Call For Nectar Track Contributions

The “European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases” (ECML/PKDD) provides an international forum for the discussion of the latest high-quality research results in all areas related to machine learning and knowledge discovery in databases and related application domains.

The goal of the Nectar Track, started in 2012, is to offer conference attendees a compact overview of recent scientific advances at the frontier of machine learning and data mining, as published in related conferences and journals. We invite senior and junior researchers interested in Machine Learning and/or Knowledge Discovery in Databases, to submit summaries of their own work published in neighboring fields, such as (but not limited to) artificial intelligence, data analytics, bioinformatics, games, computational linguistics, computer vision, geoinformatics, health informatics, database theory, human computer interaction, information and knowledge management, robotics, pattern recognition, statistics, social network analysis, theoretical computer science, uncertainty in AI.

Papers summarizing original and/or influential advances in machine learning and data mining are welcome, as well as descriptions of innovative applications. Note that papers focusing on software implementations should rather be submitted to the demo track.

Submission guidelines

Papers must be 4 pages and should be formatted according to the Author instructions, style files and copyright form that can be found at

Submissions must clearly indicate which corresponding original publication(s) are presented, and must clearly motivate the relevance of the work in the context of machine learning and data mining.

Papers should be submitted through the conference CMT submission system (select from the menu the Nectar track).

Accepted NECTAR contributions will be presented as talks or posters and included in the conference proceedings

Important dates

Submission deadline 14 June 2014
Notifications of acceptance 4 July 2014
Submission of camera ready copies 8 July 2014


In case you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to your proposals.

The ECML/PKDD 2014 Nectar Track Chairs: Evi Maria Terzi (Boston University) TERZI
Pierre Geurts (Univ. of Liège) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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