We invite you to contribute to the program of the conference Danish Digitalization, Data Science and AI 2.0 – D3A 2.0 – by submitting a proposal for a parallel session to be held at the conference. 
Are you looking for people from other disciplines to work together with to create synergies through your D3A sessions? Join our LinkedIn group and search for researchers and professionals from different disciplines.  

Important dates

Session proposal deadline:
June 1, 2024

Acceptance notifications:
Mid-end June, 2024

Camera-ready version deadline:
September 1, 2024

D3A conference:
October 22-23, 2024

Deadlines refer to 23:59 (11:59pm) in the AoE (Anywhere on Earth) time zone.


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A session can take a variety of formats, from workshops, seminars, or panels to problem-solving sessions, hackathons, or other novel formats. Organizing a session as a mini-conference is discouraged.

All sessions are 90 minutes.

Topically, a session must be within the research scope of the three parent organizations DIREC, DDSA, and P1.

The following is a (non-exhaustive) list of the different research areas represented by these organizations:

  • Big Data management & analysis
  • Algorithms and data structures
  • Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems, autonomous systems
  • Verification and software engineering
  • Cybersecurity, privacy, and blockchains
  • Digital business Innovation, processes and models
  • HCI, CSCW, participatory design, and information visualization
  • Artificial Intelligence theory
  • Responsible and ethical AI and digital technologies
  • Explainable AI
  • Data Science and AI for speech and language
  • Data Science and AI for networks and graphs
  • Data Science and AI for fine-grained analysis
  • Data Science and AI for signals and decoding
  • Data Science with statistical methods or other computational sciences (incl. mathematical modelling, simulations, etc.)
  • Data Science in/for other Sciences
  • Digitalization topics within Quantum Computing
  • Societal impact of Digital Technologies, Data Science and AI


We would also welcome cross-cutting sessions that bring together different researchers on the following societal issues:

  • Biotech, life and health sciences / Digital health
  • Climate and conservation / Climate change /
  •  Green transition / Sustainability
  • Crisis response
  • Economic growth and entrepreneurship / Future of work
  • Education and capacity building
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Equality and inclusion
  • Information verification and validation
  • Security, ethics and justice / Cybersecurity
  • Public and social sector
  • Agriculture


Examples of possible sessions include:

  • Current research overviews in a specific area, such as NLP, IoT, generative AI, algorithms, big data, HCI, etc.
  • Workshops discussing work-in-progress
  • Cross-disciplinary session with people from different disciplines with the purpose of establishing new collaborations
  • Seminars dedicated to using IT for contributing to solving societal challenges 
  • Discussions of possible joint project proposals
  • Workshops focused on best practices for collaboration between academia and industry or public institutions
  • Thematic meetings that gather researchers within a specific DIREC workstream, DDSA research area or P1 collaboratory
  • Sessions that strengthen collaborations between the universities and/or relevant research institutions (such as the Alexandra Institute)


If you are in doubt as to whether your session would fit D3A 2.0, please contact us.

A primary purpose of the D3A 2.0 sessions is to strengthen the network for PhD students, post-docs, and junior faculty (including non-Danish citizens), and this should be reflected in the organization of the sessions.

As a result, each session organizing team should at least strike a balance between junior and senior researchers, although we would prefer a majority of junior researchers to make up the organizing team. We strongly encourage the organizers to put together a diverse and inclusive team; this will be one of the reviewing criteria.

Sessions are welcome to feature one or more invited speakers. We expect speakers to be people who would participate in the conference anyway.

We actively encourage and expect diverse perspectives and experiences in both the session organising team and speaker lineup. This includes a range of viewpoints and approaches to the session’s topics, alongside a diverse pool of session speakers in terms of gender, ethnicity, career stage, affiliation and more.

Please be aware that we will offer no travel or funding support for speakers, except in highly exceptional situations. Instead, we have reduced the registration fees as much as possible.

Registration includes attendance on both days, as well as all meals and accommodation. 

If there is a specific reason why you think we should waive the registration fee for a speaker, please get in touch with us.

You are not required to be active in any of these three organizations to propose a session or participate in the D3A conference.

D3A is a scientific event that will mostly cater to researchers. Nevertheless, we also welcome contributions from corporations, startups and public institutions that have a scientific purpose.

Finally, we also encourage people from different disciplines to work together to create synergies through their session.

We encourage you to use our LinkedIn group to search for people from different disciplines to work together to create synergies through your D3A sessions and expand your network.

It is not allowed to bring external sponsors to or distribute merchandise at the conference. However, it is allowed to hand out prize, e.g., the best paper award. 

All participants are expected to adhere to the D3A Code of Conduct, which is to be confirmed upon registration for the conference. 


Your proposal should include the following components:

  • Title
  • Brief description of the session: Introduce the topic of the session and argue for its interest to the D3A 2.0 community (max. 500 words). 
  • Main activities: Provide a tentative schedule for the planned activities in the session. Please be as concrete as possible about the number of speakers and/or panelists you plan to invite.
  • Target audience and size: Specify who the target audience for the session is and the estimated number of participants. If you want a maximum cap on the number of participants, please specify this.
  • Organizers: Provide the names, affiliations and email addresses of the organizers.


Each session should have at least 2 organizers with one of them designated as the lead organizer, who will then serve as the point of contact with the Organizing Committee.

Proposals should not exceed 2 pages and should be written in English.

Submissions can be made through the CMT submission system: 

All submissions will be reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee

When selecting session proposals, the Scientific Program Committee will take into account the following assessment criteria:

  • Scientific merit (1-5)
    • What is the scientific merit of the proposed session?
  • Relevance to the Danish community (1-5)
    • How relevant is the session topic for the Danish digitalization, data science and AI communities?
  • Session format (1-5)
    • Does the proposed session format have the potential to result in an engaging and/or interactive session?
  • Diversity and inclusion (1-5)
    • How diverse and inclusive is the session in terms for organizers, speakers, participants and topics? 
  • Balance between junior and senior organizers (1-5)
    • Is there a fair balance between junior and senior organizers/speakers in the proposed session?


You will be informed about the decision of the program chairs by mid-end June, 2024

  • Mikkel Baun Kjærgaard, SDU / DDSA and DIREC
  • Mads Nielsen, KU / DDSA, P1 and DIREC
  • Ole Lehrmann Madsen, AU / DIREC
  • Toine Bogers, ITU / P1