LINGUIST List 14.3559

Mon Dec 22 2003

Calls: Computational Ling/USA; Socioling/Spain

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  1. Xindong Wu, 10th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
  2. info, Congress on Language Diversity, Sustainability and Peace

Message 1: 10th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 10:11:42 -0500 (EST)
From: Xindong Wu <>
Subject: 10th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining


10th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and
Data Mining

22-Aug-2004 - 25-Aug-2004
Seattle, Washington, USA or


Submission Deadlines:

Electronic Abstract Submission: Feb. 20, 2004 *at noon PST*
Electronic Paper Submission: Feb. 27, 2004 *at noon PST*

Submission Format:
Camera-Ready (no more than 10 pages), electronic submissions *in PDF
format only*

Notification of acceptance/rejection: May 21, 2004
Camera-ready papers due: June 4, 2004

During the past years, the ACM SIGKDD conference has established
itself as the premier international conference on knowledge discovery
and data mining with an attendance of 600-900 people. To continue with
this tradition, the tenth ACM SIGKDD conference will provide a forum
for researchers from academia, industry, and government, developers,
practitioners, and the data mining user community to share their
research and experience. The SIGKDD conference will feature keynote
presentations, oral paper presentations, poster presentations,
workshops, tutorials, and panels, as well as the KDD Cup
competition. Papers on all aspects of knowledge discovery and data
mining are solicited.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Applications of data mining (biomedical, e-commerce, defense)
- Data and result visualization
- Data mining and data warehousing
- Data mining for community generation, social network analysis, and
 graph-structured data
- Foundations of data mining
- KDD framework and process
- Mining data streams
- Mining high-dimensional data
- Mining text and semi-structured data
- Multi-media data mining
- Novel data mining algorithms
- Spatial and temporal data mining
- Security and privacy issues
- Interactive and online data mining
- Pre-processing and post-processing for data mining
- Robust and scalable statistical methods

Abstracts and full papers must be submitted electronically at the
conference Web site (see URL above). Abstracts must be submitted on or
before February 20, 2004, 12 noon PST (Pacific Standard Time). An
abstract may not contain more than 250 words. No paper will be
considered without having the abstract submitted on time. Full papers
must be submitted on or before February 27, 2004, at 12 noon PST. This
is a FIRM deadline. Papers must be no more than 10 pages in length,
inclusive of all figures, tables, references and appendices. Papers
should be submitted in ACM proceedings format (two columns, 9pt font,
approx. 1in margins). Templates are available at Papers must be
submitted in PDF format. Authors are solely responsible for ensuring
that their submissions display and print properly.

All papers will be judged based on their technical merits,
originality, relevance to KDD, and presentation clarity. Papers should
describe original work that has not been published before, is not
under review elsewhere, and may not be submitted elsewhere during
KDD-2004's review period (specialized workshops with a limited
audience excluded).

A separate call is being issued for industrial/government track
papers; see the conference Web site at the URL above. Reviewers can
assign research track submissions to the industrial/government track
and vice-versa, if they feel this to be more appropriate. Calls for
workshop, tutorial and panel proposals can also be found at the
conference Web site.

The KDD-2004 Best Paper awards recognize the best paper in two
categories: fundamental research and applications/applied
research. Fundamental research papers are judged by the significance
and originality of their contribution. Applications/applied research
papers are judged by the practical impact and current or potential
usefulness of the work. In both cases, the clarity and quality of
presentation are also considered.

KDD-2004 will also award scholarships to selected students to help
defray the cost of participating in the conference. Details will
appear on the conference Web site.


