The 17th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (IEEE ICDM 2017) will host a forum for PhD students to highlight their dissertation work. The PhD Forum spans various topics of data mining and related fields such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistics, databases, information retrieval, social media analysis, and multimedia and web mining. Application areas of data mining, such as bioinformatics, healthcare informatics, urban informatics, and science informatics are also encouraged. Participants with interdisciplinary work are particularly welcome.

The PhD Forum invites papers from doctoral students describing their work. Accepted papers will be published in IEEE proceedings. During the workshop, researchers with experience in supervising and examining doctoral students will participate and provide feedback to the participants.

Important Dates
All deadlines are at 11:59PM Pacific Daylight Time.
Submission deadline: August 20, 2017
Notification date: September 18, 2017
Camera-ready deadline: September 25, 2017
PhD Forum date: November 18, 2017

Submission Guidelines
The submissions should propose research ideas that are mature enough to be presented into a paper and can evolve to become a substantial part of a PhD dissertation. The authors should be PhD students or Masters students aspiring to become PhD candidates. Students may also consider submitting work on one or more sub-problems of their dissertation. Papers should address research problems in the PhD proposal of the students, and they should focus on highlighting the challenges of the problems, the originality of the proposed approach, and technical aspects of the proposed techniques. Preliminary experimental evaluation should also be included. All submissions will be single-blind reviewed by the PhD Forum Committee. Authors of accepted submissions are expected to participate in person to the forum.

The PhD Forum is open for two types of submissions:
  • Regular papers should present established research with enough scientific contribution to the field (at most 10 pages in length).
  • Extended abstracts are meant for ongoing research that is expected to provide further advances in the future (2 pages in length).

PhD Forum Co-Chairs
Danai Koutra, University of Michigan
Bo Jin, Dalian University of Technology

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