Third International Workshop on Energy Efficient Scalable Data Mining and Machine Learning

Co-located with ECML PKDD 2020
September 14, 2020 - Ghent, Belgium

COVID-19 News: The workshop will follow ECML-PKDD's recommendations regarding having a virtual or physical event. In case of an online event, we will make sure to create an adequate virtual space for all presentations, keynotes, and Q&A.


Pete Warden

This workshop aims to bring together people from different areas and backgrounds in data mining and machine learning that have a common interest in energy efficiency, sustainability, and edge computing.

For the past years, the main concern in machine learning had been to create highly accurate models, without considering the high computational requirements involved. This has lead to a scenario where most of the machine learning prediction is done in the cloud, incurring in security concerns and increased latency.

However, there is an increasing trend in machine learning which focuses on building models that are able to run in the edge. For instance, Google has released the first speech recognition model running directly on the device, improving latency and reducing energy consumed by the network connectivity. Another example is TensorFlowLite, a powerful tool to deploy models on mobile and IoT devices.

The goal with this workshop is to promote green machine learning even further, by creating a half-day workshop where researchers in different machine learning and data mining areas can bring together their ideas, present them in front of a heterogeneous crowd, and have interesting debates on how to advance machine learning into a more scalable future. This edition includes also applications of machine learning in areas re- lated to environmental data science and climate change, to address the needs of a more sustainable machine learning from a broader perspective.

We accept original work, already completed, or in progress. Position papers are also considered.

Accepted papers will be published in ECML-PKDD 2020 Workshop proceedings.

Key Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: June 9, 2020 Tuesday, June 23, 2020
  • Paper acceptance notification: Monday, July 20, 2020
  • Paper camera-ready deadline: Monday, August 3, 2020
  • Workshop date: Monday, September 14, 2020 (preliminary)
All deadlines expire on 23:59 AOE (Anywhere On Earth).

Workshop Chairs

  • Eva García-Martín, Ekkono Solutions
  • Albert Bifet, Telecom-ParisTech
  • Crefeda Faviola Rodrigues, Arm
  • Heitor Murilo Gomes, University of Waikato

Steering Committee

  • Ricardo Baeza-Yates, NTENT and Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Christian Nordahl, Blekinge Institute of Technology
  • Håkan Grahn, Blekinge Institute of Technology
  • Rikard König, Ekkono Solutions
  • Henrik Linusson, Ekkono Solutions
  • Ivar Simonsson, Ekkono Solutions

Program Committee

Shahrooz Abghari, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Albert Bifet, Veselka Boeva, Pierre Dagnely, Ana Freire, Eva García-Martín, Håkan Grahn, Rikard König, Niklas Lavesson, Henrik Linusson, Nuno Moniz, Isabelle Moulinier, Heitor Murilo Gomes, Christian Nordahl, Crefeda Faviola Rodrigues, Ivar Simonsson