The 13th International Conference
Algorithmic Learning Theory

Mövenpick Hotel, Lübeck, Germany
November 24 - 26, 2002


The 13th International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT 2002) will be held at the Mövenpick Hotel, Lübeck, Germany, during November 24-26, 2002. 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 5th International Conference on Discovery Science (DS 2002).

Topics of Interest: We invite submissions to ALT 2002 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).

Invited Talks. Susmu Hayashi, Gerhard Widmer, John Shawe-Taylor, Rudolf Kruse, and Ian H. Witten have kindly agreed to present an invited lecture. These talks will be shared with DS 2002.
Submission. Authors are encouraged to submit their papers electronically. Alternatively, they may submit nine hard copies of their papers to:

Prof. Dr. Nicolò Cesa-Bianchi
Dipartimento di Tecnologie dell'Informazione
Università degli Studi di Milano
via Bramante 65, 26013 Crema (CR), Italy

which must be received by the deadline given below.

Important Dates. Submission deadline: May 23, 2002 (Extended)

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be (e)mailed to the first (or designated) author by July 12, 2002 (Extended)

The camera-ready copy of accepted papers will be due August 20, 2002 (Extended).

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 2002.

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 2002 will be invited to a special issue of the journal Theoretical Computer Science.

E.M. Gold Award. One scholarship of $ 500 will be awarded to a student author (please mark student submissions on the title page) of an excellent paper.

Conference Chair:

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Reischuk
Medical University at Lübeck
Insititute for Theoretical Computer Science
Wallstr. 40, 23560 Lübeck, Germany

Program Committee Chairs:

Prof. Dr. Nicolò Cesa-Bianchi
University of Milano, Italy

Prof. Dr. Masayuki Numao
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Local Arrangements:

Andreas Jakoby & Thomas Zeugmann
University at Lübeck
Insititute for Theoretical Computer Science
Wallstr. 40, 23560 Lübeck, Germany

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