Participants about the tutorial days ...
I liked the Tutorial days, as well concerning their content as the form of preparation and the pleasant atmosphere. Some of the treated methods had been known to me already, but on the one hand I lacked an overview of the total extent of Data Mining and on the other hand I got to know many new methods and contexts.
I found the mixture of theory and practical work good. Particularly the representations of marketing applications were not only interesting technical examples, but also a private reference to the daily (more or less conscious) use of data.
PSI AG, Berlin/Germany
The Industrial Conference on Data Mining ICDM 2002 consisted of tutorial talks given by leading experts and discussion of case studies presented by qualified European Companies and Insitutions.
I think that this combination has been very profitable for all the attendees. Those already experts in data mining had the opportunity to hear about a wide range of applications; those with a different know-how could deepen their knowledge about data mining philosophy, problems and tools.
I have been very impressed by how thorougly the material was presented by the tutorial lecturers. I truly hope that the Leipzig Institute of Computer Vision and Applied Computer Science will continue to offer this kind of Conference.
Mathematics and Informatic Technologies of the Italian Research Council, Milan/Italy
This year's Industrial Conference on Data Mining ICDM 2001 has been a successful combination of seminar and exchange of ideas with international experts.
On the first day of the conference fundamentals and a deepened knowledge on data mining were conveyed to me in an illustrative way. This was so important because the professional background of the participants was very diverse. The product manager, the head of department and the adviser were assembled. Thus all of them could polish up their knowledge or deepen it. The referees, Mrs. Ahlemeyer-Stubbe and Dr. Perner, managed to present and convey the subject in an interesting and illustrative way.
On the second day international experts from Sweden, England, the United States, Switzerland and Japan reported on concrete fields of application of data mining. For me this was of particular interest because thus the versatility of the possibilities of application of data mining became clear to me. Data mining is used everywhere, be it in the recognition of texts, the support of medical analyses, the management of knowledge or the determination of the quality of water. Very exciting!
The conference ended with a lot of additional knowledge acquired, stimulations, contacts.
I am already looking forward to next year's meeting
DYNAMIC CRM GmbH, Hamburg