After much consideration, the General Chairs, Executive Committee and Organizing Committee for KDD 2020 have decided to take the conference fully virtual. The events of the past few months and the continued safety concerns have led us to make this difficult decision. Our focus now is on creating a virtual conference with the vibrancy, excellence and sense of community that KDD has become known for.

In the coming weeks, the agenda and more programmatic details will be announced, watch the website and our social media posts. Our plans include all the tracks and content you’ve come to count on at KDD, and five exciting keynote speakers! Registration is now open, clear your calendar for August 23-27, 2020, and enjoy access to all the virtual content live and on demand the week of the event.

We’ll look forward to seeing you next year, when we will hope to be together in a safe manner. We are also pursuing a KDD 2023 Conference in San Diego, so that we can realize the hard work this committee has put in and showing the KDD community this beautiful location!

Until then, please spread the word, and feel free to drop us a note with any questions or virtual best practices that you’d like to share.

All the Best,

Rajesh Gupta and Yan Liu
KDD 2020 General Chairs

Accepted Papers: Short Video Production Guide

The length of your KDD2020 short video presentation should be between 2-3 minutes. You can record it using an external camera or a computer web-cam. Make sure to record your computer screen with slides or demos, audio and yourself.

If you are using an external camera:

Use a tripod whenever possible to stabilize images. Contemporary hi-definition cameras (720p and up) are suitable.

Recording Computer Screens:

A way to capture a screen is using screen-capturing software.

- For Windows users Camtasia, Camstudio, and MS Expression Encoder are known to produce acceptable screen captures.

- For Mac users the Quicktime player already has a Screen Recording feature.

- For Linux the Vokoscreen is a screen casting application which comes with a
built in webcam viewer and has lots of options to change audio sources and other

Alternatively, users of all operating systems can
use software such as Open Broadcaster Software or Screencast-O-Matic.

Format Encoding to MPEG-4/H.264 (.mp4)

The Video Previews require MPEG-4 encoding using the H.264 codec (file format .mp4). Most video editing software provides an exporting option to MPEG-4/H.264. There are also a number of free encoding solutions you can use:

For Windows
users, Freemake Video Converter and Handbrake both provide good results.

For OSX users, we recommend Handbrake and other free converters available through the Apple App Store (e.g. Miro Video Converter).

For Linux users, FFmpeg is a well-known transcoding solution.


Please remember to review the meta-data properties of your digital file and insert appropriate identifying comments at the submission time: PaperSubmissionID-FirstAuthorLastName-Title.

Test the compatibility

Please ensure that you thoroughly test your video, including a final test to ensure that your digital video file will play on a variety of computers.

Submitting the video

You should directly submit your video with the formatted title: PaperID-FirstAuthorLastName-PaperTitle to the following sites. Don’t send the video files over the e-mail.

Research Track:

Applied Data Science Track:

If you have any question related to promotional video, please contact

The deadline to upload short promotional video is July 1, 2020.

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