We solicit proposals for tutorials at the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA’2021) on theoretical foundations, algorithms and techniques, and hands-on data science and analytics. The goal of the tutorials is to reach a wide audience and thus should provide a basic introduction and also cover the most important topics in depth.

This year our aim is to bridge the gap between research and real-world applications by making the call for two types of tutorials: Lecture-style and Hands-on tutorials.

  1. Lecture-style Tutorial should provide a comprehensive introduction to an established or emerging research data mining area to stimulate future work. It is encouraged to present research growing directions in new and high impact domain applications.
  2.  A Hands-on Tutorial should provide motivation and hands-on training in cutting edge tools and systems that have proven to have a record of success in the data science community. The session should be targeted to both beginners or moderately experienced users. It is encouraged to present fundamental concepts and work through examples to demonstrate its application to real-life use cases.

For both types of tutorials, example areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Data science foundations and theories
  • Mathematics and statistics for data science 
  • Data quality and misinformation challenges
  • Trustworthy analytics 
  • Explainable AI
  • Ethics: bias, fairness, transparency and privacy
  • Visual analytics
  • Graph/network analytics
  • Time series / data stream mining
  • Anomaly or imbalanced domain learning analytics
  • Intersection of epidemiology and data science
  • Data science and decision support
  • Data science in physics, energy, material science, astronomy or other sciences

A tutorial proposal should be no more than five pages in length (+1 cover sheet), single column, and fonts size not less than 11pt. The recommended duration of a tutorial is half-day (about 2-3 hours).

The tutorial proposal should address the following aspects:

  • A cover sheet with the proposed tutorial title, presenters’ names, affiliations, addresses, and emails. Please identify at least one organizer as the contact person  (not counted in the 5 pages).
  • An abstract about the summary of the tutorial.
  • Motivation, specific objectives, intended target audience(s) and prerequisite knowledge / background.
  • A detailed table of contents providing a sense of both the scope of material to be covered and the depth to which it will be covered.
  • Each presenter’s short biographical sketch, emphasizing relevant qualifications and lecturing experience. 
  • Links to previously given tutorials or presentations if available. If (part of) the intended tutorial material has been presented elsewhere, the proposal should indicate those respective events (and dates), and describe how much the proposal tutorial is similar / different from the previous editions.
  • Audio-visual equipment needed for the presentation.
  • Readiness to give tutorial online if case the conference has to be held as a virtual event

Tutorial proposals should be submitted to CMT: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/DSAA2021

Related enquiries should be sent to tutorial chairs Rita P. Ribeiro and Mykola Pechenizkiy at tutorials-dsaa2021@dsaa.co.

Each accepted tutorial will receive one free registration to DSAA’2021.

Presenters will be required to make their tutorial slides available at least one week before the event, which will then be published on the DSAA’2021 website and thus be made available to the conference attendees free of charge. Accepted tutorials will be presented during the main DSAA conference as parallel sessions.

Key Dates


May 23, 2021
May 30, 2021

Tutorial Chairs

Rita P. Ribeiro

Rita P. Ribeiro

University of Porto, INESC TEC, Portugal

Mykola Pechenizkiy

Mykola Pechenizkiy

Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands


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