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Important Dates


* Special Session Proposal Due:                                       21 February 2021

* Special Session Proposal Notification:                          28 February 2021

* Paper Submission Deadline: as for the main conference                        23 May 2021

* Special Session Paper Notification: as for the main conference            25 July 2021


About DSAA Special Sessions

DSAA Special Sessions are an important part of the main conference program. They bring together researchers, industry experts, practitioners, and potential users who are interested in cultivating specialized and important aspects of data science and analytics.


DSAA Special Sessions are intended to promote EMERGING data science research areas that are not well established and covered in the main conference tracks, while featuring much higher quality, integrity and impact of presentations than classic workshops typically hosted in all major conferences. The same evaluation criteria and quality level apply as for the main conference, but the papers must adhere to the area of the special session they are submitted to, and the reviewers are experts in that area.


Many real-world challenges call for interdisciplinary solutions and a dialog of cultures. In DSAA 2021, we particularly encourage proposals for special sessions that promote such a dialog, e.g. on statistics and data mining, pattern recognition and statistics, data mining and simulation.


We welcome proposals that promote a more intensive interaction between different communities and proposals that promote cooperation to solve interdisciplinary problems. Proposals on special sessions on how interdisciplinary data science can make the world stronger against disease, outbreaks are strongly encouraged.


Thus, special sessions might focus on:


a) topics on the border of data science research area,

b) advanced topics within the data science research area, or

c) specific application areas for data science.



Special Session Proposal Submission and Review


Proposals for hosting special sessions at DSAA 2021 are welcome. The proposals must address:


(1) Title

(2) Aims and scope

(3) Topics of interest

(4) Relevance to the DSAA main conference tracks and topics

(5) Organizers

(6) Past special sessions or relevant experiences or track records

(7) Potential committee members

(8) Potential invited speakers


For each organizer in (5), provide name, affiliation, country, email and a short biographical sketch, describing relevant qualifications and experience; identify at least one organizer as the contact person.


For (6), list any special session or relevant events (e.g., workshops) the organizers have organized in recent years in DSAA or other major conferences; for each, list the year, the conference, number of submissions, number of papers accepted, number of participants, etc.


For (7), give a list of qualified committee members who would be invited.


For (8), please provide the names of one or two authoritative speakers that could open the special session, and that can deliver a comprehensive overview of the topic of interest.


Special session proposals will be reviewed based on the above criteria and quality of the proposals as well as their relationship to the main conference topics. Preference may be given to timely topics that are critical for data science and analytics, inspire highly interactive discussions, and showcase the impact of data science and analytics.


Proposers are encouraged to give an estimation of the number of submissions they expect.


Submission of a special session:


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