By Michael R. Berthold (auth.), João Gama, Rui Camacho, Pavel B. Brazdil, Alípio Mário Jorge, Luís Torgo (eds.)
The eu convention on computing device studying (ECML) and the eu convention on ideas and perform of data Discovery in Databases (PKDD) have been together equipped this yr for the ?fth time in a row, after a few years of mutual independence earlier than. After Freiburg (2001), Helsinki (2002), Cavtat (2003) and Pisa (2004), Porto acquired the sixteenth version of ECML and the ninth PKDD in October 3–7. Having the 2 meetings jointly looks operating good: 585 di?erent paper submissions have been obtained for either occasions, which keeps the excessive s- venture ordinary of final yr. of those, 335 have been submitted to ECML basically, 220 to PKDD purely and 30 to either. this type of excessive quantity of scienti?c paintings required an incredible e?ort from quarter Chairs, application Committee individuals and a few extra reviewers. On general, workstation participants had 10 papers to guage, and quarter Chairs had 25 papers to determine upon. We controlled to have three hugely qua- ?edindependentreviewsperpaper(withveryfewexceptions)andoneadditional total enter from one of many sector Chairs. After the authors’ responses and the net discussions for lots of of the papers, we arrived on the ?nal collection of forty ordinary papers for ECML and 35 for PKDD. in addition to those, 32 others have been approved as brief papers for ECML and 35 for PKDD. This represents a joint attractiveness cost of round thirteen% for normal papers and 25% total. We thank all concerned for the entire e?ort with reviewing and choice of papers. Besidesthecoretechnicalprogram,ECMLandPKDDhad6invitedspeakers, 10 workshops, eight tutorials and a data Discovery Challenge.