SIGKDD

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SIGKDD is the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Special Interest Group (SIG) on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. It became an official ACM SIG in 1998.

Conferences[edit]

SIGKDD has hosted an annual conference - ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) - since 1995. KDD Conference grew from KDD (Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining) workshops at AAAI conferences, which were started by Gregory I. Piatetsky-Shapiro in 1989, 1991, and 1993, and Usama Fayyad in 1994.[1] Conference papers of each Proceedings of the SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining are published through ACM.[2] KDD is widely considered the most influential forum for knowledge discovery and data mining research.[3][4]

KDD-2012 took place in Beijing, China,[5] KDD-2013 took place in Chicago, USA, KDD-2014 was in New York City, USA, and The 21st ACM SIG-KDD conference was held in Sydney, Australia August 2015. Here is a full list of past KDD meetings.[6]

KDD-Cup[edit]

SIGKDD sponsors the KDD Cup[7] competition every year in conjunction with the annual conference. It is aimed at members of the industry and academia, particularly students, interested in KDD.

Awards[edit]

The group also annually recognizes members of the KDD community with its Innovation Award and Service Award.[8] Additionally, KDD presents a Best Paper Award[9] to recognize the highest quality paper at each conference.

SIGKDD Explorations[edit]

SIGKDD has also published a biannual academic journal titled "SIGKDD Explorations"[10] since June, 1999[11] when Usama Fayyad took on role of Founding Editor-inChief as ACM SIGKDD was formed . Editors in Chief:

  • Charu Aggarwal (since 2014)
  • Bart Goethals (2010-2013)
  • Osmar R. Zaiane (2008-2010)
  • Ramakrishnan Srikant[12] (2006-2007)
  • Sunita Sarawagi[13] (2003-2006)
  • Usama Fayyad (Founding Editor-in-Chief) (1999-2002)

People[edit]

The original founding Board of Directors of SIGKDD in 1998 consist of:

  • Won Kim, President, Cyber Database Solutions, SIGKDD Chair
  • Rakesh Agrawal, IBM Almaden, SIGKDD Secretary/Treasurer
  • Usama Fayyad, Microsoft Research, SIGKDD Director and Editor-in-Chief of SIGKDD Explorations Newsletter
  • Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, Knowledge Stream Partners, SIGKDD Director
  • Daryl Pregibon, AT&T Labs, SIGKDD Director
  • Padhraic Smyth, U. of California Irvine, SIGKDD Director

Current Chair:

Former Chairpersons:

Former Executive Committee (2009-2013)

Information Directors:

  • Ankur Teredesai (2011-)
  • Gabor Melli (2004-2011)
  • Ramakrishnan Srikant (1998-2003)

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