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  • From: Dr. Emad El-Sebakhy To: Dr. Emad El-Sebakhy ; ccse.community@ccse.kfupm.edu.sa Sent: Friday, July 22, 2005 12:01 AM Subject: The best conference on Machine Learning: The 23rd International Conference on Machine Learning ICML 2006 : Carnegie Mellon University The 23rd International Conference on Machine Learning June 25-29, 2006 http://www.autonlab.org/icml2006/ 23rd International Conference on Machine Learning June 25-29, 2006, ICML returns to its very first venue: the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The conference will co-located with COLT 2006 Call For Papers ICML 2006 invites submission of papers in all aspects of machine learning. We welcome submissions of creative, innovative work on systems that are self adaptive; systems that improve their own performance; or systems that apply logical, statistical, probabilistic or other formalisms to analysis of data, learning predictive models, or interaction with the environment. We welcome submissions that are primarily theoretical contributions; we welcome carefully evaluated empirical studies; and we particularly welcome work that combines both features. We also encourage submissions that bridge the gap between the central disciplines of machine learning and other fields of research. Submission Instructions To submit a paper to ICML-2006, authors must first submit an electronic abstract by Monday, January 30, 2006, 23:59:59 Apia, Samoa time (see Worldclock for local times). The deadline for paper submission to ICML-2006 is Monday, February 6, 2006, 23:59:59 Apia, Samoa time (see Worldclock for local times). The submission process will be entirely electronic. Authors should submit papers using the format and length that will be required for the final proceedings version. Detailed instructions, as well as templates for LaTeX and Word, will shortly be made available from this page.
  • Policy on Multiple Submissions. ICML will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is under review for another conference or a journal; is under review elsewhere; or has already been published. This policy also applies to papers that overlap substantially in technical content with papers under review or previously published. Authors are also expected not to submit their papers elsewhere during ICML's review period. 2
  • In June 2006, ICML returns to its very first venue: the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The conference will take place in the modern, newly built Carnegie Mellon University Center (above). The sky will be at least as blue as in the picture. Many details remain to be decided, and more information will be forthcoming on the ICML 2006 website. Here is what we can tell you now: General Chair Russell Greiner, University of Alberta Program Chairs William Cohen, Carnegie Mellon Andrew Moore, Carnegie Mellon Local Arrangements Chair Artur Dubrawski, Carnegie Mellon Website http://icml2006.org/ Accommodation Three local hotels and inexpensive on-campus housing with A/C and wireless internet Schedule Daytime Evening Sat June 24, 2006 Registration Sun June 25, 2006 Tutorials Reception Mon June 26, 2006 ICML conference Posters on two of these evenings. Tue June 27, 2006 ICML conference Possible banquet on one of these Wed June 28, 2006 ICML conference evenings Thu June 29, 2006 Workshops Campus amenities and attractions There will be a pool of about 200 student housing places available to the ICML 2006 participants at rates of $25-30 dollars per night per person. The dorms are located in the immediate vicinity of the conference site. Parking on campus can be pre-arranged for the commuting participants, although those staying at student housing and most of the nearby hotels will be able reach the site by walking (nonetheless a shuttle service will be provided for those staying at the selected hotels). Conference participants will be able to obtain (for approximately $20 for 5 days) passes to access athletic facilities on campus. These facilities include indoor swimming pool, athletic stadium, tennis courts, gymnasium, exercise rooms, etc. Nearby hotels There are a few hotels located within a walking distance from the conference site (Holiday Inn Select - University Center is located half a mile from CMU campus; Wyndham Garden Hotel - University Place, 1 mile; Courtyard by Marriott Shadyside/Oakland, 1.2 mile; Hampton Inn, 1.4 mile; Best Western - University Center, 1.4 mile). All those hotels provide free of charge shuttle service to CMU campus. The conference organizers will arrange for an additional dedicated shuttle to serve the participants during peak hours. 3
  • Neighborhood attractions Oakland is a vibrant cultural and educational section of Pittsburgh. In a walking distance from CMU campus are several restaurants, coffee shops and galleries. The famous Carnegie Museum of Natural History is nearby, with its spectacular collection of dinosaurs. The Carnegie Museum of Arts is also located a few hundred yards from the conference site. Within walking distance is a pristine 8-mile stretch of golden beach with many shady palms, and the best surfing in the northern hemisphere (this is unfortunately not entirely true). City of Pittsburgh Symphony, Opera, Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Science Center, inclines, stadiums, Sandcastle (a waterpark), Kennywood (a famous 100-year-old amusement park). Region Ohiopyle (whitewater rafting, hiking), Moraine State Park (sailing, windsurfing), Appalachia: Laurel Highlands (caves, hiking), West Virginia (hiking, climbing). CONTACTS: General Chair Russell Greiner (780) 492-5461, greiner@cs.ualberta.ca Professor, Athabasca Hall 359, Artificial Intelligence Group, Dept of Computing Science University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta , Canada T6G 2E8 Program Co-Chair William Cohen (412) 268-7664, wcohen@cs.cmu.edu Assoc Research Professor Center for Automated Learning and Discovery, Carnegie Mellon University 5000 Forbes Avenue, Wean Hall 5317, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Program Co-Chair Andrew Moore 4
  • (412) 268-7599, awm@cs.cmu.edu Professor The Robotics Institute, School of Comp Science, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Newell-Simon Hall 3117, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Local Arrangements Artur Dubrawski (412)268-6233, awd@cs.cmu.edu Systems Scientist, The Robotics Institute School of Comp Science, Carnegie Mellon University 5000 Forbes Avenue, Newell-Simon Hall 3121, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 ICML 2006 Dates and Deadlines Paper Deadlines Date Event Jan 30, 2006 Abstracts Due Feb 6, 2006 ICML Submissions Due Feb 27, 2006 Initial Reviews Available Mar 6, 2006 Optional Author Response Due Mar 23, 2006 Notification to Authors Apr 17, 2006 Final Papers Due (Including Conditional Accepts) Apr 24, 2006 Notification for Conditionally Accepted Papers Jun 26-28, 2006 ICML Conference Tutorial Dates Date Event Jan 10, 2006 Tutorial Proposals Due Feb 25, 2006 Acceptance Notification Mar 11, 2006 Tutorial Publicity Materials Due Jun 11, 2006 Tutorial Notes Posted on Your Website Jun 25, 2006 ICML Tutorials 5
