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KDD 2018 Weekly Summary - July 22, 2018

KDD 2018 is less than a month away. As we get closer to the conference, we will provide a weekly recap of key announcements and program updates. Please take a look at the updates below and share them with your friends and colleagues. We’ll see you in London!


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Acceptance Rates

Accepted Papers: From 983 research track papers reviewed, 107 orals and 74 posters were accepted; From 497 applied data science track papers reviewed, 40 orals and 72 posters were accepted.

Workshops: 28 full-day and half-day workshops will be held in conjunction with KDD 2018, on 20 August 2018. The workshops will provide a great opportunity for participants from academia, industry, government and other related parties to present and discuss novel ideas on current and emerging topics relevant to knowledge discovery and data mining.

Tutorials: 29 fantastic line-up conventional tutorials and 5 hands-on tutorials will be held during the conference.


Over 4,000 teams from 49 countries participated in this year’s competition, and made over 20,000 submissions.Congratulations to the winners of KDD Cup of Fresh Air! Please join us at #KDDCup Workshop during #KDD2018. Details can be found at http://www.kdd.org/kdd2018/kdd-cup.

Test of Time Award

The SIGKDD Test of Time Award recognizes outstanding papers from past KDD Conferences beyond the last decade that have had an important impact on the data mining research community. For 2018, the award has been given to Yehuda Koren from Google Israel for his paper, Factorization meets the neighborhood: a multifaceted collaborative filtering model. The full announcement can be found at KDD.org.

Deep Learning Day

For the first time at KDD, we are organizing a full Deep Learning Day as a key event, specifically dedicated to the field. The goal will be to provide a clear, wide overview of recent developments in deep learning, including emerging topics deserving of more attention, such as graph convolutional neural networks or computational optimal transport. 34 papers were accepted for presentations at an oral spotlight, and a poster session will be hosted along with the main KDD conference poster reception on 20 August. The schedule can be found at: http://www.kdd.org/kdd2018/deep-learning-day.

Project Showcase

Brand new for KDD 2018, the Project Showcase Track offers a full day program on August 22 focused exclusively on innovative KDD-relevant projects. The day features 17 short presentations with demos plus an additional 9 demos. More information can be found at: http://www.kdd.org/kdd2018/project-showcase.

Job Match

The KDD Job Match program provides an opportunity for KDD attendees to apply to data science jobs at our various sponsors. Attendees will register on the job match site, select the companies that interest them, and upload their CV or their LinkedIn profile. Prior to the conference, KDD will forward the resumes to the companies selected by the attendees. Visit the website for details: http://www.kdd.org/kdd2018/job-match/ for full details. Feel free to contact job matching chairs at jobmatching2018@kdd.org if you have any questions.


KDD 2018 raised more than $1M in sponsorships, a new record. Hooray! All booth space at KDD 2018 exhibit hall has been sold out.

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