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NGDM 2009 : National Science Foundation Next Generation Data Mining Summit


When Oct 1, 2009 - Oct 3, 2009
Where Baltimore, MD, USA
Submission Deadline Aug 15, 2009
Notification Due Aug 31, 2009
Final Version Due Sep 15, 2009
Categories    data mining

Call For Papers

The world is facing a number of critical challenges. Finding the next generation of solutions for energy supply, reducing greenhouse emissions, and transportation problems is critical to sustain the world and our civilization. Energy crisis is a major challenge that needs to be addressed for sustaining and further developing the world. Greenhouse emissions is widely believed to be connected with energy consumption. Transportation system has significant effect on the energy consumption and on greenhouse emissions. Many problems related to greenhouse emissions and transportation industry are critically connected to the consumption and supply of energy. Information processing and advanced data analysis techniques are likely to play important roles in solving these problems for the next generation.

Efficient production, distribution, and consumption of existing and alternate energy would require supporting information processing networks in order to adaptively control and protect the underlying physical systems. Understanding the effects of greenhouse emissions requires advanced data analysis techniques for understanding remotely sensed data. Reducing the carbon footprints of buildings, vehicles, and airplanes would require continuous monitoring of sensors and detecting deviation from desired behavior. Designing the next generation of transportation network becomes particularly challenging in the context of increasing demand for energy supplies and reducing greenhouse emissions. Sensor networks for highways and vehicles equipped with diagnostic data bus along with the availability of machine-to-machine wireless communication networks are going to make the role of advanced data mining techniques very important in the transportation industry. Computing in itself is under scrutiny from the perspective of its effect on greenhouse emissions and pollution. We need to pay close attention to the environmental impacts of computing and the supporting infrastructure. Overall, we need to explore technology for sustainable computing and computing technology for a sustainable world.

The “Next Generation Data Mining (NGDM’09) Summit: Dealing with Energy Crisis, Greenhouse Emissions, and Transportation Challenges” will bring together data mining researchers, scientists and engineers from a diverse background along with domain experts.

NGDM’09 will focus on the following areas:

1) Energy crisis, information processing and data mining
2) Greenhouse emissions, climate changes, and data mining
3) Transportation, emissions, and data mining

Format of the Symposium:

1. Invited Presentations
2. Regular Presentations
3. Panel and Open Discussions
4. Poster and demo sessions

The summit will generate a report based on the presentations and discussions of the participants. We would like to invite paper (extended abstract) submissions from data mining researchers and practitioners. The papers should be relevant to the focus areas of NGDM'09. The papers must present innovative research directions that may be suitable for the agenda of the summit. Submitted papers should not exceed 5 pages. The summit will accept only electronic submission of papers in PDF or Postscript format to info at kd2u dot org with "NGDM09 Submission" in the subject line. The papers will be included in the NGDM’09 proceedings. The summit will also produce an edited book. Extended versions of the selected papers will be included in the book.

Latex and Word style files for the summit proceedings should be used for preparing the final camera-ready version. Both the full and poster presentations can have abstracts with at most 5 pages. The size of the poster board will be 4 feet x 4 feet. Each Poster presenter will also give a short presentation (2 slides).

Note that the summit is about the next generation of challenges. So we are looking for big exciting ideas, challenges that need to be solved, and possible methodologies on both algorithmic and applications-grounds even if they are not completely matured.

Please send demo proposals by e-mail to info at kd2u dot org with "NGDM09 Demo Proposal" in the subject before August 14, 2009.


Paper/Poster/Demo-proposal Submission deadline: August 15, 2009
Notification: August 31, 2009
Camera-ready due: September 15, 2009
Pre-Registration Deadline: September 8, 2009
Summit: October 1—October 3, 2009

Note that the symposium is about the next generation of challenges. So we are looking for big exciting ideas, challenges that need to be solved, and possible methodologies on both algorithmic and applications-grounds even if they are not completely matured.

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