1st International Workshop on Maritime Domain Data Mining
IEEE International Workshop on Maritime Domain Data Mining (MDDM 2016) held in conjunction with The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining series (ICDM
December 12th, 2016, Barcelona, Spain
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The maritime domain is nowadays essential to the world’s economy because the sea represents the most
effective way to move goods worldwide. In addition, thousands of vessels cross global waters every month
involving the transportation of human beings. As some vessels may be engaged in illegal, illicit or
dangerous activities, maritime transport and port safety and security have become a major concern.
The growing number of remote sensors and ship reporting technologies (e.g. Automatic Identification System –
AIS, Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT), radar tracks, Earth Observation) are generating an
overwhelming amount of spatiotemporal and geographically distributed data related to vessels and their
movements. Research on reliable data mining techniques has proven essential to the discovery of knowledge
from such increasingly available information on ship traffic at sea. This includes the characterisation of
vessel behaviours, the understanding and mapping of activities at sea, the analysis of their trends over
time. Data driven knowledge discovery has very recently demonstrated its value in fields that go beyond the
original maritime safety and security remits of such data. They include, but are not limited to, fisheries
management, maritime spatial planning, gridding ship emissions, mapping activities at sea, risk assessment
of offshore platforms, trade indicators. The extraction of useful information from maritime Big Data is thus
a key element in providing operational authorities, policy-makers and scientists with supporting tools to
understand what is happening at sea and improve maritime knowledge.
The first MDDM Workshop aims at gathering scientists, researchers and practitioners to establish a venue
where exchange ideas, discuss solutions, promote collaborations to exploit such unprecedented opportunities
for data mining and machine learning cross-disciplinary research.
The workshop is co-located with the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2016) and will be held
on December 12th, 2016, in Barcelona, Spain.
We encourage submissions of papers using data mining techniques to address challenging issues related to the
maritime domain. In particular, contributions are sought on a variety of topics, including but not limited
- Theoretical foundations of spatial and spatiotemporal data mining;
- Maritime Domain driven data mining algorithms
- Knowledge discovery, route extraction, maritime flows and networks;
- Data mining-based Anomaly detection;
- Spatiotemporal Big Data Mining and Retrieval;
- Spatiotemporal data mining techniques for Maritime Big data;
- Emerging Data Mining applications for safety and security;
- Machine Learning.
Paper submissions should be limited to a maximum of 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 http://icdm2016.eurecat.org/.
Please submit your manuscript in PDF format through the MDDM 2016
submission system before the end of the
deadline. We do not accept email submissions.
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
will be in a CD separated from the CD of the main conference. The CD is produced by IEEE Conference
Services (CPS). Therefore, papers submitted to MDDM 2016 workshop must not have been accepted for
elsewhere or be under review for another workshop, conference or journal.
At least one author of each accepted paper must complete a regular paid registration and present the paper
the workshop, in order for the paper to be included in the proceedings and workshop program.
- August 12, 2016: Due date for full workshop papers
- September 13, 2016: Notification of workshop papers acceptance to authors
- September 20, 2016: Camera-ready deadline for accepted papers
- December 12, 2016: Workshop date
Dr. Luca Cazzanti, Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) NATO, Italy
Prof. Tao Cheng, University College London, UK
Dr. Maurizio Gibin, European Commission - Joint Research Centre (JRC), Italy
Dr. Giuliana Pallotta, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Prof. Jim Scrofani, Naval Postgraduate School, USA
Dr. Dimitrios Zissis, University of the Aegean, Greece