March 01, 2006

Cordial Invitation
21st European Conference on Operational Research

in Reykjavik, Iceland, July 2-5, 2006


For EURO 2006 a Data Mining stream is in preparation and
you are cordially invited to participate, present a paper and
exchange ideas with others on all stages of this area of
application developed by modern OR! This stream will consist
of six or more sessions which are going to draw a state-of-the-art
picture of Data Mining and its future challenges.The stream and
session organizers represent its backgrounds in both mathematics
and computer science, along with theory and methods in many
applications of science, technology, economics and public life.
Special emphasis will be given to methods drawn from all of OR.
The themes include but are not limited to

o   discovery of new information sources,
o   information retrieval, collection, filtering and integration for data mining,
o   meta learning and meta data for spatial data mining,
o   selection, transformation, and construction of features,
o   spatial and spatio-temporal information collection,
o   spatial and spatio-temporal data mining,
o   data mining of geographic information systems,
o   data mining in remote sensing and image processing,
o   data mining of geographic and geo-referenced data,
o   data mining in spatial/spatio-temporal DBMS,
o   spatial data-mining in e-business environments and on the internet,
o   knowledge discovery from thematic maps,
o   knowledge representation as thematic maps,
o   statistical methods in spatial data mining,
o   complexity, efficiency and scalability of temporal and spatial data mining algorithms,
o   uncertainty management in spatial and spatio-temporal data mining,
o   visualization of spatial and spatio-temporal data/information,
o   visualization of discovered knowledge,
o   user interfacse for data mining,
o   interactive mining,
o   distributed spatial data mining,
o   accommodating domain knowledge in the mining process,
o   content-based search, retrieval, and discovery methods,
o   usability of mined pieces of knowledge,
o   inspection and validation of mined pieces of knowledge,
o   success and failure stories in data mining and lessons learned,
o   discrete inverse problems and tomography,
o   textual data mining,
o   continuous and discrete optimization methods in data mining.

EURO XXI 2006 wishes to serve as a facility for deepening and
further initiation of scientific exchanges, collaboration and
friendships in Data Mining as well as with the other working
groups of OR, operating for the benefit of people in our discipline
and a good future.

Stream Organizers and Contacts:
o   Emilio Carrizosa (University of Sevilla, Spain)
     e-mail: , ,
o  Jakob Kogan (University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA)
     e-mail: .

Furthermore, we will have a special theme for the whole
conference: "OR for Better Management of Sustainable
Development", Plenary, Semi-Plenary Lectures, Tutorials,
Keynote Speeches and a special issue of European Journal
of Operational Research (EJOR) for the conference

Important Dates:
* Deadline for abstract submission:
  March 1st, 2006 (short term-contacting the stream organizers still possible!)

* Deadline for early registration:
  April 1, 2006

* Deadline for author registration (for inclusion in the programme):
  May 15, 2006

* Conference:
  July 2-5, 2006

Pre-Conference Workshops:
o  5th EUROPT Workshop
   "Advances in Continuous Optimization",
   Reykjavik, Iceland, June 30 - July 1, 2006,
o  Maximal Software - Optimization Modeling in Practice, .

The stream organizers are looking forward to sharing an
exciting, and hopefully valuable, time with you on Iceland.