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Workshop on Link Analysis, Counterterrorism and Security
Call for Papers
26th April, 2008
Hyatt Regency Hotel
at the SIAM International Conference on Data Mining.
Submission deadline: 28th December, 2007
Notification of acceptance: 18th January, 2008
Camera ready copy due: 14th February, 2008
School of Computing
skill at cs.queensu.ca
Department of Computer Engineering and Computer Science
University of Louisville
abadia at louisville.edu
* *Jafar Adibi*, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
* *Lise Getoor*, University of Maryland.
* *Dragomir Radev*, University of Michigan.
* *Marko Grobelnik*, J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia.
* *Dunja Mladenic*, J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia.
* *Daniel Barbará*, George Mason University.
* *Ophir Frieder*, Illinois Institute of Technology.
* *David Hicks*, Aalborg University, Denmark.
* *Simeon Simoff*, University of Technology, Sydney.
* *Carey E. Priebe*, Johns Hopkins University.
* *John Gersh*, Johns Hopkins University.
* *Antonio Sanfilippo*, PNNL.
* *Bülent Yener*, RPI.
* *Chris Diehl*, Johns Hopkins University.
* *Mark Maybury*, MITRE.
* *Paul Kantor*, Rutgers.
* *Kathleen Carley*, CMU.
This workshop is the fifth workshop on this topic at the SIAM
International Data Mining Conference. The workshop attracts a mixture of
academics, and security and law-enforcement and counterterrorism
The workshop provides a venue in which to present early work in relevant
areas. An online proceedings will be created, and hardcopy proceedings
will be available to conference attendees (and through SIAM afterwards).
However, authors may retain copyright.
Industrial organizations with products that are suitable for analyzing
large datasets may also wish to participate, either directly in the
workshop or in an industrial track in the main conference.
Topics of Interest:
* Link analysis
* Graph mining
* Relational data mining
* Social Network Analysis
* Dynamic network analysis
* Web mining applied to security, law enforcement and counterterrorism
* Text mining applied to security, law enforcement and counterterrorism
* Scalability of algorithms
* Visualization of link structures
* Performance evaluation measures
* Innovative applications related to link analysis
* Privacy issues
Papers on any of these issues, and related topics, are welcome provided
that their primary focus is on terrorism and counterterrorism, or law
enforcement and related issues such as money laundering interdiction.
This year a special focus will be the *VAST dataset*, The dataset
consists of: about 1500 news stories from a ficticious newspaper plus a
few other items collected by the previous investigators; about 150 blog
entries, a few pictures (in jpg format), a few small databases (in XLS
and CVS format), and a few pages of background information (in .DOC or
The dataset has already been analyzed in the context of the VAST 2007
conference. The intent for this workshop is not to set up an explicit
challenge problem (the 'correct' answers will be available before the
worskhop submission deadline), but to provide a way to compare the power
and usefulness of a wide range of different analysis technologies on the
same base data.
A starting point for obtaining the data is: here
<http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/VASTcontest07/dataset.htm>. (Note that it is
the 2007 data that we will be using.)
A workshop session will be devoted to papers presenting results from
this dataset. The concurrent Text Mining Workshop will also accept
submissions related to this dataset that are primarily concerned with
text mining, and sessions will be scheduled, if required, to allow
attendees to attend both.
The workshop is an integral part of the SIAM International Data Mining
Conference, which takes place from 24-26th April 2008, and no separate
registration is required.
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