Call For Workshops

The 10th Asian Conference on Machine Learning (ACML 2018) solicits proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the ACML 2018 conference at Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China. The workshops will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. The workshops will provide an excellent opportunity for researchers to discuss important research questions and challenges related to machine learning. We are looking for half-day or full-day workshop proposals.

Important Dates

Workshop proposal deadline:10 May, 2018
Acceptance notification: 6 June, 2018
Workshop paper submissions due (suggested): 20 Aug, 2018
Workshop author notification (suggested):10 Oct, 2018
Workshop day: 14 Nov, 2018

Topics of Interest

Potential workshop topics include, but not limited to, all areas of machine learning, data mining and knowledge discovery, use of statistical methods in machine learning, big data, and information sciences. Workshop proposals that address controversial issues and open problems are also encouraged. Detailed descriptions of recent ACML workshops may be found in the online schedule: 2016, 2017.

Content and Format

The ideal workshop will cover a compelling selection of current and upcoming research, include an impressive set of speakers and participants with diverse backgrounds, and contain contributed content. Research talks, discussion via panels, identification of open problems, and discussants are all great components to include.

Workshop proposals should be designed to cover a precise research topic, and to attract a reasonable sized audience.


The format, style, and content of accepted workshops are under the control of the workshop organizers and largely autonomous from the main conference. Workshops can either be for a full day, up to six hours long split into morning and afternoon sessions, or for half a day (about three and a half to four hours). A significant portion of time should also be reserved for individual exchange, open discussion, or panel discussion. Workshop organizers are expected to manage the workshop content, invite experts in the domain, specify the workshop format, be present to moderate, and maintain a website for the workshop. Workshop registration will be handled centrally by the main conference.


Organizers of accepted workshops are expected to announce the workshop and disseminate the call for papers, maintain the workshop website, gather submissions, conduct the reviewing process and decide upon the final workshop program. They may also be required to prepare an informal set of workshop proceedings to be distributed with the registration materials at the main conference. Workshop organizers may choose to form organizing or program committees aiming to accomplish these tasks successfully.

Submission Content

Please provide information on the following points:

  • Workshop title
  • Goals of the workshop
  • Main organizer's email address
  • Format (half-day or full-day)
  • Organizer and co-organizers info and biodata
  • Tentative list of invited or confirmed speakers
  • Tentative schedule (may include invited talks, paper presentations, posters, panel discussions, etc)
  • Tentative website URL
  • Workshop history (is this the first edition of the workshop?)
  • Submission Process

Proposals should be submitted by emailing the answers to the above points to the chairs, Sinno Pan and Yu-Feng Li:


Proposals will be evaluated by the workshop chairs and conference organizers. Young and emerging areas are particularly welcome.

ACML 2018 Workshop Chairs

Sinno Pan and Yu-Feng Li