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CFP: IEEE Workshop on Knowledge Acquisition from Distributed, Autonomous, Semantically Heterogeneous Data and Knowledge Sources

From: Doina Caragea <dcaragea@cs.iastate.edu>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 17:40:06 -0500
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IEEE Workshop on Knowledge Acquisition from Distributed, Autonomous, 
Semantically Heterogeneous Data and Knowledge Sources

Organized in conjunction with The Fifth IEEE International Conference 
on Data Mining, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 2005

Workshop Goals

The workshop aims to bring together researchers in relevant areas of 
artificial intelligence (machine learning, data mining, knowledge 
representation, ontologies), information systems (information 
integration, databases, semantic Web), distributed computing, and 
selected application areas (e.g., bioinformatics, security informatics, 
environmental informatics) to address several questions that arise in 
the process of knowledge acquisition from distributed, autonomous, 
semantically heterogeneous data and knowledge sources.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:
•	Challenges presented by emerging data-rich application domains such 
as bioinformatics, health informatics, security informatics, social 
informatics, environmental informatics.
•	Knowledge discovery from distributed data (assuming different types 
of data fragmentation, e.g., horizontal or vertical data fragmentation; 
different hypothesis classes, e.g., naοve Bayes, decision tree; 
different performance criteria, e.g., accuracy versus complexity versus 
reliability of the model generated, etc.).
•	Making semantically heterogeneous data sources self-describing (e.g., 
by explicitly associating ontologies with data sources and mappings 
between them) in order to help collaborative science .
•	Representation, manipulation, and reasoning with ontologies and 
mappings between ontologies.
•	Learning ontologies from data (e.g., attribute value taxonomies).
•	Learning mappings between semantically heterogeneous data source 
schemas and between their associated ontologies.
•	Knowledge discovery in the presence of ontologies (e.g., attribute 
value taxonomies) and partially specified data (data described at 
different levels of abstraction within an ontology)?
•	Online query relaxation when an initial query posed to the data 
sources fails (i.e., returns no tuples), or equivalently, query-driven 
mining of the individual sources that will result in knowledge that can 
be used for query relaxation.

Submission Instructions

Postscript or PDF versions of papers, no more than 10 pages long 
(including figures, tables, and references) in the ICDM camera-ready 
format (IEEE 2-column format), should be submitted electronically to 
dcaragea@cs.iastate.edu by  August  15, 2005. Each paper will be 
rigorously refereed by at least 2 reviewers for technical soundness, 
originality, and clarity of presentation. Accepted papers will be 
included in informal workshop proceedings published by ICDM and 
distributed at the workshop. Additional details about the workshop will 
be available at:


Important Dates

Aug. 15: Paper Due 					
Oct. 1: Notification
Oct. 15: Camera Ready Due
Nov. 27: Workshop

Organizing Committee

Doina Caragea,  dcaragea@cs.iastate.edu
Iowa State University

Vasant Honavar, honavar@cs.iastate.edu
Iowa State University

Ion Muslea, imuslea@languageweaver.com
Language Weaver, Inc.

Raghu Ramakrishnan, raghu@cs.wisc.edu
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Program Committee

Naoki Abe, IBM
Liviu Badea, ICI, Romania
Doina Caragea, Iowa State Univ.
Marie desJardins, UMBC
C. Lee Giles, Penn State Univ.
Vasant Honavar, Iowa State Univ.
Hillol Kargupta, UMBC
Sally McClean, U. of Ulster, UK
Bamshad Mobasher – DePaul U.
Ion Muslea, Language Weaver, Inc.
C. David Page, Univ. of Wisconsin
Alexandrin Popescul - Ask Jeeves
Raghu Ramakrishnan, Univ. of Wisconsin
Steffen Staab – Univ. of Koblenz
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