Second NASA Data Mining Workshop: Issues and Applications in Earth Science
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May 23-24, 2006, Pasadena, CA
Call for Papers

Instructions for Presenters


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This workshop is sponsored by NASA.
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Data from Earth-orbiting satellites have been accumulating at a very high rate for several years now. In combination with in-situ observations and physical model output, this enormous, distributed repository holds the answers to important questions about our planet’s past, present and future. However, the information is only accessible if effective analysis capabilities can be brought to bear. Data mining has the potential to provide these capabilities, and, if employed in close coordination with Earth science research, could increase the science return from NASA’s vast Earth science data collection.

The objectives of this second NASA Data Mining Workshop are to bring together Earth scientists and data miners to match the needs of the scientific community to existing capabilities provided by computer scientists and statisticians, and suggest future research directions they may pursue to help advance Earth science research. In particular, we seek to facilitate formation of collaborative relationships between Earth and data scientists, and identify specific problems those collaborations can address. We are soliciting short papers (no more than four pages) focusing on the use of data mining techniques in Earth science research Please refer to the Call For Papers.

The workshop is now full and registration is closed.


Important Dates:
submission deadline: 11:00 pm (PST), January 31, 2006
Notification of acceptance: March 17, 2006
Workshop: May 23-24, 2006, Pasadena, CA

Workshop Organizers
Elaine Dobinson
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA 91109
Fax: (818) 393-6141; Phone: (818) 354-1180

Sara J. Graves
Information Technology and Systems Center
University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899
Fax: (256) 890-5149; Phone: (256) 890-6064

Amy Braverman
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA 91109
Fax: (818) 393-6141; Phone: (818) 354-6168

Interface 2006 logoThis workshop is being held in conjunction with Interface 2006, the 38th Symposium on the Interface of Computing Science, Statistics and Applications NASA Data Mining Workshop participants are invited to attend Interface 2006 at the Interface member’s registration rate. Please see
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Contact the organizers:

This workshop is sponsored by NASA.

Information Technology and Systems Center, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899, (256) 824-6868,,
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