Call for Research Papers: Special Issue in Machine Learning on "Multiple Clusterings"


CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS for a Special Issue of the Machine Learning journal on the topic "MultiClust: Discovering, Summarizing and Using Multiple Clusterings". Submission deadline is May 15, 2012. Editors are Emmanuel Müller, Ira Assent, Stephan Günnemann, Thomas Seidl and Jennifer Dy.

Award - Best Demo Award (First Runner Up) at DASFAA 2012


P. Kranen, H. Kremer, T. Jansen, T. Seidl from RWTH Aachen and A. Bifet, G. Holmes, B. Pfahringer, J. Read from Waikato U, New Zealand, received the Best Demo Award (First Runner-Up) for their joint demo paper entitled Stream Data Mining Using the MOA Framework at the DASFAA International Conference on Database Systems for Advance Applications, Busan, 2012.



Am Montag 02.04.2012 und 09.04.2012 findet keine Sprechstunde statt.

Award - NRW Young Scientist Award 2011 for Steffen Kirchhoff


Dipl.-Inform. Steffen Kirchhoff, member of the B-IT research school, receives a NRW Young Scientist Award 2011 for his publication on "Modeling Image Similarity by Gaussian Mixture Models and the Signature Quadratic Form Distance", coauthored with Christian Beecks, Anca Ivanescu and Thomas Seidl. The paper was presented at the 13th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2011), the leading venue in the field, held in Barcelona this year. At the time the paper was submitted Steffen Kirchhoff prepared his Diplomarbeit (Master Thesis) on the topic in our group. More details are available from