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NGDM 2011 : Next Generation Data Mining Summit


When Sep 4, 2011 - Sep 4, 2011
Where Athens, Greece
Submission Deadline Jul 15, 2011
Categories    data mining

Call For Papers

Next Generation Data Mining (NGDM-11) Summit:
Ubiquitous Knowledge Discovery for Energy Management in Smart Grids and
Intelligent Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Telematics

4th September, 2011, Athens, Greece

Joint Research-Industry Symposium collocated with ECML/PKDD 2011 in Athens, Greece
This event is jointly supported by International KD2U Society ( and MODAP (

Venue: Athens Royal Olympic Hotel (
The NGDM 2011 will be held in the most famous place in the middle of Athens City. The 5 star hotel Athens Royal Olympic
lays just in front of the famous Temple of Zeus and the National Gardens. It is underneath the Acropolis.

Steering Committee:
Joao Gama, University of Porto, Portugal
Hillol Kargupta (Chair), University of Maryland Baltimore County and Agnik LLC, USA.
Katharina Morik, University of Dortmund, Germany
Dino Pedreschi, University of Pisa, Italy
Yucel Saygin, Sabanci University, Turkey

Publicity Chair
Codrina Lauth, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany

Call for Papers

The Next Generation of Data Mining (NGDM) Event Series explores emerging issues in the field of data mining by bringing researchers and practitioners
from different fields. The 2011 Next Generation of Data Mining (NGDM?11) Summit will continue this tradition by bringing some of the best minds
from several fields in order to explore the role of data mining in two areas:

(1) Energy management in Smart Grids and

(2) Telematics in the machine to machine world.

Smart Grids typically deal with energy production, distribution, and several other related energy management issues.
The ?Smart? in the Smart Grids really depends on how we create the ?intelligence? by often analyzing the observed behavior of
different energy management sub-systems. The distributed nature of the Smart Grid and privacy sensitive nature of some of the data
make data analysis in a Smart Grid a challenging issue. Sustainable energy management technology in this new generation of emission conscious
environment is also of interest. NGDM?11 will explore all such issues relevant to data mining over Smart Grids and sustainable energy management.

Telematics in the machine to machine (M2M) world often implies remote control and interaction among machines and embedded devices.
Telematics is playing an increasingly important role in many domains in order to make machines adaptive and ?intelligent?.
For example, vehicle telematics is changing the way the tracking, car insurance, and repair services industry work. Telematics is also playing an
important role in data management in Smart Grids.

Format of the Symposium:

1. Invited Presentations
2. Regular Presentations
3. Panel and Open Discussions
4. Poster and demo sessions

The summit will generate a report based on the presentations and discussions of the participants. We would like to invite paper (extended abstract)
submissions from data mining researchers and practitioners. The papers should be relevant to the focus areas of NGDM'11. The papers must present
innovative research directions that may be suitable for the agenda of the summit. Submitted papers should not exceed 5 pages.
The summit will accept only electronic submission of papers in PDF or Postscript format to info at kd2u dot org with "NGDM11 Submission" in the subject line.
The papers will be included in the NGDM?11 proceedings. The summit will also produce an edited book. Extended versions of the selected papers
will be included in the book.

Latex and Word style files for the summit proceedings should be used for preparing the final camera-ready version. Both the full and poster presentations
can have abstracts with at most 5 pages. The size of the poster board will be 4 feet x 4 feet. Each Poster presenter will also give a short presentation (2 slides).

Note that the summit is about the next generation of challenges. So we are looking for big exciting ideas, challenges that need to be solved, and possible
methodologies on both algorithmic and applications-grounds even if they are not completely matured.

Call for Demos

Please send demo proposals by e-mail to info at kd2u dot org with "NGDM11 Demo Proposal" in the subject before July 15, 2011.
We encourage presentations, demos, and case-studies from the European Union or other government funded projects and companies
relevant to the topics of NGDM 2011 Summit.

Important Dates

Paper/Poster/Demo-proposal Submission deadline: July 15, 2011
Notification: August 1, 2011
Camera-ready due: August 15, 2011
Pre-Registration Deadline: August 15, 2011
Summit: September 4, 2011

Program Committee

Juergen Franke, Daimler AG, Research Center Ulm, Germany
Auroop Ganguly, Oak ridge National Laboratory, USA
Dimitrios Gunopulos, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Greece
Georges Hebrail, EDF R&D, France
Vipin Kumar, University of Minnesota, USA
Donato Malerba, University of Bari, Italy
Michael May, Fraunhofer IAIS, Leader of Dept. for Knowledge Discovery, St. Augustin, Germany
Ernestina Menasalvas, University Politechnica Madrid, Spain
Srinivasan Parthasarathy, Ohio State University, USA
Myra Spiliopoulou, University of Magdeburg, Germany
Ramasamy Uthurusamy, General Motors (Ret.), USA
Philip Yu, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, USA

For further information, please register to the KD2U LinkedIn Group:

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