Why IDA?

Why should you submit to (and participate in) IDA 2020, the Eighteenth International Symposium on Intelligent Data Analysis?

  • IDA accepts all inspiring papers for both presentation and publication.
  • IDA promotes ideas over performance (wonder how? see below).
  • In order to create an open atmosphere that encourages discussion, IDA symposia are intentionally small-scale and single-track.
  • IDA is still about the science.

In addition to the above, IDA 2020 will feature:

  • Exciting invited horizon talks.
  • € 1000 Frontier Prize for the most visionary contribution.
  • Regular paper track.
  • Dedicated PhD Poster & Video track for PhD students.
  • Mentoring program for PhD students.

The call for the PhD track will be published soon; follow our Twitter channel @ida_symposia and/or sign-up for our newsletter to stay informed.

Ideas over performance

IDA 2020 uses different acceptance criteria and reviewer guidelines than most conferences in the field. We solicit full papers, which will be peer reviewed following criteria that emphasize novelty and relevance over other factors. Further, any paper for which at least one Program Committee Advisor writes an informed, thoughtful, and positive review will be accepted irrespective of other reviews. Further, the meeting format is designed to foster interaction and discussion. In particular, presentations are scheduled in a single track, with plenty of time for the kinds of interaction that can be catalysed by innovative work and the presence of scientists from diverse backgrounds.