Friday 23 March 2018

2018 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA'2018)

1-4 October 2018, Turin, Italy

General description: 

The IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA) aims to be the flagship annual meeting spanning the interdisciplinary field of Data Science. DSAA focuses on the science of data science, as well as the implications of the science for applications to industry, government, and society. From the science side, DSAA spans all of the component fields of data science, including statistics, probabilistic and mathematical modeling, machine learning, data mining and knowledge discovery, complexity science, network science, business analytics, data management, infrastructure and storage, retrieval and search, security, privacy and ethics. From the applications side, DSAA aims both to show researchers important problems and issues that are revealed by real applications, and to show practitioners and users how the science can be applied to realize value. DSAA is intended to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of data science and analytics, as an alternative to the highly specialized disciplinary conferences.

DSAA 2018 in Turin, Italy, is the 5th annual installment of the conference. This year brings the collaboration of the American Statistical Association, to complement the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and the ACM SIGKDD. This year DSAA also adds the support of the ISI Foundation, which has worked for 35 years to break down traditional silos in the sciences of complexity and data.


4 Keynote Speakers already confirmed:

        - Christopher Bishop (Microsoft Research)
        - Francesca Dominici (Harvard University)
        - Deirdre Mulligan (UC Berkeley)
        - Alessandro Vespignani (Northeastern University)

5 Special sessions with papers published in the main conference IEEE proceedings:

    - Data Science for Social Good.
    - Data Science in Computational Psychiatry and Psychiatric Research.
    - EnGeoData'2018: Environmental and Geo-spatial Data Analytics.
    - Opportunities and Risks for Data Science in Organizations: Banking, Finance, and Policy.
    - SeCredISData – Sentiment, Emotion, and Credibility of Information in Social Data.

* DSAA 2018 will have a full "Industrial Day" featuring several Invited Industrial Speakers
* Trends and controversies panel, tutorials, and exhibitions.
* A very competitive acceptance rate for conference papers.
* Research track and Applications track.
* Data Science Contest  with papers published in the main conference IEEE proceedings.
* Papers selected for journal Special Issue.
* Strong interdisciplinary participation from analytics, machine learning, statistics, etc.
* Strong cross-domain culture and industry & government engagement.
* Jointly supported by IEEE, ACM and American Statistical Association.

Available Calls:

Call for Papers (research track and applications track):

Call for Special Session Papers:

Call for Tutorials:

Call for Data Science Contest proposals:

Call for Sponsors:

Call for Next Generation Data Scientist Award:

Important Dates:

5 March 2018:     Special session proposals submission
12 March 2018:   Special session notification
3 April 2018:        Data Science Contest proposals submission
10 April 2018:      Data Science Contest proposals notification
30 April 2018:      Tutorial proposals submission
15 May 2018:      Tutorial notification
25 May 2018:      Paper submission
20 July 2018:      Paper acceptance notification

Organizing committee

General Chairs:
-       Francesco Bonchi, ISI Foundation
-       Foster Provost, NYU

Program Chairs (Research Track):
-       Tina Eliassi-Rad, Northeastern University
-       Wei Wang, UCLA

Program Chairs (Application Track):
-       Ciro Cattuto, ISI Foundation
-       Rayid Ghani, University of Chicago

Special Session Chairs:
-       Giancarlo Ruffo, University of Turin
-       Sofus Macskássy, HackerRank

Trends & Controversy Chair:
-       Ricardo Baeza-Yates NTENT Inc.

Data Science Contest Chair:
-       Marcel Salathé, EPFL

Invited Industrial Talk Chair:
-       Luca Aiello, Nokia Bell Labs

Tutorial Chairs:
-       Gabriella Pasi, University of Milano-Bicocca
-       Richard De Veaux, Williams College

CFP: 8th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (IEEE ICDL-EPIROB 2018)

 Dear Colleagues:

This is a final invitation to submit papers and/or workshops to the 8th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics which will be held in Tokyo at Waseda University. Please see below for further details.

