2nd Joint call for tutorials and workshops ECML/PKDD 2011


Joint call for tutorials and workshops ECML/PKDD 2011

The ECML/PKDD-2011 Organizing Committee invites proposals for tutorials and workshops to be held on the first and last days of the conference, which will take place in Athens, Greece from September 5th to 9th, 2011. We invite proposals for half-day tutorials and half-day or full-day workshops. Combination of workshops and tutorials are also welcome. The scope of the proposal should be consistent with the conference themes as described in the ECML/PKDD 2011 Call for Papers.

Workshops provide an opportunity to discuss current topics in machine learning and/or data mining in a small and interactive atmosphere.
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 are welcome. Workshops are expected to cover a full day (3.5h + 3.5h, incl. two breaks of 30 minutes), except for joint workshops/tutorials, in which case a half day tutorial (3.5h incl. one 30 minute break) followed by a half day workshop (3.5h incl. one 30 minute break) is possible. The general idea is that for some events, it may be preferable to have a general introduction to a topic, presented by experienced presenters, before more technical or novel work is presented.

Tutorials are intended to provide independent instruction on core techniques and areas of knowledge that enjoy broad interest within the machine learning and the data mining community. We are interested in tutorials on established or emerging research topics within the field itself, but we also welcome tutorials from related research fields or application areas. The ideal tutorial should attract a wide audience.
It should be broad enough to provide a gentle introduction to the chosen research area, but it should also cover the most important contributions in depth. Each tutorial should be well-focused so that its content can be covered in a half day slot (3.5h incl. a 30 minute break). Proposals that exclusively focus on the presenter’s own work or commercial presentations are not eligible.

** Important dates **
The following deadlines are important for the workshop/tutorial organizers:

– Workshop/tutorial proposal deadline: March 1, 2011
– Workshop/tutorial acceptance notification: March 17, 2011
– Workshop websites and call for papers online: April 1, 2011
– Workshop/tutorial proceedings (camera-ready): July 28, 2011

Workshops are free to determine their own schedules, but we advise the
following deadlines:

– Workshop paper submission deadline: June 7, 2011
– Workshop paper acceptance notification: July 1, 2011
– Workshop paper camera-ready deadline: July 21, 2011


** Contact **

In case you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to your proposals,

The ECML/PKDD 2011 Workshop and Tutorial Chairs:

Fosca Giannotti, Bart Goethals, Katharina Morik and Maguelonne Teisseire

Please send emails to tutorialsandworkshops(at)ecmlpkdd2011.org

For more information, please check the ECML/PKDD webpage http://www.ecmlpkdd2011.org/