Workshop Three Approaches to Data Mining, KAUST, June 8-11, 2012

International Workshop
Three Approaches to Data Mining:
Test Theory, Rough Sets and Logical Analysis of Data (3-ADM 2012)

June 8-11, 2012
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Saudi Arabia

The three approaches for data mining Test Theory (TT), Rough Sets (RS) and Logical Analysis of Data (LAD) originated in USSR (Sergei V. Yablonskii, 1955), Poland (Zdzisław I. Pawlak, 1981) and United States (Peter L. Hammer, 1986), respectively.

While each of these approaches lead to numerous interesting theoretical results and real-life applications in many different domains their relationships are not well explored yet. The approaches have much in common. For example, they are all related to Boolean functions and Boolean reasoning with the roots in works by George Boole. On the other hand, each of the approaches shows some originality.

The idea of the workshop was born during the work on a book “Three Approaches to Data Analysis” by Igor Chikalov, Vadim Lozin, Irina Lozina, Mikhail Moshkov, Hung Son Nguyen, Andrzej Skowron and Beata Zielosko. The book will be soon published by Springer.

The aim of the workshop is to gather top specialists in all three areas for discussion on the main achievements in TT, RS and LAD as well as on relationships between them. We expect that the workshop will stimulate research on new data mining methods based on combination of TT, RS and LAD. Such methods should be, in particular scalable for large data sets and domain knowledge as well as should allow us to perform data analysis in dynamically changing networks of information sources interacting with their environments. The discussion during the workshop will also concentrate on possible projects related to challenging real-life applications which could be lunched on the basis of such new methods.

Program Committee:

Vadim Lozin, Warwick University
Mikhail Moshkov, KAUST (Chair)
Andrzej Skowron, Warsaw University

Technical Organizing Committee:

Igor Chikalov, KAUST
Vadim Lozin, Warwick University
Mikhail Moshkov, KAUST (Chair)
Andrzej Skowron, Warsaw University
Beata Zielosko, KAUST

Workshop Agenda

June 8, 2012
Session 1
8:50 AM: Valeriy B. Alekseev (MSU, Russia) On Scientific Works of Professor S.V. Yablonskiy
9:50 AM: Andrzej Skowron (University of Warsaw, Poland) Zdzislaw Pawlak Life and Work (1926-2006) Part 1
10:50 AM: BREAK
11:10 PM: Endre Boros (Rutgers University, USA) Logical Analysis of Data: Justifiable Learning Algorithms
12:30-2:00 PM: LUNCH
Session 2
2:00 PM: Igor Chikalov (KAUST, Saudi Arabia) Comparative Analysis of Tree-based and Rule-based Classifiers
2:40 PM: Hassan AbouEisha (KAUST, Saudi Arabia) Optimization of Partitions of Finite Element Meshes
3:10 PM: BREAK
June 9, 2012
Session 3
9:00 AM: Yves Crama (University of Liege, Belgium) Boolean Methods and Logical Analysis of Data
11:00 AM: BREAK
11:30 AM: Sankar K. Pal (Indian Statistical Institute, India) Machine Intelligence and Rough-fuzzy Image Analysis: Granular Mining
13:00-2:00 PM: LUNCH
Session 4
3:00 PM: Mikhail Moshkov (KAUST, Saudi Arabia) Elements of Test Theory
4:00 PM: BREAK
4:30 PM: Hung Son Nguyen (University of Warsaw, Poland) Rough Classifiers and Support Vector Machines using Boolean Kernels
June 10, 2012
Session 5
9:00 AM: Vadim Lozin (University of Warwick, UK) Logical Analysis of Data: an Overview
10:00 AM: Irina Lozina (University of Warwick, UK) Applications of Logical Analysis of Data
10:40 AM: BREAK
11:10 AM: Igor Chikalov (KAUST, Saudi Arabia) An Overview of Test Theory Results
11:40 AM: Beata Zielosko (KAUST, Saudi Arabia; University of Silesia, Poland) Dynamic Programming Approach for Sequential Optimization of Approximate Decision Rules
12:30-2:00 PM: LUNCH
2:00-4:00 PM: KAUST TOUR
June 11, 2012
Session 6
9:00 AM: Andrzej Skowron (University of Warsaw, Poland) Zdzislaw Pawlak Life and Work (1926-2006) Part 2
10:30 AM: BREAK
11:00 AM: Shahid Hussain (KAUST, Saudi Arabia) Relationships among Various Parameters of Decision Tree Optimization
11:30 AM: Fawaz Alsolami (KAUST, Saudi Arabia) Length and Coverage of Inhibitory Rules
12:30-2:00 PM: LUNCH
Session 7
2:00 PM: Round Table (collaboration among the three theories)