Data Mining 2009

Venue: Royal Mare Village

Location: Crete, Greece

Event Date/Time: May 27, 2009 End Date/Time: May 29, 2009
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Since the end of the Cold War, the threat of large scale wars has been substituted by new threats: terrorism, organised crime, trafficking, smuggling, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. To react to them, a security strategy is necessary, but in order to be effective it requires several instruments, including technological tools. Consequently, research and development in the field of security is proving to be an ever-expanding field all over the world.

In the last few years, several public initiatives involving data mining in security research have been proposed both in the USA and in Europe, after a series of European Commission initiatives.

The International Conference on Data Mining started in 1999 and since then has evolved to take into account these new initiatives. In fact, data mining is seen more and more not only as a key technology in business, engineering and science but as one of the key features in security. To stress that all these technologies must be seen as a way to improve not only the security of citizens but also their freedom, special attention will be given to data protection research issues.

The 10th International Conference on Data Mining is part of the successful series organised by Wessex Institute of Technology in collaboration with different Institutions from around the world. The first conference took place in Rio de Janeiro in 1999, followed by the 2000 meeting in Cambridge, the third in Bologna in 2002, the 2003 conference again in Rio de Janeiro, 2004 in Malaga, 2005 in Skiathos, 2006 in Prague, 2007 in the New Forest, and the latest in Cádiz, Spain in 2008.

This conference has become a forum for researchers and practitioners from industry, as well as from academia and public institutions (government and law enforcement agencies), who wish to present and find out the latest information and results in this strategic field of research.

Conference Topics:
- Data Mining, Text Mining, Text Analytics
- Image Mining, Image Processing
- Audio, Speech, Voice Mining
- Data Fusion
- Data Collection
- Machine Translation
- Scenario and Decision Simulation
- Data Protection, Data Privacy
- Information Security
- Biological, Chemical, Electromagnetic Sensors
- Forensic Technologies
- Biometry
- Surveillance Technologies (CCTV, GPS, GMES,Satellite)
- Earth Observation

- Security Application Fields
- Border Security
- Protection against Terrorism and Organised Crime
- Restoring Security after Crisis
- Protection of Critical Infastructures
- Socioeconomic Issues

Business Application Fields:
- Competitive Intelligence
- Knowledge Management

Conference papers are reviewed by members of the Committee and other colleagues and selected papers will be rapidly processed for publication in book form. In addition, all papers in the conference book will be permanently archived in the Transactions of the Wessex Institute on our eLibrary site, where they will be available to the international scientific community. Papers presented at Wessex Institute Conferences appear regularly in notable review, publication and databases.