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[Computational-biology] Call for Tutorials: SIAM Conference on Data Mining (SDM'15)

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*SIAM International Conference on Data Mining*

*April 30 - May 2, 2015*

*Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel*

*Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada*

*SDM15: Call For Tutorials*

The SIAM Data Mining (SDM15) Organizing Committee invites proposals for
tutorials to be held in conjunction with the conference. Tutorials are an
effective way to educate and/or provide the necessary background to the
intended audience enabling them to understand technical advances.

For SDM15, we are seeking proposals for tutorials on all topics related to
data mining. A tutorial may be a theme-oriented comprehensive survey,
discuss novel data mining techniques or may center around successful and
timely application of data mining in important application areas (e.g.,
medicine, national security, scientific data analysis). Tutorials on
interdisciplinary research topics, novel and fast growing directions, and
innovative applications are highly encouraged. For examples of typical SIAM
tutorials, see the set of accepted tutorials at previous SIAM conferences
SDM11 <http://www.siam.org/meetings/sdm11/tutorials.php>, SDM12
<http://www.siam.org/meetings/sdm12/tutorials.php>, SDM13
<http://www.siam.org/meetings/sdm13/tutorials.php>, and SDM14

Tutorials are open to all conference attendees without any extra fees. The
typical tutorial will be 2 hours long (longer tutorials will be
considered). Previous SDM conferences attracted up to 100 attendees in a

Proposals should be submitted electronically with subject heading: “SDM
2015 Tutorial Proposal Submission” by October 12, 2014 *11:59 PM MDT *to

*Prof. Tao Li*
School of Computing and Information Sciences
Florida International University
taoli from cs.fiu.edu

Proposals should be submitted in *PDF format* (for other formats please
contact the tutorial chair first). Proposals should include the following:

   - *Basic information:* Title, brief description, name and contact
   information for each tutor, length of the proposed tutorial. If the
   intended tutorial is expected to take longer than 2 hours a rationale is
   expected. Also identify any other venues in which the tutorial has been or
   will be presented.
   - *Audience:* Proposals must clearly identify the intended audience for
   the tutorial (e.g., novice, intermediate, expert).
      - What background will be required of the audience?
      - Why is this topic important/interesting to the SIAM data mining
      - What is the benefit to participants?
      - Provide some informal evidence that people would attend (e.g.,
      related workshops).
   - *Coverage:* Enough material should be included to provide a sense of
   both the scope of material to be covered and the depth to which it will be
   covered. The more details that can be provided, the better (up to and
   including links to the actual slides or viewgraphs). Note that the tutors
   should not focus mainly on their own research results. If, for certain
   parts of the tutorial, the material comes directly from the tutors' own
   research or product, please indicate this clearly in the proposal.
   - *Biographies: *Provide brief biographical information on each tutor
   (including qualifications with respect to the tutorial's topic).


   - *Submission* : October 12, 2014 11:59 PM MDT
   - *Decision Notification* : November 12, 2014
   - *Complete Set of Tutorial Viewgraphs (Slides)*: March 8, 2015

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