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*** Call for Papers due to August 8, 2011 ***

Workshop Human-Computer Interaction &
Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (HCI-KDD)

Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)

Motto: “Human intelligence harnesses machine power”
(Ben Shneiderman (2011))

In Biomedicine, Health Care, Clinical Medicine and the Life Sciences 
professional end users are confronted with increased masses of data. 
Research in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Information Retrieval 
(IR) or Knowledge Discovery in Databases and Data Mining (KDD) 
respectively, has long been working to develop methods that help end 
users to identify, extract, visualize and understand useful information 
from these masses of high dimensional and mostly weakly structured data. 
HCI and IR/KDD, however, take very different perspectives in tackling 
this challenge; and historically, they have had little collaboration. 
Our goal is to support professional end users to interactively analyse 
information properties and to visualize the most relevant parts without 
getting overwhelmed. The challenge is to bring HCI & IR/KDD to work 
together and hence reap the benefits, so that Computer 
Science/Informatics can benefit the areas of Medicine, Health Care and 
the Life Sciences even more.

This special expert workshop is intended to establish a joint 
cooperation platform for interested experts who regard the extremely 
important application area of Biomedicine, Health and Life Sciences as 
important for their future research. The workshop is planned on 
Thursday, November, 24, 2011 within the context of USAB 2011 – 
Information Quality in e-Health, see main conference page:

Paper submission is due to August, 8, 2011 – please follow the general 
submission process of USAB 2011:
All workshop papers will be reviewed by at least three international 
experts. Accepted papers will be included in the main proceedings, 
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).
Workshop Papers are in the format of short papers. Submit via the 
The absolute deadline for the camera ready version in the Springer LNCS 
Style is September, 18, 2011.

Maimon & Rokach (2010) state in their book “Data Mining and Knowledge 
Discovery” : “Knowledge Discovery demonstrates intelligent computing at 
its best, and is the most desirable and interesting end-product of 
Information Technology”. The real challenge is to enable effective human 
control over powerful machine services and to integrate statistical 
methods and information visualization, so as to support human insight, 
breakthrough discoveries, and bold decisions – primary research 
objectives in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. Consequently, the 
aim of this workshop is to bring together experts of both areas: 
Knowledge Discovery/Information Retrieval with Human-Computer 
Interaction/Usability Engineers.
Some hot topics of future research inlcude – but are not limited to: 
Human-Computer Interaction and …

* … Multimedia Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (e.g. in high 
dimensional and weakly structured data)
* … Swarm Intelligence (collective intelligence) and Collaborative Data 
* … Intelligent, interactive multivariate Information Visualization and 
Visual Analytics
* … Multimedia Data Exploration and Visualization
* … Time-Oriented Data and Information (e.g. longitudinal data and time 
series data)
* … Novel Search User Interaction Techniques
* … Future Interaction Techniques (science fiction today is science fact 
of tomorrow)
* … Modelling of Human Search Behavior and Understanding Human 
Information Needs
* … Methods and Methodologies (e.g. Support Vector Machines, Maximum 
Entropy Modeling, …)
* … Text Mining and Information Extraction

International Scientific Workshop Committee (as expert part of the USAB 
2011 Comittee):

Mounir BEN AYED, École Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Sfax (ENIS) & 
Université de Sfax, TN
Matt-Mouley BOUAMRANE, University of Glasgow, UK
Kapetanios EPAMINONDAS, University of Westminster, London, UK
Alexandru FLOARES, Oncological Institute Cluj-Napoca, RO
Adinda FREUDENTHAL, Technical University Delft, NL
Jun Luke HUAN, University of Kansas, Lawrence, US
Anthony HUNTER, UCL University College London, UK
Kalervo JÄRVELIN, University of Tampere, FI
Igor JURISICA, IBM Life Sciences Discovery Centre & University of 
Toronto, CA
Jiří KLEMA, Czech Technical University, Prague, CZ
Patti KOSTKOVA, City University London, UK
Damjan KRSTAJIC, Research Centre for Cheminformatics, Belgrade, RS
Natsuhiko KUMASAKA, Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM), Tokyo, JP
Nada LAVRAC, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, SI
Luca LONGO, Trinity College Dublin, IE
András LUKACS, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Eötvös University, 
Budapest, HU
Avi MA’ AYAN, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, US
Ljiljana MAJNARIC-TRTICA, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University, Osijek, HR
Martin MIDDENDORF, University of Leipzig, DE
Silvia MIKSCH, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, AT
Antonio MORENO-RIBAS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, ES
Jan PARALIC, Technical University of Kosice, SK
Gabriella PASI, Università di Milano Bicocca, Milan, IT
Armando J. PINHO, Universidade the Aveiro, PT
Margit POHL, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, AT
Paul RABADAN, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 
New York, US
Heri RAMAMPIARO, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO
Dietrich REBHOLZ, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK
Paola SEBASTIANI, Boston University, US
Neil R. SMALHEISER, University of Illinois at Chicago, US
Olof TORGERSSON, Chalmers University of Technology and University of 
Gothenburg, Göteburg, SE
Patricia ORDONEZ-ROZO, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 
Baltimore, US
Jianhua RUAN, University of Texas at San Antonio, US
Pinar YILDIRIM, Okan University, Istanbul, TR
Minlu ZHANG, University of Cincinnati, US
Xuezhong ZHOU, Beijing Jiaotong University, CN

The outcome of this workshop should be threefold:
1) Start up a Network of Excellence (NoE)
2) Defining a research agenda and roadmap via the publication of 
3) Start of a joint publication of a volume of the Springer London 
Human-Computer Interaction Series (The Blue Series)

Workshop Organization: Andreas HOLZINGER & Klaus-Martin SIMONIC
Inquiries: a.holzinger AT

We are looking forward to working with you!

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