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                    CALL FOR PAPERS

        The Fourteenth International Symposium on
          Intelligent Data Analysis (IDA 2015)

     October 22 - October 24, 2015, Saint-Etienne, France

       Paper submission deadline:  8 May 2015


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The traditional focus of the IDA symposium series is on end-to-end intelligent 
support for data analysis. In 2010, the series re-focused to support papers 
that go beyond established technology and offer genuinely novel and "game-
changing" ideas.

The symposium aims to provide a forum for inspiring research contributions 
that might be considered preliminary in other leading conferences and journals, 
but that have a potentially dramatic impact. To facilitate this, IDA 2015 will
feature two tracks: a regular "Proceedings" track, as well as a "Horizon" track 
for early-stage research of potentially ground-breaking nature. Submissions to 
this latter track will not be published in the proceedings, to allow authors 
to present their most adventurous and controversial research ideas without 
running the risk of compromising any subsequent publications.

The IDA symposium, which is A-ranked according to ERA, is open to all kinds of
modeling and analysis methods, irrespective of discipline. It is expected to 
be an interdisciplinary meeting that seeks abstractions that cut across 


The IDA Frontier Prize will be awarded to the most visionary contribution. 
Submissions considered for this award must present novel and surprising 
approaches to data analysis. Last years' winners can be found on the IDA 2015 
website. The award consists of a plaque and a prize of 1000 euros.

Both Proceedings and Horizon track submissions are eligible for the Frontier 


Along with the contributed presentations, the symposium schedule will feature 
three exciting keynote talks by renowned researchers, the details of which will 
be announced in due course on our website:



IDA solicits papers on all aspects of intelligent data analysis, including 
papers on intelligent techniques to modeling and analyzing data from complex, 
dynamical systems. IDA 2015 particularly encourages innovative papers about:

  - Applications of IDA techniques to complex systems.
  - Concepts and principles for the analysis of complex, inter-linked, and heterogeneous data.
  - Human-computer interaction and cooperation for data analysis.
  - The interplay between data analysis and visualization.
  - Robustness and scalability issues of intelligent data analysis techniques.

The conventional reviewing process has a tendency to favor low risk incremental 
contributions over inspiring high risk contributions. This can discourage the kind 
of papers that IDA hopes to publish. For this reason, similar to IDA 2014, IDA 2015 
will have two paper tracks, the combination of which addresses this issue.

A] Proceedings Track

Papers submitted to this track will be reviewed and, if accepted, published in the 
proceedings. Submitted papers should consist of at most 11 pages in LNCS format. 
Papers may be accepted for either oral or poster presentation.

To ensure that the papers sought by IDA get accepted, referees will evaluate 
papers against the stated goals of the symposium, and if at least one program 
chair advisor writes an informed, thoughtful, positive review for a paper, this 
may outweigh non-substantial or subjective criticisms of other reviewers.

We strongly encourage all authors to upload their Proceedings track submission onto 
a preprint server such as arxiv, prior to submission. After acceptance uploading 
your paper onto a preprint server will no longer be optional but mandatory, and we
will require all authors to do this by the camera-ready deadline.

Following IDA's tradition, the proceedings of IDA 2015 will be published as a 
volume in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

B] Horizon Track

The Horizon track, which is a fine-tuned version of last year's First Look track,
aims to provide a forum for potentially ground-breaking research that is however 
not yet mature enough for archival dissemination. You may have a great idea that 
needs to be investigated in more detail, or you may have a long-term vision that 
you would like to share. In these cases, it may be impossible or undesirable to 
publish a preliminary version of your paper in the proceedings, but presenting 
and discussing it at IDA may be of interest to both you and the community.

To be considered for a Horizon Track presentation, you are required to submit a 
title and a short abstract (<250 words) and optionally any other material (e.g. 
an extended abstract, a partial manuscript, a presentation, a movie, a website…) 
that may help us to review the submission against the stated criteria. Titles and 
abstracts of contributions accepted for the Horizon track will be listed on the 
website and included in the proceedings front matter, but any other material submitted 
will be used for reviewing only, and will not be publicly divulged in any form. 
Horizon Track contributions may be accepted for either oral or poster presentation.


Paper submission deadline:  8 May 2015
Author notification:        3 July 2015
Symposium:                  22 October - 24 October 2015

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-- General Chair
Matthijs van Leeuwen (KU Leuven, Belgium)

-- Program Chairs
Tijl de Bie (University of Bristol Bristol, United Kingdom)
Elisa Fromont (LaHC, University of Saint-Etienne, France)

-- Poster & Video Chair
Jesse Read (Aalto University, Finland)

-- Local Chair
Baptiste Jeudy (LaHC, University of Saint-Etienne, France)

-- Publicity Chair
Ed Cohen (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)

-- Sponsorship Chair
François Jacquenet (LaHC, University of Saint-Etienne, France)

-- Frontier Prize Chairs
Michael Berthold (University of Konstanz, Germany)
Elizabeth Bradley (University of Colorado, USA)

-- Advisory Chairs
Paul Cohen (University of Arizona, USA)
Joost Kok (Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands)
Nada Lavrac (Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)

-- Webmaster
Leonor Becerra-Bonache (LaHC, University of Saint-Etienne, France)

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