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The IDA 97 Proceedings - (LNCS Vol 1280. X Liu, P Cohen, M Berthold (Eds). Advances in Intelligent Data Analysis. Reasoning about Data. Springer-Verlag 1997. ISBN 3-540-63346-4) have been selected as the first fully online publication in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.
IDA 97 Conference Program
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For many years the intersection of computing and data analysis contained menu-based statistics packages and not much else. Recently, statisticians have embraced computing, computer scientists are using statistical theories and methods, and researchers in all corners are inventing algorithms to find structure in vast online datasets. Data analysts now have access to tools for exploratory data analysis, decision tree induction, causal induction, function finding, constructing customised reference distributions, and visualisation. There are prototype intelligent assistants to advise on matters of design and analysis. There are tools for traditional, relatively small samples and for enormous datasets.
The focus of IDA-97 will be "Reasoning About Data". We are interested in intelligent systems that reason about how to analyze data, perhaps as human analysts do. Analysts often bring exogenous knowledge about data to bear when they decide how to analyze it; they use intermediate results to decide how to proceed; they reason about how much analysis the data will actually support; they consider which methods will be most informative; they decide which aspects of a model are most uncertain and focus attention there; they sometimes have the luxury of collecting more data, and plan to do so efficiently. In short, there is a strategic aspect to data analysis, beyond the tactical choice of this or that test, visualisation or variable.
First International Symposium on Intelligent Data
Analysis, was organised to provide an international forum for the
discussion of such issues. The symposium took place in Germany and
attracted participants from 20 countries in four
continents. A survey after the event supported the idea of making IDA
a regular, biennial conference. IDA-97 will be a major international,
high-quality meeting that brings together a broad spectrum
IDA-95 Conference Report(A4, PostScript) [45k], gzipped version[18k]
The following topics are of particular interest to IDA-97:
Participants who wish to present a paper are requested to submit a manuscript, not exceeding 10 single-spaced pages. We strongly encourage that the manuscript is formatted following Springer-Verlag's Advice to Authors for the Preparation of Contributions to LNCS Proceedings. This submission format is identical to the one for the final camera-ready copy of accepted papers. In addition, we request a separate page detailing the paper title, authors names, postal and email addresses, phone and fax numbers.
Email submissions in Postscript form are encouraged. Otherwise, five hard copies of the manuscripts should be submitted. Submissions should be sent to the IDA-97 Program Chairs:
Central, North and South America: Elsewhere: Paul Cohen Xiaohui Liu Department of Computer Science Department of Computer Science Lederle Graduate Research Center Birkbeck College University of Massachusetts, Amherst Malet Street Amherst, MA 01003-4610 London WC1E 7HX USA UK E-mail: email@example.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
February 1st, 1997 Submission of papers April 15th, 1997 Notification of acceptance May 15th, 1997 Final camera ready paper
All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, significance, soundness and clarity. At least two referees will review each submission independently. Results of the review will be sent to the first author via email, unless requested otherwise.
Papers which are accepted and presented at the conference will appear in the IDA-97 proceedings, to be published by Springer-Verlag in its Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Authors of the best papers will be invited to extend their papers for inclusion in a second round of review for a special issue of Intelligent Data Analysis: An International Journal.
IDA-97 will be held in the newly-furnished conference halls at Birkbeck College, University of London. The college is ranked among the leading UK university institutions for its levels of national and international excellence in research in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. It is situated in central London, surrounded by many of the well-known museums, theatres, restaurants, and shops. It is directly reachable from Heathrow, Gatwick and Stanstead airports and the main London railway stations. There are some relevant links about the UK at the end of this document.
IDA-97 welcomes demonstrations of software and publications related to intelligent data analysis. For exhibitor details click here (HTML) or here (Adobe Acrobat file) For an exhibitor registration form click here (HTML) or here (Adobe Acrobat file)
IDA-97 welcomes those organisations who may wish to partly sponsor the conference. Sponsorship of an international conference in an important emerging field such as IDA-97 will ensure high visibility for the benefactor, both through the appearance of the organisation logo on promotional literature and in references to the conference in all media exposure prior to and after the event.
