ICKD- International Conference on Knowledge Discovery (ICKD)

Venue: Madeira

Location: Madeira, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Oct 05, 2009 End Date/Time: Oct 08, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 21, 2009
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Knowledge Discovery is an interdisciplinary area focusing upon methodologies for identifying valid, novel, potentially useful and meaningful patterns from data, often based on underlying large data sets. A major aspect of Knowledge Discovery is data mining. Data mining is a step in the Knowledge Discovery process that consists of applying data analysis and discovery algorithms that produce a particular enumeration of patterns (or models) over the data.
Knowledge Discovery includes the evaluation of patterns and identification of which add to knowledge. This has proven to be a promising approach for enhancing the intelligence of software systems and services. The ongoing rapid growth of online data due to the Internet and the widespread use of databases have created an important need for knowledge discovery methodologies. The challenge of extracting knowledge from data draws upon research in a large number of disciplines including statistics, databases, pattern recognition, machine learning, data visualization, optimization, and high-performance computing, to deliver advanced business intelligence and web discovery solutions.
The primary focus of ICKD is to provide a major forum for advancement and adoption of the "science" of knowledge discovery and data mining.


- Information retrieval
- Foundations of knowledge discovery in databases
- Data analytics
- Data mining in electronic commerce
- Interactive and online data mining
- Process mining
- Integration of data warehousing and data mining
- Data reduction and quality assessment
- Mining high-dimensional data
- Mining text and semi-structured data
- Mining multimedia data
- Mining spatial and temporal datasets
- Structured data analysis and statistical methods
- BioInformatics & pattern discovery
- Clustering and classification methods
- Pre-processing and post-processing for data mining
- Visual data mining and data visualization
- High performance implementations
- Privacy protection and ethics
- Software development
- Business intelligence applications


ICKD 2009 will have several invited Keynote Speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.


Authors should submit an original paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. Please check the paper formats so you may be aware of the accepted paper page limits.
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web site must be strictly used for all submitted papers. The submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check and carefully follow the instructions and templates provided.
Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable.
Papers that are out of the conference scope or contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Remarks about the on-line submission procedure:
1. A "double-blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper, WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors. This means that is necessary to remove the authors personal details, the acknowledgements section and any reference that may disclose the authors identity.
LaTeX/PS/PDF/DOC/DOCX/RTF format are accepted.
2. The web submission procedure automatically sends an acknowledgement, by e-mail, to the contact author.

Paper submission types:
Regular Paper Submission
A regular paper presents a work where the research is completed or almost finished. It may be accepted as a “full paper” (30 min. oral presentation), a “short paper” (20 min. oral presentation) or a “poster”.

Position Paper Submission
A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to, without the need to present completed research work and/or validated results. It is, nevertheless, important to support your argument with evidence to ensure the validity of your claims. A position paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one of the conference topic areas. The acceptance of a position paper is restricted to the categories of "short paper" or "poster", i.e. a position paper is not a candidate to acceptance as "full paper".

After the reviewing process is completed, the contact author (the author who submits the paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail. The authors are required to follow the reviews in order to improve their paper before the camera-ready submission.

All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support.


Conference date: 5-8 October, 2009

Regular Paper Submission: April 21, 2009
Authors Notification: June 16, 2009
Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: June 30, 2009


ICKD Secretariat
Adress: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq.
2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8639
e-mail: ickd.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.ickd.ic3k.org


The conference will be held in the Hotel Tivoli Ocean Park. The Tivoli Ocean Park is a truly stunning property located 5 minutes from Funchal city centre and 30 minutes from Madeira International Airport. This award-winning hotel overlooks the beachfront promenade and guests are guaranteed gorgeous views of the sea with direct access from the hotel to the sandy beach.