MDS2012-KDD2012, Beijing, China, Aug12-16, 2012

Mining Data Semantics in Information Networks (MDS'2012) Workshop
in conjunction with SIGKDD2012 (
August 12-16, 2012, Beijing, China.


- Keynote: Christos Faloutsos (Department of Computer Science, Carnegie 
Mellon University, USA)
- Invited Speakers:
. Jure Leskovec, Stanford University, USA
. Hui Xiong, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA
. Yizhou Sun, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

- Best papers with significant extension will be invited to submit to a 
top journal (indexed by Science Citation Index (SCI) with impact factor>2)

This workshop aims to motivate researchers and practitioners from 
multidisciplinary fields to study the problem of mining semantics in 
heterogeneous information networks. The recent efforts on converting and 
generating semantic data provide large knowledge base for us to analyze 
and practice now. The pressing needs coming from life science for 
integrating and mining data provide an excellent opportunity to showcase 
the values of semantic technologies for mining information networks. 
Recognizing the research challenges, it is important for KDD, one of the 
most influential venues for data mining research, to play a leading role 
and address that. Unlike the other workshops which focus primarily on 
the algorithmic aspects, the intent of this workshop is to continue the 
research effort on semantic data mining, and to encourage the academia 
and industrial researchers to share their study and experience on 
semantic data mining algorithms, theory and applications. The objective 
of the workshop is to the better collaboration, idea exchange, and 
information sharing, a thorough analysis and mining on data semantics. 
The anticipated outcome includes a fruitful discussion about the 
emerging challenges in this field, inspiration of the novel theories for 
mining semantic graph data, and motivating the interesting applications. 
The broader anticipated outcome includes: fostering future research 
directions, publishing high quality papers, attracting new researchers 
to this field, and concrete solutions to the existing problems.

The workshop will provide a forum for researchers from all over the 
world to share information on their latest investigations in semantic 
mining and its application particularly in academic research area and 
industrial sectors. The broader context of the workshop can be related 
in some respects to the areas of Web Mining, Social Networks Analysis, 
Semantic Web, Information Retrieval, and Natural Language Processing. In 
addition to paper presentations and depending on time limitations, we 
will solicit an invited talk or a panel that will stress the 
interdisciplinary challenges of Semantic Graph Mining. Topics of 
interest include but are not limited to:

     * Metadata integration;
     * Classification and prediction in heterogeneous networks;
     * Clustering and ranking methods for heterogeneous networks;
     * Pattern-analysis methods;
     * Link mining and link prediction;
     * Semantic search over heterogeneous networks;
     * Mining with user interactions;
     * Semantic mining with light-weight reasoning;
     * Extending LOD and Quality of LOD disambiguation, identity, 
provenance, integration;
     * Personalized mining in hetereogeneous networks;
     * Domain specific mining (e.g., Life Science and Health Care);
     * Multi-scale visualization;
     * Collective intelligence mining.

Important Dates

     * Submission deadline: May 15th, 2012
     * Notification of acceptance: June 7th, 2012
     * Final papers due: June 15th, 2012

All papers submitted should have a maximum length of 8 pages and must be 
prepared using the ACM camera-ready 
template Authors are 
required to submit their papers electronically in PDF format. The 
submission website is

Workshop Chairs:
Ying Ding, Indiana University, USA
Jiawei Han, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Jie Tang, Tsinghua University, China
Philip Yu, University of Illinouis Chicago, USA

Ying Ding, Assistant Professor of Information Science
School of Library&  Information Science, Indiana University
1320 East 10th Street, Herman B Wells Library, LI025
Bloomington, IN 47405, USA

Tel: (812) 855 5388, Fax: (812) 855 6166
Semantic Web Lab:

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