The 22nd International Conference on Discovery Science (DS 2019) provides an open forum for intensive discussions and exchange of new ideas among researchers working in the area of Discovery Science.

The scope of the conference includes the development and analysis of methods for discovering scientific knowledge, coming from machine learning, data mining, intelligent data analysis, big data analysis as well as their application in various scientific domains.

We invite submissions of research papers addressing all aspects of discovery science: papers that focus on the analysis of different types of massive and complex data, including structured, spatio-temporal and network data. We would also like to encourage contributions from the areas of computational scientific discovery, mining scientific data, computational creativity and discovery informatics. We particularly welcome papers addressing applications from different domains of science including biomedicine and life sciences, astronomy, physics, chemistry, as well as social sciences.

Applications to massive, heterogeneous, continuous or imprecise data sets are of particular interests. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge discovery, machine learning and statistical methods
  • Ubiquitous Knowledge Discovery
  • Data Streams, Evolving Data and Models
  • Change Detection and Model Maintenance
  • Active Knowledge Discovery
  • Learning from Text and web mining
  • Information extraction from scientific literature
  • Knowledge discovery from heterogeneous, unstructured and multimedia data
  • Knowledge discovery in network and link data
  • Knowledge discovery in social networks
  • Data and knowledge visualization
  • Spatial/Temporal Data
  • Mining graphs and structured data
  • Planning to Learn
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Computational Creativity
  • Human-machine interaction for knowledge discovery and management
  • Evaluation of models and predictions in discovery setting
  • Causality modeling
  • Interpretability of machine learning and deep learning models
  • AI frameworks for discovery in scientific domains
  • Biomedical knowledge discovery, analysis of (multi)omics, micro-array, gene deletion, gene set enrichment data
  • Machine Learning for High-Performance Computing, Grid and Cloud Computing
  • Applications of the above techniques to other natural or social sciences

Important Dates

  • Paper submission (Extended): 25.6.2019
  • Author notification (Extended): 29.7.2019
  • PhD session abstract submission (Extended): 1.9.2019
  • PhD abstract notification (Extended): 4.9.2019
  • Camera ready (Extended): 20.8.2019
  • Author registration: 20.8.2019
  • Late Breaking Contributions: 8.9.2019
  • PhD Symposium registration (Extended): 8.9.2019
  • Early (non-author) registration (Extended): 16.9.2019
  • Regular registration: 27.10.2019
  • Conference: 28. - 30.10.2019

Submission Guidelines

Regular papers

Regular research papers may contain up to fifteen (15) pages and must be formatted according to the layout supplied by Springer-Verlag for the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. A suitable LaTeX template is available on Overleaf as well. The Program Committee reserves the right to offer acceptance as Short Papers (10 pages in the Proceedings) to some submissions. The reviews are single-blind. You do not need to anonymize your submission.

Submitted papers may not have appeared in or be under consideration for another workshop, conference or a journal, nor may they be under review or submitted to another forum during the DS 2019 review process.

We encourage all authors to include their individual ORCID in their address information.

Submission deadline (Extended): June 25, 2019

Authors should submit their regular papers via our submission page through Easychair.

Authors of accepted papers must submit along with the final version of their paper a copyright form, filled and signed.

Authors of accepted papers are expected to register to the conference and present their work (see author registration date).

PhD extended abstracts

Discovery Science 2019 introduces a special PhD Symposium session to support the young generation in entering the scientific community of Discovery Science. The PhD Symposium will provide an environment specifically for junior PhD students to exchange ideas and experiences with peers and to get in contact and get constructive feedback from senior discovery science researchers.

We invite PhD students to submit four page extended abstracts for poster presentations to be presented in the PhD Symposium session of Discovery Science 2019. The abstracts should show preliminary findings of the PhD research in areas relevant to the Discovery Science conference.

When submitting, the authors will be able to list Discovery Science PC members they would like to get feedback from.

Submission deadline (Extended): September 1, 2019

The template and the submission site.

Late Breaking Contributions

The 22nd International Conference on Discovery Science will be held from October 28 to 30, 2019 in Split, Croatia. We have accepted 42 papers (21 long and 21 short) for presentation at the conference. This provides solid  ground for a broad, lively and thought-provoking event. We still seek to broaden and strengthen the conference discussions by inviting late-breaking contributions with cutting edge research on topics of interest for the Discovery Science community. Therefore, we would like to kindly invite you to consider submitting an extended two page abstract describing the work you wish to present at the conference. The late-breaking contributions will be presented as posters at a special conference session.

Please submit the extended abstracts through EasyChair (select the DS2019 Late Breaking Papers track).

The submission deadline for Late-breaking contributions is September 8, 2019.

Instructions for Camera ready papers
  1. Paper Length constraints for camera-ready versions:
    • LONG PAPER – may contain up to 15 pages
    • SHORT PAPER – may contain up to 10 pages
  2. Please note that the camera-ready version of your manuscript (the final copy) should follow the Springer-Verlag's LNCS style files. Please see the LNCS Authors Instructions subpage:
  3. The deadline of submitting the final copy is August 20, 23:59 (UTC). This is a firm deadline, due to the publishing constraints. Using Easychair, you have to upload a zipped file containing the final copy in PDF format and all sources of your manuscript including pictures and other materials (bib, eps, etc.) necessary to produce the PDF file.
  4. Please complete the copyright form and sign it (one per paper, signed by one author on behalf of all of the authors) as follows:
    • A conference-version of the consent form with precompiled volume title and editors is available here:
    • Scan the signed form
    • Upload the scanned PDF form through EasyChair together with camera-ready paper by August 20 23:59 (UTC)
    • NOTE: DO NOT SEND the copyright forms to Springer-Verlag directly!
  5. Conference registration is available through the conference website ( PLEASE NOTE that at least one author for each accepted conference paper must register by the author registration deadline (20th of August). This registration is seen as a commitment to present the paper at the conference. Also, one registration fee has to be paid for each paper accepted for presentation at the conference (meaning that one author can present only one paper!). When registering as an author, please specify the submission number of the paper that the registration refers to.

The proceedings of DS 2019 are published online in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence Series by Springer-Verlag. The proceedings are available from the following link.

In addition, a special issue of Machine Learning journal (published by Springer) on Discovery Science in planned, where authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their work. Fast Track Processing will be used to have them reviewed and published.

Download Call for Papers in PDF

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Important Dates

  • Paper submission (Extended): 25.6.2019
  • Author notification (Extended): 29.7.2019
  • PhD session abstract submission (Extended): 1.9.2019
  • PhD abstract notification (Extended): 4.9.2019
  • Camera ready (Extended): 20.8.2019
  • Author registration (For authors of accepted papers): 20.8.2019
  • Late Breaking Contributions: 8.9.2019
  • PhD Symposium registration (Extended): 8.9.2019
  • Early (non-author) registration (Extended): 16.9.2019
  • Regular registration: 27.10.2019
  • Conference: 28. - 30.10.2019

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