[DL] Algorithms Open Access Journal, Special Issue on "Humanistic Data Processing"

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                              Algorithms
              Special Issue on "Humanistic Data Processing"

http://www.mdpi.com/journal/algorithms/special_issues/data_processing

                 **Submission Deadline: November 15, 2016**
 
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Data processing and analysis could be described as being one of the most important, yet challenging tasks of our era. The abundant amount of available information retrieved from, or related to the areas of Humanistic Sciences poses significant challenges to the research community. The ultimate goal is two-fold: on the one hand, to extract knowledge that will aid human behavior understanding, increasing human creativity, learning, decision making, socializing and even biological processing; on the other hand, to extract and exploit the underlying semantic knowledge by incorporating it into computationally intelligent systems.

The nature of humanistic data can be multimodal, semantically heterogeneous, dynamic, time and space-dependent, and highly complicated. Translating humanistic information, e.g., behavior, state of mind, artistic creation, linguistic utterance, learning and genomic information into numerical or categorical low-level data is a significant challenge on its own. New algorithms, appropriate for dealing with this type of data, need to be proposed and existing ones adapted to the individual special characteristics.

This Special Issue aims to bring together interdisciplinary approaches that focus on the application of innovative as well as existing data matching, fusion and mining and knowledge discovery and management techniques (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, visualization techniques) to data derived from all areas of Humanistic Sciences, e.g., linguistic, historical, behavioral, psychological, artistic, musical, educational, social, etc. The Issue is devoted to the exploitation of the many facets of the above fields and will explore the current related state-of-the-art. 


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Aim and topics
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Scientific areas of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

- Humanistic sciences
- Data matching and fusion
- Data mining
- Knowledge discovery and management
- Artificial intelligence
- Information retrieval
- Context
- Social data analytics


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Papers submission
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Manuscripts should be submitted online at http://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. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as 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 refereed through a 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 quarterly 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 300 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections. 

All submissions and inquiries regarding the special issue should be directed to the attention of the Guest Editors:
- Katia Lida Kermanidis, Department of Informatics, Ionian University, Greece, kerman at ionio.gr
- Christos Makris, Department of Computer Engineering & Informatics, University of Patras, Greece, makri at ceid.upatras.gr
- Phivos Mylonas, Department of Informatics, Ionian University, Greece, fmylonas at ionio.gr
- Spyros Sioutas, Department of Informatics, Ionian University, Greece, sioutas at ionio.gr


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Prospective schedule of deadlines
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Paper submission deadline: November 15, 2016
Notification of the first review: January 30, 2017
Final manuscript: June 2017
Expected publication: November 2017



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