13-17 March, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico 

2005 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

Special Track on Data Mining (DM)




SAC 2005 

Over the past seventeen years, the ACM  Symposium  on  Applied Computing  (SAC)  has  become  a  primary  forum for applied computer scientists and application developers  from  around the  world  to  interact and present their work. SAC 2005 is sponsored by the  ACM  Special  Interest  Group  on  Applied Computing  (SIGAPP)  and  is  presented  in cooperation with other ACM Special Interest Groups. 

For additional information, visit the SAC 2005 web page at 

Special Track on Data Mining 

Data mining has become a popular way of discovering new knowledge from large and complex data sets such as business transaction data, GIS data, environmental data, genomic data, text and web data, and so on.

Recently emerged the idea that database management systems should provide support and technology for data mining, as it occurred for OLAP and data warehouses in last decade. Furthermore, the diffusion of XML as a language for the interchange of data, also loosely structured, between different sources encourages the development of heterogeneous and complex systems and might provide a high degree of interoperability between specialized components of the data mining system. 

Still, data mining is a very composite branch of research: it applies important ideas and successful approaches that solve practical problems and have a solid foundational ground - for classification and clustering, just to cite a few - that have been originally developed in other communities, such as machine learning and statistics. Moreover, information theory principles, such as entropy and mutual information, and some new approaches to data mining problems, such as sampling and model parameter estimation, well-known in statistics for decades now, have begun to be adopted and used by researchers in the data mining community.

As a consequence, data mining can benefit of a common forum of discussion and dissemination where new approaches to common application problems are presented and discussed. We believe that this data mining track, in the fruitful context of the Symposium of Applied Computing, can really try to become such a common forum, so needed today by data mining researchers, in order to exchange and disseminate successful experiences in various computing methodologies and techniques in all the fields of computer science.

This track on "Data Mining" will have an emphasis on database technology for data mining and novel foundational principles and methodologies, such as in statistics and information theory. Attention is also placed to solution of data preprocessing problems (e.g., data cleaning, discretization and sampling) developed using the database tools and declarative approaches, etc. We encourage also submissions of papers on new applications of data mining systems. As part of the SAC track on Data Mining, we solicit original research papers in all areas of data mining with a special interest in the following topics:
Data mining models 
Declarative and algebraic languages for data mining and optimization techniques 
Integration of database languages such as SQL and XML with data mining
Coupling between Database, Data Warehouse and Data Mining Systems
Pre-processing and Post-processing data transformations
Foundational concepts for exploratory data analysis such as hypothesis testing, inference to causes, prediction  
Statistical techniques for generation of a robust, consistent Data Model 
Model scoring 
Novel applications of data mining (e.g., in biology, web and science) 

Submission of papers:

Papers   should   represent   original   and   previously unpublished ideas that are currently not under review in any conference or  journal.  Both  basic  and  applied  research papers  are  solicited. Papers describing novel applications and making significant research contributions  are  also  of interest.

Submitted papers should not be more than 4000 words long. Papers should be submitted with no more than 8 pages, in two column pages format, using the ACM format (the same for camera ready papers, available below). Papers that fail to comply to length limitations risk rejection.
ACM format, in two column is available here, as: AuthorKit (zip) and as template.

Electronic submission in PDF format is preferred, but Word and  Postscript  will  also  be  accepted.  Please note that hard copy and fax submissions will not be accepted.

Authors must register their intent to submit  a  paper  by submitting an electronic abstract of a maximum length of 200 words by the due date prior to  the  actual  submission  and obtain  a paper identification number. All submissions must be through the conference submission site at http://dmtrack.di.unito.it/2005/ . The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the body of the submitted paper,  and  self-references should  be in the third person. This is to facilitate blind  review.  All  submitted  papers must  include  the paper identification number on the front page above the title of the paper. No author information should appear on the front page. The paper ID obtained from SAC should be used as the file name for the electronic submmission of the paper as a PDF (preferred) attachment.

