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DS-2006: Call for Papers

The Ninth International Conference on Discovery Science (DS-2006) will be held in Barcelona, Spain, on 7-10 October 2006. DS-2006 will be collocated with ALT-2006, the Sixteenth International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory. The two conferences will be held in parallel, and they will share the invited talks. The proceedings of DS-2006 will appear in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence by Springer-Verlag.

DS-2006 provides an open forum for intensive discussions and interchange of new information among researchers working in the area of Discovery Science. The scope of the conference includes the development and anlysis of methods for intelligent data analysis, knowledge discovery and machine learning, as well as their application to scientific knowledge discovery.


We invite submissions of research papers addressing all aspects of discovery science. We particularly welcome contributions that discuss the application of data analysis and other support techniques for scientific discovery including, but not limited to, biomedical, astronomical and other physics domains.

Two types of submissions are solicited: regular and long papers. Regular papers will be presented in an oral spotlight presentation and a poster; authors of long papers will have the opportunity to give an extended oral presentation. The submission web site will be available at http://www-ai.ijs.si/~ds06/.

A paper submission must be formatted according to the layout supplied by Springer-Verlag for the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Regular papers must not exceed five (5) pages, whereas long papers may contain up to twelve (12) pages.

Mentoring Program and Student Award

DS-2006 features a mentoring program, introduced last year. Students who are first authors of papers are invited to submit a paper draft on or before the mentoring deadline. They will receive a comments from a PC member that will help them to prepare the final submission.

Carl Smith Award will be given to an excellent student paper.

Submission Topics

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Logic and philosophy of scientific discovery,
  • Knowledge discovery, machine learning and statistical methods,
  • Active knowledge discovery,
  • Text and web mining,
  • Information extraction from scientific literature,
  • Knowledge discovery from text and the web,
  • Knowledge discovery from unstructured and multimedia data,
  • Knowledge disvovery in network and link data,
  • Knowledge discovery in social networks,
  • Data and knowledge visualization,
  • Human-machine interaction for knowledge discovery and management,
  • Biomedical knowledge discovery, analysis of microarray and gene deletion data,
  • Applications of the above techniques to natural or social sciences,
  • Other applications of the above techniques.

Important Dates

Mentoring program submission deadline: 27 April 2006
Submission deadline: 26 May 2006
Notifications of acceptance: 30 June 2006
Camera-ready copy due: 15 July 2006 (CHANGED)
Conference: 7-10 October 2006


Program Committee Co-Chairs: Nada Lavrac and Ljupco Todorovski, Jozef Stefan Institute

Conference Chair: Klaus P. Jantke, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence