IEEE International Conference on Data Mining


MoDAT : Data Market for Co-evolution of Sciences and Business

-  Data Exchange Platform for Creating Businesses and Sciences with Unexpected Benefits –


December 12th, 2016, In conjunction with IEEE ICDM2016, Barcelona, Spain



Deadline for submission: Aug 19 2016





MoDAT, the Market of Data, is a market where data are reasonable dealt with – opened free, sold for suitable prices, or exchanged/shared after negotiation. Participants on the Market of Data are data driven stakeholders such as data provider and data demander who may play the other way depending on what data are dealt with. In the process of negotiation, participants should discuss about use-scenarios of data until they learn the value of data and, in a good case they feel free to share/exchange data with each other. Thus, new services are expected to emerge with unexpected customers.

 MoDAT has been discussed through workshops since ICDM2013 on how to design the Market of Data. In the 1st and the 2nd MoDAT workshop, ideas were born to lead productive actions in business, particularly industrial and educational sectors by means of techniques reusing cross data domains via analogy, web mining, data links etc. In the last MoDAT workshop at ICDM2015, designing the environment for safe and secure human life has been discussed with various supporting tools and methods that have been proposed in terms of semantic analysis, promoting requirements elicitation, estimating contextual relationships and so forth.


 With reference of these past workshop outcomes, we should make the Market of Data use of more effective and efficient shared mechanism to function moving forward, i.e., not only within a certain area of interest but also cross data domains, cross functions and cross applications to emerge new opportunities integrating different applications. In future the Market of Data shall be developed as a business infrastructure for various stakeholders. For this purpose, this year we should focus on designing new services in combination with unexpected customers, by using/reusing/integrating data in the Market of Data. We call for anyone interested in this topic and MoDAT.

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Relevant topics (include, not restricted to)


Ø  Data/Text mining and visualization: visualization of links among data, representing comparability or possibility to be combined, or modeling and extracting such links and essential attributes from data.

Ø  Communication, education, and innovation: methods to foster owners (potential providers), users, analysts, and scientists of data to externalize use-scenarios of and learn latent values of data.

Ø  Knowledge representation: ontologies, semantic analysis, in data engineering for linking datasets from different domains. Idea generation support system would also be discussed.

Ø  Shared mechanism: technologies and rulemaking to secure shared mechanism of data exchange in transaction, security, accountability, governance structure etc., for the Market of Data.

Interests in these topics may co-exist in one submission. For example, visualization may be used to foster innovative communications, and to support thoughts of data scientists. In the last item, we love to involve experts of business management, who may know how raw data should be secured as opposed to how data should be disclosed for emerging new opportunities. Such participants will play an important role in the gaming session of Innovators Marketplace® on Data Jackets, where social requirements and technical solutions meet, as an embodiment of innovative market of data.

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Important Dates

   Deadline for submission: August 19, 2016

  Notification of paper acceptance to authors: September 13, 2016
  Camera-ready deadline for accepted papers: September 20, 2016

  The workshop: December 12, 2016

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Submission and Contact

ICDM has the unique tradition that all accepted workshop papers are published in a formal proceedings by

the IEEE Computer Society Press.

Authors are advised to visit the No.16 in the list of submission site( that includes information for paper submissions only for the workshop.
  - ) The page limit of workshop papers is 8 pages in the standard IEEE 2-column format
( ,including the bibliography and any possible appendices.
  -) All papers must be formatted according to the IEEE Computer Society proceedings manuscript style, following IEEE ICDM 2016 submission guidelines available at
  -) Papers should be submitted in PDF format, electronically, using the CyberChair submission system.
  Note (1): Each submitted paper is to be carefully reviewed by at least two/three, and should be approved by the ICDM Workshop Chairs.
  Note (2): Once the decision on paper acceptance has been made, the authors will be notified that camera-ready versions should be prepared and submitted through the submission system.
  Note (3): Accepted papers will be included in the IEEE ICDM 2016 Workshops Proceedings volume published by IEEE Computer Society Press, and will also be included in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. The workshop proceedings will be in a CD separated from the CD of the main conference. The CD is produced by IEEE Conference Publishing Services (CPS).



  Jun Nakamura

  Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Management, Shibaura Institute of Technology

  Email: (

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Our Past records

We initiated MoDAT workshop since 2013, in ICDM2013. According to the workshop committee in ICDM2013, MoDAT has got reported to the steering committee as the best of all 17 workshops in the conference. Also, MoDAT have been selected as one of the 9 full day workshops accepted among 30 proposals in ICDM2014 according to Wei Wang and Zhi-Hua Zhou, the WS chairs of ICDM2014. And, after the workshop in 2014, we went out to a restaurant outside for realizing a gaming session that we are planning again this year. MoDAT has contributed ICDM2015 as one of the 9 full day workshops where we had included successfully gaming session to have a brief experience of decision making process by combining different given datasets in case study.

So far we organized and are organizing workshops, about data-based approaches to businesses such as

Chance discovery and Data Synthesis (more than 30 international workshops and symposia, including IJCAI 2015, IJCAI 2011, ECAI2011, ICDM 2010, ECAI2004, KES2000 till 2013, AAAI Springer Symposia 2001)

Discovery, Decision, and Design (IEEE SMC 2005-2011), and other workshops organized by the Technical Committee of Information Systems for Design and Marketing: Ohsawa (the chair) has been the TC chair of Information Systems for Design and Marketing, in SMC society of IEEE.


Those are linked to this proposal. Also we edited Special Issues as guest editors for international journals, mainly relevant to chance discovery. The journals were: International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science (2013), International Journal of Organizational and Collective Intelligence (2011), International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms (2010), Information Sciences (2009), International Journal of Knowledge-based and Intelligent Engineering Systems (2007, 2008), New Mathematics and Natural Computation (2006), New Generation Computing (2003), and Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management (2002). If we count events, special issues, and books organized or edited by other members (than Ohsawa) of the program committee of this proposal, the record will be too large to list up here.

Program Committee: Tentative
   Jun Nakamura, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan (chair)
   Ajith Abraham, Machine Intelligence Research Labs, USA
   Akinori Abe, Chiba University, Japan
   Peter Bruza, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
   Kuiyu CHANG, LinkSure, Singapore
   Koiti Hashida, The University of Tokyo, Japan
   Chao-Fu Hong, Aletheia Universtity, Taiwan
   Noriyuki Kushiro, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
   Huan Liu, Arizonsa State University, USA
   Christel De Maeyer, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
   Katsumi Nitta, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
   Yukio Ohsawa, The University of Tokyo, Japan
   Dirk Van den Poel, Ghent University, Belgium
   Dominik Slezak, Warsaw University, Poland
   Hideaki Takeda, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
   Henry Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
   Michael Welge, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
   Katsumi Nitta, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Contact: Organizers

To: Jun Nakamura, Chair

Professor, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan

3-9-14 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0023, Japan

Tel: +81-90-2557-9800


Cc: Yukio Ohsawa, Co-Chair

Professor, Dept. of Systems Innovation, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Email: (Ohsawa and Secretary)


Cc: Akinori Abe, Co-chair

Professor, Faculty of Letters, Chiba University