IEEE International Conference on Data Mining

MoDAT : Designing the Market of Data - for Synthesizing Data in Sciences and Businesses

We are a merged workshop of MoDAT as it was (which had 15 submissions... thank you!), and The 1st International Workshop on Mining Social Data at Work (1st MSDW), expecting a synergistic effect enhancing our creativity.

December 7th(changed from 8th), in conjunction with IEEE ICDM 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

Linked from - Analytics, Big, Data, Data Mining, and Data Science Resources, DBWorld, and relevant societies
Deadline for submissions: August 3, 2013: Strict: No reasons for delay can be considered
Accepted papers will be published in a formal proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Press


This workshop is not about data mining for marketing, but about how to create and design the market where data are reasonably dealt with, i.e., sold, opened free, or shared after negotiation. Our ultimate goal is to have each people on the earth feel free to share one's own data with others without fearing of the loss of business opportunities.

In order to make a social environment where analysts and decision makers in active businesses and sciences can be provided with data they need, in this workshop we aim to (re)design an environment called the Market of Data, where each user or provider of data can understand the value of each part of data so that one can buy/sell it for a reasonable price. Here, the value of each part of data shall be visualized to aid users' considering its possible contribution to promoting/creating businesses and scientific findings.

Furthermore, it is noteworthy that data scientists need to import techniques from others, but the techniques are not easy to learn from experts dealing with different kinds of data, because the similarity between data is not always obvious. The similarity between latent dynamics behind data is also desired to be represented in such a way as visualizing distances among structural features of data for aiding the choice of success/failure cases of data mining to learn from.

Relevant Areas

In this workshop we call for presentations about what we can/should do for creating a marketplace where data and analystsf knowledge are shared by selling and buying, with reasonably determining the conditions for sharing. Or, people in the market may communicate to decide to expose the data as open-source, if the trust of the data provider is expected to be elevated highly due to the contribution to people in the public. Thus the Market of Data (MODAT) means a place where the value of data and knowledge can be externalized. Relevant areas are as follows, but not restricted to:

Data/Text mining and visualization
Visualization of links among data, representing the possibility to combine them to discuss use scenarios of data
Visualization of links and distances among data, representing their similarities
Mining data or text for finding important events and attributes, in order to compute the links and distances
Extracting causalities, for externalizing links among data
Knowledge representation
Construction of dictionaries of variables, for reasonably linking among data
Representing the hierarchical structure of relevance among concepts and variables, used in the thoughts of analysts and users
Methods for creative communication and argumentation
Data-based communication for evaluating the value of an event, i.e., chance discovery, and data which may include such an event
Visual interface for triggering meaningful thoughts of stakeholders

We also love to involve ones beyond the community of data mining ? sociologists, stock dealers, biologists, ..anyone from active communities are in MoDAT. Forming the interdisciplinary community, we will conduct a session of Innovators MarketplaceR where ideas to combine existing technologies and knowledge are reflected to the design of Data Market.

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Important Dates

March 10: The CFP webpage ver.1 should be open, announced here and via other appropriate media
August 3, 2013: Deadline for submission (Strict: No reasons for delay can be considered)
September 24, 2013: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
December 7, 2013: Day of workshop

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Submission and Contact

ICDM has the unique tradition that all accepted workshop papers are published in a formal proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Press.

The due:August 3, 2013
Paper: Limited to a maximum of *8* pages, following the IEEE ICDM format requirements (available at the instruction page of ICDM )
Pls pay a keen attention to the instructions above e.g., DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAMES in the paper
Submission MUST be on the IEEE ICDM Workshop CyberChair submission system:
(Newly added on 27 June: Choose No. 14)
Note (1): Each submitted paper is to be carefully reviewed by at least two/three, and should be approved by the ICDM Workshop Chairs.
Note (2): Once the decision on paper acceptance has been made, the authors will be notified that camera-ready versions should be prepared and submitted through the same submission system.
Yukio Ohsawa
Professor, Dept. of Systems Innovation, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8583, Tel: +81-3-5841-2908
Email: (Ohsawa and Secretary:

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Program Committee

Program Committee (married with MSDW):
Abe, Akinori: Chiba University, Japan
Abraham, Ajith: Machine Intelligence Research Labs, USA
Bruza, Peter: Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Chang, Kuiyu: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Hasida, Koiti: The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Hong, Chao-Fu: Aletheia Universtity, Taiwan
Liu, Huan: Arizonsa State University, USA
Llora, Xavier: NCSA, USA
de Maeyer, Christel: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Ohsawa, Yukio: The University of Tokyo, Japan
Slezak, Dominik: Warsaw University, Poland
Takeda, Hideaki: National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Van den Poel, Dirk: Ghent University, Belgium
Wang, Henry: Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Welge, Michael: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Yada, Katsutoshi: Kansai University, Japan

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