As an important part of the conference, the tutorial program of The 2003 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM '03) will cover emerging data mining technologies and the state-of-the-art of data mining developments. Examples of good tutorials include:
End-to-end descriptions of the practical application of data mining technology (with lessons learnt that would generalize to problems faced by the conference attendees) in novel data mining application areas such as electronic commerce, bioinformatics, computer security, Web intelligence or healthcare.
Surveys of new and emerging data mining methods (e.g., mining text and web data, mining biological data or novel paradigms such as support vector machines and inductive logic programming).
Short courses on relevant areas of machine learning, databases, or statistics that may be "old hat" to specialists in that discipline, but are new to a majority of the conference attendees. (e.g., an introduction to Hidden Markov Models).
Tutorial proposals should include the following information:
Title and abstract of the tutorial;
Short biographies of the presenters and contact information for each tutor;
Intended audience and expected benefit. Include prerequisite knowledge required of the attendees, and the expected benefit for the audience (e.g., a tutorial on statistics for people applying data mining tools vs. a tutorial on statistics for people building data mining tools);
Contents: Include appropriate material to provide a sense of both the scope of material and the depth to which it will be covered. Tutorial materials such as handouts and slides should be included if available. Providing such materials will show depth and maturity of the tutorial. Note that an ICDM tutorial should not primarily advertise the tutor's research or product.
Please send a soft copy (preferred) of your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org, or a hard copy to:
Prof. Martin Ester (Tutorials Chair ICDM '03) School of Computing Science Simon Fraser University Burnaby BC Canada V5A 1S6Please, also contact the Tutorials Chair for further information.
ICDM '03 will provide an honorarium of $1,000 for a full day tutorial and $500 for a half-day tutorial. It is possible that the conference can provide travel expenses, meal expenses, and one night's hotel expenses for tutorial speakers. Please provide an estimate for these expenses in your proposal if you are expecting the conference to cover these expenses for you. We will assume that the tutorial speakers will be able to cover these expenses from their own sources if no estimate is included in their proposals.
|June 10, 2003||Tutorial submissions.|
|June 30, 2003||Acceptance notices.|
|September 10, 2003||Camera-ready copy of tutorial handouts.|
|November 19, 2003||ICDM '03 tutorials.|