Special Sessions

All special sessions are open to attendees of all conferences held at CSCE.

The following four special sessions are approved so far and will be hosted by ICDATA (as of February 8,  2020):

1) Real-World Data Mining & Data Science Applications, Challenges, and Perspectives

2) Data Science for Cybersecurity

3) e-Sports and Sports Analytics

4) Healthcare Informatics

Please inform interested colleagues etc. You can use the CfP (pdf) that can be downloaded (see buttons below) for distributing info. Please note the new extended deadlines for late papers (not mentioned in the CfP pdfs):

June 08: 2020: Submission of papers
June 16, 2020: Notification of acceptance (+/- two days)
June 26, 2020: Final papers + Copyright + Registration

All accepted papers will be published by Springer Nature – Book Series: Transactions on Computational Science & Computational Intelligence, https://www.springer.com/series/11769


Special Session on Real-World Data Mining & Data Science Applications, Challenges, and Perspectives

Call for Papers

Organizer: Mahmoud Abou-Nasr,
Adjunct Faculty at the University of Michigan Dearborn, CIS Department (Computer & Information Systems), abounasr@umich.edu

The past decade has witnessed a vast growth of the amount of data produced and the proliferation of specialized databases in a wide range of business, industrial, medical and scientific applications. Data mining is becoming an increasingly important tool in the process of knowledge discovery and the transformation of data into valuable information. The objective of this special session is to provide a forum for the data mining, data science researchers and industrial practitioners to discuss data mining and data science applications, issues, and the challenges that arise when addressing real-world problems.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Enterprise knowledge management/knowledge discovery
  • Corporate planning
  • Direct marketing
  • Credit scoring
  • Forecasting
  • Automotive applications
  • Medical decision making, diagnostics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Text and image recognition

Challenges to be addressed include but are not limited to:

  • Highly skewed data sets
  • Massive and high dimensional data sets
  • Non-stationary data
  • Unknown misclassification costs
  • Missing and noisy data
  • Business process issues
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This special session of ICDATA will cover all aspects of data mining and data science applications. The special session will be held during the ICDATA’20 conference, July 27-30, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. All papers should be submitted using the standard procedures for ICDATA papers. For your submission of the draft paper, please select the Track ‚RWACP – Special Session (Real-World Data Mining & Data Science Applications, Challenges…)‘ in the paper submission system

Any questions should be directed to the special session organizer or to the chair of the ICDATA conference.

Download CfP RWACP (pdf)

Special Session on Data Science for Cyber Security

Call for Papers

Organizers:
Thaier Hayajneh, Ph.D., Director and Founder of the Fordham Center of Cybersecurity, thayajneh@fordham.edu

Andrew Johnston, Lead Technologist, Booz Allen Hamilton, Johnston_Andrew@bah.com 

In recent years, the amount of data produced across all disciplines has increased exponentially. While providing troves of valuable information, the risk of exposure to potential attacks and data loss has followed this growth. As a result, there is increasing demand to develop security analysis techniques to predict and mitigate various attacks. The goal of this interdisciplinary session is to provide a platform for data science practitioners and cybersecurity experts to collaborate and discuss the overlap of applications, issues, and challenges. Applications of data science to cybersecurity are of primary interest.

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Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Internet of Things (IoT) security
  • Biometric authentication
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Penetration Testing
  • Wireless networking
  • Cloud computing
  • Threat modeling
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Challenges to be addressed include but are not limited to:

  • Analyzing large quantities of packet captures
  • Managing large-scale IoT networks
  • Securing biometric data
  • Blockchain transaction analysis
  • Enterprise security applications
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This special session of ICDATA will cover all aspects of data mining and data science applications. The special session will be held during the ICDATA’20 conference, July 27-30, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. All papers should be submitted using the standard procedures for ICDATA papers. For your submission of the draft paper, please select the Track ‚DSCYBER – Special Session (Data Science for Cybersecurity)‘ in the paper submission system

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Any questions should be directed to the special session organizer , special session co-organizer or the chair of the ICDATA conference.

