The 22nd International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT 2011)
will be held at Aalto University in Espoo, Finland, during 5-7 October 2011.
The conference is on the theoretical
foundations of machine learning. The conference will be co-located with
14th International Conference on Discovery Science (DS 2011).
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,
- on-line learning,
- inductive inference,
- query models,
- unsupervised, semi-supervised and active learning.
- Analysis of the theoretical properties of existing algorithms:
- families of algorithms could include
- kernel-based methods, SVM,
- Bayesian networks,
- methods for reinforcement learning or learning in
- graph- and/or manifold-based methods,
- methods for latent-variable estimation and/or clustering,
- decision tree methods,
- information-based methods,
- analyses could include generalization, convergence or
- 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.
The two distinguished invited speakers for ALT 2011
(University of Leoben) and professor
(Helsinki Institute for Information Technology).
In addition there will be one invited speaker jointly with DS 2011.
Authors can submit their papers electronically via our
Submission deadline: May 18, 2011
(you may submit for as long as it is May 18, 2011 anywhere in the world)
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be emailed to the submitting
author by June 30, 2011.
The camera-ready copy of accepted papers will be due
July 10, 2011.
Format. 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, acknowledgements,
references, illustrations and any other parts of the paper; appendixes
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 2011.
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 2011 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).
- Esko Ukkonen
- University of Helsinki, Finland
Programme Committee Members:
Jyrki Kivinen (Chair),
University of Helsinki, Finland
Csaba Szepesvári (Chair),
University of Alberta, Canada
Université Paris Est
University of Waterloo
Carnegie Mellon University
University of Delaware
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
National University of Singapore
Pompeu Fabra University
Rémi Munos, INRIA
University of Leoben
University College London
Hans Ulrich Simon,
National University of Singapore
Royal Holloway, University of London
University of Regina
Local Arrangement Chair:
- Olli Simula
- Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
Local Arrangement Committee:
- Ella Bingham, Aalto University, Finland
- Tapio Elomaa, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
- Jaakko Hollmén, Aalto University, Finland
- Jyrki Kivinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
- Mikko Korpela, Aalto University, Finland
- Kai Puolamäki, Aalto University, Finland
- Mika Sulkava, Aalto University, Finland
- Janne Toivola, Aalto University, Finland
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