Dr. Ellen Voorhees, Director of TREC, over at NIST.gov informed me by email of this Call for Papers. Over the years, I have received invitations to several TREC tracks and no doubt that the groups that conform these are a great place to be.

For those that want to submit manuscript, here is the full Call:

TREC friends: Call for papers for HICSS-41 Knowledge Discovery minitrack (deadline June15)

The Knowledge Discovery minitrack, part of the Digital Media: Content and Communications Track of the Forty-first Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, invites submissions of papers on all aspects of knowledge discovery. The minitrack seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners from multiple problem domains to exchange ideas and foster discussion of new approaches and breakthroughs in knowledge discovery. Thus, in addition to papers that describe individual capabilities in knowledge discovery, the minitrack also seeks papers on broad, multidisciplinary approaches that span a number of research fields and explore the discovery of useful and appropriate knowledge from the breadth of digital media types.

See the minitrack website for complete details about the workshop and submission requirements:


Important dates:

June 15: authors submit full papers (limited to 10 pages)
August 15: acceptance notices sent to authors
Jan 7–10, 2008: HICSS Conference, Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii

Program Committee:

Mark T. Elmore (chair)-  Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Arthur H. Becker – USG
T. Michael Blair – Disruptive Technology Office
Stephen Dennis – Department of Homeland Security
Charlie Goedeke – USG
Paul B. Kantor – Rutgers University
Heather McCallum-Bayliss – Disruptive Technology Office
Martin Ross – NSS
Brian A. Worley – Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Willard I. Zangwill – University of Chicago

Thanks, Dr. Voorhees. I encourage IR researchers to submit papers. This would also be a great way of combining work with some Hawaii fun.