Conference in Bathurst will push the frontiers of data mining


Tuesday 27 Nov 2018

* 16th Australasian Data Mining Conference 2018 at CSU draws more than 50 participants from across Australia and around the world

* Data mining has become an essential science

* Conference will push the frontiers of data mining in academia and industry

A conference with daily far-reaching consequences in all our lives will be staged at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Bathurst this week.

CSU will host the 16th Australasian Data Mining Conference (AusDM) 2018 in Bathurst on Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 November.

This is the 16th year of the conference which has been organised by various universities since 2002, and it is the first time the conference is being organised by CSU.

Co-Chair of this year’s conference Associate Professor Zahid Islam in the CSU School of Computing and Mathematics said, “This might be one of the most important conferences ever staged at the University.

“Data mining affects almost all areas of modern life including health, entertainment, agriculture, engineering and national security, and is increasingly central to making strategic decisions and enhancing customer/user experiences.

“The Australasian Data Mining Conference has established itself as the premier Australasian meeting for practitioners and researchers in data mining and the machine learning community.

“The significance of the AusDM18 Conference is demonstrated by the fact that it received altogether 98 submissions by authors from 19 countries.”

Professor Islam (pictured left) explained that data mining provides tools and techniques for data collection, data cleansing, data pre-processing, knowledge discovery, pattern recognition and future prediction.

“With the advancement of information technology for data collection, transmission, storage and analysis, a huge amount of data is being generated and collected these days,” he said.

“With such huge data available to us from a variety of textual, image, signal, video and streaming sources, data mining has become an essential science.

“Data mining (also known as data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence) provides tools and techniques for the analysis of usually large data and enables us to discover knowledge from these data automatically without requiring deep domain knowledge and pre-assumed hypotheses.”

After an extensive double blind review of the submitted papers, AusDM 2018 only accepted 30 top quality papers for publication in the proceedings. These papers will be presented in the conference. There will be also some other key note speeches, tutorials and industry talks presented in the conference.

There will be sessions on interesting topics including privacy and clustering, research and data mining, statistics in data science, classification tasks, learning in a dynamic and ever-changing world, and accessible machine learning.

The AusDM 2018 Conference (AusDM 2018) at CSU in Bathurst will commence with an opening ceremony that will include Welcome to Country by Wiradyuri Elders at 8am on Wednesday 28 November at the James Hardie Room at the Centre for Professional Development (CPD) (building 1286).

A registration link is available on the AusDM 2018 web page at https://ausdm18.ausdm.org/ to complete the registration for attending the conference.


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Media contact: Bruce Andrews, 0418 669 362

Media Note:

Contact CSU Media to arrange interviews with Associate Professor Zahid Islam in the CSU School of Computing and Mathematics who is co-Chair of this year’s conference with CSU colleague Professor Chang-Tsun Li.

The 2018 Australasian Data Mining Conference is at CSU in Bathurst on Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 November. All session will be held either in the James Hardie Room or the Foundation Rooms at the Centre for Professional Development (CPD), building 1286, or at the adjacent CSU Engineering, building 1305, off Village Drive at CSU in Bathurst.