|ECML/PKDD Call for Papers Call for Tutorials and Workshops|
ECML/PKDD-2005 Call for PapersPorto, Portugal, October 3-7, 2005
The 16th European Conference on Machine Learning (ECML) and the 9th European Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (PKDD) will be co-located in Porto, Portugal, October 3-7, 2005. The combined event will comprise presentations of contributed papers and invited speakers, a wide program of workshops and tutorials, a demo session, and a discovery challenge.
High quality research contributions pertinent to any aspects of machine learning and knowledge discovery are called for, ranging from principles to practice; particular attention will be paid to papers describing innovative, challenging applications.
The submission to either of the conferences will be separate. Authors should select to which conference they want to submit their paper. Student submissions should be clearly indicated on the submission form. All submissions will be reviewed by the respective program committees.
The papers must be in English and should be formatted according to the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence guidelines. Authors instructions and style files can be downloaded at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. The maximum length of papers is 12 pages. The proceedings of ECML and PKDD will be published as two separate volumes by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series and will be available at the conference.
Simultaneous submissions to other conferences are allowed, provided this fact is clearly indicated on the submission form. Simultaneous submissions that are not clearly specified as such will be rejected. Accepted papers will appear in the ECML/PKDD conference proceedings only if they are withdrawn from proceedings of other conferences.
ECML Call for Papers
The European Conference on Machine Learning series intends to provide an international forum for the discussion of the latest high quality research results in machine learning and is the major European scientific event in the field. Submissions of papers that describe the application of machine learning methods to real-world problems are encouraged, particularly exploratory research that describes novel learning tasks and applications requiring non-standard techniques. Submissions that demonstrate both theoretical and empirical rigor are especially encouraged.
Topics of interest (non-exhaustive list):
PKDD Call for Papers
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD) is the ability to extract useful patterns from large amounts of data stored in databases, data warehouses or other information repositories. KDD is a combination of many research areas: databases, statistics, machine learning, automated scientific discovery, artificial intelligence, visualization, and high performance computing. KDD focuses on the value that is added by the creative combination of the contributing areas. The European Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases series intends to provide an international forum for the discussion of the latest high quality research results in KDD and is the major European scientific event in the field.
Submissions are invited that describe empirical and theoretical research in all areas of KDD, as well as submissions that describe challenging applications of KDD.
Topics of interest (non-exhaustive list):
ECML/PKDD-2005 Call for Tutorials and Workshops
The ECML/PKDD-2005 Organizing Committee invites proposals for tutorials and workshops that will be co-located with the main ECML/PKDD-2005 conference, Porto, Portugal. We invite proposals for half-day tutorials and full day workshops. Proposals for a workshop/tutorial combination are also welcome (see below). The scope of the proposal should be consistent with the conference themes as described in the ECML/PKDD-2005 Call for Papers.
Workshops: These provide an opportunity to discuss current topics in machine learning and/or data mining in a small and interactive atmosphere. Thus, any topic that is of current interest to a sufficient number of participants from the two communities could be the focus of a workshop. Workshops can concentrate in-depth on research topics, but can also be devoted to application issues, or to questions concerning the economic and social aspects of machine learning and data mining. Multidisciplinary workshops that bring together researchers and practitioners from different communities such as advanced computing and GRID, database, ontology, life science, cognitive science, economics and finance, mathematics and operations research, are welcome.
Tutorials: These are intended to provide independent instruction on topics from the field of machine learning or data mining. Introductions to other research domains that could fertilize the machine learning/data mining field with new challenges or solutions are also welcome provided that there is a clear relation to machine learning/data mining. Each tutorial should:
As workshops and tutorials are in a sense complementary, we also welcome proposals for combined tutorial-workshop events. The general idea is that the tutorial gives an introduction to the field of the workshop, making the workshop accessible to a broader audience.
Workshop Participation and Proceedings
All workshop participants are required to register for the main conference. During registration the participants will specify which workshop they are going to attend. If the workshop organizers intend to allow access to the workshop by invitation only, or would like to see the number of participants limited, then they should clearly indicate so. To make it easier for workshop organizers to attract invited speakers, a limited number of invited speakers (e.g. one per workshop) can be allowed without registration for the main conference, provided they do not attend the main conference.
Workshop proceedings have to be prepared camera-ready by the workshop organizers (in a form of a single PDF file). They will be printed by the ECML/PKDD organizers. A common paper style will be adopted for the proceedings (Springer format).
In addition, the ECML/PKDD organizers intend to prepare a CD containing all the workshop proceedings. Hence, electronic submissions to the workshops are essential so that this could be carried out.
Tutorial participation and publication of materials
Registered conference participants can freely attend all tutorials.
Tutorial presenters are expected to prepare hand-outs for the audience (PDF file), which will be printed by the ECML/PKDD organizers. The organizers also plan to make the tutorial materials available on the CD containing the workshop materials. Consequently, tutorial presenters are expected to make their materials available several weeks before the start of the conference (see the list with Important dates).
Discounts on registration will be considered for the tutorial presenters.
How to Propose a Workshop
Workshop proposals should contain the necessary information for the workshop chairs and reviewers to judge the importance, quality and community interest in the proposed topic. Each workshop should have one or more designated organizers and a workshop program or organizing committee. When proposing a workshop, please provide (at least) the following information:
Please submit your workshop proposals by e-mail to ECML/PKDD workshop chair (see contact information below). He/she will review the proposals in close collaboration with the tutorial chair, conference chairs and the program committee.
How to Propose a Tutorial?
Tutorial proposals should contain all information that the proposer considers to be relevant for judging the relevance of the tutorial. In particular, it should contain (1) title of the tutorial and a short overview of the area that will be covered, (2) an outline of the tutorial in the form of a structured list of topics, (3) a description of the target audience and expected prior knowledge, and (4) information about the scientific qualifications of the presenter(s) including their experience on teaching the material of the tutorial, if possible (5) accompanied by some sample material (e.g., slides or hand-outs from a previous tutorial or a course the presenters have taught).
All materials should be submitted by e-mail to the ECML/PKDD tutorial chair (see contact information below). He/she will review the proposal in close collaboration with the workshop chair, conference chairs and the program committee.
How to Propose a Tutorial/Workshop Combination
Proposals for joint tutorial-workshop events can be made by sending the joint proposal to both the workshop and the tutorial chair, clearly indicating on each proposal that this is a joint event, and also stating reasons why such a joint event is preferable to just a workshop or tutorial. It is possible for joint proposals that only the workshop or tutorial part will be accepted.