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GEOSTATS: FINAL Call for Papers IDA-97

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  • Dubois Gregoire
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 8, 1997
      =========>>> DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: FEBRUARY 1st, 1997 <<<===========


      The Second International Symposium on Intelligent Data Analysis (IDA-97)
      Birkbeck College, University of London
      4th-6th August 1997

      In Cooperation with

      [ http://web.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/ida97.html ]

      For many years the intersection of computing and data analysis contained
      menu-based statistics packages and not much else. Recently, statisticians
      have embraced computing, computer scientists are using statistical theories
      and methods, and researchers in all corners are inventing algorithms to find
      structure in vast online datasets. Data analysts now have access to tools
      for exploratory data analysis, decision tree induction, causal induction,
      function finding, constructing customised reference distributions, and
      visualisation. There are prototype intelligent assistants to advise on
      matters of design and analysis. There are tools for traditional, relatively
      small samples and for enormous datasets.

      The focus of IDA-97 will be "Reasoning About Data". We are interested in
      intelligent systems that reason about how to analyze data, perhaps as human
      analysts do. Analysts often bring exogenous knowledge about data to bear
      when they decide how to analyze it; they use intermediate results to decide
      how to proceed; they reason about how much analysis the data will actually
      support; they consider which methods will be most informative; they decide
      which aspects of a model are most uncertain and focus attention there; they
      sometimes have the luxury of collecting more data, and plan to do so
      efficiently. In short, there is a strategic aspect to data analysis, beyond
      the tactical choice of this or that test, visualisation or variable.

      The following topics are of particular interest to IDA-97:


      - analysis of different kinds of data (e.g., censored, temporal etc)
      - applications (e.g., commerce, engineering, finance, legal,
      manufacturing, medicine, public policy, science)
      - assistants, intelligent agents for data analysis
      - evaluation of IDA systems
      - human-computer interaction in IDA
      - IDA systems and tools
      - information extraction, information retrieval


      - analysis of IDA algorithms
      - bias
      - classification
      - clustering
      - data cleaning
      - data pre-processing
      - experiment design
      - model specification, selection, estimation
      - reasoning under uncertainty
      - search
      - statistical strategy
      - uncertainty and noise in data


      - Bayesian inference and influence diagrams
      - bootstrap and randomization
      - causal modeling
      - data mining
      - decision analysis
      - exploratory data analysis
      - fuzzy, neural and evolutionary approaches
      - knowledge-based analysis
      - machine learning
      - statistical pattern recognition
      - visualization

      Participants who wish to present a paper are requested to submit a manu-
      script, not exceeding 10 single-spaced pages. We strongly encourage that
      the manuscript is formatted following the Springer's "Advice to Authors
      for the Preparation of Contributions to LNCS Proceedings" which can be
      found on the IDA-97 web page. This submission format is identical to the
      one for the final camera-ready copy of accepted papers. In addition, we
      request a separate page detailing the paper title, authors' names, postal
      and email addresses, phone and fax numbers.

      Email submissions in Postscript form are encouraged. Otherwise, five hard
      copies of the manuscripts should be submitted.

      Submissions should be sent to the IDA-97 Program Chairs:

      Central, North and South America: Elsewhere:
      Paul Cohen Xiaohui Liu
      Department of Computer Science Department of Computer Science
      Lederle Graduate Research Center Birkbeck College
      University of Massachusetts, Amherst University of London
      Amherst, MA 01003-4610 Malet Street
      USA London WC1E 7HX, UK
      cohen@... hui@...


      February 1st, 1997 Submission of papers
      April 15th, 1997 Notification of acceptance
      May 15th, 1997 Final camera ready paper

      All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality,
      significance, soundness and clarity. At least two referees will review
      each submission independently. Results of the review will be send to the
      first author via email, unless requested otherwise.

      Papers which are accepted and presented at the conference will appear in
      the IDA-97 proceedings, to be published by Springer-Verlag in its Lecture
      Notes in Computer Science series. Authors of the best papers will be
      invited to extend their papers for further review for a special issue of
      "Intelligent Data Analysis: An International Journal".

