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Call for Papers: Discovery Science 2004

The 7th International Conference on Discovery Science
University of Padova, Padova, Italy
October 2-5, 2004

Important Dates

Submission Deadline June 1, 2004 (23:59:59 CEST, Extended)
Notification of Acceptance July 4, 2004 (Extended)
Camera-ready Due July 20, 2004
Conference October 2-5, 2004

The 7th International Conference on Discovery Science (DS 2004) will be held at the University of Padova, Padova, Italy, during October 2-5, 2004. DS 2004 will be co-located with ALT 04, the 15th International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory. The two conferences will be held in parallel, and they will share their invited talks. They are immediately followed by SPIRE, the 11th Conference on String Processing and Information Retrieval. The 3 conferences together with their satellite tutorials and workshops are called Padova Dialogues 2004.

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 main objective of DS 2004 is to provide an open forum for intensive discussions and interchange of new information among researchers working in the area of Discovery Science.

Topics of Interest

We invite submissions from the following areas (but not limited to):

logic for/of knowledge discovery; knowledge discovery by inferences; abductive reasoning; heuristic search; constructive programming as discovery; knowledge discovery from texts and the Web; knowledge discovery from unstructured and multimedia data; knowledge discovery in databases; data mining; data and knowledge visualization; active mining; knowledge discovery in network environments; intelligent network agents; machine learning; statistical methods and neural networks for knowledge discovery; Bayesian networks; knowledge discovery and human interaction; human factors in knowledge discovery; philosophy and psychology of discovery; chance discovery; scientific discovery; application of knowledge discovery to natural and social sciences.

Types of Submissions

There are two types of submissions: papers and long papers. For the first type of submission, beside an introduction at the conference, there is the opportunity to present the results in a special poster session.


All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Detailed instructions are provided on the conference home page.


A paper submission must be formatted according to the layout supplied by the Springer-Verlag for the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. The body of a paper must not exceed five (5) pages, whereas for long papers it may contain up to twelfe (12) pages. Overlengthy submissions or submissions not following the layout may be rejected without review.


Each submitted paper will be reviewed by the members of the program committee supported by an international board of reviewers, 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. If there are more long papers to be accepted than we do have space for, we reserve the right to accept such papers as papers. Papers that have appeared in journals or other conferences are not appropriate for DS 2004 with one exception. We also accept papers which have appeared in journals and/or conferences out of computer science provided that the papers are re-written from the viewpoint of computer science.


The conference proceedings will be published as a volume of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series, Springer-Verlag and will be available at the conference. Papers will only be included in the proceedings if at least one author is registered for the conference.


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For the latest information, please visit http://www.slab.dnj.ynu.ac.jp/DS04/.