Calls for Papers and Proposals

KDD 2019 Call for Tutorials


Key dates


Submission: March 15, 2019

Notification: April 21, 2019

Website due: July 12, 2019

(slides, program outline)

Traditional tutorial date: August 4, 2019

Hands-on tutorial date: August 4, 2019



Continuing the tradition of bridging the gap between research and real-world applications, we are excited to call for proposals in two flavors of tutorials at KDD 2019:

1) Traditional Tutorials

2) Hands-on Tutorials

A traditional 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, bridging scientific research and applied communities, novel and fast growing directions, and significant applications are highly encouraged. We also encourage tutorials in areas that may be different from the usual KDD mainstream, but are still very much related to the KDD mission and objectives of gaining insight from data.

A hands-on tutorial will feature in-depth hands-on training on cutting edge systems and tools of relevance to data mining and machine learning community. These sessions are targeted at novice as well as moderately skilled users. The focus should be on providing hands-on experience to the attendees. The pace of the tutorial should be set such that beginners can follow along comfortably. The tools & systems must have proven track record of success in the community. Tutorials should introduce the motivation behind the tool, associated fundamental concepts, and work through examples and demonstrate its application to relatable real-life use cases.

All tutorials will be part of the main conference technical program, and are available free of charge to the attendees of the conference. Traditional tutorials will be of 3 hours in duration while hands-on tutorials can be either 3 hours or 6 hours long.




We invite proposals from researchers, creators, experienced practitioners and tutors of data mining systems and tools. Each proposal must include the following details details:

1. A Descriptive Title

2. Abstract (300 words)

3. Target audience and prerequisites for the tutorial (e.g. audience expertise)

4. Tutors (name, affiliation, email, address, phone)
5. Tutors’ short bio and expertise related to the tutorial (up to 200 words per tutor)

  1. List of in-person presenters, i.e., tutors who will attend KDD and present part of the tutorial
  2. List of contributors, i.e., tutors who will only help prepare the tutorial material

6. Corresponding tutor with her/his email address

7. Tutorial outline. Provide as much detail as possible.

8. If the tutorial or a similar/highly related tutorial has been presented before (either by the same author(s) or by others): A list of forums, their event dates and locations, and the similarities/differences of prior tutorials to the one proposed for KDD’19 (up to 100 words for each entry)

9. A list of up to 30 most important references that will be covered in the tutorial

10. Strategies that you plan to employ to encourage audience participation and interactivity throughout the tutorial presentation

10. Equipment you will bring (e.g. laptop, pointer, etc.)

11. Equipment you will need (e.g. table, adapter, power sockets, etc.)

12. Equipment attendees should bring (e.g. laptop)

13. Tutorial website. If the tutorial is selected, the website will need to be setup by the “Slides due” date below, and it should host the slides and related materials.

14. [Hands-on-Tutorial] Tutorial duration – 3 hours OR 6 hours

15. [Hands-on-Tutorial] Operating system and required installed tools on attendees’ devices.

16. [Hands-on-Tutorial] List of software licenses required for the tools.

17. [Hands-on-Tutorial] Setup instructions for attendees. (Should not take more than 1 hour to complete it)

18. Optional: Video snippet of the tutorial presenters teaching a tutorial or giving a talk.

Proposals should be received by Friday, March 15, 2019. Please submit proposals for traditional tutorials to and for hands-on tutorials to


KDD 2018 Traditional Tutorials:

KDD 2018 Hands-On Tutorials:

KDD 2017 Traditional Tutorials:

KDD 2017 Hands-On Tutorials:


Leman Akoglu (Carnegie Mellon University)

Danai Koutra (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Contact email:


Shenghua Bao (Amazon)

Contact email:

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