Declarative Pattern Mining Workshop@ICDM2012

Call for Papers
2012 Workshop on Declarative Data Mining
December 10, 2012, Brussels, Belgium

Held in conjunction with ICDM 2012
The 12th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining

State-of-the-art systems for data mining contain highly efficient
algorithms, however, the tasks supported are often limited. More
specifically, they often lack support for solving enumeration problems
other than the pre-defined ones.
Their main weakness is at the language level, making it hard or
impossible to:

  • add (or remove) constraints, or,
  • support slight modifications of the problem statement.
    This lack of flexibility and genericity is problematic and limits the
    potential of existing data mining systems.

An emerging research trend is the combination of declarative modeling
languages with generic and efficient solving techniques. These
“declarative pattern mining” approaches are often inspired by
successful methodologies from other research fields, such as databases
and A.I.

This workshop aims to stimulate the cross-fertilization between data
mining, artificial intelligence, combinatorial algorithmic and
databases, to bring original solutions to fundamental data mining

The topics covered include (but are not limited to):

  • High-level declarative languages (logical or algebraic) for
    expressing pattern mining problems
  • Complexity results and algorithms for pattern enumeration problems
  • Constraint-based mining
  • Mining complex patterns using constraint (logic) programming,
    Satisfiability (modulo theory), Integer Linear programming, …
  • Modeling complex pattern problems using itemsets
  • Classification of complex pattern mining problems
  • Use cases of complex pattern mining
  • Coupling database and pattern mining systems


All submissions will be handled electronically via CyberChair. Paper
submissions should be from 6 to 8 pages long in the IEEE 2-column
format. All papers will be reviewed by the program committee on the
basis of technical quality, relevance to the workshop topics,
originality, significance, and clarity. Papers that do not comply with
the Submission Guidelines will be rejected without review.

For paper submission, please visit the website of the workshop:


  • August 10, 2012: Due date for full workshop papers
  • October 1, 2012: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
  • October 15, 2012: Camera-ready of accepted papers
  • December 10, 2012: Workshop date


  • Emmanuel Coquery (Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1/Universite de Lyon, France)
  • Tias Guns (KU Leuven, Belgium)
  • Lhouari Nourine (Universite Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France)
  • Takeaki Uno (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)


  • Franz Baader TU Dresden (Germany)
  • Christian Bessiere Universtité de Monpellier (France)
  • Bruno Crémilleux Université de Caen (France)
  • Khaled Elbassioni Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik (Germany)
  • Alain Gély Université Paul Verlaine, Metz (France)
  • Sergei Kuznetsov Higher School of Economics (Russia)
  • Dominique Laurent Université Cergy-Pontoise (France)
  • Hong-Cheu Liu University of South Australia (Australia)
  • Joao Marques-Silva University College Dublin (Ireland)
  • Rokia Missaoui Université du Québec en Outaouais (Canada)
  • Siegfried Nijssen Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
  • Jean-Marc Petit Université de Lyon (France)
  • Marc Plantevit Université de Lyon (France)
  • Lakhdar Sais Université d’Artois (France)
  • Alexandre Termier Université de Grenoble (France)