Organization Committee
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Call for Tutorial Proposals Deadline Passed
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Deadline Passed
Keynote and Invited Speakers
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Conference Program 
Guidance for Presenters 
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About Osaka
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Conference Poster  (4,457KB)
Organized by:


I.S.I.R., Osaka University
Co-organized by:

School of Science & Technology, Kwansei Gakuin University

Faculty of Commerce, Kansai University

In Cooperation with:

The Japanese Society of Artificial Intelligence


Latest News
  • Photos taken during conference now available. (6, June, 2008). New!
  • The link to the online information of the conference proceedings was added to the menu list. (18, May, 2008).
  • The program overview was updated. Now, it includes the name of each session chair. (15, May, 2008).
  • The link to how to access the venue was added to the menu list on the left hand side. (12, May, 2008).
  • The guidance for session chairs was uploaded. (8, May, 2008).
  • The guidance for presenters was uploaded. (6, May, 2008).


General Information

The Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD) is a leading international conference in the areas of data mining and knowledge discovery. It provides an international forum for researchers and industry practitioners to share their new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences from all KDD related areas including data mining, data warehousing, machine learning, databases, statistics, knowledge acquisition and automatic scientific discovery, data visualization, causal induction and knowledge-based systems.

The conference calls for research papers reporting original investigation results and industrial track papers reporting real data mining applications and system development experience. The conference also solicits proposals for tutorials on crucial technologies of knowledge discovery and data mining, and calls for workshop proposals focusing on specific new challenges and emergency issues of knowledge discovery and data mining.


Osaka, as the seat of the nation's oldest capital and a hub of marine transportation, has been an economic and cultural center of the nation since primitive times. Many historical and cultural properties remain in this area. In addition, outstanding traditional performing arts known as the "kamigata," or Kyoto-Osaka culture, as well as many festivals of shrines, temples and communities have also been passed on from generation to generation. The urban area of Osaka currently holds the second largest population in Japan, and plays an important role in both modern culture and economy of Japan.




Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan

Osaka Castle

Osaka Business Park

Shitennoji Temple


Nintoku Mausoleum




We wish to thank the following sponsors for their contribution and support to the success of this conference.

Future Systems Corp.

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AFOSR/AOARD)

Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau


Salford Systems

Mathematical Systems Inc.

The Commemorative Organization for the Japan World Exposition('70)



Kayamori Foundation of Informational Science Advancement

SPSS Japan Inc.