Call for papers 18th International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming

CFP - ILP 2012
the 18th International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming
Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 17-19, 2012

May 7: Abstracts of long papers due
May 11: Long papers due
June 4: Notification for long papers
July 3: Short/published papers due
July 24: Notification for short/published papers
September 17-19: Conference

Luc de Raedt: Declarative Modelling for Machine Learning
Ben Taskar: Geometry of Diversity and Determinantal Point Processes:
Representation, Inference and Learning

The ILP conference series, started in 1991, is the premier
international forum on learning from structured data. Originally
focusing on the induction of logic programs, it broadened its scope
and attracted a lot of attention and interest in recent years. Authors
are invited to submit papers presenting original results on all
aspects of learning in logic, multi-relational learning and data
mining, statistical relational learning, graph and tree mining,
relational reinforcement learning, and other forms of learning from
structured data.

Typical, but not exclusive, topics of interest for submissions include:
- theoretical aspects: learning scenarios, data/model representation
frameworks, their computational and/or statistical properties, etc.
- algorithmic and implementation aspects: sclability, efficiency,
parallelism, management of algorithms and/or discovered patterns,
discovery workflows, etc.
- applications of learning from relational data in areas of science
(bioinformatics, cheminformatics, medical informatics, etc.), natural
language processing (computational linguistics, text and web mining
etc.), engineering, the arts, etc.

We solicit three kinds of papers:

1) Long papers describing original mature work containing appropriate
experimental evaluation and/or representing a self-contained
theoretical contribution. Long papers will be reviewed by 3 members of
the program committee. Authors will be notified prior to the
conference on acceptance/rejection for the Springer post-conference
proceedings. Authors of accepted papers will be assigned a standard
time slot for presentation.

2) Short papers describing original work in progress, brief accounts
of original ideas without conclusive experimental evaluation, and
other relevant work of potentially high scientific interest but not
yet qualifying for the long paper category. The PC chairs will
accept/reject short papers on the grounds of relevance. Authors of
accepted short papers will be assigned a reduced time slot for
presentation. Each short paper will be reviewed by 3 members of the
program committee on the basis of both the manuscript and its
presentation, and the authors of selected papers will be invited to
submit a long version for the Springer post-conference proceedings;
the paper will be finally accepted if satisfactorily addressing the
reviewer's requirements.

3) Papers relevant to the conference topics and recently published or
accepted for publication by a first-class conference such as
ECML/PKDD, ICML, KDD, ICDM etc. or journal such as MLJ, DMKD, JMLR
etc. The PC chairs will accept/reject such  papers on the grounds of
relevance and quality of the original publication venue. Authors of
accepted papers will be assigned a reduced time slot for presentation.
These papers will not appear in the Springer post-conference

Submissions in category 1 or 2 must not have been published or be
under review for a journal or for another conference with published
proceedings. They should be submitted in the Springer LNCS format.
Long (short) papers must not exceed 12 (6) pages. Papers in category 3
should be submitted in their original format and the authors should
indicate the original publication venue.

A special issue of the Machine Learning journal is planned following
the conference, with papers selected by the PC from all the three
categories above, significantly revised and/or extended to meet the
MLJ criteria, and re-reviewed by the PC.

Program Chairs

Fabrizio Riguzzi, University of Ferrara, Italy
Filip Železný, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Local Organizers

Nada Lavrač, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Tina Anžič, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

Program Committee

Érick Alphonse, France
Dalal Alrajeh, UK
Annalisa Appice, Italy
Ivan Bratko, Slovenia
Rui Camacho, Portugal
James Cussens, UK
Saso Dzeroski, Slovenia
Floriana Esposito, Italy
Nicola Fanizzi, Italy
Daan Fierens, Belgium
Nuno Fonseca, Portugal
Tamás Horváth, Germany
Katsumi Inoue, Japan
Nobuhiro Inuzuka, Japan
Andreas Karwath, Germany
Kristian Kersting, Germany
Ross King, Wales
Ekaterina Komendantskaya, UK
Stefan Kramer, Germany
Nada Lavrac, Slovenia
Francesca Alessandra Lisi, Italy
Donato Malerba, Italy
Stephen Muggleton, UK
Ramon Otero, Spain
Aline Paes, Brasil
David Page, USA
Bernhard Pfahringer, NZ
Ganesh Ramakrishnan, India
Jan Ramon, Belgium
Oliver Ray, UK
Chiaki Sakama, Japan
José Santos, UK
Vitor Santos Costa, Portugal
Michèle Sebag, France
Jude W. Shavlik, USA
Takayoshi Shoudai, Japan
Aswhin Srinivasan, India
Prasad Tadepalli, USA
Alireza Tamaddoni-Nezhad, UK
Tomoyuki Uchida, Japan
Christel Vrain, France
Stefan Wrobel, Germany
Akihiro Yamamoto, Japan
Gerson Zaverucha, Brazil

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