[CALL FOR PAPERS]
Special Issue on Chance Discovery and Data Synthesis,
International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science
(IJKSS), by IGI Global.
Since our definition in 2000,
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 special issue 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, i.e., an aspect
for information synthesis.
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.
In addition, by curation, we add a more active action to chance
discovery, which, for instance,
curators usually struggle to explicitly or implicitly express extended
or hidden meanings (values) to potential audiences.
By introducing these new concepts---chance synthesis and curation,
we can go beyond what we called
chance discovery--- reach creating and re-organization of chances,
not in our previous application fields such as product designs/marketing
but also the design of peaceful and prosperous society to live in.
Topics to be discussed (will not be restricted to):
Actually, we are waiting for new research fields or proposals (not included in
the above list) which might be related to or contribute to chance discovery.
- Decisions by synthesis of information
- Methods and processes for synthesizing evidences for/by chance discoveries
- Data synthesis by integration of computational and manual methods for data analysis.
- Basic and theoretical issues
- Cognitive factors in chance discovery and synthesis of information.
- Logical formalization for discovering chances and synthesizing pieces of information.
- Data analysis and data mining
- Analyses of complex systems (society, community etc.) involving human behaviors.
- Methodologies and models for foretelling next trends, for discovering rare/novel events, and
for noticing/evaluating the significance of events.
- New directions in chance discovery
- Curation of chances: methodologies for suggesting and exhibiting information
- Creations and innovations by extending or applying Chance Discovery.
- Business/daily-life applications of Chance Discovery.
- Deadline of submission:
20 Sept 2012 (extended to 22 Oct, 2012)
- Acceptance/others Notification: 20 Dec., 2012
- Camera ready due of accepted authors: 3 Jan, 2013
- Submission of the package including all papers and preface: 15 Jan, 2013
Prospective authors should note that only original and previously
unpublished articles will be considered. Interested authors must
consult the journal's guidelines for manuscript submissions at
prior to submission. The final decision regarding
acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received
from the reviewers.
All submissions must be forwarded electronically.
Papers can be submitted to
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.
Guest Chief Editor:
Faculty of Letters, Chiba University
1-33 Yayoicho, Inageku, Chiba 263-8522, JAPAN