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

SIGKDD Policy on Double Submission, Plagiarism, and Misrepresentation

SIGKDD Policy on Double Submission, Plagiarism, and Misrepresentation

Papers submitted to SIGKDD cannot be simultaneously under review or consideration in any other venue (or in different tracks of KDD) during the entire SIGKDD review period (i.e., from paper submission to notification dates). This includes conferences, workshops, journals, and any other venues that have published proceedings. The only exception is for papers submitted to ArXiv before the SIGKDD submission deadline.

Papers submitted to SIGKDD must have substantial novelty compared to any previous work, including other works by the same authors. Any overlap (in content, methods, writing, etc.) with prior work must be properly cited or attributed. SIGKDD also takes cases of plagiarism very seriously (including self-plagiarism), as well as author misrepresentation and inclusion of false content.

The authors should familiarize themselves with the ACM policy on Prior Publication and Simultaneous Submissions (, and ACM policy on Plagiarism, Misrepresentation, and Falsification (

Violations of the SIGKDD policy will result in the rejection of the paper. In addition, the SIGKDD program chairs will inform the SIGKDD Executive Committee, and the chairs of other related conferences/editors of other related journals as appropriate. Depending on the severity of the infraction, the SIGKDD Executive Committee may also disbar the author from submitting their work to future SIGKDD affiliated publication venues, and the case may be escalated to the ACM and the authors’ institutions.

Pursuant to this policy, all authors of a submission will be required to acknowledge the following statements about double submission, plagiarism, misrepresentation, and content falsification at the time of submission:

* The authors verify that the work is not under submission/review at any other venue (journal, conference, workshop, etc.) with published proceedings, during the entire SIGKDD review period.

* The authors attest that no part of the submitted paper is plagiarized or self-plagiarized, and that all prior work has been properly cited or attributed.

* The authors acknowledge that all of the authors listed are integral to the submitted paper, and are aware of and agree to this submission. Also, the authors acknowledge that no one who contributed to this work was willfully omitted.

* The authors verify that there are no intentionally false claims made in the submitted work.

* The authors acknowledge that they have read and understand the ACM Policy on Prior Publication and Simultaneous Submissions (

* The authors acknowledge that they have read and understand the ACM Policy on Plagiarism, Misrepresentation, and Falsification (

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