In November 2017, New Orleans (Louisiana), hosted the world most important conference on data mining. The 17th edition of this event presented new work on graph analytics, time series patterns and recommender systems, among other disciplines.

The big numbers:

• 778 papers submitted, more than 60% student were first author.
• 72 regular papers accepted (9.3% rate) and 83 short papers. Total 19.9% rate.
• 4 keynotes
• 24 workshops

Overall, we highly recommend attending this conference to anyone dealing with real world data problems, as it helps to get to know the latest results on sophisticated, and efficient large-scale data algorithms.

Interesting readings:

[3] http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8215543/
[4] http://web.eecs.umich.edu/~dkoutra/papers/17_scalableNetDiscovery_ICDM.pdf