Paper Submissions and Key Dates

Deadline Dates

Announcement: Due to unavoidable circumstances, there has been a delay in author notification. Authors of manuscripts submitted to SDM12 will be notified by 11:59pm, December 23, 2011 (PST).

Announcement: The deadline for paper submission has been extended to Sunday, October 16th 11:59 PDT.

Deadlines are 11:59 PM PST
September 30, 2011, 11:59 PM PST:  Workshop/Tutorial Proposals
October 14, 2011 11:59 PM PST:  Paper Submission October 16th 11:59 PDT
December 21, 2011: Author Notification
January 25, 2012: Camera Ready Papers Due

Paper Submission Instructions

Papers submitted to this conference must not have been accepted or be under review by another conference with a published proceedings or by a journal. SIAM takes authorial integrity in scientific publication seriously. For more information on SIAM's policies and procedures regarding plagiarism, please see Papers found to have breached these policies will be rejected and, in the case of double submission, the program-chairs/editor of the other conference/journal notified. SIAM may take additional steps as appropriate.

Papers submitted to this conference must not have been accepted or be under review by another conference with a published proceedings or by a journal. The work may be either theoretical or applied, but should make a significant contribution to the field.

In SDM12, all papers accepted should have a maximum length of 12 pages (single-spaced, 2 column, 10 point font, and at least 1" margin on each side). Authors should use US Letter (8.5" x 11") paper size. Papers must have an abstract with a maximum of 300 words and a keyword list with no more than 6 keywords. Authors are required to submit their papers electronically in PDF format (postscript files can be converted using standard converters) to by 11:59 PM (PST), October 14, 2011.

We would like to encourage you to prepare your paper in LaTeX2e. Papers should be formatted using the SIAM SODA macro, which is available through the SIAM website. You can access it at The filename is soda2e.all. Make sure you use the macros for SODA and Data Mining Proceedings; papers prepared using other proceedings macros will not be accepted.

For Microsoft Word users, please convert your document to the PDF format.

All submissions should clearly present the author information including the names of the authors, the affiliations and the emails.

Submission Site

Visit the SDM12 Conference Submission Site at to submit. At this website you will be able to upload your PDF file and select a Primary Subject Area for your paper. You should also select as many Secondary Areas as your paper fits.

These selections are important to the review process and must be done with care. Note that papers may be reallocated to a more appropriate subject area if need be at the discretion of the program chairs

Paper Structure

In SDM12, in addition to traditional work related to the design, analysis, and implementation of data mining algorithms and systems we also strongly encourage submissions of an applied nature. To facilitate the fair and effective reviewing of such application-oriented submissions, we encourage authors to structure such papers into the following sections.

  1. Background and Motivation (Specific to the application domain)
  2. Methods and Technical Solutions(Draw connections between the specific application to existing studies in the literature, clarify the constraints imposed by the application domain and distinguish your solutions from pre-existing ones in this context).
  3. Empirical Evaluation (Self explanatory).
  4. Significance and Impact (Provide concrete evidence of the potential significance and impact of your work in the given application domain).

The best papers in SDM12 will be invited to be expanded and submitted to a special issue in the Journal of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining.

Conflict of Interest Guidelines for Submissions

As part of the submission procedure authors are asked to mark conflicts of interest with Program Committee members.

A paper author has a conflict of interest with a Program Committee member if any of the following hold:

  1. The Program Committee member is an advisee or advisor of any one of the authors. This applies to current and former advisees and advisors.
  2. The Program Committee member is a collaborator or co-author within the last two years of one of the authors. Collaborations include things like joint papers published or in submission as well as joint projects either in progress or within the last two years.
  3. The Program Committee member is a relative or close personal friend of one of the authors.
  4. The Program Committee member is part of the same organization or has been a part of the same organization as one of the authors within the last two years.

Inaccurate representation of conflicts of interest can result in the paper being rejected without review at the discretion of the program chairs.

If you believe there are other conditions causing a Program Committee member to have a conflict of interest with your submitted paper please contact the Program Committee chairs at: [email protected].

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