Workshop Schedule

Invited Speakers



Security Informatics journal

KDD 2012

HI-KDD 2012

ISI-KDD 2010

CSI-KDD 2009

Workshop Deadlines

Submission date for papers: May 8, 2012

Author notification:
June 8, 2012

Submission of camera-ready papers: June 13, 2012


In the ISI-KDD Challenge, participants are challenged to "find the more radical and infectious threads, members, postings, ideas and ideologies" in a Dark Web Portal of several complete multi-year extremist forums. Participants of the workshop will be granted access to more than 1,000,000 messages and postings by these radical members. Participants can download the dataset here. Please use "guest" as user name and no password needed. The text files are too big to open in browser, so please right click them and click "Save .. as.." to save to your own directory or folder.

Participants are free to develop novel computational techniques and algorithms, e.g., linguistic analysis, topic extraction, multilingual text parsing, sentiment analysis, social network analysis, time-series analysis, etc. for the challenge. Participants are requested to describe their methods and results in papers. A panel of terrorism study experts will help evaluate the validity and value of the computing results.

In addition  to the two datasets made available through the challenge, participants may also request access to the Dark Web Forum Portal, which offers search and translation capabilities, and allows some downloading.  To access the portal, go to: http://cri-portal.dyndns.org and click “Request User Name.”  Fill out the form completely, making a note of your username and the password you choose.  Under “Reason for Requesting Access,” write “For ISI-KDD 2012.”


Submission date for the challenge: May 8, 2012

For submission to the Challenge, please use the following link and select "Challenge" under the menu "New Submission".