The 15th International Conference
The 15th International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT 2004)
will be held in Padova, Italy, during October 2 - 5, 2004.
The main objective of the conference is to provide
an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of theoretical
foundations of machine learning as well as their relevance to practical
applications. The conference will be co-located with the 7th International
Conference on Discovery Science (DS 2004) and the 11th Conference on String
Processing and Information Retrieval (SPIRE 2004) under the general
title ``The Padova Dialogues 2004''.
Topics of Interest: We invite submissions to ALT 2004 in all areas related to algorithmic learning theory, and those that are aimed at bridging theory and practice. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): the design and analysis of learning algorithms, computational models of machine learning (e.g., on-line learning, learning via queries, inductive inference, statistical learning), specific algorithmic approaches (e.g., margin-based algorithms, MDL estimation), learning complex models (e.g., neural networks, Bayesian networks, logical formulae, grammars, instance-based models), machine discovery, and applications of machine learning to other fields (e.g., data mining, web mining, bioinformatics).
There will be several invited talks by prominent
researchers in the field.
may submit nine hard copies of their papers to:
Alternatively, they may submit nine hard copies of their papers to:
which must be received by the deadline given below.
Important Dates. Submission deadline: June 1, 2004 (Extended)
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be (e)mailed to the first (or designated) author by July 6, 2004
The camera-ready copy of accepted papers will be due July 25, 2004.
Format. The submitted paper should consist of a cover page with title, authors' names, postal and e-mail addresses, an approximately 200 word summary, and a body not longer than ten (10) A4 or letter sized pages in twelve-point font. You may use appendices to include long but major proofs. If you submit hardcopies, double-sided printing is encouraged.
Policy. Each submitted paper will be reviewed by the members of the program committee and be judged on clarity, significance, and originality. 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 2004.
Proceedings. will be published as a volume in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer-Verlag, and will be available at the conference. Selected papers of ALT 2004 will be invited to a special issue of the journal Theoretical Computer Science.
E.M. Gold Award. One scholarship of 555 EUR will be awarded to a student author (please mark student submissions on the title page) of an excellent paper.
For more information, contact: