Machine Learning List: Vol. 17, No. 1
                      Sunday, February 27, 2005

  Calls for Papers/Participation
    22nd International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-2005)
    ICML-2005 Workshop Overview
    ICML-2005 Workshop on Meta-learning
    ICML-2005 Workshop on Partially Classified Training Data
    ICML-2005 Workshop on Inductive Programming
    ICML-2005 Workshop on Rich Representations for Reinforcement Learning
    UM05 Workshop on Privacy-Enhanced Personalization
    IJCAI-05 Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning
    Discovery Science 2005
    IEEE/WIC/ACM Intelligent Agent Technology 2005
    Conference on Natural Language Learning (CoNLL)
    The Second Conference on Email and Anti-Spam (CEAS)
    JMLR Special Topic
    Workshop proposals: Third Intl Conference on Knowledge Capture
    Special Session on Data Mining for Business Intelligence
    Workshop on Parameter Setting in Genetic and Evolutionary
  Career Opportunities
    Research position at the Insitute for NLP, Stuttgart

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From: Ina Lauth <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 15:31:42 +0100
Subject: 22nd International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-2005)

Last Call for Papers
22nd International Conference On Machine Learning (ICML-2005)
Submission deadline: Tuesday, 8 March 2005, 23:59:59 Central European Time

The 22nd International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-2005) will
be held in Bonn (Germany), 7-11 August 2005. The conference will bring
together researchers to exchange ideas and report recent progress in the
field of machine learning. ICML-2005 will be co-located with ILP 2005
(August 11-13) and will take place directly after IJCAI 2005, which will
take place in Edinburgh (Scotland, July 30 - August 5).

The conference Web site is

ICML-2005 invites submissions on substantial, original, and previously
unpublished research on all aspects of machine learning research,
including applications, techniques, theories, and connections to related
fields of inquiry. ICML especially encourages submissions that report on

1. novel and challenging applications and the lessons drawn for the
   field of machine learning,
2. exploratory research that describes novel learning tasks and goes
   beyond the current paradigms,
3. interdisciplinary research results, in which machine learning plays
   a central role.

The conference will include three and a half days of technical
presentations along with one day of tutorials and one day of workshops.
The conference will also feature poster sessions and informal gatherings
designed to foster discussion of research in machine learning.

The deadline for paper submission to ICML-2005 is Tuesday, 8 March
2005, 23:59:59 Central European Time. The submission process will be
entirely electronic. Authors should submit papers using the same
format and length as will be required for the final proceedings version.
Detailed instructions, as well as templates for LaTeX and Word, will
be available at To submit
your paper, go to

ICML-2005 will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission,
is under review or has already been accepted for publication in a journal
or another conference. Authors are also expected not to submit their
papers elsewhere during ICML's review period.

Papers submitted to ICML-2005 will normally be reviewed by three (but at
least two) referees. Authors will be given the opportunity to provide a
short feedback to the reviews before the final decision is made. We will
also continue the policy of conditionally accepting papers that are not
publishable in their initial form, but that the reviewers feel can be
improved enough in time to appear in the proceedings. If a paper is
conditionally accepted, the requirements for acceptance will be explicitly
listed on the review form. Papers that have been conditionally accepted
will be reviewed again after re-submission. Note that reviewing for
ICML-2005 will be blind to the identities of the authors. See for instructions.

Important Dates

Submissions due: Tuesday, 8 March 2005, 23:59:59 CET
Author notifications sent: Monday, 9 May 2005
Camera-ready copies of accepted papers due: Wednesday, 1 June 2005
Authors of conditionally accepted papers notified: Wednesday, 15 June 2005

General Chair
Saso Dzeroski ([EMAIL PROTECTED]), Jozef Stefan Institute

Programme Chairs
Luc De Raedt ([EMAIL PROTECTED]), University of Freiburg
Stefan Wrobel ([EMAIL PROTECTED]), University of Bonn

Tutorial and Workshop Chair
Hendrik Blockeel ([EMAIL PROTECTED]), KU Leuven

Local Chairs
Ina Lauth ([EMAIL PROTECTED]), Fraunhofer AIS
Michael May ([EMAIL PROTECTED]), Fraunhofer AIS


From: Hendrik Blockeel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: ICML-2005 workshop overview
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 15:25:33 +0100 (MET)

ICML-2005 workshops will be held on August 7 and August 11, just
before and after the main conference, in Bonn, Germany. The paper
submission deadline for all workshops is April 1.

See for more information.


From: Christophe Giraud-Carrier <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: ICML-2005 Workshop on Meta-learning
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 06:34:03 -0700

Call for Papers
ICML-2005 Workshop on Meta-Learning

The field of meta-learning has as its primary goal the understanding
of the interaction between the mechanism of learning and the concrete
contexts in which that mechanism is applicable. Meta-learning differs
from base-learning in the scope of the level of adaptation. Whereas
learning at the base level focuses on accumulating experience on
a specific learning task (e.g., credit rating, medical diagnosis,
mine-rock discrimination, fraud detection, etc.), learning at the
meta-level is concerned with accumulating experience on the
behavior of multiple applications of a learning system.

The aim of this workshop is to offer the international community a
forum to assess the state-of-the-art, exchange experience, knowledge
and perspectives in meta-learning, and provide impetus to the field.

Deadline for submission: April 1, 2005
Notification of acceptance: April 22, 2005
Final camera-ready paper: May 13, 2005


From: Emanuel Kitzelmann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: ICML-2005 Workshop on Inductive Programming
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2005 12:42:35 +0100

Call for Paper: ICML-2005 - Workshop on
Approaches and Applications of Inductive Programming (AAIP)

A workshop on inductive programming will be held in conjunction with
the 22nd International Conference on Machine Learning in Bonn,
Germany, on August 7th, 2005.

Workshop page:

The workshop will bring together researchers from all the different
fields of machine learning that study induction of general programs
that contain control structures such as recursion or loops.

To submit your paper, please follow the ICML-2005 formatting guide
and e-mail the pdf file to [EMAIL PROTECTED],
together with an indication whether the paper is a work in progress
report or a full paper.

Important dates

     April 1, 2005       Deadline for paper submissions
     April 22, 2005      Notification of acceptance to submitters
     May 13, 2005        WS final paper deadline
     May 20, 2005        Workshop notes due (on-line)

More information about the workshop and the program committee can be
found at the workshop Web site.


Subject: ICML-2005 Workshop on Partially Classified Training Data
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2005 17:57:05 +0100

             Call for Position Papers and Participation
    Workshop on Learning with Partially Classified Training Data
                          during ICML-2005
                  August 7, 2005. Bonn, Germany

Many real-life applications may involve huge datasets in which
exhaustive sample-labeling requires expensive human resources and is
often unrealistic. For example, in bioinformatics or many information
retrieval tasks, labeling data is a time consuming and a difficult
task. For other problems, such as remote sensing or medical imaging,
labeling data may require very expensive tests so that only a small
set of labeled data may be available. In some other domains, like
targeted marketing, only a few positive samples are available while
unlabeled examples are plentiful. In all these cases, we need to find
ways of relieving the users of the annotation burden.

Paper submission deadline: April 1, 2005
Notification of acceptance: April 22, 2005
Final camera ready submissions:  May 13, 2005

Workshop Web page:


From: Kurt Driessens <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: ICML-2005 Workshop on Rich Representations for Reinforcement Learning
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2005 12:49:34 +1300

Call for Papers
Workshop on Rich Representations for Reinforcement Learning
Bonn, Germany, August 7th, 2005
in conjunction with ICML-2005

Web Site:

Reinforcement learning has developed into a primary approach to
learning control strategies for autonomous agents. The majority of
work has focused on propositional or attribute-value representations
of states and actions, simple temporal models of action, and memoryless
policy representations. Many problem domains, however, are not easily
represented under these assumptions. Given the co-location of ICML
with ILP this year, we expect attendees from both conferences to
participate in the workshop as the topic intersects with interests
of both, in particular the incorporation of relational and logical
representations into reinforcement learning.

Important Dates:

April 1      Paper submission deadline
April 22     Notification of acceptance
May 13       Final paper deadline
August 7     Workshop date


From: Alfred Kobsa <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: UM05 Workshop on Privacy-Enhanced Personalization
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 08:33:42 -0800


Personalizing people's interaction with computer systems entails
gathering considerable amounts of data about them. As numerous recent
surveys have consistently demonstrated, computer users are very
concerned about their privacy. Moreover, the collection of personal
data is also subject to legal regulations in many countries and states.

The one-day workshop will be held during the Tenth International
Conference on User Modeling in Edinburgh, Scotland
( It is intended for
researchers and practitioners both in the domain of personalization
systems and in the area of privacy and security who will make active
contributions to the workshop.

Papers should follow the UM05 Instructions for Authors specified at,11855,5-164-2-72376-0,00.html
and be mailed to [EMAIL PROTECTED] and [EMAIL PROTECTED] by March 7, 2005.
Each paper and position statement will be reviewed by at least two
reviewers. Accepted contributions will be published in the workshop
proceedings and will be available on the Web before the workshop.
Depending on the quality of the accepted papers, there may also be
a post-conference book publication.

Workshop Web site:


From: Pascal Hitzler <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: IJCAI-05 Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 14:16:30 +0100

Call for Papers
Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning (NeSy'05)
on August 1st, 2005 in Edinburgh, Scotland
in conjunction with with IJCAI-05

Artificial Intelligence researchers continue to face huge challenges
in their quest to develop truly intelligent systems. The recent
developments in the field of neural-symbolic integration bring an
opportunity to integrate well-founded symbolic artificial intelligence
with robust neural computing machinery to help tackle some of these

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit original papers
that have not been submitted for review or published elsewhere.
Submitted papers must be written in English and should not exceed 8
pages in the case of research and experience papers, and 4 pages in
the case of position papers (including figures, bibliography and
appendices). All submitted papers will be judged based on their
quality, relevance, originality, significance, and soundness. Papers
must be submitted directly by email in PDF format to [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: 4th of March, 2005
Notification of acceptance: 18th of April, 2005
Camera-ready paper due: 16th of May, 2005

General questions should be addressed to [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Workshop Web site:


From: Tobias Scheffer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Discovery Science 2005
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 12:50:51 +0100

         Eighth International Conference on Discovery Science
                    October 8-11, 2005, Singapore
                            Call for Papers

The 8th International Conference on Discovery Science (DS'05) will be
held in Singapore, Marina Mandarin Hotel, from 8-11 of October 2005.
DS'05 will be collocated with ALT'05, the 16th International Conference
on Algorithmic Learning Theory. The two conferences will be held in
parallel, and they will share their invited talks. The proceedings of
DS'05 will appear in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence by

DS'05 provides an open forum for intensive discussions and interchange
of new information among researchers working in the area of Discovery
Science. The scope of the conference includes the analysis and
development of methods for intelligent data analysis, knowledge
discovery and machine learning, as well as their application to
scientific knowledge discovery.

DS 2005 features a new mentoring program. Students who are first
authors of papers are invited to submit a paper draft on or before
the mentoring deadline. They will receive a comments from a PC member
that will help them to prepare the final submission.

Conference Web site:

Important Dates

Mentoring deadline: March 4
Submission deadline: May 20
Notifications of acceptance: June 26
Camera-ready copy due: July 20
Conference: October 8-11


Subject: IEEE/WIC/ACM Intelligent Agent Technology 2005
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2005 14:27:50 +0900

                         CALL FOR PAPERS
          2005 IEEE/WIC/ACM  International Conference on
               Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT'05)

                      September 19-22, 2005
            Compiegne University of Technology, France

Sponsored By
IEEE Computer Society
Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

 - Paper submission due: April 3, 2005
 - Submission websites:

Important Dates

Electronic submission of full papers:  ** April 3, 2005 **
    Notification of paper acceptance:     June 9, 2005
     Workshop and tutorial proposals:     June 9, 2005
     Camera-ready of accepted papers:     July 4, 2005
                 Workshops/Tutorials:     September 19, 2005
                          Conference:     September 20-22, 2005

