[Neuroscience] ICMLA Call for Papers

Mitsunori Ogihara ogihara at cs.rochester.edu
Sun Apr 16 09:41:57 EST 2006


(Please accept my sincere apologies if you have already received this 
email CFP.)

CALL FOR PAPERS
ICMLA '06: The Fifth International Conference on Machine Learning and 
Applications

December 14-16, 2006, Sheraton World Resort
10100 International Drive, Orlando, Florida, USA

Co-Sponsored by:
Association for Machine Learning and Applications
California State University Bakersfield
University of Louisville
Florida International University
IEEE SMC (technical co-sponsorship)

Conference Proceedings will be Published by IEEE

http://www.cs.csubak.edu/~icmla/icmla06/ or
http://icmla.cs.csub.edu/icmla06/

AIMS AND SCOPE
ICMLA'06 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. Following the 
success of previous ICMLA conferences, forthe fifth time it 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, knowledge 
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.

Scope of the Conference:
_ 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
_ machine learning of natural language
_ grammatical inference
_ knowledge acquisition and learning
_ multi lingual knowledge acquisition and representation
_ knowledge discovery in databases
_ knowledge intensive learning
_ knowledge representation and reasoning
_ information retrieval and learning
_ theories and models for plausible reasoning
_ cooperative learning
_ planning and learning
_ multi-agent learning
_ web navigation and mining
_ learning through mobile data mining
_ online and incremental learning
_ scalability of learning algorithms
_ learning through text and multimedia mining
  _distributed and parallel learning algorithms and applications
_ inductive learning
_ inductive logic programming
_ feature extraction and classification
_ support vector machines
_ computational learning theory
_ cognitive-modeling
_ hybrid algorithms
_ machine learning in
         o game playing and problem solving
         o intelligent virtual environments
         o homeland security applications
         o industrial applications
         o science and engineering
         o medicine
         o bioinformatics
         o computational biology

Contributions describing applications of machine learning techniques to 
real-world problems, interdisciplinary research involving machine 
learning, experimental and/or theoretical studies yielding new insights 
into the design of ML systems, and papers describing development of new 
analytical frameworks that advance practical learning methods are 
especially encouraged.

IMORTANT DATES
Regular Research Papers due:    June 15, 2006
Notification of acceptance:             September 1, 2006
Camera-ready papers & Pre-registration: October 1, 2006
The ICMLA Conference:                   December 14-16, 2006

All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Detailed 
instructions for submitting the papers are provided on the conference 
home page at
http://www.cs.csubak.edu/~icmla/icmla06/ or 
http://icmla.cs.csub.edu/icmla06/

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 should 
be limited to 4-6 pages and submitted in IEEE format (double column). 
Papers 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'06 Best Paper Awards 
will be conferred at the conference on the authors of the best research 
paper.

Simultaneous Submissions:
Submitting a paper simultaneously to ICMLA'06 and another conference is 
permitted, if the acceptance notification date of the other conference 
is no later than September 1, 2006.   Authors of such a paper must 
clarify in the submission form to which conference the paper is 
simultaneously submitted.  If such a paper is accepted for both 
ICMLA'06 and the other conference, authors need to withdraw the paper 
from the other conference to have it published in ICMLA'06.  Detailed 
instructions for submitting papers can be found at
http://www.cs.csubak.edu/~icmla/icmla06/ or
http://icmla.cs.csub.edu/icmla06/

For further information contact Program co-Chairs:
       Dr. Lukasz Kurgan  lkurgan at ece.ualberta.ca
       Dr. Jieping Ye jieping at asu.edu


SPECIAL SESSIONS and TUTORIALS
We invite submission of proposals for special sessions 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 should be 1-5 pages long and should include a 
definition of the scope of coverage.  Special sessions will be open to 
all participants.

For further information contact:
      Dr. Hui Xiong at hui at rbs.rutgers.edu
      Special Sessions and Tutorials Chair

VENUE
You are cordially invited to participate in the ICMLA'06, to be held at 
Orlando, Florida. The hotel website gives information on nearby 
attractions http://www.sheratonworld.com/.


ORGANIZING BODIES

Advisory Committee
Jerome H. Friedman, Stanford University, USA
Ryszard Michalski, George Mason University, USA
Tom Mitchell, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Kurt VanLehn, University of Pittsburgh, USA
David McAllester, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
Robert Schapire, Princeton University, USA
Xin Yao, University of Birmingham, UK
Lofti Zadeh, University of California Berkeley, USA

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

Technical Meeting Committee

General Chair
M. Arif Wani            California State University Bakersfield, USA

Conference Chair
Tao Li                  Florida International University, USA 
(taoli at cs.fiu.edu)

Program co-Chairs
Lukasz Kurgan           University of Alberta, Canada
Jieping Ye              Arizona State University, USA

Special Sessions and Tutorials Chair
Hui Xiong,              Rutgers University, USA

Publicity Chair
Khalid Hafeez           University of Bradford, UK
Mitsunori Ogihara,      University of Rochester, USA

Registration Chair
Adel Elmaghraby University of Louisville, USA

Awards Chair
Mariofanna Milanova     University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA

Sponsorship Chair
Ray R. Hashemi  Armstrong Atlantic State University, USA

Industry track Chair
Tong Sun,               Xerox Research Lab, USA
Shenghuo Zhu,           NEC Research Lab, USA

Web Master
Steve Garcia            California State University Bakersfield, USA



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