Deadlines

Important Submission Information

How to Participate

You are invited to contribute a presentation for this conference in one of the formats listed below, under “Additional Information.”

Acceptance Notification

Official acceptance notices will be sent via email by the Program Co-chairs in early December 2020.

SIAM will send a follow-up email with additional information in mid-December 2020.

Speaker Cancellation

The Organizing Committee expects every speaker in a scheduled presentation to register and attend.

If it becomes necessary for a speaker to cancel a presentation, he or she should try to find an alternate presenter immediately, preferably a co-author. See SIAM Policy on Substitute Speakers and Remote Presentations. Contact SIAM at [email protected] immediately with any change to a scheduled presentation.

A “no-show” or cancelled presentation can cause serious inconvenience to the attendees and organizers. The committee thanks all speakers in advance for their compliance to this request.

Additional Information


Additional Information

Paper Submission Instructions

Important Dates
Paper Submission Deadline Date: September 21, 2020, 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Decision Notification: December 2020

Papers submitted to this conference must not have been accepted or be under review by another conference with a published proceedings, or by a journal. The work may be either theoretical or applied, but should make a significant contribution to the field.

Paper Format
All papers should have a maximum length of nine pages (single-spaced, two column, 10-point font, and at least 1" margin on each side). Authors should use U.S. Letter (8.5" x 11") paper size. Papers must have an abstract with a maximum of 300 words and a keyword list with no more than six keywords. Authors are required to submit their papers electronically in PDF format (postscript files can be converted using standard converters) here by the posted deadline date.

Papers must be prepared in LaTeX2e, and formatted using SIAM’s macro. The macro is available here. Make sure you use the SIAM macro; papers prepared using other macros will not be accepted.

For Microsoft Word users, please convert your document to the PDF format.

All submissions should clearly present the author information including the names of the authors, the affiliations and the emails. These elements, as well as the abstract, technical details, empirical results, and bibliography, are included in the nine-page limit.

Instructions for Submitting Optional Supplementary Materials
Authors may choose to submit a separate file containing supplementary materials (to present details such as long proofs, additional experimental results, implementation or system details, etc.) to accompany the proceedings paper. This file must also be in PDF format and, if possible, must use the same SIAM macro provided above. If necessary to accommodate certain types of supplementary data (e.g., large tables of values), the “twocolumn” option may be removed from the “\documentclass” command for generation of the supplementary file only. The supplementary materials must not exceed five pages in length. To submit the supplementary file, please submit the main paper first, and then you will be given an opportunity to upload the supplementary file to the CMT system.

    Please note the following:
  • Submissions with the main body longer than nine pages, or supplementary file longer than five pages, will be rejected without review.
  • Only the main body (nine pages) of the submissions of accepted papers will be published in SDM proceedings. However, authors of accepted papers are encouraged to publish their supplementary files on their own websites.
  • It is up to the discretion of the PCs and SPCs to look at the supplementary files, and the SPCs and PCs reserve the right to judge the quality of the paper solely on the basis of the nine pages.

Paper Structure
In addition to traditional work related to the design, analysis, and implementation of data mining algorithms and systems we also strongly encourage submissions of an applied nature. To facilitate the fair and effective reviewing of such application-oriented submissions, we encourage authors to structure such papers into the following sections.

  1. Background and Motivation (Specific to the application domain)
  2. Methods and Technical Solutions (Draw connections between the specific application to existing studies in the literature, clarify the constraints imposed by the application domain, and distinguish your solutions from pre-existing ones in this context.)
  3. Empirical Evaluation (Self-explanatory.)
  4. Significance and Impact (Provide concrete evidence of the potential significance and impact of your work in the given application domain.)

The best papers will be invited to be expanded and submitted to a special issue in the Journal of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining.

Conflict of Interest Guidelines for Submissions
As part of the submission procedure authors are asked to mark conflicts of interest with Program Committee members.

A paper author has a conflict of interest with a Program Committee member if any of the following hold:

  1. The Program Committee member is an advisee or adviser of any one of the authors. This applies to current and former advisees and advisers.
  2. The Program Committee member is a collaborator or co-author within the last two years of one of the authors. Collaborations include things like joint papers published or in submission as well as joint projects either in progress or within the last two years.
  3. The Program Committee member is a relative or close personal friend of one of the authors.
  4. The Program Committee member is part of the same organization or has been a part of the same organization as one of the authors within the last two years.

Inaccurate representation of conflicts of interest can result in the paper being rejected without review at the discretion of the program chairs.

Authorial Integrity in Scientific Publication
SIAM Policies and Procedures on Authorial Integrity

Submission Instructions and Important Dates
Visit this website to upload your PDF file. You will be permitted to select a Primary Subject Area, and should also select as many Secondary Areas as your paper fits.

These selections are important to the review process and must be done with care. Note that papers may be reallocated to a more appropriate subject area if need be at the discretion of the program chairs.

Submissions must be received by September 15, 2020,11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time).

All questions regarding paper submissions should be sent via email to:
Program Co-chairs
Leman Akoglu, Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.
Evimaria Terzi, Boston University, U.S.


Tutorial Submission Instructions

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2020,11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Decision Notification: November 2020

The Organizing Committee invites proposals for tutorials to be held in conjunction with the conference. Tutorials are an effective way to educate and/or provide the necessary background to the intended audience enabling them to understand technical advances. They will typically cover state-of-the-art research, development and tools in a specific data mining related area, and stimulate and facilitate future work.

