DOUBLE THE EXCITEMENT! Chris Ré and Ben Y. Zhao will give keynotes!

The Innovative Ideas in Data Science (IID) workshop aims to provide a venue for researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to discuss innovative, thought-provoking, and visionary ideas in data science. The emphasis is on potentially disruptive research directions that challenge current research agendas and suggest future ones.

Many workshops associated with The Web Conference have become more like mini-conferences themselves. Our vision for IID is complementary: we will seek early-stage work on blue-sky, high-risk/high-reward research, where the authors can benefit from community feedback.


Program & Attending IID

IID will be a half-day workshop on Monday, Apr 20, at The Web Conference 2020 at Taipei International Convention Center (TICC) (map). Register and book hotel rooms through The Web Conference's registration site. Program is TBA.

8:50 Welcome
9:00 Keynote 1
Chris Ré
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9:50 Research Talks (time allocation: 15+5 each)
Visual Interactive Neighborhood Mining on High Dimensional Data
Emin Aksehirli, Bart Goethals and Emmanuel Müller
Creedo---Scalable and Repeatable Extrinsic Evaluation for Pattern Discovery Systems by Online User Studies
Mario Boley, Maike Krause-Traudes, Bo Kang and Björn Jacobs

Check www.realkd.org for the free open source implementation.
10:30 Coffee
11:00 Research Talks (time allocation: 15+5 each)
ISPARK: Interactive Visual Analytics for Fire Incidents and Station Placement
Subhajit Das, Andrea McCarter, Joe Minieri, Nandita Damaraju, Sriram Padmanabhan and Duen Horng Chau
Interactive Clustering with a High-Performance ML Toolkit
Biye Jiang and John Canny
Opinion Marks: A Human-Based Computation Approach to Instill Structure into Unstructured Text on the Web
Bum Chul Kwon, Jaegul Choo, Sung-Hee Kim, Daniel Keim, Haesun Park and Ji Soo Yi
In Search of User Features for Identifying Different Inspection Behaviors on Recommended Items
Kibeom Lee, Sangmin Lee and Kyogu Lee
12:20 Lunch
1:45 Re-welcome
1:50 Keynote 2
Ben Y. Zhao

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2:40 Research Talks (time allocation: 15+5 each)
Empirical Comparison of Active Learning Strategies for Handling Temporal Drift
Mohit Kumar, Mohak Shah, Rayid Ghani and Zubin Abraham
3:00 Coffee
3:30 Talks (time allocation: 15+5 each)
RedRock: Interactive Analysis and Visualization of Very Large Data Sets
Hao Wang and Albith Joel Colon Figueroa
Data Mining meets HCI: Making Sense of Big Data
Polo Chau
Interactive Data Repositories: From Data Sharing to Interactive Data Exploration & Visualization
Ryan Rossi and Nesreen Ahmed
On a Subject I Like to Talk About
Great Unknown
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Posters + Interactive Demo + Networking Session
— with Teacakes, croissants, appetizers and drinks
5:20 Closing

Call for Papers

Many workshops associated with The Web Conference have become more like mini-conferences themselves. Our vision for IID is complementary: we will seek early-stage work on blue-sky, high-risk and high-reward research, where the authors can benefit from community feedback. In particular, we will focus on short position papers, up to 4 pages long. We are especially (but not exclusively) looking for papers that do at least one of the following:

  • identify fundamental open questions (including both new questions and old-but-forgotten questions)
  • introduce a new way of thinking
  • offer a constructive critique of current research agendas
  • reframe or debunk existing work
  • report unexpected early results
  • suggest promising but unproven ideas
  • propose novel evaluation methods

An ideal submission is one that (1) is likely to stimulate discussion and (2) has the potential to open up a new line of research. We do not require full evaluations; well-reasoned arguments or preliminary evaluations could be sufficient.

Important Dates

If authors want paper to appear in proceedings:
Submission Friday, 24 January 2020, 23:59 Hawaii Time
Notification Monday, 10 February, 2020
Camera-ready Monday, 17 February, 2020
Workshop Monday, April 20, 2020

If authors do not want paper to appear in proceedings:

Submission Friday, 21 February 2020, 23:59 Hawaii Time
Notification Friday, 6 March, 2020
Workshop Monday, April 20, 2020

Submission Information

All papers will be peer reviewed, single-blinded. We welcome novel research papers, work-in-progress papers, and visionary papers.

Submissions must be in PDF, written in English, no more than 4 pages long (not including references). Shorter papers are welcome. Please format your paper using the ACM SIG conference proceedings template (use sample-sigconf.pdf as the template) available here.

For accepted papers, at least one author must attend the workshop to present the work.

For paper submission, proceed to the IID 2020 submission website.


Keynotes

Chris Ré
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Ben Y. Zhao
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Organizers

Dafna Shahaf
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Robert West
EPFL
Ashton Anderson
University of Toronto
Jie Tang
Tsinghua University
Contact us at:
iid-workshop (at) googlegroups.com

Sponsors & Supporters


Program Committee

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