Call for Workshops and Tutorials

To be held in conjunction with the 6th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2013) on July 9th, 2013

EDM cordially invites proposals for workshops and tutorials to be held in conjunction with the EDM conference. Proposals for both full-day and half-day proposals will be accepted. 

The purpose of EDM workshops and tutorials is to provide an opportunity for participants from academia, industry, government and other related parties to present and discuss novel ideas on current and emerging topics relevant to Educational Data Mining. EDM requires adapting existing approaches or developing new approaches that build upon techniques from a combination of areas, including but not limited to statistics, psychometrics, machine learning, information retrieval, recommender systems and scientific computing. We encourage workshops that bring together people working on new and developing research topics that favor highly interactive discussions. Tutorial proposals are encouraged that go in-depth into topics of interest to the EDM community.

Proposers of tutorials and workshops must provide information explaining how the workshop is of interest to the EDM community, and why a workshop or tutorial on this topic is beneficial.

Proposal requirements and format (2-4 pages total length for proposal):
  • Title
  • Length of workshop/tutorial: full or half-day
  • Detailed description of the topic’s importance to EDM community
  • Description of the workshop/tutorial content and themes
  • Names, short biographies, and contact information of workshop/tutorial chair(s). For tutorials, this biography must include detailed information about the qualifications of the proposer to conduct the tutorial on the proposed topic. For workshops, include a list of organizing/program committee members, who should be from multiple universities.
  • Proposed format of the workshop/tutorial (e.g., approximate timeline) and type of activities (e.g., paper presentations, discussions, demos, etc.)
  • Please indicate any potential solicitation plans for workshop/tutorial funding from sources, such as international projects, research networks, or industry. (External funding is not required for acceptance.)
Workshop publications:
Approved workshops will have a locally printed proceedings independent from the main conference. They will also have a one-page summary in the main conference proceedings.

Submission information:
Those interested in organizing a workshop should submit their proposal to the EDM2013 workshop co-chairs:
A proposal must be a single-file email attachment, either in PDF or MS Word format.