2019-05-03: Selected Conferences and Orders in WS, DL, IR, DS, NLP, AI

The time when research works should be done is usually less predictable than homework. You may submit a paper next year, but you cannot submit your homework the next year. Even if there is a target deadline, the results may not be delivered on time. Even if the results are ready, the papers may not be in good shape, especially for papers written by students. Even if papers are submitted, they can be rejected. Therefore, it is usually useful to decide where to submit the work next.

I used to struggle to find the next deadline for my work, so I compiled this timeline, sorted by months. The deadlines are not intended to be accurate because they change every year. They can also be extended. The deadlines may vary depending on the submission type: full paper, short paper, poster, etc.  The focus is on the approximate chronological order in which the deadlines happen. One can always visit the conferences' website for the exact deadline. It is also not intended to be exhaustive as it focuses on popular conferences. I also do not want the list to be too crowded but it can be updated by adding new conferences.

The list below is made for people in the Web Science Digital Libraries Group (WS-DL) at ODU, but it can be generalized to researchers working in Web Science, Digital Libraries, Information Retrieval, Data Science, Natural Language Processing, and Artificial Intelligence to better plan where research works can be disseminated. 

There is a conference that is not included below: International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB), which has a monthly deadline. The submission opens on the 20th and ends on the first of the next month. 

  • USENIX ATC (full) (January 15, 2020)
  • SIGIR (full) (January 15, 2020)
  • JCDL (full/short/poster) (January 19, 2020, Xi'an, China)
  • IJCAI (full) (January 21, 2020, Yokohama, Japan)
  • ICWE (full/short) (January 26, 2020)
  • IJCNN (full/short) (January 30, 2020, Glasgow, UK)
  • ACL (full/short) (January 31, 2020, Seattle, WA)
  • SBD (Semantic Big Data workshop) (February 12, 2020, Portland, OR)
  • KDD (full/short) (Feb 13, 2019, San Diego, CA, USA)
  • ACM Web Science (full/short/poster) (Feb 21, 2020, Southampton, UK)
  • SIGIR (short) (February 23, Xi'an, China)
  • ISWC (full) (April 3, 2020, Athens, Greece) 
  • ECML-PKDD (full) (April 5, 2019)
  • COLING (full) (April 8, 2020, Barcelona, Spain)
  • SPLC (full/short) (April 16, 2020, Montreal, Canada)
  • RecSys (full/short) (April 23, 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • AAAI, IAAI (full) (September 5, 2019, New York City, NY)
  • SAC (regular/research, September 15, 2020, Gwangju, Korea)
  • iConference (full/short/poster) (September 16, 2019)

  • ICWS (full/short) (December 6, 2019 -- early bird, Feburary 5 -- regular)
  • NAACL-HLT (full/short) (December 10, 2019, Seattle, WA) 
  • IntelliSys (full/poster) (December 15, 2019, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Jian Wu