Call For Workshops

Call For Workshop Proposals

The ACM KDD-2013 organizing committee invites proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the conference. The overall purpose of a workshop is to provide participants with the opportunity to present and discuss novel research ideas on active and emerging topics of knowledge discovery and data mining.

Workshops can take on a number of forms including but not limited to being organized around emerging research areas, challenge problems and industrial applications. If workshop proposers need extra time to prepare their workshop we may consider early decisions if justified. The organizers of approved workshops are required to announce the workshop and call for papers, gather submissions, conduct the reviewing process and decide upon the final workshop program. They must also prepare an informal set of workshop proceedings to be distributed with the registration materials at the conference. They may choose to form organizing or program committees for assistance in these tasks.

Important Dates

Workshop proposals due: Feb 22, 2013
Notification of decision: Mar 22, 2013


Please contact our Workshop Chairs for questions:

Proposal Details

Proposals should be no more than five pages in length and must include the following:

  • Description of the workshop: abstract, objectives, goals, relevance, and expected outcome
  • Motivation why an ACM SIGKDD workshop on this topic is needed
  • Description of the anticipated target group(s) of attendees
  • List of core committed program committee members
  • Preliminary list of invited speakers (if any)
  • For workshops previously held at KDD or other conferences details on venue, attendance and number of submissions from previous years.
  • For new workshops a list of potential attendees/submissions and/or a justification of the expected attendees and submissions.
  • Duration of the workshop (full day or half day)
  • Contact information (address, email, and phone) for all organizers
  • A designated contact person

Proposers are encouraged to have their drafts reviewed by potential workshop participants before submission.

Workshop proposals should be submitted via email to

Workshop Co-Chairs

Jian Pei
Jie Tang

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