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Paper Submission Guidelines

We welcome contributions through research papers and industrial reports / case studies on applications in form of regular papers of up to 7 pages, double-column IEEE style, which will be presented in plenary presentations and poster sessions. In addition, we welcome short research papers & industry reports of 4 pages which will be presented in informal poster sessions. Accepted submissions include:

  • regular research papers (7 pages IEEE style, formal presentation)
  • regular industry & application reports (7 pages IEEE style, formal presentation)
  • short research papers (4 pages IEEE style, poster presentation)
  • short industry & application reports (max. 4 pages IEEE style, poster presentation)

General Guidelines (Draft Papers)

Prospective authors are invited to submit their draft paper (between 1 to 7 pages, standard 2 column IEEE style) by March 23, 2008 (file size limitation: 5.0 MB). Different to practice at other WORLDCOMP'08 conference, DMIN'08 uses an online conference management and paper submission system, to which the draft papers must be submitted online, in IEEE-format and exclusively as a PDF-file. Please follow the formatting instructions for the draft paper:
    • Paper Size: US Letter format (8.5" x 11") or A4 (210 X 297 mm)
    • Paper Length: Maximum 7 pages, including figures, tables & references
    • Paper formatting: double column, single spaced, 10pt font.
    • Margins: Left, Right, and Bottom: 0.75" (19mm). The top margin must be 0.75" in (19 mm), except for the title page where it must be 1" (25 mm).
    • Do not number your manuscript pages.
    • The first page must include:
      • Title of the paper
      • Name, affiliation, postal address, E-mail address, telephone number, and fax number for each author
      • Underline the name of the author who will be presenting the paper (if accepted) -  This will not be required for the camera ready version! 
      • a maximum of 5 keywords - This will not be required for the camera ready version! 

Violations of any of the above paper specifications may result in rejection of your paper!

You may download preliminary information on the IEEE style below. Please consider, that although these files are IEEE information for submissions to the WCCI'06 conference, they are also the requirement for the DMIN'08. This information may be updated for the final camera ready submission to the WORLDCOMP online paper collection system.

For users of Microsoft Word

To create pdf files we suggest using Adobe Acrobat 7.1, the freeware software cutepdf or PDFCreator


For users of LATEX


Online Submission of the Draft Paper

To submit your paper please visit the online conference system for DMIN'08 hosted by conference master. Please submit papers as soon as possible to ensure early feedback (deadline: March 23, 2008). Please click on the button below to access to conference management systems:


The submission system is closed now.

Review Process

Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and soundness. Each paper will be refereed by two researchers in the topical area. To reflect upon feedback from last year we will extend the constructive feedback given within the review. Please consult the pages for the Review Process for additional Information.

We particularly encourage submissions of industrial applications and case studies from practitioners. To reflect the requirements of an application or project centric case study presentation, these will be subject to different review criteria. In particular, they will not be evaluated using predominantly theoretical research criteria of originality etc., but will take general interest and presentation stronger into consideration. The camera-ready papers will be reviewed by one person.

Final Papers - Registration and Submission

For information regarding author instructions including
  • presentation formats and accepted paper categories
  • typing instructions for the preparation of the final papers
  • important deadlines
  • Invitation letters for VISA applications
  • conference registration
  • hotel reservation
  • conference program/schedule
please visit:


For submission of final papers for publication in the conference proceedings/book, please visit:


Please note that the final deadline for camera ready papers is May 16, 2008. 
The final camera-ready papers have to be submitted to the WORLDCOMP online paper collection system, not to
DMIN's system used for submission of your draft paper.
Please read the instructions provided by the notification of acceptance carefully

Conference Proceedings

The conference proceedings are published by CSREA Press in hardcopy. The proceedings are distributed at the conference (registration package).

Proceedings or The 2008 International Conference on Data Mining (DMIN 2008), July 14-17, 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Volumes I, II
Editors: Robert Stahlbock, Sven F. Crone, Stefan Lessmann
Associate Editors: Hamid R. Arabnia, Philippe Lenca, Wolfram-M. Lippe, Gary M. Weiss
ISBN: 1-60132-060-4, 1-60132-061-2 (1-60132-062-0)

All conference proceedings published by CSREA Press are considered for inclusion in major database indexes that are designed to provide easy access to the current literature of the sciences (database examples: ISI Thomson Scientific, IEE INSPEC, DBLP, ...).

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Question 1: Can I modify the title of my paper (moderately)?

ANSWER: Yes - you can; as long as the modified title reflects the content of the accepted paper.

Question 2: Can I add/remove/modify the names of the authors of my paper? Can I change the order of the authors?
             Can I change the affiliations of the authors?

ANSWER: Yes to all the above questions - as long as the change has been discussed with and agreed by the            co-authors.

Question 3: If I am unable to attend the conference (eg. due to delays in obtaining USA visa, rejection of USA visa, flight difficulties, unanticipated funding problems to cover the costs of airfare/hotel, other personal problems), would my paper still be published?

ANSWER: Yes, as long as one of the authors of the paper registers for the conference and pays the registration fee (for authors, the conference fee covers the publication/printing/copyright/... fees of the author's own paper). Authors of accepted papers who cannot attend the conference but have registered and paid their conference fee must follow the instructions shown below (as well as the instructions that appear in the acceptance notification already sent to them):
             O. Register with the conference and pay your fee.  See:
             O. Send an email to hra@cs.uga.edu informing Professor Arabnia that you have
                registered for the conference but will not be able to attend
                the conference.  In the same email, you must provide the
                following information:
                Your Name:
                Paper ID #:
                Your complete shipping address: (so that we can ship you the
                proceedings/book - all shipments will be done in August).


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Important Dates

31 January  2008
31 January  2008
Deadline for proposals to  organize/chair sessions
25 February 2008
23 March 2008 passed
Draft paper submissions for publication in the conference proceedings due
22 April 2008  passed
Notification of acceptance
3 May 2008
16 May 2008  !!! extended !!!
Camera-Ready conference papers & registration due
14-17 July 2008
2008 International Conference on Data Mining (DMIN'08) & 24 joint conferences of WORLDCOMP'08



Sven F. Crone & Robert Stahlbock
General Conference Co-Chairs

E-mail: conference-chair@dmin-2008.com


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