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The 2nd PAKDD Doctoral Symposium on Data Mining (DSDM'12) is to be held in conjunction with the 16th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD'12), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 29 May - 1 June, 2012.

DSDM'12 aims to provide a forum for Ph.D. students and junior researchers who have just received their Ph.D. degrees. The participants can have the opportunity to present and discuss their recent works on data mining foundations, techniques and applications with senior researchers in the community. The goals of this symposium are:

  • Allowing Ph.D. students to seek for constructive feedbacks and advices from senior researchers.
  • Bridging possible research collaborations.
  • Contributing to the conference goals by interacting with other researchers at the main conference.
The authors that satisfy one of the following conditions are invited to submit their manuscripts related all aspects of data mining to the symposium:
  • The first author of the paper is a Ph.D. candidate.
  • The first author of the paper just received his/her Ph.D. degree within ONE(1) year.
The best paper award of DSDM'12 will be granted to the Ph.D. student who submitted his/her original work to the symposium, based on the evaluation from the PC members.


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Recent Updates:
May 26, 2012:
The Specialist Panel Session is confirmed and updated
May 25, 2012:
The symposium program is updated, check it out here
May 21, 2012:
The symposium program is announced
May 3, 2012:
The accepted papers are announced in the website, see you all at Kuala Lumpur this May 29, 2012
January 19, 2012:
The paper submission is officially closed, the author notification would be sent out on February 15, 2012
January 4, 2012:
The deadline of paper submission has been extended to January 18, 2012
December 6, 2011:
A travel grant will be awarded to the recipient of the best paper award at DSDM
November 15, 2011:
Call for Paper

Important Dates:
January 4, 2012:
Paper Submission Deadline
January 18, 2012:
Paper Submission Deadline (Extended)
February 15, 2012:
Author Notification
February 22, 2012:
Camera Ready Deadline
May 29, 2012:
Symposium Date