ICDM has established itself as the world's premier research conference in data mining [b], and since its inception it has had a vigorous culture of panel discussions [a]. These sessions are typically one of the most memorable events at the conference, and often result in follow up lively conversions in the following hours (at coffee breaks) and weeks (via email).
We invite you to submit proposals for panel sessions. We envision two types of submission:
- Hands off: “Here is a great idea for the session, but I want someone else to organize it.”
- Hands on: “Here is a great idea for the session, and I want to organize it.”
For the former, the submission should consist of a one-page (10-point font) explanation of why the topic is interesting and timely, and why it is likely to attract at least 50 ICDM attendees. If the panel is chosen, you will receive credit for suggesting the topic on the conference website.
For the latter, the submission should consist of a five page (10-point font) explanation of why the topic is interesting and timely, and why it is likely to attract at least 50 ICDM attendees. In addition, you should provide:
- Suggestions for a Panel Moderator. This could be yourself. If not, please contact the person ahead of time, and confirm their willingness to travel and serve.
- Suggestions for the Panel. This could include yourself. About 5-6 people seems to be a good size for a panel, please include some alternates: Please contact the people ahead of time, and confirm their willingness to travel and serve. Ideally, the panel should reflect the diversity of the data mining community.
- Information about the format. Do you envision each panelist making a 10-minute opening statement? Do plan to formally poll the audience before, and again after the “debate”. Do you plan to use social media to obtain discussion points from the community ahead of the conference. Will you use twitter to do a live polling of....
Please send proposals to Eamonn Keogh. There is no firm deadline, but proposals received before Sep 15th will receive priority, and a decision will be announced Oct 15th at the latest.
[b] Background on ICDM
The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) has established itself as the world's premier research conference in data mining. The 13th ICDM conference (ICDM '13) provides a premier forum for the dissemination of innovative, practical development experiences as well as original research results in data mining, spanning applications, algorithms, software and systems. The conference draws researchers and application developers from a wide range of data mining related areas such as statistics, machine learning, pattern recognition, databases and data warehousing, data visualization, knowledge-based systems and high performance computing. By promoting high quality and novel research findings, and innovative solutions to challenging data mining problems, the conference seeks to continuously advance the state of the art in data mining. As an important part of the conference, the workshops program will focus on new research challenges and initiatives, and the tutorials program will cover emerging data mining technologies and the latest developments in data mining.