ICDM Workshop on Continual Learning and Adaptation for Time Evolving Data

November 17, 2020, Sorrento (Italy)

About the workshop

About the workshop

In continual learning, models can continually accumulate knowledge over time without the need to retrain from scratch, with particular methods aimed to alleviate forgetting. It can continually learn from a stream of experiential data, building on what was learnt previously, while being able to reapply, adapt and generalize to new situations. This is particularly important when there are changes in the data streams. Current predictive models need to be adapted to these changes (drifts) as soon as possible while maintaining good performance measures (e.g. accuracy, time, delay, energy efficiency).

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from the areas of continual learning, model adaptation and concept drift in order to encourage discussions and new collaborations on solving the problems in this domain. We like to encourage state-of-the art research in the area of continual learning, model adaptation and concept drift. Beyond that we encourage research that demonstrates the applicability of these research in various areas including (but not limited to) earth and environmental science, sensor networks and transportation network. We encourage the submissions of research that incorporates the fundamentals of green AI. Therefore, this workshop encourages submissions that attempts to address any of these issues.

This workshop will provide a forum for international researchers and practitioners to share and discuss their original and interesting work on addressing new challenges and research issues in the area.

The topics of interest of this workshop include (but not limited to) the following:

  • New data-level and algorithm-level approaches in non-stationary environments for continual learning, model adaptation and concept drift.
  • Adaptive ensemble approaches for data streams.
  • Passive and active approaches to dealing with concept drift.
  • Approaches to dealing with recurring concepts.
  • Semi-supervised learning and active learning approaches.
  • Explainable AI (XAI) approaches for drift explanation. 
  • Performance evaluation in incremental and online learning scenarios.
  • Case studies and real-world applications.
  • Green AI for data streams.

Workshop Program

Workshop Program (Session B4)

This year, ICDM is held online. The paper presentations will be in the form of recorded videos, which will be made available to the conference attendees before the conference, on the online platform. On the day of the workshop, each main author is invited to give a short live introduction of his paper and to respond to the questions of the attendees.

5 mins
Mykola Pechenizkiy    

2 + 5 mins
An unsupervised   methodology for online drift detection in multivariate industrial datasets   
Sarah Klein and Mathias   Verbeke   

2 + 5 mins
Restructuring of   Hoeffding Trees for Trapezoidal Data Streams   
Christian   Schreckenberger, Tim Glockner, Christian Bartelt, and   Heiner Stuckenschmidt   

2 + 5 mins
MIR_MAD: An Efficient and   On-line Approach for Anomaly Detection in Dynamic Data Stream   
Chang How Tan, Vincent CS Lee, and   Mahsa Salehi   

2 + 5 mins
TEDD: Robust Detection of Unstable   Temporal Features   
Ricardo Pereira, Bruno Laraña, Nádia Soares, and Miguel Araújo   

2 + 5 mins
LbR: A New Regression Architecture for   Automated Feature Engineering   
Meng Wang, Zhijun Ding, and   Meiqin Pan   

2 + 5 mins
Pelican: Continual Adaptation   for Phishing Detection   
Wernsen Wong and Gillian Dobbie   
2 + 5 mins    
Learning Student Interest Trajectory for   MOOC Thread Recommendation   
Shalini Pandey, Andrew Lan, George Karypis, and Jaideep Srivastava   

Accepted Papers

  • Ricardo Pereira, Bruno Laraña, Nádia Soares, and Miguel Araújo, "TEDD: Robust Detection of Unstable Temporal Features"
  • Sarah Klein and Mathias Verbeke, "An unsupervised methodology for online drift detection in multivariate industrial datasets"
  • Christian Schreckenberger, Tim Glockner, Christian Bartelt, and Heiner Stuckenschmidt, "Restructuring of Hoeffding Trees for Trapezoidal Data Streams"
  • Wernsen Wong and Gillian Dobbie, "Pelican: Continual Adaptation for Phishing Detection"
  • Meng Wang, Zhijun Ding, and Meiqin Pan, "LbR: A New Regression Architecture for Automated Feature Engineering"
  • Chang How Tan, Vincent CS Lee, and Mahsa Salehi, "MIR_MAD: An Efficient and On-line Approach for Anomaly Detection in Dynamic Data Stream"
  • Shalini Pandey, Andrew Lan, George Karypis, and Jaideep Srivastava "Learning Student Interest Trajectory for MOOC Thread Recommendation"



Paper submissions should be limited to a maximum of 8 pages plus 2 extra pages, in the IEEE 2-column format used by the IEEE ICDM 2020 conference, including the bibliography and any possible appendices. All submissions will be peer reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of technical quality, relevance to scope of the conference, originality, significance, and clarity. Each submission should be regarded as an undertaking that, if the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors must register and present the work. By the unique ICDM tradition, all accepted workshop papers will be published in the dedicated ICDMW proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. Therefore, papers must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere or be under review for another workshop, conferences or journals.

Submission Link

Submission portal: https://wi-lab.com/cyberchair/2020/icdm20/scripts/ws_submit.php?subarea=S

Key Dates

  • Submission deadline: August 24, 2020 August 28, 2020
  • Acceptance notification: September 17, 2020
  • Camera-ready deadline: September 24, 2020
  • Workshop date: November 17, 2020
  • Organizers

    Organizing Committee

    Dr Yun Sing Koh

    The University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Prof Mykola Pechenizkiy

    Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands

    Prof Albert Bifet

    Télécom ParisTech, France and University of Waikato, New Zealand

    Assoc Prof Russel Pears

    AUT University, New Zealand

    Program Committee

  • Quan Bai, University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Diana Benavides Prado, AUT New Zealand
  • Philippe Fournier-Viger, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen China
  • Georg Krempl, Utrecht University The Netherlands
  • Decebal Mocanu, Twente University The Netherlands
  • Kaiqi Zhao, University of Auckland New Zealand
  • David Huang, University of Auckland New Zealand
  • Contact

    Please reach us for questions. Email ykoh at cs.auckland.ac.nz