camera-ready template Authors are required to submit their papers electronically in PDF format. The submission website is

Workshop Chairs:
Ying Ding, Indiana University, USA
Jiawei Han, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Jie Tang, Tsinghua University, China
Philip Yu, University of Illinouis Chicago, USA

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