Proceedings of the 2004 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining
Message from the Conference Co-Chairs
We are pleased to present the proceedings of the 2004 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining. The pervasiveness of data mining in research and industry continues to grow, especially in disciplines such as bioinformatics and homeland security. We were excited to have a record number of paper submissions (161) this year as well as a record number of program committee members (90). We hope that the research and experiences captured in these proceedings are insightful to both expert and novice users and practitioners of data mining approaches.
We received 161 paper submissions from 9 countries. Each submitted paper was reviewed by five members of the program committee. The reviewing period was followed by a discussion phase. Finally 26 papers (16.1%) were selected to appear in the program as regular papers, another 12 papers (7.4%) were accepted as student papers, and 23 (14.2%) were accepted as poster presentations. The student papers were reviewed under the same guidelines as regular papers this year and hence were allocated the same number of pages (12) as regular papers. Poster papers received five pages in the proceedings.
The program of SIAM DM 2004 includes four keynote lectures, four tutorials,
and one industry/government laboratory session. The industry/government
laboratory session is a new addition to the conference, and we hope that it
will be an important forum for discussing data mining
practices and experiences in those communities. In addition, we have six workshops on topics including bioinformatics, counter-terrorism and privacy, clustering high-dimensional data, mining scientific and engineering datasets, high-performance and distributed mining, and data mining in resource constrained environments.
We would like to thank our impressive program committee members whose dedication and diligence made the selection of papers for this proceedings possible. We also thank the members of the steering committee for their help and guidance. Special thanks to the conference co-chairs, Chandrika Kamath and David Skillicorn, who supervised the conference planning and deadlines. Thanks also to the tutorial chair, Srinivasan Parthasarathy, who organized an excellent set of tutorials, to the workshop chair, Hillol Kargupta, for doing a superb job arranging the six workshops, and to the sponsorship chair, Sanjay Ranka, for his help in organizing the industry/government laboratory session.
We are grateful to Microsoft Corporation for providing the Conference Management
Tool (CMT) that facilitated the collection and management of paper submissions. Special
thanks to Tim Olson for his help in training us to use the CMT and for troubleshooting
when needed. We also thank Murray Browne and Marcy Copeland at the University
of Tennessee for their help in assembling the conference program, and the staff
at SIAM for their help in the production of this proceedings and in all the
arrangements for the conference.
Of course, this conference would not be possible without the excellent papers and presentations represented by this proceedings. We thank all the authors for their participation in SIAM DM 2004!
Michael Berry and Umeshwar Dayal, Program Co-Chairs