The First International Workshop on Interesting Knowledge Mining (IKM 09)

Seoul, South Korea, August 25~27, 2009

Please visit the main conference website for camera ready papers, registration, and conference venue

Scope and Topics

The IKM Workshop focuses on issues of discovering interesting and actionable knowledge from data. Theoretical advances, algorithms and systems, and application cases that make efforts to derive interesting knowledge from data are welcome contributions.

One of the main goals of KDD is to find nuggets of useful knowledge that could influence or help users in a decision making process. This task can be viewed as searching in an immense space for possible workable, concrete, and profitable strategies to the decision-maker. In the last decade, KDD algorithms have made a tremendous progress and have been demonstrated to be of significant value in a variety of real-world applications. Nevertheless, there is a gap between the discovered patterns and the formulated solutions. Currently, this gap is filled by manual or semi-automatic analysis, which is time consuming, biased, limits the efficiency of KDD overall process and capabilities.

The workshop invites papers on all aspects of diminishing the gap between the discovered results and actual action plans, including, but not limited to:

  • Intelligent Agent Technology
  • Intelligent Information Systems
  • Knowledge Representation and Integration
  • Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
  • Knowledge Visualization
  • Important Dates

  • Deadline for Paper Submission: May 20, 2009
  • Authors Notification: May 30, 2009
  • Deadline for registration: 25 May - 7 June, 2009
  • Deadline for final camera-ready paper submission to IEEE system: 30 May - 7 June, 2009

    Paper Submission

    Authors are invited to electronically submit their paper, written in English, presenting the results of original research or innovative practical applications relevant to the conference. Practical experiences with state-of-the-art methodologies are also acceptable when they reflect lessons of unique value to the conference attendees.

  • Paper format : IEEE CS format (8.5" x 11", two-column), Click here to download the IEEE CS format instructions
  • Paper length : Full paper (6-8 pages) / Short Paper (3-4 pages)
  • Submission website :
  • Post-Conference Publications

  • Proceedings will be published by IEEE CS and indexed by IEE/INSPEC, EI (Compendex), Thomson ISI.
  • Authors of selected papers in this workshop will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a special issue of the International Journal of Data Mining, Modeling, and Management (IJDMMM)
  • Workshop Chairs

    Li-Shiang Tsay (North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC, USA)
    Zbigniew W. Ras (University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, USA)
    Seunghyun Im (University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, PA, USA)

    Program Committee

    Aijun An (York Univ., Canada)
    Agnieszka Dardzinska (Bialystok Technical Univ., Poland)
    Alfredo Cuzzocrea (ICAR-CNR and University of Calabria, Italy)
    Andrzej Skowron (Univ. of Warsaw, Poland)
    Angelina Tzacheva (Univ. of South Carolina Upstate, USA)
    Annalisa Appice (Univ. of Bari, Italy)
    Bruno Cremilleux (Univ. de Caen, France)
    Christel Vrain (University of Orleans, France)
    Djamel A. Zighed (Univ. Lyon, France)
    Floriana Esposito (University of Bari, Italy)
    Gilbert Ritschard (Univ. of Geneva, Switzerland)
    Henryk Rybinski (Warsaw Univ. of Technology, Poland)
    Howard J. Hamilton (Univ. of Regina, Canada)
    Jan Rauch (Univ. of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic)
    Jean-Marc Petit (LIRIS, INSA Lyon, France)
    Jerzy Grzymala-Busse (University of Kansas, USA)
    Jiming Liu (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)
    Jitender S. Deogun (Univ. of Nebraska, USA)
    Liqiang Geng (NRC Institute for Information Technology)
    Longbing Cao (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
    Mila Kwiatkowska (Thompson Rivers Univ., Canada)
    Mirsad Hadzikadic (Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)
    Ning Zhong (Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan)
    Salvatore Greco (Univ. of Catania, Italy)
    Shusaku Tsumoto (Shimane Univ., Japan)
    Tapio Elomaa (Tampere Univ. of Technology, Finland)
    Yiyu Yao (Univ. of Regina, Canada)

    Contact Information

    Dr. Seunghyun Im
    E-mail :