BISON is a research project funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme. The goal of BISON is to explore the concept of bisociative discovery on the basis of graph-based data mining.
The fifth meeting of the BISON group took place in Berlin, Germany with the major focus on scientific work and the preparation of the year 2 review meeting.
The fourth meeting of the BISON group took place in Mallorca, Spain. The major focus of this meeting was the smooth integration of existing and future tools into the integration platform KNIME. 23 participants in total joined the integration workshop.
The third meeting of the BISON group took place in Porvoo, Finland between the 9th and 13th of March 2009. 28 participants from all involved research groups
came together to discuss their individual contributions to the BISON project.
Nada Lavrac was invited speaker at KICSS-08 in Hanoi, on 22 December 2008 (http://www.jaist.ac.jp/kicss2008/)
Title: Semantic Data Mining for Creative Knowledge Discovery
Abstract: A major challenge for next generation data mining systems is creative knowledge discovery from highly diverse and distributed data/knowledge sources . This talk presents a recently developed approach to information fusion and creative knowledge discovery from semantically annotated knowledge sources, where ontology information is used as background knowledge for subgroup discovery . Case studies from medicine and functional genomics are used to present the lessons learned in semantic subgroup discovery [2,3]. Current directions in creative knowledge discovery through bisociative data analysis, as investigated in the European FP7 project BISON, are also outlined [4,5].
 Nada Lavrac, Joost Kok, Jeroen de Bruin, Vid Podpecan (eds.) Proceedings of the ECML/PKDD-08 Workshop on Third Generation Data Mining: Towards Service-oriented Knowledge Discovery, Antwerpen, September 2008 (http://www.ecmlpkdd2008.org/SoKD08, http://www.ecmlpkdd2008.org/workshop-papers-sokd)
 Igor Trajkovski, Filip Zelezny, Nada Lavrac, Jakub Tolar. Learning relational destriptions of differentially expressed gene groups. IEEE Transactions on systems, man and cybernetics, Part C, 38(1): 16-25, 2008.
 Igor Trajkovski, Nada Lavrac, Jakub Tolar. SEGS: Search for enriched gene sets in microarray data. Journal of biomedical informatics 41(4): 588-601, 2008.
 BISON: Bisociation networks for creative information discovery (http://www.bisonet.eu/)
 Michael R. Berthold, Fabian Dill, Tobias Kötter, Kilian Thiel. Supporting creativity: Towards associative discovery of new insights. In T. Washio et al. (eds.): Proceedings of PAKDD 2008, Springer LNAI 5012, 14–25, 2008.
The second meeting of the BISON group took place in Northern Ireland at the University of Ulster Coleraine Campus between the 28th of September and 3rd of October. 29 participants from all involved research groups came together to discuss their further-developed ideas of bisociation.
The commencement of the BISON project was officialy marked by the kick-off meeting held in Konstanz, Germany between the 5th and the 8th of June 2008. 27 Participants from 6 European countries were attending the meeting in the small town of Litzelstetten close to the University of Konstanz and the Bodensee.