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Paper Submission Guidelines

We welcome contributions through late breaking papers in form of regular papers of up to 7 pages, double-column IEEE style, and position papers of 4 pages which will be presented in plenary presentations. In addition, we welcome abstracts & poster papers of 2 pages which will be presented in informal poster sessions. The three current categories for submissions are defined as follows:

  • LBP - Late Breaking Papers
    LATE BREAKING PAPERS describe late-breaking/recent developments in the field. The maximum number of pages is 7. Please write the following on the first page of your submission “DMIN - LATE BREAKING PAPER”. If accepted, the length of the final/Camera-Ready paper will be limited to 7 (two-column IEEE style) pages and the author will be given the opportunity to present the paper in a formal session
  • PP - Position Papers
    POSITION PAPERS enable discussions on emerging topics without the experimentation normally present in an academic paper. Commonly, such papers will substantiate the opinions or positions put forward with evidence from an extensive objective discussion of the topic. The maximum number of pages is 5. Please write the following on the first page of your submission “DMIN - POSITION PAPER”. If accepted, the length of the final/Camera-Ready paper will be limited to 4 (two-column IEEE style) pages and the author will be given the opportunity to present the paper in a formal session.
  • APP - Abstract/Poster Papers (maximum of 2 pages) (max. 2 pages IEEE style, poster presentation)
    ABSTRACT/POSTER PAPERS describe research roadmaps (similar to PhD plan or PhD prospectus). The maximum number of pages is 2. Please write the following on the first page of your submission “DMIN - ABSTRACT/POSTER PAPER”. If accepted, the length of the final/Camera-Ready paper will be limited to 2 (two-column IEEE style) pages and the author will be given the opportunity to present the paper in a discussion/poster session.


General Guidelines (Draft Papers)

Prospective authors are invited to submit their draft paper (between 2 to 7 pages, standard 2 column IEEE style) (file size limitation: 5.0 MB). Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for presentation or publication elsewhere.

Different to practice at some other WORLDCOMP'16 conferences and different from the announcement in WORLDCOMP's general CfP, DMIN uses an online conference management and paper submission system, to which the draft papers must be submitted online, in IEEE-format and exclusively as a PDF-file (no doc(x) etc.). Please follow the formatting instructions for the draft paper:

    • Paper Size: US Letter format (8.5" x 11") or A4 (210 X 297 mm)
    • Paper Length: Maximum 7 pages (according to the above mentioned paper categories), including figures, tables & references
    • Paper formatting: double column, single spaced, 10pt font.
    • Margins: Left, Right, and Bottom: 0.75" (19mm). The top margin must be 0.75" in (19 mm), except for the title page where it must be 1" (25 mm).
    • The first page must include:
      • Title of the paper
      • Name, affiliation, postal address, and email address of each author (identify the name of the contact author)
      • Abstract (between 100 and 120 words)
      • Underline the name of the author who will be presenting the paper (if accepted) - This will not be required for the camera ready version! 
      • a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the work described in the paper
    •   The actual text of the paper can start from the first page (space permitting)

Violations of any of the above paper specifications may result in rejection of your paper!

You may download preliminary information on the IEEE style below. Please consider, that although these files are IEEE information for submissions to the WCCI'06 conference, they are also the requirement for DMIN. This information may be updated for the final camera ready submission to the WORLDCOMP online paper collection system.

For users of Microsoft Word

® To create pdf files we suggest using Adobe Acrobat 7.1, the freeware software cutepdf or PDFCreator


For users of LaTeX


Code of Ethics for Authors

Prologue: In 2014, the congress had received 48 paper submissions that were in clear violation of common CODE OF ETHICS FOR AUTHORS. These 48 papers were found to include various levels of plagiarized materials or unauthorized uses of copyrighted materials. The 48 papers were detected by the congress referees at the very early stages of evaluation. These papers were rejected and copies of the reports of the violations were provided to the authors' supervisors and employers. Since the vast majority of the authors who violated the code of ethics were either students or young scientists, their employers/supervisors arranged for them to participate in an ethics course/workshop offered/organized by their institutions.

Unfortunately, author violation of code of ethics is becoming more common. Although, many consider such codes to be common knowledge, most major publishers, journals, and conferences have decided to post a common CODE OF ETHICS FOR AUTHORS on their web sites; see examples at:

In a committee meeting, it was decided unanimously to follow the practice of the above publishers by making available the congress’s CODE OF ETHICS FOR AUTHORS and all related issues to stake holders. Please see below.

Authors who violate the CODE OF ETHICS FOR AUTHORS shall be subject to a graduated scale of penalties which may include: reporting to the author's supervisor; reporting to the author's employer; providing a copy of the author's formal letter of apology to the stake holders; reporting to other publishers; prohibition of publication for one to three years (depending on the seriousness of the violation.) Authors will be fully accountable for their violations (including any and all costs associated with such violations.)

In order to take corrective actions against authors who violate the publication ethics, the congress requires that the Contact/Corresponding authors of papers provide (in the manuscript), their professional email address (i.e., on institution's/employer's servers); if an author has to use a freely available email address such as gmail, hotmail, ... then the provided email address must have web footprints to the author and to his/her institution on the web: such as the homepage of the author at his institution's servers which includes the author’s email address, ...).

