SDM16: Call for Tutorials

Accepted Tutorials

Mining Personal Traits in Social Media
Presenters:  Aron Culotta, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA and Dongwon Lee, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Optimal Connectivity on Big Graphs: Measures, Algorithms and Applications
Presenter:  Hanghang Tong, Arizona State University, USA

Large Scale Hierarchical Classification: Foundations, Algorithms and Applications
Presenters: Huzefa Rangwala, George Mason University, USA and Azad Naik, George Mason University, USA

Biomedical Data Mining with Matrix Models
Presenters: Fei Wang, University of Connecticut, USA and Ping Zhang, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA

Problems with Incomplete Networks: Biases, Skewed Results, and Solutions
Presenters: Tina Eliassi-Rad  Rutgers University, USA, Sucheta Soundarajan, Syracuse University, USA,  Ali Pinar, Sandia National Lab, USA and Brian Gallagher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

Towards Veracity Challenge in Big Data
Presenters: Jing Gao, Qi Li, Bo Zhao, Wei Fan, and Jiawei Han
SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY USA, LinkedIn, Mountain View, CA USA, Baidu Research Big Data Lab, China, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL USA


The SIAM Data Mining (SDM16) Organizing Committee invites proposals for tutorials to be held in conjunction with the conference. Tutorials are an effective way to educate and/or provide the necessary background to the intended audience enabling them to understand technical advances.

For SDM16, we are seeking proposals for tutorials on all topics related to data mining. A tutorial may be a theme-oriented comprehensive survey, discuss novel data mining techniques or may center around successful and timely application of data mining in important application areas (e.g. medicine, national security, scientific data analysis). For examples of typical SIAM tutorials, see the set of accepted tutorials at previous SIAM conferences SDM11, SDM12, SDM13, SDM14, and SDM15.

Tutorials are open to all conference attendees without any extra fees. The typical tutorial will be 2 hours long (longer tutorials will be considered). Previous SDM conferences attracted up to 100 attendees in a tutorial.

Proposals should be submitted electronically with subject heading: “SDM 2016 Tutorial Proposal Submission” by October 9, 2015, 11:59 PM (US Pacific Time) to:

Prof. Tao Li
School of Computing and Information Sciences
Florida International University

Proposals should be submitted in PDF format (for other formats please contact the tutorial chair first). Proposals should include the following:



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