The 21st International Conference
Algorithmic Learning Theory

Canberra, Australia
October 6 - 8, 2010


The 21st International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory (ALT 2010) will be held in Canberra, during 6-8 October 2010. The conference is on the theoretical foundations of machine learning. The conference will be co-located with the 13th International Conference on Discovery Science (DS 2010) and after the Machine Learning Summer School to be held at the Australian National University.

Topics of Interest: We invite submissions that make a wide variety of contributions to the theory of learning, including the following:

    1. Inductive inference
    1.1. Universal prediction
    1.2. Teaching models related to inductive inference
    2. Grammatical inference and languages
    3. Inductive logic programming
    4. Query Learning
    4.1. Learning and complexity theory
    4.2. Teaching models related to query learning
    5. On-line learning and relative loss bounds
    6. Semisupervised and unsupervised learning (including clustering)
    7. Active learning
    8. Statistical learning
    8.1. Support Vector Machines
    8.2. VC dimension
    8.3. PAC theory
    9. Bayesian and causal networks
   10. Boosting and bagging
   11. Information-based methods
   11.1. Minimum description/message length
   11.2. Kolmogorov complexity
   12. Latent variable estimation
   13. Kernels
   14. Graph learning
   15. Decision tree methods
   16. Markov decision processes
   17. Reinforcement learning
   18. Real-world applications of algorithmic learning theory
   19. Novel approaches to learning theory (not any of the above)

Invited Talks. There will be several invited talks by prominent researchers in the field.
Submission. Authors can submit their papers electronically via our
submission page. Files in Postscript (PS) and Portable Document Format (PDF) are allowed.

Important Dates.

  • Submission deadline: May 12, 2010
  • Notification of acceptance or rejection will be emailed to the submitting author by June 17, 2010.
  • The camera-ready copy of accepted papers will be due July 05, 2010.

Format. The submitted paper should be no longer than 15 pages in the standard format 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. Each submission must contain one or two keywords from the above list of topics describing the content.

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 2010.

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 2010 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:

Marcus Hutter
Australian National University and NICTA

Programme Committee Members:

Local Arrangement Chair:

Mark Reid
Australian National University

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