Each year the Steering Committee presents the most influential paper and distinguished contribution awards, while the conference’s Program Committee also presents the best paper awards.
At PAKDD2020, the special achievement awards were announced and given to two distinguished members of the PAKDD community for their contribution and participation in all PAKDD conferences (since the 1st PAKDD conference).
- Hiroshi Motoda (Osaka University, Japan)
- Graham Williams (Australian National University, Australia)
The Most Influential Paper Award is an award for a paper published at PAKDD tens years ago. The award recognises a paper that has had significant influence over the past decade. Google Scholar is used to identify a candidate pool of papers and these papers are then reviewed by the awards committee to consider the quality of citations. An important criteria is that the paper should present novel and big ideas which change our way of thinking. A challenger/champion approach is used by the awards committee to identify the most influential paper.
The Distinguished Contributions Award is awarded to a member of our community to recognise and honour an individual who has made significant and continued contributions in research and services to the advancement of the PAKDD conferences.
Each year the program committee for that year’s Pacific Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining presents various awards for the best research paper, the best applications paper, and the best student paper.