ECML/PKDD 2004, Pisa, Italy, September 20-24, 2004
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Call for Demo Session

The 15th European Conference on Machine Learning (ECML) and the 8th European Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (PKDD) will be co-located in Pisa, Italy, September 20-24, 2004. The combined event will comprise presentations of contributed papers and invited speakers, a wide program of workshops, tutorials, and a discovery challenge, and last but not least a demo session.

The Demo Session is reserved to innovative applications or successful experiences/prototypes in applying the Knowledge Discovery Process to practical cases. Also, are solicited demonstrations of prototypes/systems which show the integration of new Data Mining and Machine Learning technologies, advances using complex data structures and databases, XML-data, multimedia, expert systems in innovative application domains, such as bioinformatics, medical domains, WEB, e-commerce, etc.

Demonstration proposals should give a short description of the demonstrated system, explain what is going to be demonstrated, and state the significance of the contribution to the field of Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases. Important for the participants, in addition to the description of technical functionalities, will be to provide also performance results and quality measures (on standard benchmarks in the field and comparative examples).

Short papers describing demos will appear in the Proceedings. Demonstration proposals must be no more than three (3) pages, in English and should be formatted according to the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science guidelines. Authors instructions and style files can be downloaded at

Important Dates

    Submission Proposal deadline: Saturday May 15, 2004
    Notification of acceptance: Monday June 7, 2004
    Camera-ready copies due: Monday June 28, 2004 (Strict deadline)

Please submit your proposal to:

KD-net Office

Ina Lauth
Fraunhofer Institute for Autonomous Intelligent Systems (AIS)
- Knowledge Discovery Team -
Schloss Birlinghoven
D-53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany
Tel.: +49 - (0) 22 41 - 14 - 2686
Fax: +49 - (0) 22 41 - 14 - 2072

In the exhibit space, exhibitors give demonstrations and present their prototypes/systems to the audience, answering to their questions. A selected demo is shown to the interested audience in a slot of two hours including a coffee break. Each demo is then repeated more times (till three) during all week. Demos are explicitely mentioned in the conference program scheduling and in the daily news.

Exhibitors are responsible for bringing all hardware and software required for their demonstrations. Accepted exhibitors have to register to the conference like all the other conference participants.