ECML taking place from 14. to 18.9.2029

The European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases will take place from the 14nd to the 18nd of September 2020.

ECML-PKDD is the premier European machine learning and data mining conference and builds upon over 18 years of successful events and conferences held across Europe.

ECML-PKDD was due to take place in Ghent, Belgium. However, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will now be fully virtual.


Decision to organize ECML-PKDD 2020 as a fully virtual conference - 17 July 2020

Given the recent COVID-19 developments in Belgium and internationally, we have had to take the decision to organize ECML-PKDD 2020 as a fully virtual conference. We are however working hard to make it an interactive and rewarding experience for all contributors, participants, and sponsors. Please stay tuned for more information!

Virtual conference format and registration fees - 07 July 2020

The virtual conference format and the registration fees have now been determined. Registration will open soon, please check back in a few days.

ECML-PKDD 2020 Code of Conduct - 08 June 2020

The ECML-PKDD 2020 organization, and its Inclusion and Diversity Chairs in particular, are working on a Code of Conduct, to ensure that all members of the ECML-PKDD community at large feel welcome and respected as a person, and as a valued contributor to an open and unprejudiced scientific debate. The Inclusion and Diversity Chairs invite input from all members of the ECML-PKDD community at large on an early draft of the Code of Conduct. Both the draft Code of Conduct, and the procedure for providing input, are described on this github page. The deadline for your input is June 28th, so that the final version of the Code of Conduct can go live on this page on July 1st.

Moreover, the Inclusion and Diversity Chairs would welcome up to two additional Inclusion and Diversity Chairs that would increase their diversity. Please express your interest by email to inclusion_chairs[at]

Extension of the submission deadline of the PhD Forum - 08 June 2020

We decided to extend the PhD Forum submission deadline from 11 June to 25 June.

Extension of the abstract deadline of the industry track - 20 May 2020

We decided to extend the abstract submission deadline of the industry track to June 15, 2020. The date of the industry track program announcement on 3rd July 2020 remains the same.

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