Proceedings of the 2005 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining
We are pleased to present the proceedings of the 2005 SIAM International Conference
on Data Mining.
The pervasiveness of data mining in fundamental research and applications continues
to grow, and we
are pleased to witness the growing contribution of this conference in further
development of this field.
We are excited to have a record number of paper submissions (218) this year
as well as a record
number of program committee members (94). Both of these are a testament to
importance of the SIAM series of conferences as the preferred venue for publishing
exciting new results
in the area. In addition, this year we had nine vice chairs for facilitating
the review process. 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 218 paper submissions from 19 countries. Each submitted paper was reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. The reviewing period was followed by a discussion phase. Finally 40 papers (18.3%) were selected to appear in the program as regular papers, and another 37 papers (17%) were accepted as poster presentations. Full papers received 12 pages, and poster papers received five pages in the proceedings.
We would like to thank our program committee, consisting of high visibility researchers, whose dedication and diligence made the selection of papers for these proceedings possible. Special thanks go to the Vice Chairs: Chid Apte, Joydeep Ghosh, Diane Lambert, Lim Ee Peng, Sanjay Ranka, Jude Shavlik, Domenico Talia, Ramaswamy Uthurusamy, and Rebecca Wright. They brought their expertise into handling the review and discussion of papers in their respective areas, and helped us decide the final program.
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 Chani Johnson for his help with the CMT and for troubleshooting when needed. We also thank the staff at SIAM (particularly Darrell Ross, Laura Helfrich, and Simon Dickey) for their help in the production of these proceedings and in all the necessary arrangements for the conference.
Of course, this conference would not be possible without the excellent papers and presentations represented by these proceedings. We thank all the authors for their participation in SDM 2005!
Hillol Kargupta and Jaideep Srivastava, Program Co-Chairs