Call for Special Sessions & Tutorials

The MOD 2017 Organizing Committee invites proposals for Special Sessions and Tutorials.

Call for Special Sessions

Special session proposals are invited to the 3rd International Conference on Machine learning, Optimization and big Data (MOD) to be held in Volterra (Pisa) Tuscany, Italy on September 14-17, 2017.

A special session proposal should include the title, aim and scope of the proposed session, list of potential contributors, and the names, e-mail addresses, affiliations and short bios of the organizers.

Special session proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness of the topic, its uniqueness, and qualifications of the proposers. The proposers are expected to have a PhD degree and have a good publication track record in the proposed area. A tentative accept/reject decision on the proposal will be sent to the proposers within a few weeks after its receipt by the Special Sessions Chair. Accepted special sessions will be listed on the website. However, it is likely that an accepted proposal will be combined with similar proposals to avoid multiple special sessions covering a similar topic. A final decision will be made two weeks after the special session proposal deadline (April 15, 2017).

Submissions of papers to special sessions should be done through the paper submission website of MOD 2017 where authors can choose a special session title as the main topic of their paper from a list of regular session topics and special session titles. All papers submitted to special sessions will be subject to the same peer-review review procedure as the regular papers. Special sessions having fewer than accepted papers will be cancelled and the accepted papers will be moved to regular sessions.

Special Session Proposals should be sent by email to:

All Special Session Proposals should be submitted by March 31, 2017

Call for Tutorials

The internal organization of the satellite tutorials is entirely left up to their respective organizers. MOD 2017 provides the onsite logistics (seminar rooms, projectors and coffee breaks).

Tutorials Information and/or submission proposals:

Tutorial Proposals

MOD 2017 tutorials will be presented by domain experts to cover current topics relevant to Machine Learning, Optimization and/or Big Data researchers and practitioners. Each tutorial will be 2 hours, then we encourage to include into the tutorial also demos and interactive activities. Accepted tutorial’s slide sets will be published on MOD 2017 website.

Submission Process

Each tutorial proposal should include:

  1. title of the tutorial;
  2. name and affiliation of the lecturer, with relative contact details;
  3. a short CV of the lecturer;
  4. a brief description (half-page) of the tutorial topics.

All tutorial proposals must be sent to:

Important Dates

  • Submission Tutorial proposals: February 15, 2017 
  • Notification: February  26, 2017
  • MOD 2017 Conference: September 14-17, 2017