The 15th International Conference
Algorithmic Learning Theory

Padova University, Padova, Italy
October 2 - 5, 2004

INSTRUCTIONS FOR  AUTHORS (final manuscript)

The proceedings of ALT 2004 are published by Springer as volume 3244 in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series which is part of the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series LNCS LOGO.

Please follow the instructions given by Springer when preparing your final version. Manuscripts that do not conform to the formatting instructions will not be included in the proceedings by the publisher.

LaTeX2e, LaTeX, TeX, and Microsoft Word Macros for preparing the camera-ready versions of the manuscript are available on line at:

Please use the Macros provided for ``Proceedings and Other Multi-Author Volumes'' in preparing your manuscripts. You are strongly encouraged to use LaTeX2e, since this will considerably facilitate the preparation of the proceedings and their on-line version.

The PAGE LIMIT in the proceedings is 15 PAGES. This limit is tight.

Your camera-ready copy will be due on July 25, 2004. You should send us your final version via email as LaTeX2e (strongly recommended), LaTeX, or TeX -file AND as a postscript-file. Don't forget to include all style files (other than llncs.cls) and all your electronic pictures, figures etc. When sending the postscript-file, make sure that it will be printable in 600 dpi. Please send these files via email to:

Moreover, we need a copyright form signed by the corresponding author as a hardcopy or fax (we cannot accept email/any other form). The volume title will be

``Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory,'' and the volume editors are Shai Ben-David, John Case and Akira Maruoka.

The copyright form must arrive before or at July 25, 2004.

The springer copyright form is available at

Please send the hardcopy copyright form to

Prof. John Case
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
University of Delaware
DE 19716-2586 (USA)

or fax it to

Prof. John Case

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

For checking the correctness of the references you have included into your paper, please visit the COLTBIB. You may also use this opportunity to submit new entries and/or corrections to this bibliography.