Tickets to social events and tours can be booked as part of the online registration process.



During the conference, the programme will allow for numerous networking opportunities.
From the Welcome Reception, Conference Barbecue and Conference Dinner we will showcase the famous Irish hospitality – allowing delegates to experience the Irish traditional music and culture whilst networking with colleagues.




Venue: The Round Room, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin
Date: Monday, 10th September 2018
Time: 18:30 to 20:30

The Welcome Reception will take place at the Mansion House Dublin. Delegates will enjoy refreshments while networking with their colleagues. Ticket price is included in the registration fee.



Venue: Croke Park Hotel
Date: Tuesday, 11th September 2018
Time: 19:00 to 23:30
Ticket price: €25.00 (ticket price includes buffet barbecue and one bottle of beer or glass of wine)

Enjoy mouth-watering treats from the BBQ, fresh tasty salads and a brilliant atmosphere on the terrace of the Croke Park Hotel and take the opportunity to network with other delegates.



Venue: Taylors Three Rock
Date: Wednesday, 12th September 2018
Time: 20:00 to 23:30
Departure Location: Croke Park

The conference dinner will take place in Taylors Three Rock, the largest and highest thatched roof building in Ireland. Sample some of the traditional Irish elements that make up a good celebration – music, dance, food and a sampling of Guinness! Ticket price is included in the registration fee.

Guest Ticket: €95.00



A range of optional tours will be made available for delegates to book while attending ECML PKDD 2018. Join one of the half day tours on offer or simply book a ticket for the iconic “Hop-on/Hop-Off” bus tours of Dublin City.



Cost: €23 student ticket / €25 adult ticket (includes two child passes)

Explore Dublin City with iconic red buses. Enjoy the open top “Hop On / Hop Off” bus tour of Dublin and stop at all of Dublin city’s great attractions, plus get great discounts at some of Dublin’s most loved sights, shops, pubs and cafés.


Cost: €20 per person
Departure Date: To be confirmed
Departure Time: To be confirmed
Tour Duration: 3 hours

Departure Location: Croke Park

Get to know Dublin city on foot! Your guide will walk you through Dublin, showing you the key sights and imparting their knowledge on the history of Ireland. The group will be brought into the city where they will discover the best of Dublin, enjoy intriguing history, architecture, events and stories right back to its Viking & medieval origins.

Dublin has so many great places to see, all with their own fascinating stories and history. Please note this tour is a walking tour so please wear appropriate footwear and ensure to have a rain mac or umbrella!


Cost: €50 per person (cost includes coach and entry to locations with guided tour)
Date: To be confirmed
Departure Time: 9:30
Estimated Return Time: 13:30
Departure Location: Croke Park

Participants will be brought along the north shore of Dublin, where a view of Howth Head, Bull Island Bird Sanctuary and other sights can be seen. Delegates will have time to explore the beautiful gardens surrounding the castle and AVOCA, one of Ireland’s most exciting retail and food stores, before they visit Malahide Castle. Malahide Castle is one of the oldest castles in Ireland, set on 260 acres, this magnificent & historic 12th century castle has been home to the Talbot family for over 800 years (1185 to 1975).

Highlights of the tour are the beautiful reception rooms, The Oak Room, The Small & Large Drawing Rooms and the Great Hall, home to the original Battle of the Boyne painting – (currently on loan to the National Gallery of Ireland.) The Castle is adorned with beautiful period furniture and an extensive collection of paintings from the National Gallery of Ireland.