All workshops will be held on Sunday, August 24, 2008.

Full Day Workshops

  • The 2nd International Workshop on Data Mining and Audience Intelligence for Advertising (ADKDD'08)
    ADKDD 2008 is a forum to bring together researchers and practitioners from a variety of communities involved in digital advertising. These include (but are not restricted to) people working on sponsored search, contextual advertising, behavioral targeting, video, social networks, TV & radio advertising. We want to bring together auction theorists, social network researchers, natural language researchers, information retrieval experts, audience understanding researchers, television advertisement analysts and many others, to promote a fruitful exchange of ideas to advance the field.
  • The 9th Intl. Workshop on Multimedia Data Mining
    The MDM/KDD workshop brings together experts in the analysis of digital media content, multimedia databases, knowledge engineers and domain experts from different applied disciplines with potential in multimedia data mining. The workshop will facilitate the cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas.
  • WEBKDD'08: 10 Years of Knowledge Discovery on the Web
  • The 2nd International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery from Sensor Data (Sensor-KDD, 2008)
    Wide-area sensor infrastructures, remote sensors, and wireless sensor networks yield massive volumes of disparate, dynamic, and geographically distributed data. Sensor-KDD solicits papers that describe innovative solutions in offline data mining and/or real-time analysis of sensor or streaming data. Position papers that describe the challenges and requirements for sensor data based knowledge discovery in high-priority application domains, as well as relevant case studies, are particularly encouraged.
  • The 2nd ACM SIGKDD International Workshop on Privacy, Security, and Trust in KDD (PinKDD'08)
  • The 2nd SNA-KDD Workshop on Social Network Mining and Analysis
    The second SNA-KDD '2008 solicits contributions on social network analysis and graph mining. The workshop topics include but are not limited to: (1) social network modeling; community discovery; scalable, customizable social network infrastructure construction; dynamic growth and evolution patterns identification and discovery using machine learning approaches or multi-agent based simulation. (2) data mining and graph mining advances on the discovery and analysis of communities, on personalization for solitary activities (like search) and social activities (like discovery of potential friends), on the analysis of user behavior in open fora (like conventional sites, blogs and fora).

Half-day Workshops

  • The 2nd International Workshop on Mining Multiple Information Sources
  • The 2nd KDD Workshop on Large Scale Recommenders Systems and the Netflix Prize
  • Data Mining using Matrices and Tensors
    This workshop will present recent advances in algorithms and methods using matrix and scientific computing/applied mathematics for modeling and analyzing massive, high-dimensional, and nonlinear-structured data. One main goal of the workshop is to bring together leading researchers on many topic areas (e.g., computer scientists, computational and applied mathematicians) to assess the state-of-the-art, share ideas, and form collaborations. We also wish to attract practitioners who seek novel ideas for applications.
  • The 8th International Workshop on Data Mining in Bioinformatics (BIOKDD08)
    The goal of this workshop is to encourage KDD researchers to take on the numerous challenges that Bioinformatics offers. This year, BIOKDD '08 will feature the themes "complex biological systems" and "knowledge discovery". Different from analyzing single molecules, complex biological systems consist of components that are in themselves complex and interacting with each other. Understanding how the various components work in concert, using modern high-throughput biology and data mining methods, is crucial to the ultimate goal of genome-based economy such as genome medicine and new agricultural and energy solutions.
  • Data Mining for Business Applications
  • KDD Cup and Workshop on Mining Medical Data
    This workshop is broader in scope than the KDD Cup and all submissions related to the mining of medical data are welcome. Particularly invited are papers describing systems that are able to combine all available patient information whether from structured sources or from unstructured sources, to support medical decision making.

Important Dates

  • Proposals due: February 15, 2008
  • Notification of Acceptance: March 15, 2008
  • Camera-ready workshop submissions: June 16, 2008
  • Workshops: August 24, 2008

Please note that the June 20th date is the deadline for workshop organizers to submit their proceedings to KDD. Each workshop will have its own paper submission deadline and the authors should consult the individual workshop organizers for the paper submission dates to a workshop.

Call for Workshop Proposals

The ACM KDD-2008 organizing committee invites proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference. The purpose of a workshop is to provide participants with the opportunity to present and discuss novel research ideas on active and emerging topics of knowledge discovery and data mining. A workshop should also support the interaction and feedback among topic specialists from academia, industry and government.

At KDD 2007, one workshop combined a challenge problem (time series classification) with more general workshop. Attendees participated in the challenge in the months before the conference, and then attended the workshop to present their solutions and to be debriefed. We encourage such challenge-workshops in this year’s KDD conference. Because such challenge-workshops require extra time to plan, we may be willing to provide early notice of acceptance, contact Dr. Keogh for details.

The organizers of approved workshops are required to announce the workshop and call for papers, gather submissions, conduct the reviewing process and decide upon the final workshop program. They must also prepare an informal set of workshop proceedings to be printed with the help of ACM KDD-2008 organizers and distributed with the registration materials at the conference. They may choose to form organizing or program committees for assistance in these tasks. The logistics of the workshops will be done with the help from the ACM KDD-2008 organizers.

Proposal Details

Proposals should be no more than three pages in length and must include the following:

  • Description of the workshop topic and the associated research issues
  • Motivations why an ACM SIGKDD workshop on this topic should take place
  • Description of the anticipated target group(s) of attendees
  • Duration of the workshop (full day or half day)
  • Contact information (address, email, and phone) for all organizers
  • A designated contact person

The organizers are encouraged to provide the following additional information:

  • A preliminary list of reviewers
  • A list of potential authors
  • A list of potential attendees

Workshop proposals should be sent by e-mail in either PDF/PS or ASCII format to the Workshops Chair: Eamonn Keogh,