ECML/PKDD 2013 will implement a new publication model. In this model, there are two tracks to which papers can be submitted:
- The proceedings track, which is organized in the traditional way. It will have one deadline in April 2013. Accepted papers will be published in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNCS/LNAI) of Springer, after reviewing by the programme committee.
- The journal track, which is new. Articles for this track are submitted all year long directly to either Machine Learning or Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, and are reviewed like regular journal articles. Accepted articles appear in full in the journal, their abstracts are included in the LNCS/LNAI proceedings, and the authors are given a presentation slot at the conference. Articles deemed insufficiently mature for journal publication may be accepted for inclusion in the proceedings. Submissions to the journal track will be managed by the Guest Editorial Board.