Instructions for authors and presenters

Presentations in ECML-PKDD 2020 will be pre-recorded, complemented with live Q&A sessions and discussions during the conference.

Thus, all presenters in the Research, Applied Data Science, Demo, and Journal Tracks of the conference, keynote speakers, presenters of a selection of tutorials, and presenters in a selection of workshops (including the Discovery Challenge and the PhD forum), will be contacted by SlidesLive to arrange a pre-recording of their presentation.

This is a unique opportunity to showcase your research via a high-quality video, so please take great care in preparing your presentation. All pre-recorded presentations will be made available to conference participants prior to the conference, and publicly after the conference. (You will retain the copyright on your recording, but will need to allow the conference organization to distribute and publicize it without limitations or charges.)

This page details the requirements and timeline for your recording depending on the track and nature of your presentation.

Presenters in the Research, Applied Data Science, Demo, and Journal Tracks

The recordings must satisfy the following requirements:

  • They must be no longer than 15 minutes in total.
  • The first 3 minutes should consist of a self-contained, high-level overview of the contribution, similar to a spotlight presentation. (See below for why this is important.)
  • Deadline for submitting your recording to SlidesLive:
    • 20 July (Research, Applied Data Science, and Demo Tracks)
    • 10 August (Journal Track)
    • 20 August (last-minute acceptances in the Journal Track)

Submitting your recording by this deadline is a requirement for inclusion in the proceedings (not applicable to journal papers), and in the conference programme!

During the conference, you will be required to be present in two Q&A sessions (to cater for different time zones), of which 20 minutes will be dedicated to your paper. At the start of both of your Q&A sessions, the first 3 minutes of your pre-recorded presentation will be streamed, to prime the attendees and get the discussion going. Please keep this in mind when preparing your presentation.

Keynote speakers

Recordings of keynote talks must satisfy the following requirements:

  • They should be around 45 minutes.
  • Deadline for submitting your recording to SlidesLive: 10 August. (If this is not feasible, please contact the general chair.)

Industry Track speakers

The recordings must satisfy the following requirements:

  • They must be no longer than 15 minutes in total.
  • The first 3 minutes should consist of a self-contained, high-level overview of the contribution, similar to a spotlight presentation.
  • Deadline for submitting your recording to SlidesLive: 20 August. Submitting your recording by this deadline is a requirement for inclusion in the conference programme!

Tutorial speakers

Tutorial recordings must thus satisfy the following requirements:

  • They must be broken up in 3 or 4 thematically coherent blocks of around 45 minutes each.
  • Deadline for submitting your recordings to SlidesLive: 10 August. Submitting your recording by this deadline is a requirement for inclusion of your tutorial in the conference programme!

Presenters in the workshops (including Discovery Challenge and PhD forum)

The conference organization offers all workshop organizers to have all presentations in their workshop pre-recorded as well. Presenters in workshops who opt into this will be contacted by SlidesLive to arrange a pre-recording of their presentation.

The recordings must satisfy the following requirements:

  • They must be no longer than 3, 15, or 30 minutes in total, depending on the presentation type (spotlight, standard, or workshop keynote). The workshop organizers and slideslive should let you know how long your talk can be.
  • For the 15 and 30 minute talks, the first 3 minutes should consist of a self-contained, high-level overview of the contribution, similar to a spotlight presentation. The workshop organizers may choose to stream just this part of your presentation (depending on the format of the workshop), with the complete recording available for offline viewing before or after the event.
  • Deadline for submitting your recording to SlidesLive: 20 August. Submitting your presentation by this deadline is a requirement for inclusion in the workshop programme!