***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Countdown for the first part of the 15th Discovery Challenge - Recommending Given Names organized in conjunction with ECML PKDD 2013 September 23rd to 27th, 2013, Prague, Czech Republic All over the world, future parents are facing the task of finding suitable given names for their children. This choice is influenced by different factors, such as the social context, language, cultural background and especially personal taste. Typically, parents spent hours with browsing through endless lists of names, hoping to find the perfect name. LET’S HELP THEM! ==================================================================== Countdown for the offline challenge: ONLY TEN DAYS TO GO! ==================================================================== If you already participate in the challenge: keep on submitting improved recommendations. If you didn’t yet participate in the challenge and you have your recommendation approach at hand: Don’t miss the opportunity to show your recommender’s performance in this new setting! As the deadline of the offline challenge steadily approaches, we will publish additional leaderboards within the next ten days. Altogether, four leaderboards will be published until the end of the offline challenge: * Friday, June 21st * Monday, June 24th * Wednesday, June 26th * Friday, June 28th The leaderboard will be based on the latest submissions until 14:00h (CET) of the respective date. Your final submission is due on July 1st, 23:59h (HAST - Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time). As this challenge aims at getting new insights into the task of recommending names, all participants are requested to submit a workshop paper (due July 8th) which describes the applied recommendation approach. Based on the final submission’s performance, the winner of the offline challenge will be announced on July 15th, given a sound presentation in the submitted workshop paper. On the same day, the second part of the challenge starts (about three weeks from now): Integrate a live name recommender in the running name search platform Nameling (http://nameling.net). To win the offline challenge it is not mandatory to take part in the online challenge, although all participants are welcome to integrate their recommender algorithms into the live system. We are currently testing the technical setup of the name recommendation challenge and we will shortly publish the detailed description. For more information regarding participation, task description and access to the data please check the official 20DC13-Callenge-Website: http://www.kde.cs.uni-kassel.de/ws/dc13. The registration is open! ==================================================================== IMPORTANT DEADLINES & DATES: - Deadline for results of the offline challenge: July 1st, 2013 - Submission deadline for papers (offline challenge): July 8th, 2013 - Start of the online challenge: July 15th, 2013 - Workshop: Takes place during the ECML PKDD 2013 conference ==================================================================== All participants are asked to prepare papers which will be presented either as oral presentations or posters. Submissions must be written in English, following the LNCS guidelines (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs/lncs+authors) and must not exceed 12 pages including references and figures. Papers must be submitted via EasyChair (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=20dc13). The submissions to the workshop are elicited through an open call for papers and will undergo peer review by the program committee. - All submissions must be in English. - All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the Workshop’s Program Committee. - Accepted Papers will be presented Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit their paper for publication in the online proceedings which will appear in the CEUR-WS (http://ceur-ws.org/) on-line proceedings series. At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the event in order to present the paper; accepted papers whose authors have not shown up at the workshop to present the paper will not be published in the proceedings. ======================================= PROGRAM COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS - Stephan Doerfel, University of Kassel - Andreas Hotho, University of Würzburg - Robert Jäschke, L3S Research Center - Folke Mitzlaff, University of Kassel - Juergen Mueller, L3S Research Center CONTACT [log in to unmask] http://www.kde.cs.uni-kassel.de/ws/dc13 ======================================= _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.