SIGKDD is the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. It became an official ACM SIG in 1998. The official web page of SIGKDD can be found on www.KDD.org. The current Chairman of SIGKDD (since 2009) is Usama M. Fayyad, Ph.D.
SIGKDD has hosted an annual conference - ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) - since 1995. KDD Conferences grew from KDD (Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining) workshops at AAAI conferences, which were started by Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro in 1989, 1991, and 1993, and Usama Fayyad in 1994.  Conference papers of each Proceedings of the SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining are published through ACM
The group also annually recognizes members of the KDD community with its Innovation Award and Service Award. Additionally, KDD presents a Best Paper Award  to recognize the highest quality paper at each conference.
Current Executive Committee
- Usama Fayyad (2009-)
- Osmar R. Zaiane (2009-)
- Johannes Gehrke
- Robert Grossman
- David D. Jensen
- Raghu Ramakrishnan
- Sunita Sarawagi
- Ramakrishnan Srikant
- Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro (2005-2008)
- Won Kim (1998-2004)
Information Directors↑Jump back a section
- "KDD Conference Best Paper Awards". Retrieved 2012-04-07.
- ACM SIGKDD Homepage
- ACM SIGKDD Explorations Homepage
- KDD-2013 Conference Homepage
- KDD-2012 Conference Homepage
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