General Chair: Xiaohui Liu Program Chairs: Paul Cohen, Xiaohui Liu Steering Com. Chair: Paul Cohen, University of Massachusetts, USA Exhibition Chair: Richard Weber, MIT GmbH, Aachen, Germany Finance Chair: Sylvie Jami, Birkbeck College, UK Local Arrangements Chair: Trevor Fenner, Birkbeck College, UK Public. and Proc. Chair: Michael Berthold, University of Karlsruhe, Germany Sponsorship Chair: Mihaela Ulieru, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Michael Berthold University of Karlsruhe, Germany Fazel Famili National Research Council, Canada Doug Fisher Vanderbilt University, USA Alex Gammerman Royal Holloway London, UK David J Hand The Open University, UK Wenling Hsu AT&T Consumer Lab, USA Xiaohui Liu Birkbeck College, UK Daryl Pregibon AT&T Research, USA Evangelos Simoudis IBM Almaden Research, USA
Eric Backer Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Riccardo Bellazzi University of Pavia, Italy Michael Berthold University of Karlsruhe, Germany Carla Brodley Purdue University, USA Gongxian Cheng Birkbeck College, UK David Dowe Monash University, Australia Fazel Famili National Research Council, Canada Julian Faraway University of Michigan, USA Thomas Feuring WWU Muenster, Germany Alex Gammerman Royal Holloway London, UK David J Hand The Open University, UK Rainer Holve Forwiss Erlangen, Germany Wenling Hsu AT&T Consumer Lab, USA Larry Hunter National Library of Medicine, USA David Jensen University of Massachusetts, USA Frank Klawonn University of Braunschweig, Germany David Lubinsky University of Witwatersrand, South Africa Ramon Lopez de Mantaras Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, Spain Sylvia Miksch Stanford University, USA Rob Milne Intelligent Applications Ltd, UK Gholamreza Nakhaeizadeh Daimler-Benz Forschung und Technik, Germany Claire Nedellec Universite Paris-Sud, France Erkki Oja Helsinki University of Technology, Finland Henri Prade University Paul Sabatier, France Daryl Pregibon AT&T Research, USA Peter Ross University of Edinburgh, UK Steven Roth Carnegie Mellon University, USA Lorenza Saitta University of Torino, Italy Peter Selfridge AT&T Research, USA Rosaria Silipo University of Florence, Italy Evangelos Simoudis IBM Almaden Research, USA Derek Sleeman University of Aberdeen, UK Paul Snow Consultant, USA Rob St. Amant North Carolina State University, USA Lionel Tarassenko Oxford University, UK John Taylor King's College London, UK Loren Terveen AT&T Research, USA Hans-Juergen Zimmermann RWTH Aachen, Germany
General: Xiaohui Liu Department of Computer Science Birkbeck College Malet Street London WC1E 7HX, UK E-mail: email@example.com Tel: (+44) 171 631 6711 Fax: (+44) 171 631 6727
Technical Program: Paul Cohen Department of Computer Science Lederle Graduate Research Center University of Massachusetts, Amherst Amherst, MA 01003-4610 USA E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (+1) 413 545 3638 Fax: (+1) 413 545 1249
Exhibition: Richard Weber MIT GmbH Promenade 9 52076 Aachen Germany E-mail: email@example.com Tel: (+49) 2408 94580 Fax: (+49) 2408 94582
Finance: Sylvie Jami Department of Computer Science Birkbeck College Malet Street London WC1E 7HX, UK E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (+44) 171 631 6726 Fax: (+44) 171 631 6727
Local Arrangements: Trevor Fenner Department of Computer Science Birkbeck College Malet Street London WC1E 7HX, UK E-mail: email@example.com Tel: (+44) 171 631 6704 Fax: (+44) 171 631 6727
Publicity & Michael Berthold Publication: Universitaet Karlsruhe, IRF Am Zirkel 2 (bldg 20.20, rm 161) 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (+49) 721 608 4219 Fax: (+49) 721 370 455
Sponsorship: Mihaela Ulieru Simon Fraser University 2357 Riverside Drive, North Vancouver, B.C. Canada, V7H 1V8 E-mail: email@example.com Tel: (+1) 604 924 1001 Fax: (+1) 604 924 1006
IDA-97 poster (A4, PostScript) [673k],
gzipped version [50k].
IDA-97 poster (US Letter, PostScript) [673k], gzipped version [50k].
There is also an IDA-97 mailing list.
To subscribe, send the word "subscribe" in the message body to firstname.lastname@example.org
Some links about London and the UK