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Call For Tutorials

ICDM 2012: The 11th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Call for Tutorials

Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society
December 10-13, 2012, Brussels, Belgium

Important Dates
August 10, 2012: The deadline for submission of tutorial proposals
September 18, 2012: Selection results to be announced

Tutorials at IEEE ICDM
The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining series (ICDM) has established itself as the world's premier research conference in data mining. It provides an international forum for presentation of original research results, as well as exchange and dissemination of innovative, practical development experiences. The conference covers all aspects of data mining, including algorithms, software and systems, and applications. ICDM draws researchers and application developers from a wide range of data mining related areas such as statistics, machine learning, pattern recognition, databases and data warehousing, data visualization, knowledge-based systems, and high performance computing. By promoting novel, high quality research findings, and innovative solutions to challenging data mining problems, the conference seeks to continuously advance the state-of-the-art in data mining. Besides the technical program, the conference features workshops, tutorials, panels and, since 2007, the ICDM data mining contest.

ICDM '12 will host short and long tutorials as well as workshops that focus on new research directions and initiatives. The tutorials will be part of the main conference technical program, and are free of charge to the attendees of the conference. Further, the conference provides the following support per tutorial: a honorarium of $500 and one complimentary registration for a tutorial presenter who is not also a presenting author.

We invite proposals for tutorials from active researchers and experienced tutors. Ideally, a tutorial will cover the state-of-the-art research, development and applications in a specific data mining direction, and stimulate and facilitate future work. A tutorial should not only focus on the presenter's previous work. Tutorials on interdisciplinary directions, novel and fast growing directions, and significant applications are highly encouraged. ICDM will provide an honorarium for each tutorial. It is possible, depending on actual conference attendance, that the conference can (partly) support travel and subsistence expenses for tutorial speakers. Please provide an estimate for these expenses in your proposal if you are expecting the conference to cover these expenses for you. We will assume that the tutorial speakers will be able to cover these expenses from their own sources if no estimate is included in their proposals.

Format of the Submission
A tutorial proposal should be formatted in the following sections:

  • Title
  • Abstract (up to 150 words)
  • Topic overview: What will the tutorial be about? Why do you believe this is an interesting and significant subject for the machine learning and data mining community at large?
  • Content details: An outline of the tutorial in the form of a bulleted list with references and estimates for the time that will be devoted to each subject. (up to 1 page)
  • Target audience and prerequisites (up to 100 words): From which areas do you expect potential participants to come? What prior knowledge, if any, do you expect from the audience? What will the participants learn? How many participants do you expect?
  • Relevance and rationale of presenting the tutorial at ICDM 2012 (up to 200 words)
  • A list of forums and their time and locations if the tutorial or a similar/highly related tutorial has been presented by the same author(s) before, and highlight the similarity/difference between those and the one proposed for ICDM 2012 (up to 100 words for each entry)
  • A list of tutorials on the similar/highly related topics given by other people, and highlight the difference between yours and theirs (up to 100 words for each entry)
  • A list of other tutorials given by the authors, please list the titles, the presenters and the forums only.
  • Tutor's short bio and their expertise related to the tutorial (up to 100 words per tutor)
  • Length of the tutorial: short (1.5-3 hours) or long (3-6 hours). If you are flexible, please indicate in the outline the content that will not be included if a short tutorial is given.
  • A list of up to 20 most important references that will be covered in the tutorial
  • (Optional) URLs of the slides/notes of the previous tutorials given by the authors, and any specific audio/video/computer requirements for the tutorial

Submitting Your Proposal
Please kindly send your proposals to: and

The deadline for submission of tutorial proposals:
August 10, 2012: The deadline for submission of tutorial proposals
September 18, 2012: Selection results to be announced

Tutorial Chairs
Toon Calders (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Nikolaj Tatti (University of Antwerp, Belgium)