More detailed instructions and the on-line submission form can be
found from the IAT'05 home pages. A selected number of IAT'05 papers
will be expanded and revised for inclusion in Web Intelligence and Agent
Systems ( and in Annual Review
of Intelligent Informatics (


From: Daniel Gildea <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Conference on Natural Language Learning (CoNLL)
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 16:56:05 -0500

Call for Papers CoNLL-2005: Ninth Conference on Computational Natural
Language Learning Organized at ACL 2005, Ann Arbor, MI June 29-30, 2005

CoNLL is an international conference for discussion and presentation
of research on natural language learning. We invite submission of papers
about natural language learning topics. See
and for more information about

A paper submitted to CoNLL-2005 must describe original, unpublished
work. Submit a full paper of no more than 8 pages in PDF format by
April 4, 2005 electronically through the web form at Only electronic
submissions will be accepted. The submitted paper should be in two
column format and follow the ACL style. Since reviewing will be
blind, the paper should not include the authors' names and
affiliations, and there should be no self-references that reveal the
authors' identity. In the submission form, you will be asked for the
following information: paper title, authors' names, affiliations, and
email addresses, contact author's email address, a list of keywords,
abstract, and an indication of whether the paper has been submitted
to other conferences (and, if so, which conferences). The contact
author of an accepted paper under multiple submissions should inform
the program co-chairs immediately whether he or she intends the
accepted paper to appear in CoNLL-2005. A paper that appears in
CoNLL-2005 must be withdrawn from other conferences.

Release of data for the shared task on semantic role labeling is
scheduled for January 28, 2005. More information will be available
from the shared task Web page at

Important Dates

Deadline for main session paper submission: April 4, 2005
Notification of acceptance: May 5, 2005
Deadline for camera-ready papers: May 17, 2005
Conference: June 29-30, 2005

Conference Web site:


From: Tom Fawcett <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: The Second Conference on Email and Anti-Spam (CEAS)
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 14:18:06 -0800

                    Preliminary Call for Papers
       The Second Conference on Email and Anti-Spam (CEAS)
                   July 21-22, 2005 (Thurs/Fri)
                Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

The Conference on Email and Anti-Spam (CEAS) invites the submission of
papers for its second meeting.  Papers are invited on all aspects of
email, instant messaging, cell phone text messaging, and voice over
internet protocol (VoIP).  This includes spam, spit (spam over internet
telephony), spim (spam over instant messenger), phishing and identity
theft via messaging, viruses, spyware, etc. including research papers,
industry reports, and law and policy papers.

Paper Submission Deadline: March 15
Notification of acceptance: May 16
Final camera-ready version of papers: June 16
Conference: July 21 and 22

Suggestions for panel discussions are also welcome, and should be sent
to the program chairs at [EMAIL PROTECTED]


From: David Duling <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: KDD-2005
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2005 18:16:32 -0500 (EST)

The Eleventh ACM SIGKDD International Conference
on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

August 21-24, 2005
Chicago, IL, USA

Important Dates:

Submission Deadlines:
Electronic Abstract Submission: Feb. 18, 2005 *at noon CST*
Electronic Paper Submission: Feb. 28, 2005 *at noon CST*

Submission Format: Camera-Ready (no more than 10 pages), electronic
submissions *in PDF format only*

Notification of acceptance/rejection: May 20, 2005
Camera-ready papers due: June 3, 2005

  Tutorial proposals due
  March 14, 2005

  Notification of acceptance/rejection
  April 1, 2005

  Camera-ready copy of tutorial notes due
  June 1, 2005

* KDD-2004:
* KDD-2003:
* KDD-2002:
* KDD-2001:

Workshop proposals due: March 7, 2005
Notification of acceptance/rejection: March 28, 2005


From: Emanuel Kitzelmann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: JMLR Special Topic
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2005 13:09:52 +0100

Call for Papers

Journal of Machine Learning Research,

Special Topic on Approaches and Applications of Inductive Programming

Guest Editors:
Ute Schmid,
Roland Olsson,

Submission procedure:

Follow JMLR's standard submission procedure as described at

For submission you need to register to the JMLR electronic submission
management system:

Please include a note stating that your submission is for the special
topic on Approaches and Applications of Inductive Programming.

