Program of the first Utility-Driven Mining Workshop (UDM 2018 at KDD 2018)

As you may know, I am one of the four co-organizers of the first international Workshop on Utility-Driven Mining (UDM2018), which will be held at KDD 2018 in London, England this August.

KDD workshop 2018

I am quite excited about this workshop, and in particular about the keynote speech, and the papers that have been accepted in the workshop. Here is the program of the workshop, which has been announced on the official UDM 2018 website:

Workshop time: 1:00-5:00pm, August 20, 2018.

1:00-1:10pm:  Opening Remarks

1:10-2:00pm: Keynote Talk by Dr. Nitesh Chawla (University of Notre Dame)
Title: Quantifying Decision Making for Data Science: from Data Acquisition to Modeling

2:00-2:30pm: Paper Session I

    • Time Series Based LSTM Model to Predict Pollutant’s Concentration and Air Quality Index In India.Vidushi
      Chaudhary, Anand Deshbhratar, Vijayanand Kumar and Dibyendu Paul
    • Temporal Fuzzy Utility Mining with Multiple Minimum Utility Thresholds.
      Wei-Ming Huang, Tzung-Pei Hong, Jerry Chun-Wei Lin and Ming-Chao Chiang

2:30-3:00pm Coffee Break

3:00-4:40pm: Paper Session II

  • Regularized Empirical EMP Maximization Framework for Profit-Driven Model Building. 
    Eugen Stripling, Bart Baesens and Seppe vanden Broucke
  • Discovering Low-Cost High Utility Patterns. 
    Jiaxuan Li, Philippe Fournier-Viger, Jerry Chun-Wei Lin and Tin Truong
  • EHUSM: Mining High Utility Sequences with a Pessimistic Utility Model. 
    Tin Truong, Anh Tran, Hai Duong, Bac Le and Philippe Fournier-Viger
  • DADIL: Data Augmentation for Domain-Invariant Learning.
    Shigeru Maya, Ken Ueno
  • Mining High Average-Utility Itemsets Based on Particle Swarm Optimization.
    Wei song and Chaomin Huang

4:40-5:00pm : Panel Discussions & Concluding Remarks

I think the workshop will be quite interesting with seven papers related to high utility pattern mining or some related topics, including papers from the industry. Hope you will attend it at KDD 2018 and that I will meet you there!  In any case, after the workshop, I will present a report of the workshop on this blog.

Philippe Fournier-Viger is a professor of Computer Science and also the founder of the open-source data mining software SPMF, offering more than 145 data mining algorithms.

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Program of the first Utility-Driven Mining Workshop (UDM 2018 at KDD 2018) — 6 Comments

  1. Dear Sir,

    Greetings for the day.
    Nice to see workshop schedule and conducting first time from your side. You are giving motivation to scholars. May i know what are the pre-requisites to attend this conference. Also please let me know procedure to attend this, i am interested to attend , i am from india.


    • Hi Raju,

      Thanks for your interest. The workshop is held in the KDD 2018 conference. The website is here:

      It is in London, England in August. If you want to attend the workshop or conference, the requirement is to register to the conference. If you want to attend conference + workshop, you should pay a registration to the conference. If you only want to attend workshops, then you can pay a workshop registration fee.

      Best regards,

      • Thank you Sir,

        Are there any additional requirements to submit conference paper. or would like to know procedure for submitting the paper. Thanks.


        • Dear Sir,

          Above question asked for visa related matters. I saw in website, ACM is providing visa letters only to members submitted the papers. Please let me know.

          Thanks you Sir,

          • Hello,
            Yes, normally I think that visa invitation letter is for the persons who have accepted papers. You can always ask the organizers if they would make an exception. But I think it is like that in general for conferences.

        • For KDD 2018, the deadline for submitting papers is passed already. But if you want to submit a paper, you could submit next year. The requirements for papers in terms of format and number of pages are on the website. For the workshop, hopefully, it will be also held again next year.

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