KDD 2016 will host tutorials covering topics in data mining that are of interest to the research community as well as application developers. The tutorials will be part of the main conference technical program, and are free of charge to the attendees of the conference.

We invite proposals for tutorials from active researchers and experienced tutors. Ideally, a tutorial will cover the state-of-the-art research, development and applications in a specific data mining related area, and stimulate and facilitate future work. Tutorials on interdisciplinary directions, novel and fast growing directions, and significant applications are highly encouraged. We encourage tutorials in areas that are somewhat different from the usual KDD mainstream, but still very much related to KDD mission and objectives of gaining insight from data.


Each tutorial should be about 3 hours in length.

A tutorial proposal should be formatted in the following sections.

  • Title
  • Abstract (up to 150 words)
  • Target audience and prerequisites. Proposals must clearly identify the intended audience for the tutorial (e.g., novice users of statistical techniques, or expert researchers in text mining). What background will be required of the audience? Why is this topic important/interesting to the KDD community? What is the benefit to participants?
  • Outline of the tutorial. Enough material should be included to provide a sense of both the scope of material to be covered and the depth to which it will be covered. The more details that can be provided, the better (up to and including links to the actual slides). Note that the tutors should NOT focus exclusively on their own research results. A KDD tutorial is not meant to be a forum for promoting one’s research or product.
  • A list of forums and their time and locations if the tutorial or a similar/highly related tutorial has been presented by the same author(s) before, and highlight the similarity/difference between those and the one proposed for KDD’15 (up to 100 words for each entry)
  • Tutors’ short bio and their expertise related to the tutorial (up to 200 words per tutor)
  • A list of the most important references that will be covered in the tutorial
  • (Optional) URLs of the slides/notes of the previous tutorials given by the authors, and any specific audio/video/computer requirements for the tutorial.

Proposals should be received by Friday, February 19. Please submit by email to: tutorials2016@kdd.org with subject heading: “KDD16 Tutorial Proposal Submission”

Deadlines and Dates

  • Tutorial proposal submissions: February 19, 2016
  • Tutorial proposal notifications: March 31, 2016
  • Slides due: June 30, 2016

Tutorial Co-chairs