ISMIS 2011, June 28-30, Warsaw, Poland

Special Session on Challenges in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, devoted to the Memory of Jan Zytkow

In conjunction with the International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems (ISMIS 2011)

June 28 to June 30, 2011
Warsaw, Poland

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2011

Scope and Objectives

It has been 10 years since Jan Zytkow passed away in the midst of rapid process in data mining. Jan Zytkow started his research career in physics, where he got interested in the philosophical nature of scientific discovery. He posed a question on how a computational machine can reason and discover knowledge and then moved to research on artificial intelligence, especially on "scientific discovery'" proposed by Herbert Simon. He focused on the automated discovery of knowledge from measurement or data: he was involved in starting the area of knowledge discovery and data mining, now simply called "data mining". However, what was in his mind was the sophisticated relationship among philosophy, science and data(measurement) and he envisioned computer-based scientific discovery, which will contribute to science and other are in 21th century.

In this special session, we reflect the questions posed by Jan Zytkow, focus on recent challenges in data mining and envision the future of data mining from his perspective.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • New Topics in theoretical foundations of data mining
  • Challenges in data mining applications
  • Practical data mining
  • Scientific discovery

Paper Submissions

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished manuscripts that demonstrate current research on one of the special session topics of interest. Papers should be prepared using the Springer LNCS/LNAI style with a maximum of 10 pages. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. At least one of the members is in the PC of ISMIS.

Paper should be submitted in PDF form via ISMIS 2011 Online Submission System:

While submitting the paper, please remember to mark as the "Special Session on Challenges in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining".

Important dates

Special Session Organizer

Shusaku Tsumoto (Shimane University, Japan)

Program Committee (Tentative)

Petr Berka (Univ. of Economics, Czech Republic)
T.Y. Lin (San Jose State Univ., USA)
Jan Rauch (Univ. of Economics, Czech Republic)
Einoshin Suzuki (Kyushu Univ., Japan)
Dirk Van den Poel (Ghent Univ., Belgium)
Takashi Washio (Osaka Univ., Japan)
Katsutoshi Yada (Osaka Univ., Japan)