Submit an Abstract

The SDSS 2022 Program Committee is soliciting submissions for both refereed and lightning presentations. All refereed and lightning submissions should focus on one of the following six tracks:

  • Computational Statistics
  • Data Visualization
  • Education
  • Machine Learning
  • Practice and Applications
  • Software & Data Science Technologies

Only online submissions will be accepted for consideration.

Refereed Submissions – Due January 18, 2022     CLOSED

Submission opens: October 1, 2021
Submission closes: January 18, 2022
Decisions due: February 15, 2022

Refereed* abstract submissions may be submitted from October 1 – January 18, 2022 (11:59 p.m. ET). Submissions may be modified until the January 18 deadline. Decisions will be provided in early February.

All abstract submissions received during this period will go through a blind review process by the SDSS program committee. The top-ranked submissions will be accepted for presentation at the conference. Although the conference acceptance rate varies depending on the number of submissions, we expect to accept roughly 50% of referred submissions based on previous years.

SDSS uses a referred approach to better align with the culture existing at many prestigious computer science and machine learning conferences and to prioritize diverse, high-impact work for extended talks. Accepted referred talks will also have the option of undergoing peer review at Journal of Data Science for publication. Presenters for the referred talks will be sent a follow-up email detailing the process to submit to the SDSS 2022 special edition of Journal of Data Science.

Abstracts not accepted for referred talks will be automatically considered for a lightning presentation.

Each refereed abstract submission will consist of a 2,000-character abstract overview and two-page PDF document giving an extended abstract. These should be blinded for review.

Please use one of the templates available here for formatting your extended contributed paper abstract submission. There are (3) options available:

  • LaTeX Template for Papers
  • Overleaf Project
    Please check your PDF for spurious characters and fix them before submission.
  • Microsoft Word

Any references and figures should be included within the two pages. These submissions may be modified from October 1 – January 18, 2022.

For more information about this process, see the SDSS 2022 Amstat News announcement by SDSS 2022 chair, Claire Bowen.

*Refereed presentations will be up to 30 minutes in length and registration will be required for all program participants.

Lightning Submissions – Due March 10, 2022     CLOSED

Submission opens: February 1, 2022
Submission closes: March 10, 2022
Decisions due: March 29, 2022

Lightning** abstracts will be accepted for consideration from February 1, 2022, to March 10, 2022 (11:59 p.m. ET).

Lightning Sessions are a “hybrid” of oral and e-poster sessions. Accepted lightning presenters will give a brief (3–4 minute) oral talk that acts as an “elevator pitch” for the e-poster presentation. The electronic poster (e-poster), presented at a later time, serves as an excellent teaching tool, allowing for direct and immediate feedback; broad exposure; and the ability to display extensive graphics, tables, and animations. An e-poster is like a traditional poster presentation but presented on a large computer screen. The ASA uses 42” LCD displays in the landscape position.


**Lightning talks will be 3–4 minutes in length, followed by an e-poster presentation of up to 45 minutes in length. Registration will be required for all program participants.

Key Dates

  • October 1, 2021
    Refereed Online Abstract Submission Opens
  • January 18, 2022 11:59 PM
    Refereed Online Abstract Submission Closes
  • February 1, 2022
    Lightning Abstract Submission Opens
  • February 15, 2022
    Early Registration and Housing Open
  • March 10, 2022 11:59 PM
    Lightning Abstract Submission Closes
  • April 27, 2022
    Early Registration Deadline
  • April 27, 2022
    Speaker Registration Deadline
  • April 28, 2022
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • May 31, 2022
    Housing Deadline, 5:00 p.m. ET
  • June 7, 2022 – June 10, 2022
    SDSS 2022 in Pittsburgh, PA