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In this paper we identify a major area of research as a topic for next generation data mining. The research effort in the last decade on privacy preserving data mining has resulted in the development of numerous algorithms. However, most of the existing research has not been applied in any particular application context. Hence it is unclear whether the current algorithms are directly applicable in any particular problem context. In this paper we identify a significant application context that not only requires protection of privacy but also sophisticated data analysis. The area in question is supply chain management, arguably one of the most important research areas in production and operations management that has enormous practical relevance. We examine the area of supply chain management and identify research challenges and opportunities for privacy preserving data mining in the next generation.


Computer Sciences | Management Information Systems

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Information Systems and Management


Proceedings of National Science Foundation Symposium on Next Generation Data Mining and Cyber-Enabled Discovery for Innovation NGDM 2007

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Baltimore, Maryland

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