Junior Conference on Data Science and Engineering
Paris-Saclay, 13th-14th September 2018


The third edition of the Paris-Saclay Junior Conference on Data Science and Engineering is addressed to PhD students in their first year, M2 students and third year students at Engineering schools at Paris-Saclay. It will offer these students the opportunity to present their scientific works developed at internships, or in the first year of thesis, and also to grow their critical sense thanks to a professional conference hosting prestigious invited speakers, academics and industry scientists.

The conference aims at gathering a large public of master, engineering school and PhD students, and is an excellent means of discovering the research world in Data Science and Engineering.

PhD students are also involved in the conference organization as reviewers, session chairs, organizers of networking events.
Please contact us if you are interested in joining the team.

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Photo credits: I. Manolescu, M2 BIBS students, L. Pauleve


Contact us as early as you want if you would like to be part of the junior or senior program or local committees of JDSE2018
i.e. to participate to one or several of the following tasks: planning the event beforehand, spreading the word, organizing the student friday activity, reviewing scientific papers, chairing sessions, helping with logistics during the conference, and so on.



To be announced

Call for submissions

2nd call for posters:

A second call for posters is now open (deadline July 23rd, midnight).
Please follow the same guidelines and submisison system as described below.

We will award a prize to the best communication.

We invite Master M2 and PhD students from Université Paris-Saclay to submit an extended abstract of up to 3 pages describing new or preliminary results of their work in one of the three forms: oral talk, poster or poster-demo (all in English). Master students are encouraged to submit posters even if they do not have substantial results at the time of submission. Submissions should be formatted according to the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science style.

Extended Abstract Instructions:

  • Please follow this simplified template: PDF ; latex source
  • Language = English
  • Number of pages = 1 to 3
  • Maximum number of Table or Figure = 1
  • Mandatory paragraphs = Abstract, Keywords, Motivation, References (max 10 ref.)

Each extended abstract must be submitted online via the Easychair submission system (information available later)

The topics of the conference are listed below:

  • data mining
  • databases
  • big data analytics
  • machine learning
  • statistics
  • semantic web
  • scientific workflows
  • distributed data and computing
  • applications of data science (biomedical and biological data, physics, chemistry, smart cities, image, documents, audio, video, on-line advertisement, ...)

The extended abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific program committee, possibly including one junior PC member (PhD student or postdoc in data science). They will be selected for oral (15 min) or poster presentation (flash talks, poster and poster-demo sessions) according to their originality and relevance to the conference topics. All the presentations should be in English. Electronic versions of the extended abstracts will be accessible on the conference web site. The book of abstracts will not be published and the extended abstracts will not constitute a formal publication.

Note: Only Master M2 and PhD students from Université Paris-Saclay are invited to contribute.

Important Dates

Contributions submission deadline: May 25th, 2018, midnight

Acceptance notification: June 29th, 2018

Second call (posters only) - deadline: July 13th 2018, midnight

Registration is not yet open

Close registration: TBA

Conference: September 13-14th, 2018


This third edition of the Paris-Saclay Junior Conference on Data Science and Engineering is addressed only to students and researchers at University Paris-Saclay. Registration is free but it is mandatory.

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The organization comittee takes care of the logistic and communication aspects of the conference. It builds the scientific committee.

Fatiha Saïs
Chair, Université Paris-Sud, UPsay

Olivier Fercoq
Co chair, Télécom ParisTech, UPsay

Isabelle Huteau
Conference Communication Leader, Digicosme

Antoine Naulet
M2 DataScience

Steering Committee

The role of the steering committee is helping in making the conference durable by its involvement in the choice of the scientific content of the conference, the proposal and the designation of the futur organizers and the location of the conference. It will also be involved in the constitution of the scientific program of the conference by participating in the selection of invited speakers and in scientific committee.

Florence d'Alché-Buc
Télécom ParisTech, UPsay

Sylvain Arlot
Université Paris-Sud, UPsay

Albert Bifet
Télécom ParisTech, UPsay

Sarah Cohen-Boulakia
Université Paris-Sud, UPsay

Flora Jay

Joseph Salmon
Télécom ParisTech, UPsay

Karine Zeitouni
Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, UPSay

Scientific Committee

The scientific committee chooses the keynote speakers, builds and supervises the program committee. It decides on the rules for the prize for the best communication. It also helps the organization committee asking for funding and writes the call for contributions.

Florence d'Alché-Buc
Télécom ParisTech, UPsay

Zacharie Ales
ENSTA ParisTech, UPsay

Sarah Cohen-Boulakia
Université Paris-Sud, UPsay

Marco Cuturi
ENSAE ParisTech, UPSay

Olivier Fercoq
Télécom ParisTech, UPsay

Alexandre Gramfort
Inria Saclay, UPSay

Flora Jay

Cristina Manfredotti
AgroParisTech, UPSay

Nicoleta Preda
Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, UPsay

Gianluca Quercini
Centrale-Supélec, UPSay

Fatiha Saïs
Université Paris-Sud, UPsay

Michaël Thomazo
Inria Saclay, UPSay

Paola Tubaro

Program Committee

The program committee reviews the extended abstracts submitted and selects the ones which will be allowed to be presented at the conference. It will also be in charge of the reviewing and the selection of the student posters and demos to be presented during the conference.

Partners and sponsors

This work was partially supported by a public grant as part of the Investissement d'avenir project (ANR-11-LABX-0056-LMH), and by Labex DigiCosme (ANR-11-LABEX-0045-DIGICOSME), operated by ANR as part of the program Investissement d'Avenir Idex Paris Saclay (ANR-11-IDEX-0003-02).


Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire
Centre Scientifique d'Orsay
Bâtiment 200 - BP 34
91898 ORSAY Cedex