State of SIGKDD Membership – 1,213 (steady, student membership down) Current Fund Balance – $901,780 KDD Conference in good shape!
SIGKDD Services KDD Annual International Conference – Free tutorials – 12 workshops at KDD-08 – Best research, app, student paper awards – 10 Student travel awards The Explorations Semi-Annual Newsletter Curriculum in Data Mining published Helped launch ACM TKDD New: WSDM conference (co-sponsored with SIGMOD, SIGIR, SIGWEB) Webcasts
SIGKDD Annual Awards (Since 1999) SIGKDD Innovations Award SIGKDD Services Award – Top awards in field of Data Mining and KDD New in 2008: Dissertation Award – Goal : increase student awareness of Data Mining and KDD Award amounts $2,500 (since 2003)
SIGKDD Membership Total membership as of June08 is 1,213 Membership overall steady, slight decline – student membership down
New Initiative: Social KDD Add comments, discussion for each KDD paper – Pilot for KDD-08, 09 ? – SIGKDD Explorations? ACM ? Additional benefits: – Top papers, tags, popular topics, trends … Problems – Author involvement needed; – User registration – Avoiding spam KDD-08 Business Lunch, Aug 26, 2008
New Initiatives Large dataset repository Robert Grossman, NCDM Develop KDD benchmarks Experts workshop to examine KDD trends and future research directions KDD-09 in Europe (Paris)