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ACNE 2010 : First Workshop on Analysing Complex NEtworks 2010


When Sep 20, 2010 - Sep 20, 2010
Where Barcelona, Spain
Submission Deadline Jun 21, 2010
Notification Due Jul 12, 2010
Final Version Due Jul 21, 2010
Categories    data mining   nowledge discovery

Call For Papers


First Workshop on Analysing Complex NEtworks 2010 (ACNE-2010)

Barcelona, Spain, September 20th
(co-located with ECMLPKDD 2010 )
Submission Deadline: Monday, June 21st, 2010

The workshop on Analysing Complex Networks will be held in
conjunction with the 2010 edition of the ECMLPKDD Conference on Knowledge
Discovery and Data Mining which will take place in Barcelona, Spain, 20th-24th
of September 2010.

Many real world data collections and information structures are dynamic and rich
in information. Represented as complex networks, a mesh of interconnected
information entities, allows to get the most out of them. Analysing complex
networks regarding non-trivial aspects such as information propagation, evolution,
or community discovery and discovering or even creating new connections requires
powerful tools for supporting visualisation, interaction and mining of and with
the underlying data.
While many graph mining tools have been developed there is a lack of techniques
able to tackle real-world networks which are typically multi-dimensional,
heterogeneous, and/or dynamic. Furthermore, sophisticated tools supporting the
interaction with huge networks are virtually non-existent. Besides refined mining
and aggregation methods there is a need for modelling and sophisticated
visualisation methods which take the limited amount of information into account
a user can process.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together pioneering researchers focussing on
the analysis of complex networks, and thus intensify the exchange of ideas
between different research communities to foster devising tools for creation,
analysis, and visualisation of complex networks. The workshop focusses especially
on researchers working on methods for mining, learning and analysis of (dynamic)
networks, the representation and semantics of complex networks, and visualisation
methods as well as user interface design.

In particular we are interested in the following topics:
* (conceptual) modelling and creation of complex networks
* (adaptive) visualisation of complex networks
* Data mining query languages for complex networks
* Data structures and data bases for information networks
* Bibliometrics
* User and preferences modeling (including feedback models)
* Constraint-based pattern mining in complex networks
* Privacy preserving mining of complex networks
* Learning on complex networks
* Semantics in complex networks
* Theoretical foundations of information retrieval and interaction
in networks

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts dealing with the topic of the workshop
via the submission system available at
We welcome papers that present new results, ongoing projects or completed work
(even previously published). The instructions for authors and the LaTeX packages
can be found at
There is no limitation on paper length although we recommend the usual page
limits of around 12 pages. The contributions accepted to the workshop will be
published as printed working notes and will also be made available online.
Selected papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of a major


Paper submission deadline Monday, June 21st
Notification of acceptance Monday, July 12th
Camera ready deadline Wednesday, July 21st
Workshop Monday, September 20th


* Michele Berlingerio, KDD Laboratory, ISTI-CNR Pisa
* Andreas Nürnberger, Otto-von-Guericke-University-Magdeburg
* Björn Bringmann, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


* Michael Berthold, University of Konstanz, Germany
* Christian Borgelt, European Center for Soft Computing, Mieres, Spain
* Toon Calders, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
* Michele Coscia, KDD-Lab - University of Pisa, Italy
* Luc De Raedt, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
* Debora Donato, Yahoo! Research, Silicon Valley, USA
* Werner Dubitzky, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
* Fosca Giannotti, KDD-Lab - ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
* Andreas Hotho, University of Kassel, Germany
* Laks Lakshmanan, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
* Nada Lavrac, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
* Sune Lehmann, Harvard University, USA
* Jure Leskovec, Stanford University, USA
* Trevor Martin, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
* Anna Monreale, KDD-Lab - University of Pisa, Italy
* Siegfried Nijssen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
* Dino Pedreschi, KDD-Lab - University of Pisa, Italy
* Josep Maria Pujol Serra, Telefonica Research, Barcelona, Spain
* Fabrizio Silvestri, HPC-Lab - ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
* Chimaong Song, Northeastern University, Boston, USA
* Shirish Tatikonda, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
* Hannu Toivonen, University of Helsinki, Finland
* Yana Volkovic, Barcelona Media, Barcelona, Spain
* Philip Yu, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

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