This conference is sponsored by the SIAM Activity Group on Data Mining and Analytics.

This conference is held in cooperation with the American Statistical Association.

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 11:59 PM PST: Author Notification
January 25, 2012: Camera Ready Papers Due


Presentation slides are now available for the MS1 Data Mining, Uncertainty Quantification, and Opportunities for Collaboration.

Best Paper Award
A Distributed Kernel Summation Framework for General-Dimension Machine Learning
Authors: Dongryeol Lee, Richard Vuduc, and Alexander G. Gray

Best Student Paper
Sparse Group Lasso: Consistency and Climate Applications
Authors: Soumyadeep Chatterjee, Karsten Steinhaeuser, Arindam Banerjee,  Snigdhansu Chatterjee, and Auroop Ganguly  

Best Student Posters in Doctoral Forum
Semi-Supervised Learning in High Dimensional Data
Authors: Guoxian Yu, South China University of Technology, China; Guoji Zhang, South China University of Technology, China; and Carlotta Domeniconi George Mason University, USA

Modeling Disease Progression via Multi-Task Learning Formulations
Author: Jiayu Zhou, Arizona State University, USA

Doctoral Student Forum
Applications for participation in the doctoral forum are due by February 27, 2012Click here for the Call for Doctoral Student Forum Participants and Student Travel Applications [PDF, 86KB]Click Here for the Doctoral Forum Application [PDF, 61KB].

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Organizing Committee

Steering Committee Chair
Chandrika Kamath, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

Conference Chairs
Joydeep Ghosh, University of Texas - Austin, USA
Huan Liu, Arizona State University, USA

Program Chairs
Ian Davidson, University of California - Davis, USA
Carlotta Domeniconi, George Mason University, USA

Workshop Chairs
Rui Kuang, University of Minnesota, USA
Chandan Reddy, Wayne State University, USA

Tutorial Chair
Nitesh Chawla, University of Notre Dame, USA

Publicity Chairs
Nitin Agarwal, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA

Sponsorship Chairs
Jennifer Dy, Northeastern University, USA
Jimeng Sun, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Local Chair
Yan Liu, University of Southern California, USA

Doctoral Forum Organizers
Jennifer Dy, Northeastern University, USA
Yan Liu, University of Southern California, USA
Jimeng Sun, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Senior Program Committee Members
Charu Aggarwal, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Arindam Banerjee, University of Minnesota, USA
Sugato Basu, Google Research, USA
Roberto Bayardo, Google Research, USA
Francesco Bonchi, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain
Varun Chandola, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Wei Fan, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center and IBM CRL, USA
Dimitrios Gunopulos, University of Athens, Greece
Jiawei Han, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
George Karypis, University of Minnesota, USA
Eamonn Keogh, University of California – Riverside, USA
Tamara Kolda, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Jure Leskovec, Stanford University, USA
Olfa Nasraoui, University of Louisville, USA
Alexander Smola, Yahoo! Research, USA
Myra Spiliopoulou, Otto-von-Guericke-Universitaet Magdeburg, Germany
Parthasarathy Srinivasan, Ohio State University
Hannu Toivonen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Wei Wang, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Qiang Yang, Hong Kong University of Technology, Hong Kong
Jieping Ye, Arizona State University, USA
Bianca Zadrozny, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Mohammed Zaki, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

