Open source projects are vital to the research community, since they enable reproducible research, providing confidence in existing published results and empowering further research by the community without the need to “reinvent the wheel”. The data mining community has always been at the forefront of reproducible and open source research, which has enabled the rapid expansion of the field.
This year, ICDM is organizing the first open source project forum. The goal behind the forum is to highlight the importance of open projects and reproducible research, create a forum where researchers can showcase their open projects and discuss challenges, ideas, and future directions, and ultimately celebrate the transformative nature of open source projects in data mining.
The forum invites contributions from the community, as described in the Call for Papers below. In addition to contributed papers, the forum is planning to feature keynote talks by researchers in the community who have successfully created, released, and maintained prominent and high-impact open projects, who will discuss their experience and lessons-learned, followed by a panel discussion (pending speaker availability).