Call for Tutorials

Call for Tutorials

KDD is the premier Data Science conference. We invite original tutorial contributions in all aspects of the data science lifecycle including but not limited to: data cleaning and preparation, data transformation, mining, inference, learning, explainability, data privacy, and dissemination of results.

Key Dates

  • Submission: March 23rd, 2022
  • Notification: May 1st, 2022
  • Camera-ready proceedings: June 9th, 2022
  • Tutorial materials/website: July 15th, 2022
  • Conference: August 14-18, 2022

  • All deadlines will be at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.


    Continuing the tradition of bridging the gap between research and real-world applications, we are excited to call for proposals for tutorials at KDD 2022:

    A tutorial submission may fall into one of the following categories:

  • Lecture-style tutorial
  • Hands-on tutorial

  • All tutorials will be part of the main conference technical program, and are available free of charge to the attendees of the conference.

    Lecture-style tutorial

    A lecture-style 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 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.

    Lecture-style tutorials will be 3 hours in duration.

    Hands-on tutorial

    A hands-on tutorial will feature in-depth hands-on training on cutting edge systems and tools of relevance to the 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 a 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.

    Hands-on tutorials will be 3 hours in duration.
    If you need a full day tutorial (6 hours), please indicate this in the submission.


    We invite proposals from researchers, creators, experienced practitioners and tutors of data mining systems and tools. Each proposal must include the following 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. Please 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, the number of participants, and the similarities/differences of prior tutorials to the one proposed for prior KDDs (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
    11. A brief discussion of the potential societal impacts of your tutorial


    Proposals should be submitted to by Tuesday, March 23, 2022.
    During submission, select either the Lecture-style Tutorial or Hands-on Tutorial track.

    Authors should submit a short summary of the tutorial to be included in the conference proceedings. The summary (maximum 2 pages) should include tutorial title, abstract, and presenters’ biography.
    Template guidelines are here:

    For tutorial materials/website, the tutorial should be made available as a Github page with the following details: Presenters’ names and bibliography, tutorial outline and what will the participants learn from the tutorial.

    See examples from past tutorials:

  • KDD 2021 Lecture-style Tutorials - KDD 2021 | Singapore
  • KDD 2018 Hands-on Tutorials - KDD 2018 | Hands-On Tutorials
  • Attendance

    For each accepted tutorial, at least one author must attend the conference and present the tutorial. Authors of all accepted tutorials must prepare a summary to be included in the conference proceedings and deliver the tutorial at the conference.


    The summaries of accepted tutorials will be published in the conference proceedings by ACM and also appear in the ACM Digital Library. The rights retained by authors who transfer copyright to ACM can be found here.

    Tutorial Co-Chairs

    Jing Gao, Purdue University
    Shenghua Bao, Amazon
    Wee Hyong Tok, Microsoft

    Contact email: