[DL] ECML-PKDD 2017 - CALL FOR WORKSHOPS

ECML-PKDD 2017 info at ecmlpkdd2017.org
Thu Jan 19 17:22:47 CET 2017


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European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of
Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML-PKDD)
Skopje, Macedonia, September 18-22, 2017 (http://www.ecmlpkdd2017.org).
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The ECML-PKDD 2017 Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops to
be held on the first and last days of the conference (September 18 and 22,
2017), which will take place in Skopje, Macedonia. We invite proposals for
both full- and half-day workshops in current and emerging topics in machine
learning and data mining.

Workshops provide an opportunity to discuss novel topics in a small and
interactive atmosphere. They can concentrate in-depth on research topics,
but can also be devoted to application issues, or to questions concerning
the economic and social aspects of machine learning and data mining.
Multidisciplinary workshops that bring together researchers and
practitioners from different communities are particularly welcome.

If the budget permits, one organizer or invited speaker of an accepted
workshop will be offered the possibility of waived registration fee for
attendance on the workshop day (only).
*Duration & format*

We welcome both full- and half-day workshop proposals. Full-day workshops
will have a program of typically 8 hours including two 30-minute coffee
breaks and a 90-minute lunch break. Half-day workshops will have a 4 hours
program with a 30-minute coffee break.

We would like to encourage proposers to aim for a program that is both
varied and interesting. Especially where the format of the workshop is
concerned, we would like you to think about ways of going beyond the usual
list of presentations of accepted papers. Keep in mind that the main
conference is necessarily more time-constrained and workshops therefore
allow for group explorations of interesting topics, for example by means of
discussions, demo sessions, invited talks, and panels.

Another way of extending the usual format is to include a specific
challenge problem that can be addressed by the workshop participants, with
a dedicated challenge session in the workshop program. Note, however, that
the challenge should be only one of the components of the workshop,
targeting a problem which is specific to the workshop topic(s).

For some workshops, it may be useful to first present an introduction to
the state-of-the-art in the field given by experienced invited presenters,
and afterwards discuss more technical or novel work in a standard (or
non-standard!) workshop setting.
*Combined Tutorial & Workshop*

Especially for a relatively novel but rapidly maturing topic, giving the
aforementioned introduction of the state-of-the-art may go beyond the scope
of an invited presentation. In this case, a half day tutorial (4h incl. one
30 minute break) followed by a half day workshop (4h incl. one 30 minute
break) could be a good format. We kindly ask you to write a single proposal
for the tutorial and workshop that covers the different guidelines and
requirements for tutorials and workshops. In addition, the links should be
clearly described and the proposal should be submitted to the workshop and
tutorial chairs (select both 'Workshop' and 'Tutorial' as topics). For
tutorial guidelines, please see the separate Call For Tutorial Proposals
<http://ecmlpkdd2017.ijs.si/submission.html#TutorialsAndWorkshops>.
*Guidelines for proposals*

Workshop proposals should contain the necessary information for the
workshop chairs and reviewers to judge the importance, quality, and
community interest in the proposed topic (a minimum of 15-20 expected
participants is required). Each workshop should have one or more designated
organisers and a program. When proposing a workshop, please provide (at
least) the following information:

●       A *brief description of the specific issues that the workshop will
address*, the *reasons why the workshop is of interest*, the *main research
areas involved*, and *what the workshop will add to the conference* (e.g.,
do you expect papers of a theme that would not fit the main conference?).

●       *Contact information of the workshop chairs*, their competence in
the proposed topic(s), and previous experience in chairing scientific
events.

●       A *tentative list of Program Committee members* and *potential
invited speakers.*

●       A *draft of the Call for Papers*, including information on accepted
formats (e.g., regular papers, extended abstracts, oral-only presentations
of relevant recently published or submitted contributions, etc.) and
expected format of the workshop (e.g., invited talks, presentations, poster
sessions, panel discussions, challenge sessions, or other ideas for
ensuring an interactive atmosphere). In the case of a combined
tutorial-workshop, please clearly indicate the format.

●       *Any special requirements regarding logistics* (e.g., poster
stands, audio equipment), if applicable.

●       An *estimate of the number of expected submissions*, and an *estimate
of the number of expected workshop participants* at the conference.
*Submission*

Please submit your workshop proposals in PDF format using EasyChair
<https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecmlpkdd2017wt>.

The submitted proposals will be reviewed in a close collaboration with the
conference chairs and the program committee.
Important dates

The following deadlines are important for the workshop organizers:

●       Workshop proposal deadline *Monday, April 17, 2017*

●       Workshop acceptance notification *Monday, May 1, 2017*

●       Workshop websites and call for papers online *Monday, May 15, 2017*

●       Workshop program and proceedings online *Monday, September 4, 2017*



For paper submission, reviewing and final revisions, please consider the
following deadlines:

●       Workshop paper submission deadline *Monday, July 3, 2017*

●       Workshop paper acceptance notification *Monday, July 24, 2017*

●       Workshop paper camera-ready deadline *Monday, August 7, 2017*



These deadlines are somewhat flexible, but consider as constraints that the
paper submission deadline should be after conference author notification
(June 19) and acceptance notification should be before the conference early
registration deadline (July 31).
*Contact*

In case you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the
Workshop and Tutorial Chairs (Panče Panov and Nathalie Japkowicz) at
wt_chairs at ecmlpkdd2017.org. We are looking forward to your proposals.



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Nikola Simidjievski & Dragi Kocev

Publicity Chairs of ECML-PKDD 2017
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