Author violations include but not limited to:

  • The use of any diagrams, figures, pictures, tables, or illustrations that belong to third parties without permission from the owners.

  • The use of copyrighted materials without permission.

  • Plagiarism at various levels: un-credited verbatim, significant self-plagiarism; un-credited and improper paraphrasing of pages or paragraphs that have already been published; ...

  • The paper/manuscript/poster submitted by the author is NOT a legitimate scientific article and/or violates common ethics. Examples include, but not limited to: topics are not relevant; falsified results/work; results are not reproducible; commercial article; use of profanity; inclusion of inappropriate pictures; inclusion of pictures of faces of people without their permission (in particular, for papers that present "face recognition" algorithms).

  • Falsification of any kind.

Code of Ethics for Authors

Online Submission of the Draft Paper

To submit your paper please visit the online conference system for DMIN'16 hosted by Conference Master. Please submit papers (Deadline for LBP, PP, APP: May 17, 2016). Please click on the button below to access to the DMIN conference management system for submitting draft papers:

Submission System 

If you want to submit your paper to a special session, please select an appropriate 'track' within the paper submission system as well as an appropriate paper category ("LBP Late Breaking Paper", "PP Position Paper", or "APP Abstract/Poster Paper").

Please do not send papers by email! Emailed submissions will be rejected without further notification.

Review Process

Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and soundness. Each paper will be refereed by two researchers in the topical area. To reflect upon feedback from last year we will extend the constructive feedback given within the review. Please consult the pages for the Review Process for additional Information.

We particularly encourage submissions of industrial applications and case studies from practitioners. To reflect the requirements of an application or project centric case study presentation, these will be subject to different review criteria. In particular, they will not be evaluated using predominantly theoretical research criteria of originality etc., but will take general interest and presentation stronger into consideration. The camera-ready papers will be reviewed by one person.

Final Papers - Registration and Submission

Author instructions and links to important websites will be provided by the notification of acceptance.

Conference Proceedings

The proceedings will be published in printed conference books (ISBN) and will also be made available online. The printed proceedings/books will be available for distribution on site at the conference. The proceedings will be indexed in science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for each published paper. The proceedings/books of this congress have been evaluated for inclusion into major science citation index databases. We are happy to report that so far, the evaluation board of science citation index databases have approved the indexing, integrating, and inclusion of the following conference tracks into relevant indexing databases (indexing databases include, among others: Scopus, Engineering Village, EMBASE, and others): BIOCOMP, DMIN, GCA, ICAI, ICOMP, ICWN, IKE, IPCV, PDPTA, and SAM.

In addition to the above, Worldcomp has arranged two new book series (multiple books in each series); one with Elsevier publishers (Emerging Trends in Computer Science and Applied Computing) and another with Springer publishers (Transactions of Computational Science and Computational Intelligence). After the conference (the process may take 12 to 18 months), a significant number of authors of accepted papers of our congress, will be given the opportunity to submit the extended version of their papers for publication consideration in these books. We anticipate having between 10 and 20 books a year in each of these book series projects. Each book in each series will be subject to Elsevier and Springer science indexing products (which includes: Scopus, www.info.scopus.com; SCI Compendex, Engineering Village, www.ei.org; EMBASE, www.info.embase.com; and others).

With respect to these book series, DMIN is planning to consider all submissions for publication in an edited book volume to be published by Springer. Details will be published later.










Important Dates

Call for Papers [download pdf]
Late Breaking Papers,
Position Papers,
May 17, 2016
Submission of draft papers (up to 7 pages) for review by multiple reviewers
LBP, PP, APP only
April 17, 2016
April 23, 2016 (approx.)
Notification of acceptance or rejection of the paper

June 2, 2016 (approx.) for LBP, PP, APP
May 10, 2016
May 23, 2016 (extended)
June 2, 2016 (extended)
Camera-Ready conference papers & registration & copyright due

for LBP, PP, APP:
June 16, 2016: Registration due
August 20, 2016: Final (Camera-Ready) Papers to be published in the Final Edition of the proceedings 
July 25-28, 2016
2016 International Conference on Data Mining (DMIN'16) &  joint conferences of WORLDCOMP'16
Special Sessions
The following special sessions are approved:

1) Real-World Data Mining & Data Science Applications, Challenges, and Perspectives [more]

2) Data Science and Data Services [more] Journal Publication

3) eMaintenance and Industrial Big Data [more]

Tutorials/Invited Talks
1) Invited Talk
Data Science: Where Academia Meets Commerce (P. Geczy) [more]

2) Invited Talk
Mining Smartphone and Smartwatch Sensor Data: Activity Recognition, Biometrics, and Beyond
(G.M. Weiss)  [more]

3) Tutorial
Industrial Big Data: The door to prescriptive analytics (D. Galar)  [more]

4) Tutorial
Predicting with Confidence (U. Johansson)  [more]
Call for Programme Committee
You are invited to contribute to  DMIN'16 through reviewing papers as member of the programme committee. [more]
Call for Special Sessions
You are invited to organize a special session at DMIN'1. [more]
Call for Tutorials
You are invited to organize and present a tutorial at DMIN'16. [more]



Robert Stahlbock
General Conference Chair

E-mail: conference-chair@dmin-2016.com

Robert Stahlbock, Gary M. Weiss

Programme Co-Chairs

E-mail: programme-chair@dmin-2016.com


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