CALL FOR PAPERS
5th International Workshop on Chance Discovery (IWCD5)
14 December 2010 (changed!!)
selected paper and program (with abstracts and photos)
Workshop Themes: [Chance Discovery: Curation of Chance]
Chance Discovery is the discovery of chance, rather than discovery by chance.
A ``chance" here means a new event/situation that can be conceived either
as an opportunity or as a risk in the future. The ``discovery" of chances
is of crucial importance since it may have a significant impact on human
decision making. Desirable effects of opportunities should be actively
promoted, whereas preventive measures should be taken in the case of
discovered risks. In other words, chance discovery aims to provide means
for inventing or surviving the future, rather than simply predicting the
This workshop will discuss several problems in Chance Discovery. As shown,
Chance Discovery is a research to study how to discover rare or novel events
causing potentially significant situation. Although the event itself could
not be significant. A chance might be computationally or manually discovered.
Thus, advanced computational techniques such as abduction and induction
(including data mining) could be applied to Chance Discovery. In addition,
personalised and very traditional (sometimes, manual) data mining method
could also be effective in Chance Discovery. We have discussed limitations
of conventional data mining methods. And many new computational methods,
and concepts and mechanisms of human discovery have been proposed. In the
contexts, we have discussed how to discover and suggest events causing
significant but hidden events. Our common understandings are that we deal
with events in the real world, therefore, we need to have knowledge about
movement in a society, behaviour of people, as well as computational methods.
In addition, it is important to discuss effective chance evaluation,
selection, and suggestion methods. It would be a gate for fantastic and
Thus, we would like to discuss from logical, computational, cognitive,
sociological, economical and psychological viewpoints. In addition, we would
like to discuss ``curation'' of chance. Traditionally, curation is not only
concerned with long-term care of books, paintings or other artefacts. It is
also about maintaining their integrity and enabling and promoting
their availability to appropriate audiences
As shown above, for chance discovery, we have focused on strategies to
discover rare or novel events and those to present hints of chance to users.
By curation, we add a more active action to chance discovery, which
curators usually struggle to explicitly or implicitly express extended
or hidden meanings (values) to potential audiences.
Topics to be discussed (will not be restricted to):
- Analysis of human behaviour.
- Analysis of complex systems (society, community etc.).
- Applications of Chance Discovery.
- Innovations as Chance Discovery.
- Value sensing in Chance Discovery.
- Curation of chance
- Characterization of ``Chance.''
- Aspects behind Chance Discovery.
- Logical foundations for Chance Discovery.
- Theories and methodologies to discover rare or novel events.
- Theories and methodologies to foretell next trends.
- Theories and methodologies to make aware of significant events.
- Theories and methodologies for an evaluation and selection of chance.
- Models and methodologies for effective suggestion of chance.
- Relationship between computational and manual methods.
- Integration of computational and manual methods.
- Aug 10, 2010: Due date for full workshop papers (extended!!)
- September 30, 2010: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
- October 11, 2010: Camera-ready of accepted papers
- December 14, 2010: Workshop date
Paper submissions should be limited to a maximum of 10 pages in the
IEEE 2-column format.
Papers that do not comply with the Submission Guidelines will be rejected without review.
Papers can be submitted via the following page.
Please select ``Workshop #12: Chance Discovery''
please send your paper to both
Akinori Abe (ave@ultimaVI.arc.net.my) and Yukio Ohsawa(firstname.lastname@example.org).
All submissions will be reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality, significance, soundness and clarity. At least three referees will review each submission independently.
Accepted papers will be published in the conference workshop proceedings by
the IEEE Computer Society Press and accorded oral presentation times in the main conference.
NTT Communication Science Laboratories
2-4, Hikaridai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto 619-0237 JAPAN
The Univeristy of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8656 JAPAN
Program Committee (will be added more):
- Mayumi Itakura Kamata (Japan)
- Lorenzo Magnani (Italy)
- Peter McBurney (UK)
- Ruediger Oehlmann (UK)
- Xijin Tang (China)
- Shusaku Tsumoto (Japan)
- Katsuyoshi Yada (Japan)
Previous Chance Discovery Workshops