The 13th International Conference
Algorithmic Learning Theory

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


The proceedings of ALT 2002 are published by Springer-Verlag as a volume in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series which is part of the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series.

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``Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory,'' and the volume editors are Nicolò Cesa-Bianchi, Masayuki Numao, and Rüdiger Reischuk.

The copyright form must arrive before or at August 20, 2002.

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

Finally, please revise your manuscript in accordance with the comments made by the program committee.

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