Microsoft Academic Search is a free academic search engine developed by Microsoft Research Asia, which also serves as a test-bed for our object-level vertical search research.
Among many interesting findings, there is a list of top conferences in Data Mining, ranked by in Domain citations. The top conference is KDD (www.kdd.org). Surprisingly, there are many traditionally database conferences like ICDE and DaWaK among the list.
An interesting measure of conference quality is Citations / Publications. By this measure the highest quality papers were in DMKD - SIGMOD workshop run from 1996 to 2004, followed by KDD and FIMI.
Here is a list of the top 10 conferences:
|1||KDD - Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining||4140||10223||2.47|
|2||ICDE - International Conference on Data Engineering||7028||8370||1.19|
|3||ICDM - IEEE International Conference on Data Mining||3414||2463||0.72|
|4||CIKM - International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management||4452||2242||0.50|
|5||SDM - SIAM International Conference on Data Mining||1432||1256||0.88|
|6||ECML/PKDD - Principles of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery||2062||1129||0.55|
|7||PAKDD - Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining||2526||711||0.28|
|8||DMKD - Research Issues on Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery , (SIGMOD Workshop, 1996-2004)||212||637||3.00|
|9||DASFAA - Database Systems for Advanced Applications||2232||364||0.16|
|10||DaWaK - Data Warehousing and Knowledge Discovery||1010||330||0.33|
|11||DS - Discovery Science||1060||240||0.23|
|12||DOLAP - International Workshop on Data Warehousing and OLAP||326||182||0.56|
|13||DMDW - Design and Management of Data Warehouses||142||145||1.02|
|14||FIMI - Workshop on Frequent Itemset Mining Implementations||68||154||2.26|
|15||WSDM - Web Search and Data Mining||224||69||0.31|
Here is a full list of data mining conferences, according to Microsoft research.
nice overview and comparison of size and impact