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We invite you to attend DMIN'12, the 2012 International Conference on Data Mining! DMIN'12 offers a 4 day single-track conference, keynote speeches by world renowned scientists, special sessions and free tutorials on all aspects of data mining. In the past, DMIN'11 has attracted more than 60 presentations in formal sessions plus keynotes, and excellent tutorials, with more than 100 attendees plus many more visitors from other WORLDCOMP conferences.

DMIN'12 is part of WORLDCOMP'12. DMIN'12 is an international conference for academics and practitioners held simultaneously with 21 other joint conferences as part of WORLDCOMP'12, The 2012 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing. WORLDCOMP'12 is one of the largest annual gatherings of researchers and practitioners in computer science, computer engineering and applied computing. Each of the joint conferences in WORLDCOMP is a premier conference for presentation of advances in their respective fields, held simultaneously in the same place to facilitate  cross-disciplinary knowledge transfer. The last offering of WORLDCOMP (2011) attracted almost 2,000 computer science and engineering researchers from 81 countries. It is anticipated that WORLDCOMP'12 will attract over 2,000 participants. Participants range from established researchers on Professorial level, starting researchers (post-doc, PhD, Masters and Bachelor level) and contract researchers unto practitioners applying all aspects of data mining in private or public companies or research institutions. DMIN'12 attendees have full access to all sessions and tutorials of all 22 conferences' sessions, tracks, and planned tutorials (for the complete list of joint conferences [click here]) as well as to the DMIN'12 social programme. WORLDCOMP is one of the largest annual conferences and promises many opportunities to present your work to an large, interdisciplinary audience and to extend our professional network. Each conference will have its own proceedings which will be indexed.

An important mission of WORLDCOMP is 'Providing a unique platform for a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers, developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress makes concerted effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities (such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government agencies, and research centers/labs) from all over the world. The congress also attempts to connect participants from institutions that have teaching as their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions that have research as their main mission. The congress uses a quota system to achieve its institution and geography diversity objectives.  One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of computer science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research initiatives; ie, facilitating increased opportunities for cross-fertilization across sub-disciplines.'

DMIN'12 attracts quality papers & presentations. DMIN accepts only high-quality papers for its conference proceedings, which are subject to a thorough & objective review process of at least 2 independent reviewers (leading academics & practitioners).

Proceedings of DMIN will be published in printed conference books (ISBN) and will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed in science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for each published paper (science citation databases such as: Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology; The French National Center for Scientific Research, CNRS, INIST databases, PASCAL (covers the core scientific literature in Science; about 90% of inclusions are journals; only about 9% are proceedings; worldcomp tracks are selected to be among the 9% - accessable from INIST, Datastar, Dialog, EBSCO, OVID, Questel.Orbit, Qwam, and STN International); and others. Though, there is no guarantee that the proceedings will also be included in EI Compendex/Elsevier indexings, in the past, worldcomp tracks were included in these databases. Therefore, we will also be sending the proceedings for indexing procedures to EI Compendex/Elsevier. The printed proceedings/books will be available for distribution on site at the conference.

The DMIN conference has been highly ranked in the past. Please do not confuse DMIN with other "multi-conferences" with approximately 100% acceptance rates, although DMIN had higher acceptance rates then KDD, ICDM, PAKDD or other exclusive first-tier conferences in the past.

The DMIN'11 proceedings are available online:

- ISBN #:  1-60132-168-6
- Proceedings of the International Conference on Data Mining (DMIN'11)
- Editor: Robert Stahlbock
- Associate Editors: Mahmoud Abou-Nasr, Hamid R. Arabnia, Nikolaos Kourentzes,
  Philippe Lenca, Wolfram-M. Lippe, Gary M. Weiss

- Contents (pdf)
- Papers (pdf)
- Authors (pdf)
The 2010 delegates photos are available at [Pixagogo]. 
Photos of the 2011 WORLDCOMP congress are available [here]. 

Measurable scientific impact of WORLDCOMP. As of February 5, 2012, papers published in WORLDCOMP set of proceedings have received 20,405 citations. In recent months (November 23, 2011 to February 5, 2012; ie, in about 75 days), there had been 4,545 citations to WORLDCOMP papers (about 1,800 citations per month). The above record
is significant (thanks to the authors). As the result of high impact (based on citations) of WORLDCOMP papers, "Microsoft Academic Search" has listed each individual track of the congress among its compiled list of "Top Conferences". The citation record of WORLDCOMP set of proceedings is in fact higher than the citation data of many reputable journals in computer science and computer engineering. Citation data was obtained obtained from http://academic.research.microsoft.com/).


You will find the web link to live citation data for DMIN [here].


Detailed information about citations to WORLDCOMP proceedings can be found [here].

Topics of interest encompass all aspects of Data Mining, Knowledge Discovery in Databases, Machine Learning and Computational Intelligence. These include (but are not limited to) all aspects of Data Mining, Machine Learning, Artificial and Computational Intelligence, including: (see [topics] for details)

  • Data Mining Methods & Algorithms
  • Data Mining Tasks & Processes
  • Data Mining Applications
  • Data Mining Tools & Software
  • Data Warehousing

We welcome contributions through research papers and industrial reports/case studies on applications in form of regular papers of up to 7 pages, double-column IEEE style, which will be presented in plenary presentations and poster sessions. In addition, we welcome short research papers & industry reports of 4 pages which will be presented in informal poster sessions. Accepted submissions include:

  • regular research papers (7 pages IEEE style, formal presentation)
  • regular industry & application reports (7 pages IEEE style, formal presentation)
  • short research papers (4 pages IEEE style, poster presentation)
  • short industry & application reports (max. 4 pages IEEE style, poster presentation)

Please download the Call for Papers [pdf] for more information.

We look forward to seeing you at WORLDCOMP'12/DMIN'12.







Deadline Dec 31, 2011
extended: Feb 29, 2012

Annals of Information Systems
Special Issue on Data Mining Applications

We will publish a Special Issue on Real World Data Mining Applications (see our Special Session as well) in Springer's Annals of Information Systems. A CfP and details will be published here soon. A Special Issue on Data Mining has already been published within the series.

Details of the Special Issue can be found here.

Special Sessions
The following special session is approved:
Real-World Data Mining Applications, Challenges, and Perspectives
Tutorials/Invited Talks 
Haym Hirsh
Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck: The Efficient Use of Crowdsourced Labor for Data Annotation [more]

WORLDCOMP keynote:
Crowdsourcing, Human
Computation, and Collective Intelligence

Sofus A. Macskassy
Mining Social Media: The Importance of Combining Network and Content [more]

Peter Geczy
Data Mining in Organizations, Quo Vadis?

Call for Programme Committee
December 6, 2011                      
You are invited to contribute to  DMIN'12 through reviewing papers as member of the programme committee. [more]
Call for Special Sessions
December 6, 2011                      
You are invited to organize a special session at DMIN'12.
Call for Tutorials
December 6, 2011                      
You are invited to organize and present a tutorial at DMIN'12.

Important Dates

DMIN'12 Call for Papers [download pdf]
31 January 2012
Deadline for proposals to  organize/chair sessions/workshops [details]
12 March 2012
12 April 2012 (extended!)
Submission of draft papers
12 April 2012 (approx.)
26 April 2012 (approx., +possibly  7 days; extended)
Notification of acceptance

All notifications are sent.

26 April 2012
25 May 2012 (extended)
Camera-Ready conference papers & registration & copyright/consent due
16-19 July 2012
2012 International Conference on Data Mining (DMIN'12) & joint conferences of WORLDCOMP'12

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General Enquiries: Robert Stahlbock
General Conference Chair



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