Important Dates:

* Submission due: July 1st, 2005
* Decision: October 1st, 2005
* Final version due: December 1st, 2005


Subject: Workshop proposals: Third Intl Conference on Knowledge Capture
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 20:32:59 -0800

K-CAP 2005 Call for Workshop Proposals

The K-CAP 2005 Program Committee invites proposals for the Workshop
Program for K-CAP 2005, to be held October 2-5 in Banff, Canada.
Workshops will be held on Sunday, October 2, immediately before the
main conference starts.

K-CAP workshops will provide an informal setting where workshop
participants will have the opportunity to discuss specific technical
topics in an atmosphere that fosters the active exchange of ideas. Our
aim for the workshop program is to promote and collect multidisciplinary
research directions and potentially interesting technologies for
efficiently capturing knowledge from a variety of sources. Members
from all research areas related to knowledge capture are invited to
submit workshop proposals.

Important Dates for Workshops

* April 7, 2005: Proposal submission deadline
* April 28, 2005: Acceptance notification
* May 12, 2005: Publications of Call for Participation
* August 22, 2005: Publication of K-CAP 2003 workshop program
* September 12, 2005: Deadline for camera-ready workshop notes
* October 2, 2005: K-CAP 2003 workshops

Please send your proposals and any inquiries to:

Marie desJardins, [EMAIL PROTECTED], 410-455-3967

Conference home page:


Subject: Special Session on Data Mining for Business Intelligence
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 23:18:34 +0100

                         CALL FOR PAPERS
                        Special Session on
               Data Mining for Business Intelligence

        at the 2005 International Conference on Data Mining
        Part of the 2005 World Congress in Applied Computing
           Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
                         June 20-23, 2005

Paper Submission

Please submit draft papers to: Robert Stahlbock,

Important Dates

March 14th, 2005  - Draft papers due
March 30, 2005    - Notification of acceptance


Subject: Workshop on Parameter Setting in Genetic and Evolutionary
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 17:12:46 +0000

                        CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

                          Parameter Setting in
                   Genetic and Evolutionary Algorithms

       Part of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference
                   Washington, D.C., June 25-29, 2005

For more detailed submission guidelines and recent updates, see the
workshop pages at

Important Dates (subject to change)

Paper submission deadline:             14 March, 2005
Decisions will be mailed by:            8 April, 2005
Submissions of camera-ready papers:    22 April, 2005
Workshop day:                          25 June,  2005

Further information will be posted on the workshop web pages at


From: Hinrich Schuetze <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Research position at the Insitute for NLP, Stuttgart
Date: Sun, 06 Feb 2005 11:34:56 -0800

The Institute for Natural Language Processing at the University of
Stuttgart (Institut fuer Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung, Lehrstuhl
Theoretische Computerlinguistik) is seeking applicants for a
postdoctoral position in

                      NLP Information Retrieval

Computer scientists and computational linguists in any related area
are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to candidates
who specialize in one or more of the following areas:

* machine-learning approaches to NLP/IR question-answering intelligent
* information retrieval data-driven approaches to computational
* linguistics information extraction text and data mining theory,
* methods and applications of machine learning

We offer an excellent computing environment and the prospect to work
on cutting-edge research projects in a dynamic and international
research team. Applicants are expected to contribute to research
projects at the institute and to teach classes.

The position is available immediately. Initial funding is for two
years. The position is at the rank of Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter.
The salary is about 40.000 Euro (salary and benefits) per year. The
exact amount depends on age and marital status.

Applications should include a CV, a statement of research experience
and interests, and the names/addresses of three references by mail or
email to:

Sabine Dieterle
Institut fuer Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung
Universitaet Stuttgart
Azenbergstr. 12
D-70174 Stuttgart
sabine (at)

Applicants should submit their applications by March 15, 2005, but
the search will continue until the position is filled. The University
of Stuttgart is committed to increasing the proportion of women in
research and teaching. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

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