[su_spacer] Download CfP DSCYBER (pdf)

Special Session on e-Sports and Sports Analytics

Call for Papers

Organizers: Ulf Johansson, Jönköping University, Sweden, ulf.johansson@ju.se
Gary M. Weiss, Fordham University, NY, USA, gaweiss@fordham.edu

Today, analytical and data-driven approaches to understanding sports are used increasingly by teams, managers, coaches and scouts. In baseball, it is fair to say that these methods have even revolutionized the understanding of the game itself. Consequently, all major franchises in baseball operate analytical departments, and base many decisions on recommendations from these departments. Sports like soccer and ice hockey, on the other hand, lag behind, in part because of the inherent difficulty in analyzing sports with continuous play.

In the last decade, the interest in so-called e-sports, based on computer games, have increased rapidly. Professional players and teams have emerged for games such as Counter-Strike, Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) 2, League of Legends and Hearthstone. Tournaments now offer substantial sums of prize money and are attracting large audiences when broadcast. Many topics from traditional sports analytics, e.g., strategy analysis, opponent modeling and match forecasting, apply to e-sports. Furthermore, by their very nature, e-sports can easily capture the highly detailed data that is critical for analysis. In fact, e-sport data sets are beginning to be released publicly (e.g., “League of Legends” data on Kaggle). As a result, we are beginning to see an increase in the application of analytics to e-sports. Because of the emergence and increasing importance of e-sports, this special session equally focuses on traditional and e-sports analytics.

This special session solicits high-quality papers covering both predictive and descriptive machine learning, data mining, statistics, and related approaches to Sports Analytics.

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

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  • Analyzing positional data (tracking)
  • Advanced metrics, e.g., xG and its derivatives
  • Player valuation and scouting
  • Player performance management and prediction
  • Match outcome and league table prediction
  • Analysis of match strategy and tactics
  • Sports betting
  • Development of competitive AI agents for e-sports
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Submission: All manuscripts should be submitted via the standard online submission process for ICDATA conference. Please have a look at the ICDATA website and in particular at the info on submissions.  During the submission process, please select the track: ‚eSSA – Special Session on e-Sports and Sports Analytics‘.

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Questions: In case of further questions or assistance, please contact the special session organizers via ulf.johansson@ju.se and gaweiss@fordham.edu.

[su_spacer] Download CfP eSSA (pdf)

Special Session on Healthcare Informatics

Call for Papers

Organizers: Yijun Zhao, Fordham University, NY, USA, yzhao11@fordham.edu
Ruhul Amin, Assistant Professor, Fordham University, NY, USA,
mamin17@fordham.edu

This special session invites submission on novel methods for exploring and analyzing healthcare data. Submissions may also report studies on ensuring the quality and integrity of the healthcare data. Research contributions that address the challenges of healthcare efficiency, eHealth, patient safety, system reliability, data confidentiality, human machine interface (HMI), and cost management are of particular interest. Studies involving design, development and evaluation of tools to ameliorate deficiencies or prevent adverse events in healthcare are welcome.

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

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  • Biomarker discovery and validation
  • Disease profiling and precision medicine
  • Clinical phenotyping
  • Wearable heath technologies
  • Health risk evaluation and modeling
  • Natural language processing and text mining on electronic health records
  • Machine/deep learning in healthcare
  • Big data analytics in healthcare informatics
  • eHealth
  • Empirical studies of health-related information
  • Healthcare data standardization and security technology
  • Design, implementation and evaluation of health information systems
  • Hospital management systems
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Submission: All manuscripts should be submitted via the standard online submission process for ICDATA conference. Please have a look at the ICDATA website and in particular at the info on submissions.  During the submission process, please select the track: ‚HCI – Special Session on Healthcare Informatics‘.

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Questions: In case of further questions or assistance, please contact the special session organizers via yzhao11@fordham.edu or mamin17@fordham.edu or the the ICDATA conference organizers via chair@icdata.org.

[su_spacer] Download CfP HCI (pdf)