The 16th International Conference
Algorithmic Learning Theory

Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore, Republic of Singapore
October 8 - 11, 2005


The 16th International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT 2005) will be held at the Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore, during October 8 - 11, 2005. 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 ``8th International Conference on Discovery Science (DS 2005).''.

Topics of Interest: We invite submissions to ALT 2005 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, boosting), 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. There will be several invited talks by prominent researchers in the field.
Submission. Authors are encouraged to submit their papers electronically via our

submission page (now closed) .

Alternatively, if you do not have internet access for submitting electronically, you may submit nine hard copies of your paper to:

Prof. Hans Ulrich Simon
Fakultät für Mathematik
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44780 Bochum, Germany

which must be received by the deadline given below.

Important Dates. Submission deadline: May 20, 2005

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be (e)mailed to the first (or designated) author by June 26, 2005

The camera-ready copy of accepted papers will be due July 20, 2005.

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 2005.

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 2005 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).

Conference Chair:

Prof. Sanjay Jain
National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore

Program Committee Chairs:

Prof. Hans Ulrich Simon
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

Prof. Etsuji Tomita
The University of Electro-Communications, Japan

Local Arrangement Chair:

Lee Wee Sun
Department of Computer Science
School of Computing
National University of Singapore
Singapore 117543
Republic of Singapore

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