Just thought to note two of the upcoming conferences in the Bay Area on datamining. They should be interesting to the large number of web-related companies in the Bay Area in which data analysis is a main competitive advantage.
Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD’07) will be at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose on August 12th to 15th. The conference is in its 13th year and has become a major venue for bridging ideas between academia and industry. It will have a number of interesting workshops this year. There’s one workshop on Data Mining and Audience Intelligence for Advertising (ADKDD), which deals with data mining and online advertising. Another workshop is on Web Mining and Social Network Analysis. The KDD Cup data mining competition this year is related to the Netflix prize. There are a lot more interesting workshops and tutorials and papers, so keep your eyes on the conference web site.
The First International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM) is a brand new conference, to be held at Stanford on Feb. 11 and 12, 2008. While technically the conference is “new,” it really is an extension of the longstanding World Wide Web (WWW) conference, which has grown a bit too big trying to accommodate all the web-related research areas. The organizers of WSDM are some of the most accomplished researchers in the search engine world, and there’s high expectation that the conference will be off to a great start. The submission deadline is July 30, 2007.