Sunday, May 21, 2006

Data Mining for Business Applications Workshop

The upcoming International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) conference (August in Philadelphia) will feature a workshop on "Data Mining for Business Applications". The goals of the workshop are stated as:

1. Bring together researchers (from both academia and industry) as well as practitioners from different fields to talk about their different perspectives and to share their latest problems and ideas.
2. Attract business professionals who have access to interesting sources of data and business problems but not the expertise in data mining to solve them effectively.

I love attending KDD - it is a fun conference with lots of interesting talks and posters, which attracts both industry people as well as academics from artificial intelligence/maching-learning and a few statisticians (the cool ones, of course). Aside from the main conference there is a variety of workshops and tutorials. This conference has a competitive acceptance rate for papers, which guarantees high quality.

See you in Philly!
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