National Science Foundation Workshop on Next Generation Data Mining

Location: Marriott, Inner Harbor, Baltimore
Date: November 1--3, 2002
Workshop Web Site:


Hillol Kargupta and Anupam Joshi
Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
University of Maryland Baltimore County and


Christos Faloutsos, Carnegie Mellon University
Claudia Pearce, National Security Agency
Jiawei Han, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nabil Adam, Rutgers University
Ted Senator, IPTO, DARPA
Umesh Dayal, HP Labs
Vipin Kumar, University of Minnesota
Yelena Yesha, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Krishnamoorthy Sivakumar, Washington State University


The dramatic evolution in the availability of data in various forms from various sources is creating many fundamental challenges in computing, communication, storage, and human computer interaction issues for data mining. Several novel data mining application areas are fast emerging. These developments call for new perspectives and new approaches.

The National Science Foundation Workshop on Next Generation Data Mining (NGDM'02) will bring together data mining researchers and practitioners from diverse backgrounds for exploring the challenges and future research directions in data mining.

The NGDM02 will focus on the following areas:

1) Data Mining for Pervasive, Distributed, and Stream Applications
2) Data mining for Counter-terrorism
3) Scientific Data Mining
4) The Web, Semantics, and Data Mining

Even though these issues seem disparate, they are closely intertwined. For instance, electronic and signal intelligence data which needs to be mined for counter terrorism is often composed of several data streams collected in a distributed environment. Similarly, scientific data mining may benefit from high throughput online algorithms and semantics. The workshop will have single track, and all participants are expected to contribute in each of the areas.

Format of the Workshop:

1. Invited Presentations
2. Regular Presentations
3. Panel and Open Discussions
4. Poster and demo session

CALL FOR PAPERS (Regular Presentations)

We would like to invite paper submissions from data mining researchers and practitioners. The papers should be relevant to the focus areas of NGDM'02. The papers must present innovative research directions that may be suitable for the agenda of the workshop---next generation data mining challenges. Submitted papers should not exceed 10 pages. The workshop will accept only electronic submission of papers in PDF or Postscript format to with "NGDM02 Submission" in the subject line. The papers will be included in the NSF Workshop Report. The workshop will also produce an edited book published by the AAAI/MIT Press. Extended versions of the selected papers will be included in the book.

Latex style files for the workshop proceedings can be found here .


Please send demo proposals by e-mail to with "NGDM02 Demo Proposal" in the subject before September 20, 2002.


Submission deadline: September 20, 2002
Notification: October 9, 2002
Camera-ready due: October 18, 2002
Workshop: November 1--3, 2002
Pre-Registration Deadline: October 16, 2002


Please click here to register for the workshop. The workshop will be able to accommodate only a limited number of participants (approximately 140). So we strongly encourage pre-registration. After the deadline we will continue to accept registrations as long as we do not surpass the capacity.


Here is the workshop program.


You should receive the reduced room rate ($159/day, offer valid until October 16, 2002) from Marriott Inner Harbor for attending the NGDM'02. When you call Marriott (toll free number: 1-800-228-9290) mention the name of the workshop "NGDM02" in order to get the reduced rate.
For maps and driving direction to the venue click here .
To know about Inner Harbour, visit .


Visiting Baltimore


Posters and Demos


Presentation slides


Selected papers from the workshop will be published in the form of an edited book, entitled "Data Mining: Next Generation Challenges and Future Directions", by AAAI/MIT Press. The book chapters (by invitation only) should not be more than 20 book pages. The style files are available here. Please send your chapter to before December 15, 2002. Please write "NGDM'02 Book Chapter" in the subject line of the e-mail.


Here are some photos from the workshop.....