The Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD) is one of the longest established and leading international conferences in the areas of data mining and knowledge discovery.  It provides an international forum for researchers and industry practitioners to share their new ideas, original research results, and practical development experiences from all KDD related areas, including data mining, data warehousing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, databases, statistics, knowledge engineering, visualization, decision-making systems, and the emerging applications.

PAKDD 2019 seeks workshop proposals on foundational and emerging topics in areas related to data mining. The PAKDD workshops provide an informal and vibrant opportunity for researchers and industry practitioners to share their research positions, original research results and practical development experiences on specific challenges and emerging issues. Each workshop should be focused on a cohesive theme so that participants can benefit from interaction with each other.

A list of topics (non-exhaustive) includes:

 Foundational topics in data mining
 Big data mining/platform
 Data mining on specialized data types: graphs, structured/unstructured/semi-structured data, streaming data, time series, spatial-temporal data, text, multimedia, social networks, etc.
 Data mining in specific disciplines or interdisciplinary topics: biology, ecology, e-government, environmental sciences, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, social sciences, etc.
 Data mining on cloud computing
 Data mining and privacy
 Data mining and security
 Data analysis and mining for new applications: smart devices, smart grids, smart homes, etc.
 Data analytical processing
 Emerging topics such as fairness-aware data mining, massive open online courses, data mining for sustainability, social informatics, etc.

The organizers and chairs of the workshop shall have full control on the call for papers, formation of program committees, reviewing and selection of papers as well as planning the workshop program. HOWEVER, the program committee chairs are not allowed to submit papers to the workshops to ensure a fair review process.

IN ADDITION, the chairs must include the following statement in the workshop CFP:

Submitting a paper to the workshop means that the authors agree that at least one author should attend the workshop to present the paper, if the paper is accepted. For no-show authors, their affiliations will receive a notification.

The registration fees for workshops will be determined by the conference (not the workshop itself). The fees will be paid to the conference, and the conference will provide workshop facilities including working notes printing, meeting room, coffee break, lunch, proceedings, etc.

Each workshop will have a right to include its outstanding papers in a LNCS/LNAI post Proceedings of PAKDD Workshops published by Springer. Under the program, the workshop chair must organize a review committee to select the outstanding papers from the papers presented in the workshop. Based on the reviews, each selected paper should be further improved for the camera ready version. A detailed schedule of due dates for the paper selection and the collection of the camera ready versions will be announced immediately after the workshop announcement. Prospective workshop organizers should send a proposal (maximum three pages) with the following sections to

 Title of the workshop
 Objectives, scope, and contribution to the main conference
 Names and contacts of key organizers and a tentative list of members of the program committee, along with links to their webpages
 Expected number of papers, attendees, and preliminary workshop format
 Workshops will have either a full day or a half day format. Prior discussion of candidate workshop organizers with the workshop co-chairs is strongly encouraged.


Important Dates

 Workshop proposal due: September 30, 2018 [23:59 PST] October 16, 2018 [23:59 PST]
 Workshop notification: October 7, 2018 October 21, 2018
 Workshop call for papers: October 21, 2018 October 31, 2018
 Suggested workshop author notification: January 27, 2019 February 5, 2019
 Workshop camera-ready due: February 10, 2019 [23:59 PST] February 15, 2019 [23:59 PST] 

We look forward to your proposals and contributions to PAKDD 2019 Workshops. In case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Workshop Co-Chairs

Leong Hou U (University of Macau, China)
Hady W. LAUW (Singapore Management University, Singapore)

Important Dates

* Paper Submission Due

October 10, 2018
October 17, 2018

* Notification to Authors
December 15, 2018

* Camera-ready Due
January 15, 2019

* Conference Date
April 14-17, 2019

All deadlines are 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time (PST)