Apologies for cross-posting.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Oliver Brock (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)

Prof. Kenji Doya (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)

Prof. Peter Marshall (Temple University, U.S.A.)

Mr. Masahiro Fujita (Sony, Japan)


Submission deadline: April 1, 2018

8th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics

Tokyo, Japan

Conference: September 16th – 20th, 2018



Abstract: The past decade has seen the emergence of a new scientific field in which computational techniques are employed to study how intelligent biological and artificial systems develop sensorimotor, cognitive and social abilities through dynamic interactions with their physical and social environments, with a twofold objective: to gain a better understanding of human and animal intelligence, and to enable artificial systems with more adaptive and flexible behaviors.

The two most prominent conference series of this area, the International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL) and the International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics (EpiRob), are joining forces for the seventh time and invite submissions for a joint meeting in 2018 to explore, extend, and consolidate the interdisciplinary boundaries of this exciting research field. In addition to the usual paper submission-selection process, the BabyBot Challenge will crown computational models that capture core aspects of specific psychology experiments.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

– general principles of development and learning;
– development of skills in biological systems and robots;
– nature VS nurture, critical periods and developmental stages;
– architectures for cognitive development and life-long learning;
– emergence of body knowledge and affordance perception;
– models for prediction, planning and problem solving;
– models of human-human and human-robot interaction;
– emergence of verbal and non-verbal communication skills;
– epistemological foundations and philosophical issues;
– models of child development from experimental psycho


Full six-page paper submissions: Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and will be selected for either an oral presentation or a featured poster presentation.

Two-page poster abstract submissions: To encourage discussion of late-breaking results or for work that is not sufficiently mature for a full paper, we will accept 2-page abstracts.

Tutorials and workshops: We invite experts in different areas to organize either a tutorial or a workshop to be held on the first day or second day of the conference. Tutorials are meant to provide insights into specific topics through hand-on training and interactive experiences.

Babybot Challenge Paper Award

Babybot Challenge papers are expected to establish a strong link between developmental psychology and robotics and/or computational modeling. Submissions will be judged by the following criteria:

- How well does the computational model (e.g. an artificial system, which can be a robot or a software agent) represent the particular features of the experimental research addressed.

- How closely the performance of the model replicate the experimental findings, and how parsimonious is the model.

- The extent of the novel insights or explanations generated by the model, and importantly whether the model make interesting and testable predictions.

We encourage the authors to tag their submission for "Babybot Challenge" award during contributed paper submission, which would indicate that there is significant content that puts the paper in the spotlight of "Babybot Challenge".

The prize for the winner of the Babybot Challenge is a Titan-V (GPGPU board) by Nvidia.


We invite researchers to submit a one/two pages resume of their intended workshops with indication of the invited speakers, duration (half day or full day), open to paper/poster submission and website.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: April 1st, 2018
Notification due: June 15th, 2018
Final Version due: July 15th, 2018
Conference: September 16th – 20th, 2018


Tetsuya Ogata (Waseda University, Japan)
Angelo Cangelosi (Plymouth University, UK)
Tadahiro Taniguchi (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
Emre Ugur (Bogazici University, Turkey)
Junko Kanero (Koç University, Turkey)
Erhan Oztop (Özyeğin University, Turkey)
Minoru Asada (Osaka University, Japan)
Giulio Sandini (Italian Institute of Technology, Italy)
Alessandra Sciutti (Italian Institute of Technology, Italy)
Philippe Gaussier (University of Cergy-Pontoise, France)
Hiroki Mori (Waseda University, Japan)
Alexandre Pitti (University of Cergy-Pontoise, France)
Umay Suanda (University of Connecticut, USA)
Shingo Shimoda (Riken, Brain Science Institute, Japan)
Tetsunari Inamura (NII, Japan)
Hiromi Mochiyama (Tsukuba University, Japan)
Takato Horii (The University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
Shingo Murata (Waseda University, Japan)


Alex Pitti:
Hiroki Mori:
Umay Suanda:

the publicity chair,
Alex Pitti, Hiroki Mori and Umay Suanda