Call for Lecture-style Tutorial Proposals

Call for Lecture-style Tutorial Proposals

Important Dates (Time: Anywhere on Earth)

  • Lecture-style Tutorial Proposal Submission: March 23, 2021
  • Lecture-style Tutorial Proposal Notification: May 17, 2021
  • Website due: July 12, 2021 (slides, bibliography, program outline)
  • Slides and video due: August 1, 2021
  • Lecture-style tutorial Date: August 14-18th, 2021 (TBD)


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 fastgrowing directions, and significant applications are highly encouraged. We also 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.

All tutorials will be part of the main conference technical program, and will be available free of charge to the attendees of the conference. Each lecture-style tutorial will be of 3 hours in duration


We invite proposals from researchers, creators, experienced practitioners and tutors of data mining systems and tools. Each proposal must include the following details:

  • A Descriptive Title
  • Abstract (300 words)
  • Target audience and prerequisites for the tutorial (e.g. audience expertise)
  • Tutors (name, affiliation, email, address, phone) : a) List of in-person presenters, i.e., tutors who will attend KDD and present part of the tutorial ; b)List of contributors, i.e., tutors who will only help prepare the tutorial material Tutors’ short bio and expertise related to the tutorial (up to 200 words per tutor)
  • Corresponding tutor with his/her/their email address
  • Tutorial outline. Provide as much detail as possible
  • 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, and the similarities/differences of prior tutorials to the one proposed for KDD’19 (up to 100 words for each entry)
  • A list of up to 30 most important references that will be covered in the tutorial
  • Strategies that you plan to employ to encourage audience participation and interactivity throughout the tutorial presentation
  • Equipment you will bring (e.g. laptop, pointer, etc.)
  • Equipment you will need (e.g. table, adapter, power sockets, etc.)
  • Equipment attendees should bring (e.g. laptop)
  • Tutorial website. If the tutorial is selected, the website will need to be setup by the “Website due” date above (See Key dates), and it should host the slides, bibliography, and all other related materials

If the tutorial is selected, we also ask the tutors to upload (a draft of) their slides to their tutorial website by “Slides due” date above, so that the tutorial co-chairs can make a quick pass and provide feedback if needed.

Proposals should be received by Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Please submit proposals for lecture-style tutorials to


Lecture-style Tutorial Chairs

Peng Cui, Tsinghua University

Leman Akoglu, Carnegie Mellon University