Special Issue "Clustering Algorithms 2017"
A special issue of Algorithms (ISSN 1999-4893).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017)
Welcome to submit a paper that identifies a specific sub-problem of clustering and studies it experimentally with validated benchmark datasets from http://cs.uef.fi/sipu/datasets/ with varying number of clusters (A-sets), cluster overlap (S-sets), dimensionality (Dim- and G2-sets), structure (Birch sets) and unbalance (Unbalance set); or some other generated benchmark datasets suitable for the selected objective function. Submitted paper should strictly focus on one selected sub-problem:
- Which objective function?
- Algorithms for solving a given objective function
- Algorithms for detecting outliers
- Algorithms for imputating missing data
- Cluster validation
For example, an experimental study on the performance of several known objective functions within some general algorithmic framework, such as k-means or agglomerative merge-based algorithms; or studies focusing on the performance of several algorithms using the same objective functions. Papers presenting overall clustering solution without any specific focus will not be considered.
Both new ideas and comparative studies are welcome, as long as the focus is on the specific sub-problem and they provide significant new findings. Application case studies are also welcome if the focus is on algoritmic aspects: Which objective function and which algorithm work for that application, and which do not, with clear reasoning.
To evaluate the results, it is recommended to the following two measures (when applicable):
* Centroid Index at cluster level [Pat.Rec. 47(9) 2014]
* Adjusted Rand Index at object level [Pat.Rec. 45(6), 2012]
Prof. Dr. Pasi Fränti
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Clustering algorithms
- Clustering objective function
- Outlier detection
- Data imputation
- Cluster validation