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DM: DS99 Call For Papers
From: Koichi Furukawa
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 11:00:33 -0400 (EDT)
Submission Dead Line Extended to June 15. (Apologies if you receive multiple copies) Call for Papers Discovery Science 1999 The Second International Conference on Discovery Science Waseda University International Conference Center, Tokyo, Japan December 6-8, 1999 The second international conference on Discovery Science (DS'99) will be held at Waseda University International Conference Center, Tokyo, Japan, from December 6 to 8, 1999. The conference will be sponsored by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Area "Discovery Science", in cooperation with Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, and with SIG of Data Mining, Japan Society for Software Science and Technology. The conference will be colocated with the Tenth International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT'99). We are now encountered to a rapidly growing digital network society. Information available for each person is tremendously large and therefore is far beyond our capability for analyzing and understanding. A new generation of computational techniques and tools is required to support the extraction and the discovery of useful knowledge from the rapidly growing volumes of data. Raw data is rarely of direct benefit. Its true value is reflected by our ability to extract information useful for decision support or for exploration and understanding of the phenomena exhibited in the data source. The "Discovery Science" is a three year project from 1998 to 2000 that aims to (1) develop new methods for knowledge discovery, (2) install network environments for knowledge discovery, and (3) establish the Discovery Science as a new area of Computer Science. A systematic research is planned that ranges over philosophy, logic, reasoning, computational learning and system developments. We are now close to the end of the first year and quite a few new research results are being expected. The main objective of this conference is to provide an open forum for intensive discussions and interchange of new information among researchers working in the new area of Discovery Science. We believe that such forum will be of benefit to the participants of the conference as well as to the "Discovery Science" project. Topics of interest within the scope of this conference include, but not limited to, the following areas: Logic for/of knowledge discovery, knowledge discovery by inferences, knowledge discovery by learning algorithms, knowledge discovery by heuristic search, scientific discovery, knowledge discovery in databases, data mining, knowledge discovery in network environments, inductive logic programming, abductive reasoning, machine learning, constructive programming as discovery, intelligent network agents, knowledge discovery from unstructured and multimedia data, statistical methods for knowledge discovery, data and knowledge visualization, knowledge discovery and human interaction, and human factors in knowledge discovery. Invited lectures will be delivered by Professor Donald Michie (University of Edinburgh), Professor Stuart Russell (University of California, Berkeley), Professor Jan M Zytkow (University of North Carolina). There will be three more invited speakers invited by ALT'99: Katharina Morik (University of Dortmund), Robert Schapire (AT&T Shannon Lab.), and Kenji Yamanishi (NEC). Submissions Authors are requested to email postscript files of their papers to firstname.lastname@example.org or send six copies of them to Koichi Furukawa Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University 5322 Endoh, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa 252 Japan. Electronic submission is highly preferred. Papers must be received by June 15, 1999. Notification of acceptance will be emailed to the first (or designated) author by July 15, 1999. Camera-ready copy of accepted papers will be due August 15, 1999. Format The paper should consist of a cover page with title, authors' names, postal and e-mail addresses, an approximately 200 word summary, and a body not longer than twelve pages under the style files supplied by Springer-Verlag. The style files and authors instructions can be obtained from the DS99 home page: http://www.i.kyushu-u.ac.jp/ds99, through a link to the Springer's web site, where you can find the style files for LaTeX2e, LaTex, Tex and the template for MS Word. However, authors are strongly recommended to use LaTeX2e. Policy Each submitted paper will be reviewed by the members of the program committee, and selected on the basis of its importance in Discovery Science from theoretical and/or practical viewpoints in addition to the originality and the clarity of presentation. Papers that have appeared in journals or other conferences are not appropriate for DS'99. We are planning to publish the proceedings as a volume in the Lecture Notes Series in Artificial Intelligence, Springer-Verlag. Conference Chair: Setsuo Arikawa Department of Informatics, Kyushu University Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan email@example.com Program Committee: K. Furukawa (Chair, Keio U., Japan) P. Flach (U. Bristol, UK) R. G. Goebel (U. Alberta, Canada) R. King (U. Wales, UK) Y. Kodratoff (Paris-Sud, France) P. Langley (Inst. for the Study of Learning & Expertise, USA) N. Lavrac (Jozef Stefan Inst., Slovenia) H. Mannila (Microsoft Research, USA) K. Morik (U. Dortmund, Germany) S. Morishita (U. Tokyo, Japan) H. Motoda (Osaka U., Japan) S. Muggleton (York University, UK) K. Niijima (Kyushu U., Japan) T. Nishida (Naist, Japan) K. Noe (Tohoku University, Japan) H. Ono (Jaist, Japan) C. Sammut (U. NSW, Australia) C. Smith (U. Maryland, USA) Y. Tanaka (Hokkaido U., Japan) E. Ukkonen (U. Helsinki, Finland) R. E. Valdes-Perez (CMU, USA) T. Zeugmann (Kyushu U., Japan) Local Arrangements Committee: S. Miyano (Chair, U. Tokyo, Japan) S. Goto (Waseda U., Japan) S. Morishita (U. Tokyo, Japan) A. Shinohara (Kyushu U., Japan) Steering Committee for DS Series: S. Arikawa (Chair, Kyushu University, Japan) Y. Kanada (U. Tokyo, Japan) A. Maruoka (Tohoku U., Japan) S. Miyano (U. Tokyo, Japan) M. Sato (Kyoto U., Japan) T. Sato (TiTech, Japan) Call for Posters and Demos DS'99 also invites posters and software demonstrations as an important part of the conference. For poster and demo, send a two-page abstract (in the same style of the ordinary papers) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. After a reviewing process by PC committee, the accepted abstracts will be included in the proceedings. Abstracts must be received by July 1, 1999. Notification of acceptance will be emailed to the first (or designated) author by July 26, 1999. Camera-ready copy of accepted abstracts will be due August 15, 1999. For software demonstrations, a limited number of computer equipments will be available. Please contact email@example.com. For the latest information, please visit http://www.i.kyushu-u.ac.jp/ds99.