[R] Call for chapters: Data Mining Applications with R

Yanchang Zhao yanchangzhao at gmail.com
Mon Mar 19 11:58:15 CET 2012

Book title: Data Mining Applications with R

URL: http://www.rdatamining.com/books/book2.

Publisher: Elsevier

Chapter proposal due date: 30 April 2012

R is one of the most widely used data mining tools in scientific and
business applications, among dozens of commercial and open-source data
mining software. It is free and expandable with over 3,600 packages.
However, it is not easy for beginners to find appropriate packages or
functions to use for their data mining tasks. It is more difficult,
even for experienced users, to work out the optimal combination of
multiple packages or functions to solve their business problems and
the best way to use them in the data mining process of their
applications. This book aims to facilitate using R in data mining
applications by presenting real-world applications in various areas.

This book will present around 20 applications on data mining with R.
Each application is to be presented as one chapter, covering its
background, business problems, data extraction and exploration, data
preprocessing, modeling, model evaluation, findings and model
deployment. In this way, it will help readers to learn to solve
real-world problems with a set of data mining techniques and then
apply the techniques and methodologies in their own data mining
projects. Code examples and sample data will be provided, so that
readers can easily learn the techniques by running the codes by

Target audience
The audience includes data miners, analysts and R users from industry,
and university students and researchers who are interested in data
mining with R.

data mining applications with R in, but not limited to, the following areas
* Finance
* Retail
* Insurance
* Telecommunications
* Government
* Crime & Homeland Security
* Stock Market
* Social Welfare
* Social Media
* Sports
* Medicine and Health
* Education
* Patent
* Transport
* Real Estate
* Meteorology
* Bioinformatics
* Sentiment Analysis
* Spatial Data Analysis
* Scientific Computing

Submission procedure
Data miners and analysts are invited to submit by April 30, 2012, a
1-2 page manuscript proposal clearly explaining the mission and
concerns of the proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will
be notified by May 15, 2012 about the status of their proposals. Full
chapters are due by July 31, 2012. All submitted chapters will be
reviewed by 2 or 3 reviewers. Please submit your chapter proposals and
full chapters at

Details about the book are available at http://www.rdatamining.com/books/book2.

Book editors and contacts
Dr. Yanchang Zhao
RDataMining.com, Australia
yanchangzhao at gmail dot com

Mr. Yonghua Cen
Univ. of Technology, Sydney, Australia
justin.cen at gmail dot com

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