Call for Participation of JSAI KDD Challenge 2001 (JKDD01)

JKDD01 Program New!!

Research on Knowledge discovery has attracted many people in recent years and there is no doubt about its importance.  Many benchmark data sets have been provided to the recent discovery challenge meetings such as special sessions and workshops in KDD, PKDD, PAKDD and JSAI conferences. Many researchers have tackled these data sets and shown their results. These efforts have indicated potential feasibilities of various knowledge discovery approaches. However, the diversity of the approaches and the data sets is so large that the significance of their resultant knowledge has not been extensively evaluated by the close collaborations among the data analysts and the domain experts.

The aim of the workshop is to tackle a set of data with the close collaborations among many analysts and an expert in the data domain and to evaluate the possibility of discovering significant knowledge in such an integrated knowledge discovery process. This data set for the challenge is provided by a medical doctor, Prof. Shusaku Tsumoto (Shimane Medical Univ.), who is the domain expert on the meningoencephalitis diagnosis and on the supervisory board of this workshop. The data set is obtained from the meningoencephalitis diagnosis activity in a hospital. This data set has been selected by considering the availability of the collaborative domain experts and the applicability of
the various approaches to the data.

This workshop strongly encourages that the participants perform the following tasks under the presentation and the explanation of the data set by the domain expert.

  1. Presentation of discovery approaches by analyst participants
  2. Presentation of preliminary results by analyst participants
  3. Presentation of evaluation and comments on the preliminary results by domain experts
  4. Presentation of the final results by analyst participants in the workshop meeting while accounting the above evaluation and comments given by the domain expert.
  5. Presentation of the final evaluation and comments by domain experts in the workshop meeting
The steps from 1 to 3 will be conducted by the direct and/or electronic discussions before the workshop meeting. The steps 2 and 3 will be repeated if further analyses are required. In step 5, the evaluation will be made in terms of the significance of the discovered knowledge in the data domain.

The data set and its associated explanation are provided at the following web site.
This database was donated by Dr. Shusaku Tsumoto (Department of Medical Informatics, Shimane Medicaln University).
For possible questions on the data and task description contact, Dr. Tsumoto.

To achieve the main aim of this workshop, the participants were recommended to keep the following schedule before submitting the paper for review. But it was not mandatory, and the participants were allowed to submit the paper without any communication with the experts if this is not feasible.

Passed Schedule for steps from 1 to 3

Passed Schedule after the paper submission Comming Schedule!!

Notice: The submitted papers were reviewed not only based on the relevance, significance, soundness and presentation of the approach but also based on the significance of the discovered knowledge.

Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, Japan


Program Chair:
  Takashi Washio (Osaka Univ.)
Workshop Supervisory Board:
  Shusaku Tsumoto (Shimane Medical Univ.)
Program Committee Members: (Alphabetical in Last Name)
  Petr Berka (Univ. Economics, Czech Republic)
  Hiroshi Motoda (Osaka Univ.)
  Takashi Okada (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.)
  Luc de Raedt (Univ. Freiburg, Germany)
  Einoshin Suzuki (Yokohama National Univ.)
  Takashi Washio (Osaka Univ.)
  Takahira Yamaguchi (Shizuoka Univ.)
  Ning Zhong (Maebashi Inst. Tech.)
  Jan Zytkow (UNC Charlotte, USA)

Takashi Washio
Institute for the Scientific and Industrial Research
(I.S.I.R), Osaka University
8-1, Mihogaoka, Ibarakishi, Osaka 567-0047, Japan
Phone : +81-6-6879-8541
Fax   : +81-6-6879-8544