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From: Paul Bradley bradley@microsoft.com
Subject: KDD-2000 Call for Tutorial Proposals
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2000 18:06:49 -0800
               KDD-2000 Call for Tutorial Proposals

           The Sixth ACM SIGKDD International Conference
             on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

               August 20-23, 2000, Boston, MA, USA


                      Call for Proposals

              Tutorial Proposals due:  March 6, 2000

KDD-2000 Tutorials Chair:  Raymond Ng, University of British
Columbia, (rng@cs.ubc.ca)

Tutorials have become an essential component in many conferences and
workshops related to data mining. This is partly because data mining is
highly inter-disciplinary in nature. But this is also because
tremendous progress in research and development has been made in the
past decade.  As a tradition, KDD conferences have been offering high
quality tutorials on the very many aspects of data mining.

For KDD-2000, we are seeking proposals for 4 to 8 tutorials. An ideal
tutorial should stimulate synergy among the three different
sub-communities in data mining, i.e., databases, machine learning and
statistics. It may discuss novel data mining techniques, successful
applications in data mining, and/or theme-oriented comprehensive

Submission Details:
Deadline: March 6, 2000
Soft Copy to: rng@cs.ubc.ca (postscript preferred), or
Hard Copy to: Raymond Ng, 2366 Main Mall, UBC, Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6T

Proposal Details:
1) Apart from the title of the proposal, it must clearly identify
   the intended audience, e.g., novice learners on statistical
   techniques, expert researchers on classification. An ideal tutorial
   should have an intended audience broader than a single sub-community.

2) The proposal must identify the amount of time intended. For KDD-2000,
   tutorials may be 2-hour, 3-hour or 4-hour long.

3) Enough materials should be included in the proposal to provide a sense
   of both the scope and depth of the tutorial. (In fact, the more
   detailed, the better.) In the proposal, it may specify the material to be

   covered for a 2-hour, 3-hour and/or 4-hour period.

4) The proposal should include a short biography of each tutor (including
   address). For the proposed subject matter, on the one hand, the
   tutor must have appropriate qualification. On the other hand, the
   tutor must NOT focus mainly on his/her research results. KDD
   tutorials are not the forum for promoting one's research or product.
   If for certain parts of the tutorial, the material comes directly
   from the tutor's own research or product, please indicate that in the

For further information, please contact Raymond Ng (rng@cs.ubc.ca).

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