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ICDM PhD Forum 2015 : IEEE International Conference on Data Mining PhD Forum


When Nov 14, 2015 - Nov 14, 2015
Where Atlantic City, NJ
Submission Deadline Jul 20, 2015
Notification Due Sep 1, 2015
Final Version Due Sep 10, 2015
Categories    data mining   informatics   applied fields   phd dissertation

Call For Papers

Call for PhD Forum

November 14, 2015 in Atlantic City, NJ, USA

The 15th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (IEEE ICDM 2015) provides a PhD forum to be held for the fifth time in conjunction with the international conference on data mining. The topics of the discussion at the forum would be the dissertation proposals of the PhD students and their work in progress towards their dissertation. The PhD Forum spans various topics of data mining and work in related fields such as databases, artificial intelligence, statistics, information retrieval, multimedia and the Web. Data mining in specific domains such as bioinformatics and the more general science informatics are also encouraged. Participants with interdisciplinary work across the areas are particularly welcome.

The PhD Forum will include proceedings consisting of papers describing the work of the doctoral students. Please see the deadlines for draft paper submission and camera-ready papers. During the workshop, researchers with experience in supervising and examining PhD students will be able to participate and provide feedback and advice to the participants.

Important Dates

Submission date: Jul 20, 2015
Notification date: Sep 1, 2015
Camera-ready deadline: Sep 10, 2015
Phd Forum date: Nov 14, 2015

*All deadlines are at 11:59PM Pacific Daylight Time.


The submissions should propose research ideas that are mature enough to be presented into a paper and whose content can evolve to become the substantial part of a PhD dissertation. The authors should be PhD students or Masters students aspiring to get a PhD and having in mind a clear idea of a proposal. Students could also submit work on one or more sub-problems of their dissertation. Papers should address research issues in their PhD proposal by focusing on challenges deriving from them and on their originality. They could also include proposed techniques meant to solve the given problems. Preliminary experimental evaluation should be included. Authors of accepted submissions are expected to participate in person to the Forum, together with their advisor.

The PhD forum is open for two types of submissions:

- Regular papers should present established research with enough scientific contribution to the field (at most 8 pages in length).
- Extended abstracts are meant for ongoing research that is expected to provide further advances in the future (2 pages in length).

All submissions must follow the IEEE Computing Society format used for ICDM (see at, and be submitted to the CyberChair Conference Management System at the following link:

Schedule (tentative)

The PhD Forum will consist of morning and afternoon schedules with the following agenda:

- Panel 1: How to Write a Research Paper (speakers from leading scholars of ICDM 2015 attendees)
- Panel 2: Life after the PhD (speakers from key players of academia & industry of ICDM 2015 attendees)

- Invited talk on how to survive (and enjoy) PhD
- Lightening session for posters (each student will be given 2-3 minutes to introduce their research/poster)
- Poster session

PhD Forum Co-Chairs

Leman Akoglu
Stony Brook University, USA

Wei Ding
University of Massachussets Boston, USA

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