The Affiliation for Computing Equipment (ACM) Particular Curiosity Group on Data Discovery and Knowledge Mining (SIGKDD) introduced KDD 2021, the group’s flagship convention, will happen nearly Aug. 14-18. The premier interdisciplinary knowledge science convention, KDD 2021 will carry collectively researchers and practitioners from knowledge science, machine studying, huge knowledge and synthetic intelligence to gas the innovation of tomorrow. Nominations for the annual ACM SIGKDD awards can be introduced on the convention. Based mostly out of Singapore this yr, convention organizers are specializing in fairness throughout time zones – providing key content material twice, on eight-hour intervals, to cowl a mess of attendee areas.
“The SIGKDD govt committee is honored to have some Singapore’s best pc science minds main this yr’s digital occasion,” mentioned Michael Zeller, secretary and treasurer of the manager committee of SIGKDD. “Our volunteer organizing committee continues to ship a wonderful convention yr after yr, overcoming challenges to create a chance for our neighborhood to collect and be taught from one another to tell the way forward for analysis and trade functions for knowledge mining.”
Annually, excellent knowledge science practitioners are honored throughout the convention with SIGKDD Innovation, Service and Rising Star Awards. The Innovation and Service Awards acknowledge a person or group of collaborators whose technical improvements within the discipline of information discovery and knowledge mining have had a long-lasting affect, and a person or group whose skilled providers contributions to the sphere are exceptional. Launched in 2020, the Rising Star Award goals to advertise present SIGKDD researchers because the construct their careers, and the honoree is chosen based mostly on their entire physique of labor within the first 5 years following completion of the Ph.D.
The most important and longest operating knowledge mining convention, KDD is managed by a group of volunteers who function chairs for the assorted committees. 2021 basic co-chairs are Feida Zhu, affiliate professor at Singapore Administration College; Beng Chin Ooi, distinguished professor within the division of pc science, Faculty of Computing at Nationwide College of Singapore; and Miao Chun Yan, chair and professor of the Faculty of Pc Science and Engineering at Nanyang Expertise College. Zhu is a founding director of two main knowledge analytics joint labs with industrial giants on the Faculty of Computing and Info Methods at Singapore Administration College. His analysis in knowledge mining, machine studying, blockchain and knowledge asset, with emphasis on their utility to enterprise, monetary and shopper innovation lends itself nicely to his management function on the KDD 2021 organizing committee.
“KDD is among the solely educational conferences of this caliber to additionally deal with the functions for giant knowledge and knowledge science,” mentioned Zhu. “I’m excited to use the teachings we discovered at KDD 2020, our first totally digital convention, to this yr’s digital gathering as we search to extend accessibility and engagement for all individuals. Specifically, this yr’s KDD will enable registered individuals to entry accepted papers along with their presentation slides and movies one month earlier than the precise convention, and work together with authors on KDD 2021 digital platforms. Moreover an inventory of world-renowned keynote audio system and invited industrial talks, KDD 2021 will even function quite a lot of theme days, over 40 workshops, tutorials and “Fairness, Range and Inclusion (EDI)” occasions.”