 - General Chair: Ronny Kohavi (, USA)
 - Program co-Chairs: Johannes Gehrke (Cornell University, USA) and
 William DuMouchel (AT&T Labs, USA)
 - Industrial/Government Track Co-Chairs: John Elder (Elder Research,
 USA) and Bharat Rao (Siemens Research, USA)
 - Panels Chair: Raghu Ramakrishnan (University of Wisconsin at
 Madison, USA)
 - Tutorials Chair: Mihael Ankerst (Boeing, USA)
 - Workshops Chair: Myra Spiliopoulou (Otto-von-Guericke Universitaet
 Magdeberg, Germany)
 - Best Paper Awards Chair: Surajit Chaudhuri (Microsoft Research,
 - Student Awards Chair: David Madigan (Rutgers University, USA)
 - Proceedings Chair: Joydeep Ghosh (University of Texas at Austin,
 - Publicity Chair and Webmaster: Gabor Melli (PredictionWorks, USA)
 - Local Publicity Chair: Zhaohui Tang (Microsoft Research, USA)
 - Treasurer: Rajesh Parekh (Blue Martini Software, USA) 
 - Local Arrangements Chair: Ying Li (Microsoft Research, USA)
 - Sponsorship Chairs: Kamal Ali (Yahoo!, USA) and Tom Breur (ING
 - Exhibits chair: Llew Mason (Blue Martini Software, USA)
 - Registration Chair: Marina Meila (University of Washington, USA)
 - SIGKDD Chair: Won Kim (Cyber Database Solutions, USA)
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Message 2: Congress on Language Diversity, Sustainability and Peace

Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 05:01:36 -0500 (EST)
From: info <>
Subject: Congress on Language Diversity, Sustainability and Peace

Congress on Language Diversity, Sustainability and Peace

Date: 20-May-2004 - 23-May-2004
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact: Josep Cru
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Sociolinguistics 
Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2004 

Meeting Description:

Congress on Language Diversity, Sustainability and Peace

The need to preserve the languages of the world and counter the
processes of language shift that are taking place worldwide has become
a major concern shared by researchers, scholars and leaders of many
language communities.

This Dialogue wants to bring together all persons interested in the
maintenance of linguistic diversity in order to generate fruitful
discussions that may be used to hold back the current processes of
cultural homogenization of the world.

The congress will be held in Barcelona between May 20 and 23 in the
framework of the Universal Forum of Cultures - Barcelona 2004.
Working sessions will be of two types. On the one hand, the keynote
communications, that will give a general overview on the three main
axes of the congress (language diversity, sustainability and peace)
and the possible interrelations among them, taking into account the
new cultural, social, political and economic factors stemming from an
increasing globalization process. On the other hand, the five parallel
workshops that will be held in the afternoon sessions will have a more
specific approach to linguistic diversity and its relation to language
policy and planning. Working languages will be Catalan, English,
French and Spanish.


Participants willing to present a communication in the framework of a
specific workshop are invited to submit an abstract of their paper
before March 1st 2004 through electronic mail at

- All papers will be reviewed by the Dialogue´┐ŻEuro(tm)s Organising
Committee and by the corresponding workshop coordinator. The results
of the selection process will be made public on March 15th.
- Criteria for selection are appropriateness to the central issue of
the workshop, originality, innovativeness and diversity in terms of
cultural or linguistic origin.
- Only two communications will be selected for each worskhop. The time
allocated to each presentation is limited to 30 minutes, followed by a
15 minutes debate.
- Speakers selected through the call for papers process will have to
be registered as regular participants.
- Abstracts will be saved as Word, RTF or Word Perfect documents. They
shall not exceed 1000 words or 6000 characters including spaces and
must be drafted in any of the working languages of the congress
(Catalan, English, French, Spanish). The intended workshop must
clearly be indicated on the top of the front page. Authors must
indicate their current position and join a short paragraph summarizing
their background.


Before April 15: 185 EURO 
>From April 15 to May 16: 210 EURO
>From May 17: 235 EURO

The fee includes: congress registration and documentation, entry to
the Forum site, coffee breaks and local transportation. Online
registration to this Dialogue will soon be available through the Forum
website ( as well as travel and
accommodation services for those who shall need it.
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