SIGKDD Calls for Proposals

Call for bids to host KDD 2022 and later

Proposal due: September 15, 2019

ACM SIGKDD Executive Committee hereby invites proposals to host the annual KDD Conference in 2022 and later. The conference should typically take place in August. The number of attendees to a KDD conference are likely to exceed 2500.

KDD is the flagship conference of ACM SIGKDD and the premier research conference on data science and data mining. Proposals for hosting KDD-2022 or later should include information on the following items. If you do not have all the information, please provide as much as possible.

  • Benefit to the proposed location and to the KDD community
  • General chair(s), if possible, SIGKDD prefers an integral team from both academia and industry
  • Local Arrangement Chair(s) if the general chairs are not local to the proposed location
  • Location (accessibility; conference venue, e.g., hotel or university; accommodations, e.g., hotels, motels, student dorms, their capacities)
  • Proposed dates (and flexibility)
  • Local data mining community (research and industry)
  • Meeting venues (space for plenary sessions, tutorials, workshops, posters, exhibits)
  • Food/entertainment/banquet/receptions
  • Sponsorships, particularly those from local industry and governments
  • Budget estimates

Please be advised that the program committee chairs for the research track and the applied data science track are selected by the EC independently and are not proposed by the general chair(s), but the general chairs will be consulted.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following site selection criteria (unordered):

  • Experience of the team and familiarity with the KDD conference. We require the general chairs to have attended a KDD conference in recent years.
  • Local KDD community support
  • Local government and industry support
  • Accessibility and attractiveness of the proposed site
  • Adequacy of conference and exhibit facilities for the anticipated number of registrants
  • Adequacy of budget projections and expected surplus
  • Geographical and national balance with regard to the previous conferences in Beijing, China (2012), Chicago, USA (2013), New York City, USA (2014), Sydney, Australia (2015), San Francisco, USA (2016), Halifax, Canada (2017), London, UK (2018), Anchorage, USA (2019), San Diego, USA (2020), and Singapore (2021).

According to the convention, KDD 2022 and 2023 are expected to be held in North America, and KDD 2024 is expected to be held outside North America. Under exceptional circumstances, the EC may consider proposals out of the regional rotation order.

Please send proposals electronically to the SIGKDD Chair: Jian Pei <jpei@cs.sfu.ca> by September 15, 2019.

Anyone interested is strongly encouraged to contact the SIGKDD Chair <jpei@cs.sfu.ca> and the EC early for more information and discussion.

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