Program Committee Members
Naoki Abe, IBM Research, USA
Foto Afrati, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Nitin Agarwal, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA
Mohammad Al Hasan, Indiana University-Purdue University, USA
Aijun An, York University, Canada
Tony Bagnall, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom
James Bailey, University of Melbourne, Australia
Jose Luis Balcazar, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
Daniel Barbara, George Mason University, USA
Gustavo Batista, University of California at Riverside, USA
Tanya Berger-Wolf, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Kanishka Bhaduri, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Mustafa Bilgic, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Jean-Francois Boulicaut, Universite de Lyon, France
Wray Buntine, Canberra Research Laboratory, NICTA, Australia
Toon Calders, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Michelangelo Ceci, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Nicolo Cesa-Bianchi, University of Milan, Italy
Vineet Chaoji, Yahoo! Labs, Bangalore, India
Nitesh Chawla, University of Notre Dame, USA
Ling Chen, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Hong Cheng, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Diane Cook, Washington State University, USA
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Florence D'Alche-Buc, Universite d'Evry Val d'Essonne, France
Kamalika Das, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Christian Desrosiers, Ecole de technologie superieure, Montreal, Canada
Chris Ding, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Wei Ding, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
Daniel Dunlavy, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Haimonti Dutta, Columbia University, USA
Saso Dzeroski, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Tina Eliassi-Rad, Rutgers University, USA
Ya Ju Fan, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Yi Fang, Purdue University, USA
Xiaoli Fern, Oregon State University, USA
Maurizio Filippone, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
George Forman, Hewlett-Packard Labs, USA
Ana Fred, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Johannes Furnkranz, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
Joao Gama, University of Porto, Portugal
Byron Gao, Texas State University, USA
Jing Gao, SUNY Buffalo, USA
Claudio Gentile, University of Insubria, Italy
Amol Ghoting, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Fosca Giannotti ISTI-CNR, Italy
Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis, IBM Research, Zurich, Switzerland
David Gleich, Purdue University, USA
Bart Goethals, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Francesco Gullo, Yahoo! Barcelona, Spain
Tias Guns, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Maria Halkidi, University of Pireaus, Greece
Shen-Shyang Ho, University of Maryland College Park, USA
Vasant Honavar, Iowa State University, USA
Ming Hua, Facebook, USA
Jun Huan, University of Kansas, USA
Eyke Huellermeier, University of Marburg, Germany
Shuiwang Ji, Old Dominion University, USA
Rouoming Jin, Kent State University, USA
Alipio Jorge, University of Porto, Portugal
Alexandros Kalousis, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Kristian Kersting, Fraunhofer IAIS, University of Bonn, Germany
George Kollios, Boston University, USA
Vipin Kumar, University of Minnesota, USA
Terran Lane, University of New Mexico, USA
Tao Li, Florida International University, USA
Jessica Lin, George Mason University, USA
Jinze Liu, University of Kentucky, USA
Jun Liu, Siemens Corporate Research, USA
Nathan Nan Liu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Stefano Lonardi, University of California at Riverside, USA
Chang-Tien Lu, Virginia Tech, USA
Claudio Lucchese, Institute of the National Research Council, Italy
Sheng Ma, DoubleClick, USA
Donato Malerba, University of Bari, Italy
Rosa Meo, University of Torino, Italy
Fabian Moerchen, Siemens, USA
Alessandro Moschitti, University of Trento, Italy
Emmanuel Muller, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Art Munson, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Mirco Nanni, ISTI CNR, Italy
Tim Oates, University of Maryland Baltimore, USA
Zoran Obradovic, Temple University, USA
Nikunj Oza, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Themis Palpanas, University of Trento, Italy
Sinno Jialin Pan, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Spiros Papadimitriou, Google Research, USA
Stelios Paparizos, Microsoft, USA
Rajesh Parekh, Yahoo! Research, USA
Dino Pedreschi, University of Pisa, Italy
Jian Pei, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Jing Peng, Montclair State University, USA
Ruggero Pensa, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Ali Pinar, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Kunal Punera, Yahoo! Research, USA
Huzefa Rangwala, George Mason University, USA
S.S. Ravi, Suny Albany, USA
Chandan K. Reddy, Wayne State University, USA
Saeed Salem, North Dakota State University, USA
Guna Seetharaman, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Arno Siebes, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
Michael Steinbach, University of Minnesota, USA
Masashi Sugiyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Einoshin Suzuki, Kyushu University, Japan
Andrea Tagarelli, University of Calabria, Italy
Evimaria Terzi, Boston University, USA
Volker Tresp, Siemens, Germany
Duygu Ucar, Stanford University, USA
Antti Ukkonen, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain
Giorgio Valentini, University of Milan, Italy
Matthijs van Leeuwen, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
Michalis Vazirgiannis, Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece
Ricardo Vilalta, University of Huston, USA
Michail Vlachos, IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland
Slobodan Vucetic, Temple University, USA
Fei Wang, IBM Research, USA
Jianyong Wang, Tsinghua University, Beijing China
Pu Wang, StumbleUpon, USA
Tony Wirth, University of Melbourne, Australia
Xindong Wu, University of Vermont, USA
Hui Xiong, Rutgers University, USA
Dit-Yan Yeung, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Philip Yu, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Kun Zhang, Xavier University of Lousiana, USA
Xiang Zhang, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Ying Zhao, Tsinghua University, Beijing China
Hill Zhu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia


Data mining is an important tool in science, engineering, industrial processes, healthcare, business, and medicine. The datasets in these fields are large, complex, and often noisy. Extracting knowledge requires the use of sophisticated, high performance and principled analysis techniques and algorithms, based on sound theoretical and statistical foundations. These techniques in turn require implementations that are carefully tuned for performance; powerful visualization technologies; interface systems that are usable by scientists, engineers, and physicians
as well as researchers; and infrastructures that support them.

This conference provides a venue for researchers who are addressing these problems to present their work in a peer-reviewed forum. It also provides an ideal setting for graduate students and others new to the field to learn about cutting-edge research by hearing outstanding invited speakers and attending presentations and tutorials (included with conference registration). A set of focused workshops are also held on the last day of the conference. The proceedings of the conference arepublished in archival form, and are also made available on the SIAM web site.

Funding Agency


SIAM and the Conference Organizing Committee wish to extend their thanks and appreciation to the U.S. National Science Foundation for its support of this conference.


Methods and Algorithms


Human Factors and Social Issues

Important Deadlines

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

January 25, 2012: SIAM Student Travel Award and Post-doc/Early Career Travel Award Applications

March 29, 2012 Disconnect time is 4:00 PM EDT

March 27, 2012

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