Author Instructions: Industry & Government Track

Paper Submission Deadlines

Abstract must be electronically submitted to the CMT Web site by 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time on Friday February 15th 2013.
Papers must be electronically submitted to the CMT Web site by 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time on Friday February 22nd 2013.
In order to be fair to all authors, there will be no extensions to the submission deadline. Papers not submitted by the deadline will not be reviewed.

Note that the CMT site allows you to upload updated versions of your paper up until the deadline – so you may want to upload an early version of the paper which you can later (if you wish to) overwrite with a newer version of the paper up until the deadline.

Evaluation and Decision Criteria

Authors of papers submitted to the Industrial/Government track must (1) clearly identify in which of the three areas (i.e., deployed, discovery, or emerging) the paper should be evaluated and (2) address all the required elements for a paper in that area, as described in the following three paragraphs. It will also be helpful to the reviewers if authors identify the application domain that is the subject of their paper. Example application domains are e-commerce, mobile, medicine, healthcare, security, public policy, science, engineering, law, finance, manufacturing, telecommunications, and government.

Deployed: Deployed KDD case studies describe deployed projects with measurable benefits that include KDD technology. These papers must clearly describe the industry or Government problem that is solved, the overall architecture of the deployed system, the data sources used, the reasons for the choices of particular KDD technologies, how KDD technologies solved the problem, the particular KDD process embodied by the deployed application, the use and payoff of the application, the costs to develop the application, the maintenance plan, and the number and types of users.

Discovery: Papers that describe discoveries of knowledge must clearly state what data sources and background knowledge were used, what data mining algorithms were tried, what overall KDD process was used, what the new discovered knowledge is, how the new knowledge was validated, and what the value to the industry or government is of such newly discovered knowledge. Claims regarding newly discovered knowledge must be externally validated. Examples of the form of such external validation might include acceptance in a peer-reviewed journal in the application domain of a paper describing the discovered knowledge, use of the discovered knowledge in a deployed application, or an investment decision that relies on the discovered knowledge. Note that back testing or improvements of internal metrics such as accuracy or area under the curve are not considered external validation. This category is intended for significant discoveries of domain knowledge that were enabled by KDD technologies and processes; it is not intended for new knowledge in the form of KDD research results.

Emerging: Emerging application and technology papers discuss prototype applications, tools for focused domains or tasks, useful techniques or methods, useful system architectures, scalability enablers, tool evaluations, or integration of KDD with other technologies. Such papers must clearly explain the requirements arising from the particular industry or government setting for which the application is being developed and from the particular databases on which the application is based. These papers must also identify how the emerging solution is using KDD technologies to address these requirements, the deployment plan, and the evaluation methodology and metrics for the emerging application. Pragmatic issues and considerations include important practical and research considerations, approaches, and architectures that enable successful applications. This category may include comparative evaluations of different KDD technologies for particular application problems or enabling infrastructures for large scale deployment of data mining or analytic techniques. Preferences will be given to papers whose insights may generalize to other domains or problems. Product advertisements will not be accepted.

Papers will be reviewed by members of the KDD-2013 Industrial/Government Track program committee and decisions will be emailed to all authors by May 3, 2013. Note that this year there will not be an author response phase between submission and decisions. Papers will *not* be reviewed double-blind. Authors should include name, affiliation, and contact information, as well as full references to relevant previous work.

Submitted papers will be evaluated in the category identified by their author. If no category is identified, or if the reviewers believe that an incorrect category has been selected by the authors, the paper may be reviewed in a category identified by the program committee, at their sole discretion. Authors are strongly encouraged to identify the appropriate category for their paper.

Review criteria will include: Content – does the paper contain all the required elements for its area?; Value/Payoff – what are the measureable benefits of the deployed application, the value of the newly discovered knowledge, or the generalizable insights from the emerging application?; Cost – what is the cost/effort of the reported project (to develop and maintain the application or to discover the new knowledge)?; External significance – is there clear evidence that the application problem being addressed and the KDD solution matters to an identified external set of users?; External validity – is the knowledge discovered/used by the application externally validated?; Data and knowledge sources – does the paper thoroughly describe the data sources and background knowledge used?; Use of KDD technology – does the paper thoroughly describe the selection, use, appropriateness and effectiveness of the KDD technologies used?; KDD process – does the paper thoroughly describe the KDD process enabled by the application or used to discover knowledge?; Novelty/originality – does the work reported apply KDD technology to a new problem, develop or apply a new type of KDD technology to an existing problem, or apply KDD technology to achieve a better result than with other techniques?; Technical soundness – does the paper demonstrate an accurate understanding of KD research and technology? Does it identify relevant previous work? Does it appropriately match techniques to problem characteristics?; Evaluation – is the reported work carefully evaluated? Is it statistically sound? Are results compared to appropriate baselines? To other approaches and solutions? To previously reported work? Are its claims supported?; Deployment/use – is there clear evidence that the application is deployed or on a path to deployment, or that the discovered knowledge will be used?; Clarity – is the paper clearly written? Is it organized logically? Are there sufficient figures and tables to illustrate its main points?; Generality – does the paper contain insights or results that will generalize or apply to other domains or applications?; Accessibility – is the paper accessible to non-specialists in the application domain?

Policy Regarding Dual Submission

Submitted papers must describe work that is substantively different from work that has already been published or is currently under review for another conference. In particular, papers submitted to KDD-2013 should be substantively different to any papers submitted to another conference where the review and decision period of the other conference overlaps with that of KDD-2013.

Formatting Requirements for Submitted and Accepted Papers

All submissions must be in PDF format and must not exceed 10MB in size.

Papers should be no more than 9 pages total in length. The format is the standard double-column ACM Proceedings Style. Additional information about formatting and style files are available online at: [Tighter Alternate style]
Papers that do not meet the formatting requirements will be rejected.

For accepted papers, authors will have the opportunity to revise their papers in response to the reviewers’ comments before final submission for publication in the proceedings.

The rights retained by authors who transfer copyright to ACM can be found here.

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