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There are many issues to be resolved and much research is needed. It is clear that data mining and the larger problem of knowledge discovery is not user centered and lacks the interactive environments we are now all too familiar with. How to involve the user, where to involve the user, and under what circumstances to involve the user are all key problems, and visualization may provide the answer.
The purpose of the workshop again will be to provide a forum for the presentation, discussion, and evaluation of systems (conceptual, prototype, or products) that attempt to integrate data mining and data visualization in pursuit of knowledge discovery in the process of data exploration. We invite researchers in the knowledge discovery in databases and the visualization fields, along with application developers, to join us in discussions on enabling tools for the exploration, analysis, and visualization of complex data and systems. It is imperative that such cross-fertilization occur for mining and visualization tools to better fit the task they are designed for.
The conference is sponsored by AAAI in cooperation with the American Statistical Association.
The conference is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computer Graphics, in cooperation with ACM SIGGRAPH.
Data visualization software systems are very popular with end-user domain scientists who require visual tools to explore and analyze their data. These visual tools however are used strictly as output of the exploration process and have received much attention whereas the input issues to the exploration process still have not. The KDD community looks at visualization as an back-end of the exploration process; the visualization community looks at KDD and analytic methods also as applications to generate displays. However visualization can be used as input to KDD and analytic tools; it can also be used to support computational steering. This workshop will continue the discussions started at the first two workshop and focus on these and other issues that make a case for integrating KDD and visualization technologies.
Participation is limited to 20 people.
Two previous Workshops (Siggraph '90 and Visualization '91) have dealt with areas such as high-level requirements for data structures and access software, and data visualization environments. The first and second workshop on Database Issues for Data Visualization were held in 1993 and 1995 and explored the fundamental issues. A number of experimental, prototype, and research systems were presented. The second workshop also saw a beginning interest with data mining and visualization integration. This trend so significant in the commercial sector today is in its infancy and is in need of much research attention.
Position Statements and papers are welcome on the following issues as they relate to KDD and data visualization integration - we would like to keep discussions focused on the end result, which is improving the integration of data mining and knowledge discovery systems with visualization:
Submissions may be post-mailed to:
Georges Grinstein Institute for Visualization and Perception Research University of Massachusetts at Lowell Lowell MA 01854 - USA
Hard Copy: 2 copies of original, double spaced Electronic Copy (preferred): Ascii, Microsoft Word.
Email or call with specific requests:
(617) 271-7714 days (508) 386-2296 nights firstname.lastname@example.org
Institute for Visualization and Perception Research
University of Massachusetts at Lowell
Lowell, MA 01854 USA
fax: +1-508-934-3551 phone: +1-508-934-3627
Institute for Computer Applications
Dep. Computersimulation and Visualization
D-70550 Stuttgart Germany
fax: +49(0)711-682357 phone: +49-711-685-5796
Decision Theory & Adaptive Systems Group
Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA
fax: +1-206-936-7329 phone +1-206-703-1528