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NFMCP 2012 : International Workshop on New Frontiers in Mining Complex Patterns


When Sep 24, 2012 - Sep 28, 2012
Where Bristol, UK
Submission Deadline Jun 29, 2012
Categories    data mining

Call For Papers

International Workshop on New Frontiers in Mining Complex Patterns (NFMCP 2012)

Bristol, UK, September 24-28, 2012

in conjunction with
the ECML/PKDD-2012 Bristol, UK, September 24-28, 2012


Call for Papers
During the last two decades, studies in Machine Learning have paved the way to the definition of efficient and stable data mining and knowledge discovery algorithms. Data mining and knowledge discovery can today be considered today as stable fields with numerous efficient algorithms which have been proposed in order to extract knowledge in different forms from data.
Although, most existing data mining approaches look for patterns in tabular data (which are typically obtained from relational databases), algorithmic extensions are recently investigated to  new massive datasets representing complex interactions between several entities from heterogeneous and ubiquitous a variety of sources. These interactions may be spanned at multiple levels of granularity as well as at the spatial and/or temporal dimension.
The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners of data mining who are interested in the advances and latest developments in area of extracting complex patterns from text/hypertext data, networks and graphs, event or log data, biological sequence data, spatio-temporal data, sensor data and streams, and so on. In particular, the workshop aims at integrating recent results from existing fields such as data mining, statistics, machine learning and relational databases to discuss and introduce new algorithmic foundations and representation formalisms in pattern discovery.

Topics of Interest
MCP 2012 calls for international contributions related to foundations, challenges and research opportunities raised by real-world learning and data mining problems in which the data as well as patterns are complex and heterogeneous. The goal of the workshop is to promote and publish research in the field of the complex pattern mining. Suggested topics include (but not limited to) the following:
- Foundations on pattern mining, pattern usage, and pattern understanding
- Mining biological data
- Mining stream, time-series and sequence data
- Mining networks, graphs and trees
- Mining dynamic and evolving data
- Mining environmental and scientific data
- Mining heterogeneous data
- Mining multi-relational data
- Mining semi-structured and unstructured data
- Mining spatio-temporal data
- Mining linked, social and web data
- Ontology and metadata
- Privacy preserving mining
- Semantic Web and Knowledge Databases

Keynote Speech

To be defined.

Submission Instructions
Authors are invited to submit electronically original research and abstract papers in Portable Document Format (PDF) format.
Research papers should be at most 12 pages long whereas extended abstracts should be at most 8 pages long.

Papers must be written in English. Paper should be submitted in PDF form via MCP 2012 Online Submission System (
Submitted papers will be evaluated by three reviewers.

Acceptance will be based on relevance, technical soundness, originality, and clarity of presentation. Accepted papers and extended abstracts will be published in the proceedings of the workshop.
Papers must be formatted using the Lecture Notes in Computer Science style available at .

In addition to the workshop proceedings and depending on the quality of the accepted papers and presentations, a selection of accepted papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Intelligent Information Systems (Springer).

Important Dates
Paper submission: Friday, June 29, 2012
Acceptance notification: Friday July 20, 2012
Camera-ready of accepted papers: Friday August 3, 2012

Fee and Payment method
See ECML/PKDD Congress policies link

Program Committee (To be completed)

Alicja Wieczorkowska (Polish-Japanese Institute of IT)
Francesco Bonchi (Yahoo! Research Barcelona)
Eirini Spyropoulou (University Of Bristol)
Saso Dzeroski (Jozef Stefan Institute)
Floriana Esposito (University of Bari Aldo Moro)
Dimitrios Gunopulos (University of Athens)
Mohand-Saïd Hacid (University Claude Bernard Lyon 1)
Stan Matwin (Univrsity of Ottawa)
Dino Pedreschi (university of Pisa)
Fabrizio Riguzzi (Università di Ferrara)
Jerzy Stefanowski (Poznan University of Technology)
Maguelonne Teisseire (IRSTEA Montpellier, UMR TETIS)
Shusaku Tsumoto (Shimane University)
Herna Viktor (University of Ottawa)
Djamel Zighed (University of Lion)

Organizing Committee
Annalisa Appice (
Michelangelo Ceci (
Corrado Loglisci (
Department of Computer Science, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy
Email: {appice,ceci,loglisci}

Giuseppe Manco (
Elio Masciari (
ICAR-CNR, Rende, Italy
Email: {manco,masciari}

Zbigniew W. Ras (
Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA & Institute of Computer Science, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Further Information
Address any further inquiry to:
NFMCP 2012 Workshop Chairs, mailto:

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