The program for the annual International Information Conference on Search, Data Mining and Visualization (II-SDV) is now available on the conference website, which give a rationale for attending this meeting:
Search engines, data and text mining, visualization and text analysis are subjects for many academic research meetings. Often they are also included in other information conferences. But the II-SDV meeting is the only event that focuses on these tools for those in the professional information community. Similarly, there are many meetings that examine the collection of intelligence. But the II-SDV meeting is the only event that focuses on tools for intelligence.
A fascinating interactive visualization of the program (see screenshot below) is also available. One can click on a subject and see all the speakers addressing it, or click on a speaker’s name and see the abstract of their presentation. It’s definitely worth a look!
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