Submit an Abstract

The SDSS 2024 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
  • Practice and Applications
  • Statistical Data Science (formerly Machine Learning)
  • Software & Data Science Technologies

Only online submissions will be accepted for consideration.

Refereed Submissions – Submissions Due December 15, 2023

Submission opens: November 1, 2023
Submission closes: December 15, 2023
Decisions due: February 5, 2024

Submit abstracts from November 1 – December 15, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET). Submissions may be modified until the December 15 deadline. Decisions will be made in early February.

All abstract submissions received during this period will go through a blind review process by members of 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 percent of submissions.

SDSS uses a refereed 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. Presenters will also have the option of submitting their talk to the Journal of Data Science for peer review and possible publication.

Abstracts not accepted for refereed talks may be considered for a lightning presentation.

Each abstract submission must consist of a 2,000-character abstract overview and two-page PDF document giving an extended abstract, which are blinded for review. Please note that failure to follow these guidelines may result in being eliminated from consideration.

Use one of the template options listed below for formatting your extended abstract submission:

  • LaTeX template for papers
  • Overleaf project (check your PDF for spurious characters and fix them before submission)
  • Microsoft Word template

Any references and figures should be included within the two pages and author names should be omitted.

For more information about this process, see the Amstat News article by SDSS 2024 Chair Amanda Koepke.

Refereed presentations are up to 25 minutes in length, and registration will be required for all program participants.

Submit Abstract

Lightning Submissions – Submissions Due March 10, 2024

Submission opens: February 5, 2024
Submission closes: March 10, 2024
Decisions due: April 1, 2024

Abstracts for lightning sessions will be accepted for consideration from February 5 – March 10, 2024 (11:59 p.m. ET).

Lightning sessions are a “hybrid” of oral and e-poster sessions. Presenters in a lightning session will give a brief (3–4 minute) talk that acts as an “elevator pitch” for their e-poster presentation. The electronic poster (e-poster) presented at a later time also 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, and registration will be required for all program participants.

Key Dates

  • November 1, 2023
    Refereed Online Abstract Submission Opens
  • December 15, 2023 11:59 PM
    Refereed Online Abstract Submission Closes
  • February 5, 2024
    Lightning Abstract Submission Opens
  • February 5, 2024
    Early Registration and Housing Open
  • March 10, 2024 11:59 PM
    Lightning Abstract Submission Closes
  • April 30, 2024
    Early Registration Deadline
  • April 30, 2024
    Speaker Registration Deadline
  • May 1, 2024
    Regular Registration (increased fees apply)
  • May 14, 2024 5:00 PM
    Housing Deadline
  • June 4, 2024 – June 7, 2024
    SDSS 2024 in Richmond, VA