Western Sydney, Australia, 12 - 15 December 2022

Special Sessions

On the 20th anniversary of AusDM, we have an exciting line-up of special sessions for Making sure we have a future. Our renowned invited speakers will be discussing the latest developments and future challenges of data mining in both industry and government. Our program includes talks and panels to enable the sharing and learning of innovative applications, breakthroughs and opportunities of data mining technologies for key challenges in our local context. Our program also includes a special session for Women in Data Mining, a range of tutorials in cutting-edge areas and a doctoral consortium for our community of students.

Session Program and Speakers


The future of DM/AI: innovation, trustworthiness and digital economies

Data to Decision: How the NSW Government Is Using AI To Enhance Government Services

Ian Oppermann


After a long gestation, AI has finally had its day. AI driven solutions are appearing in all aspects of our digital lives, including in government. This presentation explores the NSW’s Government’s AI Assurance framework, aspects of data sharing frameworks and importantly, how the principles of the use of AI map to the practicalities of use of data and algorithms. After this session, you will have an understanding of the major components of the NSW AI Assurance framework and the dynamic tensions which underpin the mapping of the “principles to the bits”.

Dr. Ian Oppermann is the NSW Government’s Chief Data Scientist working within the Department of Customer Service. He is also an Industry Professor at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
Ian has been recognised as a Global Leader in Data and Analytics (Corinium’s Global Top 100 in 2020 and 2022) spanning the domains of government, industry, academia and standards. Ian has an MBA from the University of London and a PhD in Mobile Telecommunications from Sydney University. Ian is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW, is a Fellow and Immediate Past President of the Australian Computer Society, and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is Chair of Australia’s IEC National Committee and JTC1, the NSW AI Review Committee and the NSW Smart Places Advisory Council.

  • Stela Solar
  • Anthony Wong

Challenges and opportunities of DM/AI in key sectors (healthcare, environmental and social good, cybersecurity)

  • Lin-Yi Chou
  • Giovanni Russello
  • Flora Salim


  • Rohan Samaraweera

Women in DM/AI

Days until Conference









Abstract submission: 19 Aug 22
Paper submission: 26 Aug 22
Notification: 23 Sept 22
Camera-ready: 7 Oct 22
Author Registration: 7 Oct 22
Conference: 12-15 Dec 22