The 20th International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT 2009)
will be held at the University of Porto, Portugal, October 3 - 5, 2009.
The conference is on the theoretical
foundations of machine learning. The conference will be co-located with
the 12th International Conference on Discovery Science (DS 2009).
Topics of Interest: We invite submissions that make a wide
variety of contributions to the theory of learning, including the
Comparison of the strength of learning models and the design
and evaluation of novel algorithms for learning problems in
established learning-theoretic settings such as
statistical learning theory,
unsupervised, semi-supervised and active learning.
Analysis of the theoretical properties of existing algorithms:
- families of algorithms could include
kernel-based methods, SVM,
methods for reinforcement learning or learning in repeated games,
graph- and/or manifold-based methods,
methods for latent-variable estimation and/or clustering,
decision tree methods,
analyses could include generalization, convergence
or computational efficiency.
Definition and analysis of new learning models. Models might
identify and formalize classes of learning problems inadequately
addressed by existing theory or
capture salient properties of important concrete applications.
There will be several invited talks by prominent
Authors can submit their papers electronically via our submission page.
Files in Postscript (PS) and Portable Document Format (PDF)
- Submission deadline: May 10, 2009
(you may submit for as long as it is May 10, 2009 anywhere in the world)
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be emailed to the submitting
author by June 18, 2009
The camera-ready copy of accepted papers will be due
July 10, 2009.
The submitted paper should be no longer than 15 pages in the
for Springer-Verlag's Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
series. The 15 page limit includes title, abstract, acknowledgments,
references, illustrations and any other parts of the paper; appendices
bypassing the page limit are not allowed.
Policy. Each submitted paper will be reviewed by the members of the
program committee and be judged on clarity, significance and
Joint submissions to other conferences with published
proceedings are not allowed.
Papers that have appeared in journals or
other conferences are not appropriate for ALT 2009.
Proceedings. All accepted papers will be published as a volume
in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer-Verlag,
and will be available at the conference. Full versions of
selected papers of ALT 2009 will be invited to a special issue of the
journal Theoretical Computer Science.
E.M. Gold Award.
One scholarship of 555 € will be awarded to a
student author of an excellent paper
(please mark student submissions on the title page).
- Ricard Gavaldà
- Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona
Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain (Chair)
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (Chair)
University of Leoben, Austria
José L. Balcázar,
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
University of Waterloo, Canada
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
Technion, Haifa, Israel
Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Varese, Italy
- Peter Grünwald,
Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tufts University, Medford, USA
Google, Mountain View, USA
University College London, UK
UC Berkeley, USA
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, USA
Hans Ulrich Simon,
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
National University of Singapore
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Local Arrangement Chair:
- João Gama
- University of Porto, Portugal