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The International Workshop on Data-Mining and Statistical Science (DMSS2006)

(September 25-26, 2006, Century Royal Hotel, Sapporo, Japan)

Sponsered by:
Grant-in-aid for Specially Promoted Research on "Semistructured Data Mining" from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan.

Supported by:
The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, SIG-DMSM and SIG-FPAI.



Invited Talks

Accepted Papers

Workshop and Site information

Practical information on the workshop. Date and expected workshop schedule, registration fee, banquet, site access, etc.

Important Date


August 15, 2006 Submission Deadline (Extended) (Closed on August, 15)
August 31, 2006 Notification
September 2, 2006Notification of WS
September 25-26, 2006 DMSS2006 Workshop

JSAI Special Issue:

August 15, 2006 Submission Deadline (Extended) (Closed on August, 15)
October 1, 2006Notification of the Special Issue
October 15, 2006Notification of the Special Issue (Extended)
November 10, 2006 Deadline for Revised Paper
December 10, 2006Final Decision on Acceptance
January 10, 2007Camera-ready Copy due
March, 2007Publication in JSAI Journal

Welcome to DMSS2006

Recently, thanks to advances of information technology, we can get any kind of large data through computer networks. On the other hand, because of such facilitation of getting large data, we suffer from difficulty of analysing, summarising and utilising these data. One of solutions of the above problem has been attracted by many researchers, that is, "data mining" to discover useful information from large amount of data.
In Japanese Society of Artificial Intelligence (JSAI), we have been discussing various techniques of data mining through special interest groups such as SIG on knowledge-based systems and SIG on fundamental problem of AI. Followed by these activities, we have just established a new SIG called "data mining and statistical science" aiming at new technology on data mining by combining machine learning techniques in AI and traditional statistical science. In this special issue and workshop, we solicit papers on various aspects of data mining from various fields such as AI, statistical science and application domains in order to stimulate discussion among researchers in these fields.

Topics of interest

include, but not limited to, the following areas:
Machine Learning, Probablistic Reasoning, Statistical Reasoning, Data Mining, Semi-structured Data Mining, Text Mining, Data Visualization, Data Mining Algorithms, Scalability and Efficiency in Data Mining, Applications of Data Mining and Statistical Sciences to real world tasks, e.g., Bioinformatics and Network Data Analysis. Any researches on Data Mining and Statistical Sciences.

Paper Submission (Closed)

Read Paper Submission page (See Japanese Page, too) for more information on the workshop as well as the JSAI Special Issue. (Submission is already closed)

Preparing the camera-ready for the WS

The contact author of an accepted paper is requested to see the following instructions. As default, a submitted draft will be used as the camera-ready copy for the workshop proceedings without changing unless it is requested to revise or the authors want to revise it.


Instruction for the authors of an accepted paper
Instruction for the authors of an accepted paper (In Japanese)

Author registration

Online Author Registration [Follow this link]

Location for DMSS2006

Sapporo is located in Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido, and is one of the most modern and beautiful cities in Japan having the population of 1.8 million. The city is also famous in its food as "Gastronomes' Paradise" (by its crab, salmon, and other seafoods, beer, Sapporo "ramen" noodle, lamb BBQ, etc.) as well as known as a mecca of winter sports and outdoor life in its wilderness, moutains/volcanoes, and hotsprings...

Hokkaido University (Please visit us! It's 10 minutes walk from the site)

Workshop Site

Century Royal Hotel, N5W5, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-0005, which directly connects to JR Sapporo station and the subway station "Sapporo" by three-minutes walk along the underground passage. The workshop sessions (9/25-26) and the banquet (9/25, evening) will take place at the main hall at 20th floor and at 3rd floor of the hotel.


General participants to DMSS2006 workshop are welcome. The registration desk will open from 8:30 (maybe earlier) on Monday and Tuesday at 20th floor (in front of the main room) of the workshop site. Online registration is available for general participants and the authors at the registration desk. The registration fee is free and a copy of the proceedings is given to a participant.

Banquet ticket is available in 3,000yen for students and 6,000yen for others at the registration desk. We hope many participants (particularly, young scientists) from several desciplines to attend the Banquet to communicates each other.

To attend DMSS2006,


You can find a variaty of hotels with reasonable prices around the workshop site and JR Sapporo Station area. A popular choice for reasonable hotels are: Toyoko-Inn (at Hokkaido University, at JR-Sapporo station North), Sapporo Aspen Hotel, KKR Hotel Sapporo, etc. Please check the rooms on-line hotel booking sites such as


The Workshop Chair:

Hiroki Arimura (Hokkaido Univ.)

The Workshop Co-Organizers:

Takashi Washio (Osaka Univ.)
Ken Satoh (NII)
Tomoyuki Higuchi (The Institue of Statistical Mathematics)
Kimihito Ito (Hokkaido Univ.)
Shoji Hirano (Shimane Univ.)

The Program Committee

Hideki Asoh (AIST)
Makoto Haraguchi (Hokkaido Univ.)
Kouichi Hirata (Kyutech)
Hiroyuki Kawano (Nanzan Univ.)
Yuji Matsumoto (NAIST)
Masahiro Mizuta (Hokkaido Univ.)
Shinichi Morishita (Univ. of Tokyo)
Yoichi Motomura (AIST)
Akito Sakurai (Keio Univ.)
Taisuke Sato (Titech)
Yoshiharu Sato (Hokkaido Univ.)
Hidetoshi Shimodaira (Titech)
Ayumu Shinohara (Tohoku Univ.)
Masayuki Takeda (Kyushu Univ.)
Eiji Takimoto (Tohoku Univ.)
Yuzuru Tanaka (Hokkaido Univ.)
Takeaki Uno (NII)
Akihiro Yamamoto (Kyoto Univ.)
Yoshiro Yamamoto (Tokai Univ.)
Kenji Yamanishi (NEC)
Kenichi Yoshida (Tsukuba Univ.)

The Local Arrangement Committee

Takuya Kida (Hokkaido Univ.)
Shinichi Minato (Hokkaido Univ.)
Kimihito Ito (Hokkaido Univ.)


Special Issue for JSAI:

Takashi Washio

Workshop (Submission and Local Arrangement)

Hiroki Arimura
E-mail: arim @

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