Call For Nectar Track Contributions

Submission is now over!

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 with other disciplines, as published in related conferences and journals. We invite senior and junior researchers 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, network science, complex systems science, and computationally oriented sociology, economy, statistics and biology. 

Particularly welcome is work that illustrates the pervasiveness of data-driven exploration and modelling in science and technology, 
as well as 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: May 4, 2015
Notifications of acceptance:     June 1, 2015
Submission of camera ready copies: June 15, 2015


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

The ECMLPKDD 2015 Nectar Track Chairs:     

Ricard Gavaldà (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
Dino Pedreschi (Università di Pisa)