We are seeking proposals for tutorials on all topics related to data mining. A tutorial may be a theme-oriented comprehensive survey, discuss novel data mining techniques or focus on a successful and timely application of data mining in important areas (e.g., public health, medicine, security, urban computing, the web, scientific data analysis). Tutorials on interdisciplinary research topics, novel and fast growing directions, and innovative applications are highly encouraged. We also encourage tutorials in areas that are different from the usual SDM mainstream, but still related to the objectives of discovering valuable knowledge from data. As examples of typical SIAM tutorials, see the set of accepted tutorials at previous SIAM conferences:

Tutorials are open to all conference attendees without any extra fees. The typical tutorial will be 2 hours long (longer tutorials will be considered). Previous SDM conferences attracted up to 100 attendees in a tutorial.

Proposal Format
Proposals should include the following:

  1. Basic information: Title, brief description (up to 300 words), length of the proposed tutorial. If the intended tutorial is expected to take longer than 2 hours a rationale is expected.
  2. Target Audience: Proposals must clearly identify the intended audience for the tutorial (e.g., novice, intermediate, expert).
    1. What background will be required of the audience?
    2. Why is this topic important/interesting to the SIAM data mining community?
    3. What is the benefit to participants?
    4. Provide some informal evidence that people would attend (e.g., related workshops).
  3. Tutors: Name, affiliation, email address per tutor
  4. Tutors’ Bios: Provide brief biographical information on each tutor, including qualifications with respect to the tutorial's topic.
    1. List of in-person presenters (i.e., the tutors who will attend)
    2. List of contributors (i.e., the tutors who will only help prepare the tutorial material)
  5. Outline and References: Enough material should be included to provide a sense of both the scope of material to be covered and the depth to which they will be covered. The more details that can be provided, the better (up to and including links to the actual slides). Note that the tutors should not focus mainly on their own research results. If, for certain parts of the tutorial, the material comes directly from the tutors' own research or product, please indicate this clearly in the proposal.
  6. Similar Tutorials: Identify any other venues in which the tutorial, or a similar/highly related tutorial by the same authors, has been or will be presented, and highlight the similarity/difference between those and the one proposed (up to 100 words for each entry).
  7. Optional: Video snippet of you teaching a tutorial or giving a talk.

Submission Instructions
Tutorial proposals must be submitted here. Proposals must be submitted in PDF format.

Submissions must be received by September 15, 2020,11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Questions must be sent directly to:
Tutorials Chair
Matteo Riondato, Amherst College, U.S.


Workshop and Workshop Mini-symposia Submission Instructions

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2020, 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Decision Notification: October 2020

The organizing committee invites proposals for workshops and workshop mini-symposia to be held in conjunction with the conference. The purpose of a workshop is to provide participants with the opportunity to present and discuss novel research ideas on active and emerging topics of knowledge discovery and data mining. Ideally a workshop should foster interactions between different communities within the scope of SDM (e.g. statisticians, computer scientists, industry, academia etc.). A workshop should not be a mini-conference, but rather it should encourage the presentation of novel ideas, even if they are in an early stage of development, contact between different points of view, and active exchanges between participants. Therefore, publishing notes is optional for the SDM workshops.

The responsibilities of the workshop organizers include:

  1. Preparing the call for papers and publicizing it.
  2. Maintaining the workshop web site.
  3. Deciding the workshop program content; this may optionally include inviting speakers, inviting reviewers, selecting the papers through a peer review process.
  4. Delivering the final workshop program to the workshop chair in time.

Proposal Format
A workshop proposal should include the following information:

  1. Workshop title.
  2. Full contact information of the organizers.
  3. Description of the workshop including objectives, content, topics of interest.
  4. Description of the format (e.g. invited talks, round table, accepted presentations, etc.) should be included. Please indicate your preference regarding the length of the workshop: Half-day or full-day. If you are only interested in hosting a full day workshop, please indicate so.
  5. A short description of the target audience.
  6. List of potential participants. This could include potential program committee members, authors, and invited speakers.
  7. A summary of previous editions of the workshop (if it was run before), with an emphasis on number of attendees and paper submissions.
  8. A short biography of each organizer. (Please include your experience on organizing workshops and conferences).

Proposals will be judged by a sub-committee of the organizing committee based on the above information.

The SDM21 organizing committee also invites proposals for workshop mini-symposia. A mini-symposium is a session of several coordinated (invited) presentations of substantial interest and importance in the areas covered by SDM. It is expected that a mini-symposium targets a broad research area and at the same time focuses on a few specific and emerging subjects within the area. In conducting the mini-symposium, the session organizer(s) should provide an overview of the mini-symposium, introduce the speakers, and provide an opportunity for discussion among the speakers and the audience. The organizer(s) themselves may also be one of the speakers. Organizer(s) will select the topics to be addressed, invite speakers for those topics, decide with the speakers on the title of their presentation, and provide other information as needed. A mini-symposium proposal should follow the same guidelines given for workshops above.

Proposals will be judged by a sub-committee of the organizing committee based on the above information.

Particular preference will be given to proposals that demonstrate the ability to foster interactions among multiple communities, as noted above. We prefer workshops and mini-symposia in which there is participation of diverse people who may not have worked with one another in the past, or which bridge between traditional SDM topics and communities and other fields. External sources of funding or sponsorship for special events held along with the workshop (e.g. invited talks, poster session) can be optionally included in the proposal submission.

Submission Instructions
Proposals must be prepared as a website. Send the workshop or mini-symposium URL via email to the co-chairs listed below. Please use the Subject Line: SDM21 Workshop Proposal Submission

Submissions must be received by September 15, 2020,11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Questions and workshop submissions must be sent directly to:
Workshop Co-chairs
Gregor Stiglic, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Jeffrey Chan, RMIT University, Australia