Call for paper ICDM workshop

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Dear Colleagues: we announce the following workshop at OEDM2012 Conference
Paper Submission Deadline: August 10, 2012

Optimization Based Techniques for Emerging Data Mining 
- Workshop of OEDM2012
Brussels, Belgium, December 10, 2012


Scope of the workshop:

Using optimization techniques to deal with data separation and data analysis goes back to more than thirty years ago. According to O. L. Mangasarian, his group has formulated linear programming as a large margin classifier in 1960’s. Nowadays classical optimization techniques have found widespread use in solving various data mining problems, among which convex optimization and mathematical programming have occupied the center-stage. With the advantage of convex optimization’s elegant property of global optimum, many problems can be cast into the convex optimization framework, such as Support Vector Machines, graph-based manifold learning, and clustering, which can usually be solved by convex Quadratic Programming, Semi-Definite Programming or Eigenvalue Decomposition. Another research emphasis is applying mathematical programming into the classification. For last twenty years, the researchers have extensively applied quadratic programming into classification, known as V. Vapnik’s Support Vector Machine, as well as various applications. 
As time goes by, new problems emerge constantly in data mining community, such as Time-Evolving Data Mining, On-Line Data Mining, Relational Data Mining and Transferred Data Mining.  Some of these recently emerged problems are more complex than traditional ones and are usually formulated as nonconvex problems. Therefore some general optimization methods, such as gradient descents, coordinate descents, convex relaxation, have come back to the stage and become more and more popular in recent years. From another side of mathematical programming, In 1970’s, A. Charnes and W.W. Cooper initiated Data Envelopment Analysis where a fractional programming is used to evaluate decision making units, which is economic representative data in a given training dataset. From 1980’s to 1990’s, F. Glover proposed a number of linear programming models to solve discriminant problems with a small sample size of data.  Then, since 1998, multiple criteria linear programming (MCLP) and multiple criteria quadratic programming (MQLP) has also extended in classification. All of these methods differ from statistics, decision tree induction, and neural networks. So far, there are more than 200 scholars around the world have been actively working on the field of using optimization techniques to handle data mining problems.
This workshop will present recent advances in optimization techniques for, especially new emerging, data mining problems, as well as the real-life applications among. One main goal of the workshop is to bring together the leading researchers who work on state-of-the-art algorithms on optimization based methods for modern data analysis, and also the practitioners who seek for novel applications. In summary, this workshop will strive to emphasize the following aspects:
•	Presenting recent advances in algorithms and methods using optimization techniques
•	Addressing the fundamental challenges in data mining using optimization techniques
•	Identifying killer applications and key industry drivers (where theories and applications meet)
•	Fostering interactions among researchers (from different backgrounds) sharing the same interest to promote cross-fertilization of ideas.
•	Exploring benchmark data for better evaluation of the techniques

This workshop intends to promote the research interests in the connection of optimization and data mining as well as real-life applications among the growing data mining communities. It calls for papers to the researchers in the above interface fields for their participation in the conference. The workshop welcomes both high-quality academic (theoretical or empirical) and practical papers in the broad ranges of optimization and data mining related topics including, but not limited to the following:
•	Convex optimization for data mining problems 
•	Multiple criteria and constraint programming for data mining problems 
•	Nonconvex optimization (Gradient Descents, DC Programming…)
•	Linear and Nonlinear Programming based methods
•	Matrix/Tensor based methods (PCA, SVD, NMF, Parafac, Tucker…)
•	Large margin methods (SVM, Maximum Margin Clustering…)
•	Randomized algorithms (Random Projection, Random Sampling…)
•	Sparse algorithms (Lasso, Elastic Net, Structural Sparsity…)
•	Regularization techniques (L2 norm, Lp,q norm, Nuclear Norm…) 
•	Combinatorial optimization
•	Large scale numerical optimization
•	Stochastic optimization
•             Graph analysis 
•	Theoretical advances

Application areas
In addition to attract the technical papers, this workshop will particularly encourage the submissions of optimization-based data mining applications, such as credit assessment management, information intrusion, bio-informatics, etc. as follows:
•	Association rules by optimization 
•	Artificial intelligence and optimization 
•	Bio-informatics and optimization 
•	Cluster analysis by optimization 
•	Collaborative filtering
•	Credit scoring and data mining 
•	Data mining and financial applications 
•	Data warehouse and optimization 
•	Decision support systems 
•	Genomics and Bioinformatics by fusing different information sources
•	Healthcare and Biomedical Informatics
•	Image processing and analysis
•	Information overload and optimization 
•	Information retrieval by optimization 
•	Intelligent data analysis via optimization 
•	Information search and extraction from Web using different domain knowledge
•	Knowledge representation models 
•	Multiple criteria decision making in data mining 
•	Optimization and classification 
•	Optimization and economic forecasting 
•	Optimization and information intrusion 
•	Scientific computing and computational sciences
•	Sensor network
•	Social information retrieval by fusing different information sources
•	Social Networks analysis
•	Text processing and information retrieval
•	Visualization and optimization 
•	Web search and decision making 
•	Web mining and optimization 
•	Website design and development 
•	Wireless technology and performance 

Paper Submission
Paper submissions should be limited to a maximum of 4 pages (only one additional page is allowed and extra payment is required for the additional page). The papers must be in English and should be formatted according to the IEEE 2-column format (see the Author Guidelines at ). The workshop only accepts on-line submissions. Please use the Workshop Submission Page on the OEDM2012 website to submit your paper. The authors of accepted contributions will be asked to submit final version and register for the conference.
All papers accepted for workshops will be included in the Workshop Proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press that are indexed by EI, and will be available at the workshops. Detailed information is available at the conference homepage ( ).

Important Date:

August 10, 2012: Due date for full workshop papers
October 1, 2012: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
October 15, 2012: Camera-ready of accepted papers
December 10, 2012: Workshop date

General Co-Chairs:
Yong Shi
Chinese Academy of Sciences Research Center on Fictitious Economy and Data Science
Beijing 100190, China
College of Information Science and Technology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, NE 68182, USA

Chris Ding, 
University of Texas at Arlington

Program Chair:

Tao Li, 
Florida International University
Dr. Zhiquan Qi
Chinese Academy of Sciences Research Center on Fictitious Economy and Data Science

Program Committee:
Shingo Aoki
Osaka Prefecture University, Japan

Wanpracha Art Chaovalitwongse
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA

Dr. Jing He,
Victoria University, Australia

Masato Koda
University of Tsukuba, Japan

Gang Kou
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Kin Keung Lai
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Heeseok Lee
Korea Advanced Institute Science and Technology, Korea

David Olson
University of Nebraska at Lincoln, USA

Jiming Peng
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Yingjie Tian
Chinese Academy of Sciences Research Center on Fictitious Economy and Data Science

Yi Peng
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Yingjie Tian
Chinese Academy of Sciences Research Center on Fictitious Economy and Data Science

Lingfeng Niu
Chinese Academy of Sciences Research Center on Fictitious Economy and Data Science

Fei Wang, 
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

John Wang
Montclair State University, USA

Shouyang Wang
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Xiaobo Yang
Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington, UK

Ning Zhong 
Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan

Xiaofei Zhou
Chinese Academy of Sciences Research Center on Fictitious Economy and Data Science

Jianping Li
Institute of Policy & Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China