Proceedings of the 2003 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining
Cathedral Hill Hotel, San Francisco, CA
May 1-3, 2003
Message from the Conference Co-Chairs
We are very pleased to present the proceedings of the 2003 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining. The field of Data Mining has seen a tremendous increase of interest in recent months. Applications of Data Mining are mentioned often in the daily press, especially in the fields of security and forensics. Thus, these are exciting times for researchers and practitioners in the area. We hope that the research captured by these proceedings helps in advancing this important field.
We received 106 paper submissions from 17 countries. Each submitted paper was reviewed by at least four members of the program committee. The reviewing period was followed by a discussion phase. Finally 21 papers (19.8%) were selected to appear in the program as full papers, another 14 (13.4%) were accepted as poster presentations, and 7 (6.6%) were accepted as student papers. The latter category is a new addition to this year's conference, intended to give papers whose main authors were students, the opportunity of presenting their work through a full-length talk in the conference. Student papers received five pages of the proceedings, as did poster papers.
The program of SIAM DM 2003 includes four keynote lectures, four tutorials, and two mini symposia. The mini symposia constitute a new addition to the format of this conference. We hope they will be an important forum for discussing topics of high relevance to the community. In addition, associated with the conference, we have planned six workshops, all in areas that are of current interest to data miners.
Several people have contributed to the success of this endeavor. First and foremost, we would like to thank the program committee members whose dedication and hard work made the selection of the program possible. We would also like to thank the members of the steering committee for their guidance and help. Special thanks to the conference Co-Chairs, Michael Berry and Rajeev Rastogi, who oversaw the process diligently. Thanks also to the tutorial chair, Joydeep Ghosh, who managed to put together a terrific set of tutorials, and to the workshop chair, Hillol Kargupta, for doing a great job with the associated workshops. Our warmest thanks go to Microsoft Corporation for providing the Conference Management Tool (CMT) that tremendously facilitated our work. In particular, we wish to acknowledge the support of Tim Olson from Microsoft, who spent time beyond the call of duty in helping us navigate through the CMT and was prompt to correct any problems along the way. We would also like to thank the staff at SIAM for their help in putting the proceedings and the conference together.
Finally, we are grateful to the authors and the participants who are the primary reason for the success of this conference. We hope you all enjoy the conference!
Daniel Barbará and Chandrika Kamath, Program Co-Chairs.