Enquiries and questions  may  be  directed  to  the  Track Chair.  Additional  details  are available at the conference home page at http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2005/ and at the track home page at http://dmtrack.di.unito.it/2005/.

Final Version:

Each submitted paper will be fully refereed  and  undergo  a blind  review  process  by  at  least  three  referees.  The conference proceedings will be published by ACM. Hence,  all accepted  papers  should be submitted in ACM 2-column camera ready format for publication in the  symposium  proceedings. The maximum number  of pages allowed for the final papers is 5 pages, with the option, at additional expense, to add three (3) more pages.

Poster Publication of Selected Papers:

A set of selected papers, will be accepted as shorter, poster papers and will be published as extended 2-page abstracts in the symposium proceedings.

Journal Special Issue:

We have plans to invite a selected number of accepted papers for expansion and revision for possible inclusion in "Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery" by Kluwer Academic Publishers after additional reviewing.

Important Dates 
Item  Date 
Abstract Submission
Paper Submission
Notification of Acceptance:
Camera-Ready Copy Due:
August 30, 2004 
September 3, 2004 
October 15, 2004 
November 5, 2004
March 13-17, 2005 

Track Chair 

Track Chair Track Co-Chair
Hasan M. Jamil Meo Rosa
Department of Computer Science Dipartimento di Informatica
431 State Hall corso Svizzera, 185, I-10149
Wayne State University Universita'  di Torino
5143 Cass Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202 Torino
Voice: +1(313)577-6783 +39(011)670-6817
Fax: +1(313)577-6868 +39(011)751-603
E-mail: jamil[at]cs.wayne.edu meo[at]di.unito.it
URL:  www.cs.msstate.edu/~jamil/ www.di.unito.it/~meo
Track WEB site: http://dmtrack.di.unito.it/2005/

Program Committee
Niall Adams Imperial College, London, UK
Reda Alhajj University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Elena Baralis Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Marco Botta University of Torino, Italy
Jean-Francois Boulicaut INSA LISI, Lyon, France
Toon Calders University of Antwerp, Belgium
Bruno Cremilleux GREYC, University of Caen, France
Chris Ding Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Fosca Giannotti IST-CNR of Pisa, Italy
Bart Goethals Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT), Finland
Le Gruenwald University of Oklahoma, USA
Sherri Harms University of Nebraska, Kearney, USA
Jochen Hipp DaimlerChrysler AG, Germany
Kristian Kersting Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat in Freiburg, Germany
Krzysztof Koperski Insightful Corporation, USA
Stefan Kramer Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Marzena Kryszkiewicz Warsaw University, Poland
Pier Luca Lanzi Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Ulf Leser Humboldt-Univeritat Berlin, Germany
Xiaohui Liu Brunel University, Middlesex, UK
Donato Malerba University of Bari, Italy
Giuseppe Manco ICAR-CNR, Italy
Shinichi Morishita University of Tokyo, Japan
Raymond T. Ng University of British Columbia, USA
Salvatore Orlando Universita' Ca' Foscari Venezia
Stefano Paraboschi University of Bergamo, Italy
Jian Pei Simon Fraser University, Canada
Giuseppe Psaila University of Bergamo, Italy
Ralf Rantzau IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
Jan Rauch University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic
Christophe Rigotti INSA LISI, Lyon, France
Domenico Saccà Università della Calabria, Italy
Lorenza Saitta Amedeo Avogadro University, Eastern Piedmont, Italy
Daniel Sanchez University of Granada, Spain
Alexandr Savinov Fraunhofer Institute for Autonomous Intelligent Systems, Germany
Arno Siebes Utrecht University, The Netherland
Myra Spiliopoulou Otto-von-Guericke-Universitaet, Magdeburg, Germany
Einoshin Suzuki Yokohama National University, Japan
Jaideep S. Vaidya Rutgers University, USA
Raymond Wong University of New South Wales, Australia 
Hwanjo Yu University of Iowa, USA 
Osmar Zaiane University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Mohammed Zaki Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Kang Zhang University of Texas at Dallas, USA

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