[Elsnet-list] [CFP] The Fifth ICDM Worshop on Mining Multiple Information Sources (MMIS-11)

Bin Li Bin.Li-1 at uts.edu.au
Wed Jul 6 08:02:34 CEST 2011

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The Fifth International Workshop on Mining Multiple Information
Sources (MMIS-11)
In conjunction with The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM-11)


As data collection channels and means become more and diverse, many
real-world data mining tasks can easily acquire multiple data sets
from various information sources. Compared to single-source mining
problems in which all the data for a mining task are in the same
pattern representation and are assumed to be drawn from the identical
distribution, a multi-source mining problem is built on multiple
information sources which have different contributions to the target
task and can complement one another to boost the performance. To
better leverage multiple information sources, integrating and
transferring knowledge among multiple data sets has become a crucial
step in data mining.

We call for papers for addressing data mining problems in multi-source
scenarios. On one hand, many data mining and analysis tasks can
significantly improve their performance if knowledge mined from
multiple sources can be properly integrated and shared. On the other
hand, comparing patterns from different data sources and understanding
their relatedness can be beneficial for applications ranging from
social science to bioinformatics to economics. Thus, it becomes urgent
to develop theories, methods, applications, and knowledge
representations, for mining from multiple information sources that
share relatedness.

[Topics of Interest]
Representative issues to be addressed include but are not limited to:
1. Transfer learning from multiple information sources
   - Transfer learning from heterogeneous and structured data sources
   - Transfer learning from stream data sources
   - Foundation and theories of transfer learning and domain adaptation
2. Pattern correlation and differentiation in different data sources
   - Pattern comparison across multiple data sources
   - Pattern fusion and synthesizing from multiple data sources
   - Pattern summarization from multiple data sources
3. Integrative and cooperative mining
   - Model integration and fusion from multiple information sources
   - Ensemble learning from multiple data sources
   - Multi-view learning from multiple data sources
4. Data integration and harnessing complex data relationship
   - Database similarity assessment and quantification
   - Automatic schema mapping and relationship discovery
   - New mapping framework for multiple information sources
5. Multi-source data mining applications and case studies
   - Web and social media mining
   - Reality mining, urban and environment sensing
   - Bioinformatics and biomedical data mining

[Important Dates]
July 23, 2011: 		Due date for full workshop papers
September 20, 2011: 	Notification of paper acceptance to authors
October 11, 2011: 	Camera-ready of accepted papers
December 10, 2011:	Workshop date

[Paper Submission]
All papers should be formatted to IEEE Computer Society Proceedings
Manuscript Formatting Guidelines with a maximum of 8 pages in the
2-column format. Please visit the IEEE ICDM 2011 website for detailed
formatting and submission guidelines. Papers that do not comply with
the Submission Guidelines will be rejected without review. The
workshop proceedings will be published by the IEEE Digital Library.

[Workshop Co-Organizers]
Bin Li			University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia
Xingquan Zhu		University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia
Qiang Yang		Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong

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