DS99 Call For Papers

Koichi Furukawa (furukawa@sfc.keio.ac.jp)
Thu, 3 Jun 1999 21:30:46 +0200 (MET DST)

Submission Dead Line Extended to June 15.

(Apologies if you receive multiple copies)

Call for Papers

Discovery Science 1999

The Second International Conference on Discovery Science
Waseda University International Conference Center,
Tokyo, Japan
December 6-8, 1999

The second international conference on Discovery Science (DS'99) will
be held at Waseda University International Conference Center, Tokyo,
Japan, from December 6 to 8, 1999. The conference will be sponsored
by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Area "Discovery
Science", in cooperation with Japanese Society for Artificial
Intelligence, and with SIG of Data Mining, Japan Society for Software
Science and Technology. The conference will be colocated with the
Tenth International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory

We are now encountered to a rapidly growing digital network
society. Information available for each person is tremendously
large and therefore is far beyond our capability for analyzing and
understanding. A new generation of computational techniques and tools
is required to support the extraction and the discovery of useful
knowledge from the rapidly growing volumes of data. Raw data is
rarely of direct benefit. Its true value is reflected by our ability
to extract information useful for decision support or for exploration
and understanding of the phenomena exhibited in the data source.

The "Discovery Science" is a three year project from 1998 to 2000 that
aims to (1) develop new methods for knowledge discovery, (2)
install network environments for knowledge discovery, and (3)
establish the Discovery Science as a new area of Computer Science. A
systematic research is planned that ranges over philosophy, logic,
reasoning, computational learning and system developments. We are now
close to the end of the first year and quite a few new research
results are being expected.

The main objective of this conference is to provide an open forum for
intensive discussions and interchange of new information among
researchers working in the new area of Discovery Science. We believe
that such forum will be of benefit to the participants of the
conference as well as to the "Discovery Science" project.

Topics of interest within the scope of this conference include, but
not limited to, the following areas: Logic for/of knowledge discovery,
knowledge discovery by inferences, knowledge discovery by learning
algorithms, knowledge discovery by heuristic search, scientific
discovery, knowledge discovery in databases, data mining, knowledge
discovery in network environments, inductive logic programming,
abductive reasoning, machine learning, constructive programming as
discovery, intelligent network agents, knowledge discovery from
unstructured and multimedia data, statistical methods for knowledge
discovery, data and knowledge visualization, knowledge discovery and
human interaction, and human factors in knowledge discovery.

Invited lectures will be delivered by Professor Donald Michie
(University of Edinburgh), Professor Stuart Russell (University of
California, Berkeley), Professor Jan M Zytkow (University of North
Carolina). There will be three more invited speakers invited by ALT'99:
Katharina Morik (University of Dortmund), Robert Schapire (AT&T Shannon Lab.),
and Kenji Yamanishi (NEC).

Authors are requested to email postscript files of their papers to


or send six copies of them to

Koichi Furukawa
Graduate School of Media and Governance,
Keio University
5322 Endoh, Fujisawa-shi,
Kanagawa 252 Japan.

Electronic submission is highly preferred.

Papers must be received by June 15, 1999.
Notification of acceptance will be emailed to the first (or
designated) author by July 15, 1999.
Camera-ready copy of accepted papers will be due August 15, 1999.

The paper should consist of a cover page with title, authors'
names, postal and e-mail addresses, an approximately 200 word
summary, and a body not longer than twelve pages under the style
files supplied by Springer-Verlag. The style files and
authors instructions can be obtained from the DS99 home page:
http://www.i.kyushu-u.ac.jp/ds99, through a link to the
Springer's web site, where you can find the style files for
LaTeX2e, LaTex, Tex and the template for MS Word. However,
authors are strongly recommended to use LaTeX2e.

Each submitted paper will be reviewed by the members of the
program committee, and selected on the basis of its importance
in Discovery Science from theoretical and/or practical
viewpoints in addition to the originality and the clarity of
presentation. Papers that have appeared in journals or other
conferences are not appropriate for DS'99.

We are planning to publish the proceedings as a volume in the
Lecture Notes Series in Artificial Intelligence,

Conference Chair:
Setsuo Arikawa
Department of Informatics,
Kyushu University
Fukuoka 812-8581, Japan

Program Committee:
K. Furukawa (Chair, Keio U., Japan)
P. Flach (U. Bristol, UK)
R. G. Goebel (U. Alberta, Canada)
R. King (U. Wales, UK)
Y. Kodratoff (Paris-Sud, France)
P. Langley (Inst. for the Study of Learning & Expertise, USA)
N. Lavrac (Jozef Stefan Inst., Slovenia)
H. Mannila (Microsoft Research, USA)
K. Morik (U. Dortmund, Germany)
S. Morishita (U. Tokyo, Japan)
H. Motoda (Osaka U., Japan)
S. Muggleton (York University, UK)
K. Niijima (Kyushu U., Japan)
T. Nishida (Naist, Japan)
K. Noe (Tohoku University, Japan)
H. Ono (Jaist, Japan)
C. Sammut (U. NSW, Australia)
C. Smith (U. Maryland, USA)
Y. Tanaka (Hokkaido U., Japan)
E. Ukkonen (U. Helsinki, Finland)
R. E. Valdes-Perez (CMU, USA)
T. Zeugmann (Kyushu U., Japan)

Local Arrangements Committee:
S. Miyano (Chair, U. Tokyo, Japan)
S. Goto (Waseda U., Japan)
S. Morishita (U. Tokyo, Japan)
A. Shinohara (Kyushu U., Japan)

Steering Committee for DS Series:
S. Arikawa (Chair, Kyushu University, Japan)
Y. Kanada (U. Tokyo, Japan)
A. Maruoka (Tohoku U., Japan)
S. Miyano (U. Tokyo, Japan)
M. Sato (Kyoto U., Japan)
T. Sato (TiTech, Japan)

Call for Posters and Demos

DS'99 also invites posters and software demonstrations as an
important part of the conference. For poster and demo, send a
two-page abstract (in the same style of the ordinary papers) by
email to


After a reviewing process by PC committee, the accepted
abstracts will be included in the proceedings.

Abstracts must be received by July 1, 1999.
Notification of acceptance will be emailed to the first (or
designated) author by July 26, 1999.
Camera-ready copy of accepted abstracts will be due August 15, 1999.

For software demonstrations, a limited number of computer
equipments will be available. Please contact

For the latest information, please visit

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