[Elsnet-list] [Mlnet] 2CFP: Discovery Challenge Workshop at ECML/PKDD 2005

Petr Berka Berka at vse.cz
Fri Jun 10 22:00:28 CEST 2005

ECML/PKDD 2005 Discovery Challenge
Call for Contributions

The Discovery Challenge will be held as a workshop at the 16th
ECML + 9th PKDD conference, October 3-7, 2005, Porto, Portugal.

The Discovery Challenge constitutes a collection of data and problems
as a common ground for better comparisons and discussions of the
applicability of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD) methods on
real-world problems with respect to both KDD and application viewpoints.
The main goals of the Discovery Challenge are:
- stimulate an open view of knowledge and discovery
- stimulate a collaborative approach to KDD and research on unification
of both different forms of knowledge and discovery
- integrate into KDD an emphasis on business problems and solutions
to those problems

Three data sets
- medical data (chronic hepatitis),
- gene expression data (SAGE data produced from human cells),
- web server log data (3 millions records, each record being a single page
are available to prospective participants for download and
analysis. The deadline for submissions is July, 25.

For more info about the Challenge, visit
For more info about the ECML/PKDD2005, visit

Petr Berka & Bruno Cremilleux
Discovery Challenge co-chairs

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