Proceedings of the 2004 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining
The Fourth SIAM International Conference on Data Mining continues the tradition of providing an open forum for the presentation and discussion of innovative algorithms as well as novel applications of data mining. This is reflected in the talks by the four keynote speakers who will discuss data usability issues in systems for data mining in science and engineering (Graves), issues raised by new technologies that generate biological data (Page), ways to find complex structured patterns in linked data (Senator), and advances in Bayesian inference techniques (Bishop).
In addition to the keynote talks, the conference also features four tutorials and six workshops on a range of subjects. The tutorials will provide the participants an in-depth exposition on selected topics of current interest, including data mining in computer security, analysis of medical patient data, and ways of avoiding common mistakes in data mining. The workshops are a forum for discussing new ideas, brainstorming on work in progress, and identifying new algorithms and application areas for data mining. The topics of the six workshops include data mining in resource-constrained environments; bioinformatics; clustering high-dimensional data and its applications; link analysis, counter-terrorism, and privacy; high-performance and distributed mining; and mining scientific and engineering datasets. These workshops and tutorials, in addition to the papers and the poster session, provide an exciting environment in which the participants can interact with each other.
We would like to thank the entire organizing committee for the terrific job they have done in putting together a strong technical program: Michael Berry and Umeshwar Dayal for assembling a well rounded program committee and for overseeing the paper selection process; Srinivasan Parthasarathy for soliciting and assembling a top-notch tutorial program; Hillol Kargupta for selecting workshops on a diverse range of subjects, all of current interest; Sanjay Ranka for identifying sponsors for the conference; and finally, the publicity team of Aleksandar Lazarevic, Saso Dzeroski, John Roddick for their tireless efforts in publicizing the conference. We would also like to thank Morgan C. Wang for the local arrangements. Finally, we would like to acknowledge our sponsors: IBM Research, NASA, and the Center for Applied Scientific Computing at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, for their generous support, in particular the funding of student travel grants.
Finally, we thank the authors and the participants who are the primary reason for the success of the conference. We hope you all enjoy the conference!
Chandrika Kamath and David Skillicorn, Conference co-chairs
Vipin Kumar, Steering Committee Chair