      IDA-97 Organisation
      General Chair: Xiaohui Liu
      Program Chairs: Paul Cohen, Xiaohui Liu
      Steering Comm. Chair: Paul Cohen, University of Massachusetts, USA
      Exhibition Chair: Richard Weber, MIT GmbH, Aachen, Germany
      Finance Chair: Sylvie Jami, Birkbeck College, UK
      Local Arrangements Chair: Trevor Fenner, Birkbeck College, UK
      Public. and Proc. Chair: Michael Berthold, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
      Sponsorship Chair: Mihaela Ulieru, Simon Fraser University, Canada

      Steering Committee

      Michael Berthold University of Karlsruhe, Germany
      Fazel Famili National Research Council, Canada
      Doug Fisher Vanderbilt University, USA
      Alex Gammerman Royal Holloway London, UK
      David Hand Open University, UK
      Wenling Hsu AT&T Consumer Lab, USA
      Xiaohui Liu Birkbeck College, UK
      Daryl Pregibon AT&T Research, USA
      Evangelos Simoudis IBM Almaden Research, USA

      Program Committee

      Eric Backer Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
      Riccardo Bellazzi University of Pavia, Italy
      Michael Berthold University of Karlsruhe, Germany
      Carla Brodley Purdue University, USA
      Gongxian Cheng Birkbeck College, UK
      Fazel Famili National Research Council, Canada
      Julian Faraway University of Michigan, USA
      Thomas Feuring WWU Muenster, Germany
      Alex Gammerman Royal Holloway London, UK
      David Hand The Open University, UK
      Rainer Holve Forwiss Erlangen, Germany
      Wenling Hsu AT&T Research, USA
      Larry Hunter National Library of Medicine, USA
      David Jensen University of Massachusetts, USA
      Frank Klawonn University of Braunschweig, Germany
      David Lubinsky University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
      Ramon Lopez de Mantaras Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, Spain
      Sylvia Miksch Vienna University of Technology, Austria
      Rob Milne Intelligent Applications Ltd, UK
      Gholamreza Nakhaeizadeh Daimler-Benz Forschung und Technik, Germany
      Claire Nedellec Universite Paris-Sud, France
      Erkki Oja Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
      Henri Prade University Paul Sabatier, France
      Daryl Pregibon AT&T Research, USA
      Peter Ross University of Edinburgh, UK
      Steven Roth Carnegie Mellon University, USA
      Lorenza Saitta University of Torino, Italy
      Peter Selfridge AT&T Research, USA
      Rosaria Silipo University of Florence, Italy
      Evangelos Simoudis IBM Almaden Research, USA
      Derek Sleeman University of Aberdeen, UK
      Paul Snow Delphi, USA
      Rob St. Amant North Carolina State University, USA
      Lionel Tarassenko Oxford University, UK
      John Taylor King's College London, UK
      Loren Terveen AT&T Research, USA
      Hans-Juergen Zimmermann RWTH Aachen, Germany


      Detailed information regarding IDA-97 can be found on the World Wide Web
      Server of the Department of Computer Science at Birkbeck College, London:


      Apart from presentation of research papers, IDA-97 also welcomes demonstr-
      ations of software and publications related to intelligent data analysis
      and welcomes those organisations who may wish to partly sponsor the confe-

      Relevant enquiries may be sent to appropriate chairs whose details can be
      found in the above-mentioned IDA-97 web page, or to

      IDA-97 Administrator
      Department of Computer Science
      Birkbeck College
      Malet Street
      London WC1E 7HX, UK
      E-mail: ida97-enquiry@...
      Tel: (+44) 171 631 6722
      Fax: (+44) 171 631 6727

      There is also a moderated IDA-97 discussion list. To subscribe, send the
      word "subscribe" in the message body to:


      Gregoire Dubois (PhD student) Tel. 39-332-78.99.44
      Joint Research Centre Fax. 39-332-78.54.66
      Environment Inst. TP 321 Email: gregoire.dubois@...
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