CFP for the ICMLA '04 conference

Lukasz Kurgan lkurgan at ece.ualberta.ca
Fri Jan 16 17:11:42 EST 2004


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  Call for Papers

  ICMLA '04: The Third International Conference
   on Machine Learning and Applications
  Sponsored/Co-sponsored by the IEEE SMC, the ACM SIGKDD,
   Association for ML and Applications,
   and University of Louisville

  Louisville, Kentucky
  December 16-18 2004
  http://www.cs.csubak.edu/~icmla/icmla04/

  (Papers Due: June 4, 2004)
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=> AIMS AND SCOPE <=

  ICMLA'04 aims to bring together researchers and
  practitioners to present the latest achievements
  and innovations in the area of machine learning (ML).
  The conference provides a leading international
  forum for the dissemination of original research
  in ML, with emphasis on applications, novel algorithms,
  software and systems. For the third time the conference
  attracts researchers and application developers
  from a wide range of ML related areas such as statistical,
  probabilistic, fuzzy, evolutionary, inductive, and
  other kinds of learning, data mining, knowldge discovery,
  pattern recognition, knowledge acquisition and retrieval,
  databases, data warehousing and visualization,
  knowledge-based systems and high performance computing.
  The main goal of the conference is to advance the state of
  the art in ML via promotion of high quality and novel
  research.


=> TOPICS <=

  Topics related to the design, development, analysis,
  implementation of ML theory, systems, and applications
  are of interest. These include, but are not limited to
  the following areas:
  - multistrategy learning	- statistical learning
  - neural network learning	- learning through fuzzy logic
  - learning through evolution 	- evolutionary algorithms)
  - bayesian network		- case-based reasoning
  - evolutionary computation	- reinforcement learning
  - ML of natural language	- grammatical inference
  - knowledge discovery in DBs    - knowledge intensive learning
  - knowledge representation 	- knowledge reasoning
  - information retrieval&learning- plausible reasoning
  - cooperative learning		- planning and learning
  - multi-agent learning		- web navigation and mining
  - learning through mobile DM    - online and incremental learning
  - inductive learning		- inductive logic programming
  - support vector machines       - computational learning theory
  - cognitive-modeling            - hybrid algorithms
  - knowledge acquisition and learning
  - scalability of learning algorithms
  - learning through text and multimedia mining
  - distributed and parallel learning algorithms and applications
  - feature extraction and classification
  - machine learning in science and engineering,
    game playing and problem solving, intelligent virtual
    environments, medicine, biology and bioinformatics,
    homeland security applications, and industrial applications


=> IMPORTANT DATES <=

  Regular Research Papers due :  June 4, 2004
  Notification of acceptance  :  September 4, 2004
  Camera-ready papers &
  Pre-registration            :  October 1, 2004
  The ICMLA Conference        :  December 16-18, 2004

  All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Detailed
  instructions are provided on the conference home page at
  http://www.cs.csubak.edu/~icmla/icmla04/


=> SUBMISSIONS <=

  High quality papers in all ML areas are solicited. Papers that
  present new directions will receive especially careful and
  supportive reviews. Authors are expected to ensure that their final
  manuscripts are original and are not appearing in the other publications.

  Paper submissions should be limited to a maximum of 8 pages, and
  will be reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of technical
  quality, originality, significance, and clarity. All submissions
  will be handled electronically. Accepted papers will be published
  in the conference proceedings, as a hardcopy.
  A selected number of accepted papers will be invited for
  possible inclusion, in an expanded and revised form, in a journal.
  ICMLA'04 Best Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference on the
  authors of the best research paper.


=> SPECIAL SESSIONS, WORKSHOPS and TUTORIALS <=

  We invite the submission of proposals for special sessions,
  workshops and tutorials. Proposals to organize such sessions
  should include the following information:
  - name and address of the proposer(s)
  - title of the session
  - description of the session (see further details below)
  Each special session will have at least six paper presentations.
  The special session chairs will be responsible for
  soliciting the papers, reviewing, and making final decisions,
  in consultation with the conference chairs.
  The description of the session should include a short description
  on how the session will be advertised.
  Proposals to organize tutorials or workshops should be 1-5 pages
  long and should include a definition of the scope of coverage.
  Special sessions will be open to all participants.

  Due date for the submission of proposals:
   - Special sessions 		May 7, 2004
   - Workshops and Tutorials 	May 7, 2004
  Email your proposal to the Workshops, Tutorials & Special
  Sessions Chair Dr. Alan Sprague (sprague at cis.uab.edu).


=> VENUE <=

  You are cordially invited to participate in the ICMLA'04,
   to be held in the world-famous town of Louisville, Kentucky.
  Louisville offers a quality of life that is matched by few
   in the country. Not only is Louisville one of nine communities
   with a resident professional opera,theater, orchestra, ballet
   and children's theater. Louisville also is home to several
   world-class museums and educational attractions, such as
   the J.B. Speed Art Museum, Glassworks and the Louisville Science Center.
  From the gigantic Louisville Slugger replica outside
   Hillerich & Bradsby's downtown headquarters, which offers tours of
   its bat factory and museum, to the Twin Spires of Churchill Downs in
   south central Louisville, sports also play an important role
   in the community. The University of Louisville is home to Division I
   football and basketball teams, and the city also enjoys rooting its
   professional baseball and arena football teams to victory.


=> ORGANIZING BODIES <=

  Conference Chair:
   - Dr. Mehmed Kantardzic, University of Louisville, USA
     (mmkant01 at louisville.edu)

  Conference Committee:
   Program Chair
    - Mariofanna Milanova, University of Arkansas, USA
   Local Arrangement Chair
    - Arthur Riehl, University of Louisville, USA
   Publicity Chair
    - Lukasz Kurgan, University of Alberta, Canada
   Workshops, Tutorials & Special Sessions Chair
    - Alan Sprague, University of Alabama, USA
   Registration Chair
    - Adel. Elmaghraby, University of Louisville, USA
   Proceedings Chair
    - Olfa Nasraoui, University of Memphis, USA
   Web Master
    - Steve Garcia, California State University Bakersfield, USA

  Advisory Committee:
   - Michalski Ryszard, George Mason University, USA
   - Mitchell Tom, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
   - VanLehn Kurt, University of Pittsburgh, USA
   - Yao Xin, University of Birmingham, UK

  ICMLA Steering Committee:
   - Arif Wani, California State University Bakersfield, USA
   - Krys Cios, University of  Colorado at Denver, USA
   - Hamid Arabnia, University of Georgia, USA
   - Vasile Palade, Oxford University, UK
   - Khurshid Ahmad, University of Surrey, UK
   - Mehmed Kantardzic, University of Louisville, USA
   - Kevin Seppi, Brigham Young University, USA
   - Wei Li, California State University Bakersfield, USA
   - Graham Kendall, University of Nottingham, UK
   - Khalid Hafeez, University of Sheffield Hallam, UK
   - Lukasz Kurgan, University of Alberta, Canada


=> FURTHER INFORMATION <=

  Dr. Mariofanna (Fani) Milanova, Progaram Chair
   Associate Professor
   Donaghey College of Information Science
   and Systems Engineering
   Computer Science Department
   Dickinson Hall, Room 515
   University of Arkansas at Little Rock
   2801 S. University Ave.,
   Little Rock, Arkansas 72204-1099
   E-mail: mgmilanova at ualr.edu

  For up-to-date information consult the conference web site at
   http://www.cs.csubak.edu/~icmla/icmla04/ 

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