[DL] Algorithms Open Access Journal, Special Issue on "Humanistic Data Mining: Tools and Applications" - deadline extended!

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--------------------------- Call for Papers ---------------------------
              Special Issue on "Humanistic Data Mining: Tools and Applications"


                 **Submission Deadline: October 31, 2018 (extended)**

Digital data mining could be described as one of the most important, computationally intensive and challenging tasks of our era. As this observation applies both to the research community, which is faced with enormous challenges derived from (big-)data management as well as new emerging disciplines like, for instance, precision agriculture, and the applied world, in terms, for instance, of social data handling and related social apps, it is becoming evident that new approaches have to be followed and new tools and applications have to invented in order to efficiently handle the vast amounts of information.

The aim of the “Mining Humanistic Data Workshop”, and by association of the proposed Special Issue, is formed around two main pillars. The first pillar focuses on the primitive information and knowledge analysis, as well as the extraction of the inherited knowledge. The task here is to achieve a better understanding of human activities associated to the respective computational tasks. The second pillar aims to exploit the extracted knowledge by incorporating it into smart tools and applications; the latter will ultimately make the life of involved users easier with respect to their everyday life.

This Special Issue aims to bring together interdisciplinary approaches that focus on the application of innovative as well as existing humanistic data mining and knowledge discovery and management methodologies. Since humanistic data typically are dominated by semantic heterogeneity and are quite dynamic in nature, computer science researchers are obliged and encouraged to develop new suitable algorithms, tools and applications to efficiently tackle them, whereas existing ones need to be adapted to the individual special characteristics using traditional methodologies, such as decision rules, decision trees, association rules, ontologies and alignments, clustering, filtering, learning, classifier systems, neural networks, support vector machines, preprocessing, post processing, feature selection and visualization techniques. The Special Issue is devoted to the exploitation of the multiple facets of the above research fields and will explore the current related state-of-the-a!
 rt. Its topics of interest cover the scope of the MHDW workshop series (https://conferences.cwa.gr/mhdw2018/). Extended versions of papers presented at MHDW 2018 are sought, but this Call for Papers is also fully open to all who want to contribute by submitting a relevant research manuscript.

Aim and topics

Scientific areas of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
- humanistic sciences
- data mining
- knowledge discovery
- knowledge representation and management
- artificial intelligence
- information retrieval
- context
- social data analytics

Papers submission
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Algorithms is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 850 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions. 

All submissions and inquiries regarding the special issue should be directed to the attention of the Guest Editors:
- Prof. Dr. Phivos Mylonas, e-mail: fmylonas at ionio.gr
- Prof. Dr. Katia Lida Kermanidis, e-mail: kerman at ionio.gr
- Prof. Dr. Christos Makris, e-mail: makri at ceid.upatras.gr
- Prof. Dr. Spyros Sioutas, e-mail: sioutas at ionio.gr
- Prof. Dr. Vasileios Megalooikonomou, e-mail: vasilis at ceid.upatras.gr

Prospective schedule of deadlines
Paper submission deadline: October 31, 2018 (extended!)
Notification of the first review: November 30, 2018
Final manuscript due: December 2018
Expected publication: January 2019

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