Call for Chapters

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 themselves.

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.

Real-world applications on data mining with R. Some examples of application domains are, but not limited to
* 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
* Environment
* Manufacturing
* Spatial Data Analysis
* Scientific Computing
* Other application areas

Important Dates

30 April 2012:   1st round of chapter proposals due
31 May 2012:   2nd round of chapter proposals due
31 July 2012:    full chapters due (extended to 10 Aug 2012)
1 Nov 2012:      notifications to chapter authors
30 Nov 2012:     final chapters due

Submission Procedure
Proposal submission is closed. Full chapters are due by 31 July 2012. All submitted chapters will be reviewed by 2 or 3 reviewers. Please submit your full chapters at

Book Editors and Contacts
Dr. Yanchang Zhao, Australia
yanchangzhao at gmail dot com

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

Submission and Reviewing Website