Special Sessions

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

The following special session is approved and will be hosted by ICDATA so far (as of January 20, 2019):

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


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

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’19 conference, July 29-August 1, 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 Special Session RWACP

Proposal for organizing a Special Session

Each conference is composed of a number of tracks. A track can be a session, a workshop, or a symposium. A session will have at least 6 papers; a workshop at least 12 papers; and a symposium at least 18 papers. Track chairs will be responsible for all aspects of their tracks, including: soliciting papers, reviewing, selecting, … The names of track chairs will appear as Associate Editors in the conference proceedings and on the cover of the printed books (and indexed as such). Track chairs who attract a sufficient number of solid papers can propose to edit books with a major publisher based on the extended versions of the papers accepted in their tracks (the congress will facilitate and help such track chairs to get the publisher’s approval: such as Springer, Elsevier, …).

Proposals to organize ICDATA’19 tracks (special sessions, workshops, or symposiums) should include the following information: name and address (+ email) of proposer, his/her biography, title of track, a 100-word description of the topic of the track, , and a short description on how the track will be advertised (in most cases, track proposers solicit papers from colleagues and researchers whose work is known to the track proposer).

E-mail your track proposal to chair@icdata.org. We would like to receive the track proposals as soon as possible (deadline: February 12, 2019).