ECML PKDD 2010 Call For Proposals

The purpose of this call is to invite groups interested in hosting ECML PKDD 2010. ECML PKDD 2009 will take place in Bled, Slovenia. All proposals will be presented and discussed at the community meeting of ECML PKDD 2008 in Antwerp, which takes place on Thursday, September 18, 2008. The community will then decide upon the location and the chairs of the meeting in 2008. Prior to the presentation at the community meeting in Antwerp, the ECML PKDD Steering Committee and the conference chairs of ECML PKDD 2008 and 2009 will review the proposals and may provide informal feedback to the organizers.


Expressions of interest are informal and should briefly describe the
planned event, the location, and the organizing committee.

Full proposals should address the following issues:

1. Proposed Dates. The conference should be scheduled for five days
(two days reserved mostly for workshops and tutorials; three days for
paper sessions and invited talks), preferably in fall 2010.

2. Local Parameters.

- Accessibility. Is it easy and inexpensive for people (especially
graduate students) to travel to the conference site? (Compute
mean airfares from Europe, but also North America, and Asia.
Include ground transportation from relevant airports to the site.)

- Meeting Rooms, AV Equipment, etc. What are the physical facilities
like? Consider rooms for plenary sessions, parallel sessions,
workshops, tutorials, and poster sessions. What are the charges,
if any, for using them?

- Meals and Lodging. Is there low-cost, quality housing available
for attendees (especially graduate students)? How far from the
meeting rooms? Where will attendees eat? Please estimate costs
for meals and lodging.

- Demo facilities. Will there be computing equipment and space
available to support demos?

- Other features. You may mention any other aspects of the site or
the region that are relevant.

3. Local ML/KDD Community. Is there a local ML or KDD group/community
that will be involved in the organization and funding?

4. Opportunities to co-locate with other conferences.

5. Organizational and Institutional Support. Is there a conference
office that can help with local arrangements?

Proposals should be addressed to the program chairs of ECML PKDD
2008 (E-mail:

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 8, 2008