  • Workshop Dates Date Event Jan 10, 2006 Workshop Proposals Due Feb 25, 2006 Acceptance Notification Mar 11, 2006 Workshop Publicity Materials Due Apr 21, 2006 Suggested Deadline for Workshop Submissions Jun 11, 2006 Workshop Proceeding Posting on Your website Jun 29, 2006 ICML Workshops ICML 2006 Schedule ICML 2006 Day Date Colt 2006 Daytime Evening Thu June 22 Fri June 23 Sat June 24 Colt Conference Registration Sun June 25 Tutorials Reception Mon June 26 Posters on two of these Tue June 27 evenings. Possible ICML Conference banquet on one of Wed June 28 these evenings Thu June 29 Workshops ICML 2006 Tutorials The ICML-2006 Organizing Committee invites proposals for tutorials to be held at the 23rd International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-2006), on Sunday, June 25, 2006 at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. We seek tutorial proposals on core techniques and areas of knowledge that should be broadly known within the machine learning community. We are interested in tutorials on established or emerging research topics within the field itself, but we also welcome tutorials from related research fields or application areas provided that they are of sufficient interest to the machine learning community. The ideal tutorial should attract a wide audience. It should be broad enough to provide a gentle introduction to the chosen research area, but it should also cover the most important works in depth. Proposals that exclusively focus on the presenters' own work or commercial presentations are not eligible. 6
  • Tutorial attendees will not be given tutorial notes in a hardcopy format. Instead, organizers of the tutorials will make their notes available on their website prior to the conference (see the timeline below). How to Propose a Tutorial Proposals should provide sufficient information to evaluate the quality and importance of the topic, the likely quality of the presentation materials, and the speakers' teaching ability. We encourage tutorials taught by two-person teams because the added perspective of a second presenter can provide richer, more balanced coverage of an area. When proposing a tutorial, please use the following boldface text as the section headings in your proposal. The proposal should be 2-3 pages long (plus possibly extra materials). 1. Topic importance -- What will the tutorial be about? Why do you believe this is an interesting and significant subject for the machine learning community at large? From which areas do you expect potential participants to come? What prior knowledge, if any, do you expect from the audience? What will the participants learn? How many participants do you expect? 2. Content quality-- Provide a detailed outline of the topics to be presented, including estimates for the time that will be devoted to each subject. If possible, provide samples of past tutorial slides or teaching materials. In case of multiple presenters, specify how you will distribute the work. 3. Format -- How will you present the material? Will there be multi-media parts of the presentation? Do you plan software demonstrations? Specify any extraordinary technical equipment that you would need. Will the tutorial be full- day or half-day? 4. Publicity -- How do you intend to advertise the tutotial? How will you reach the most interested and appropriate participants? 5. Organizers & presenters' expertise -- Please include the name, e-mail address, and webpage of all presenters. In addition, indicate the presenters' background and a list of publications in the tutorial area. Tutorial proposals should be submitted in the PDF format on-line: http://www.cs.ualberta.ca/icml06/myreview/index.php?authorsInstructions=1 The timeline is as follows: Tutorial proposals due January 10, 2006 Acceptance notification February 25, 2006 Tutorial publicity materials due March 11, 2006 Tutorial notes posted on your website June 11, 2006 7
  • ICML 2006 Workshops The ICML-2006 Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops to be held at the 23rd International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-2006), on Thursday, June 29, 2006 at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Workshops provide organizers and participants with an opportunity to focus intensively on a specific topic in machine learning or a closely related area. Workshops can choose to concentrate on emerging research topics, but can also be devoted to application issues, or to questions concerning the economic and social aspects of machine learning and data mining. Workshop participants will not be given workshop proceedings in a hardcopy format. Instead, organizers of the workshops will make the proceedings available on their website prior to the conference (see the timeline below). How to Propose a Workshop Workshop proposals should contain the necessary information for the workshop chair and reviewers from the conference organizing committee to judge the importance, quality and community interest in the proposed topic. Each workshop should have one or more designated organizers and a workshop program committee. When proposing a workshop, please use the following boldface text as the section headings in your proposal. The proposal should be 1-3 pages long (plus possibly extra materials). 1. Topic importance -- What will the workshop be about? Why do you believe this is an interesting and significant topic? Why is the topic best addressed at an ICML workshop, as opposed to a workshop at another conference or papers in an ICML technical session? What do you expect will come out of the workshop? How will the workshop change the participants' understanding of the area? Do you think it will have an impact on the Machine Learning community at large? 2. Content quality -- From which areas do you expect potential participants to come? How many participants do you expect? Can you already name some of them? Who do you expect as invited speakers? What are the reasons to believe that there will be a sufficient number of interesting submissions to the workshop? 3. Format -- How will the workshop sessions be scheduled? How much time will be used for discussion, panel discussions, paper presentations, invited talks, or other methods for encouraging communication and consensus? Organizers are encouraged to focus on mechanisms other than traditional paper presentations and to differentiate the workshop clearly from typical conference sessions. 4. Publicity -- How do you intend to advertise the workshop? How will you reach the most interested and appropriate participants? Are there any plans to document the workshop results (beyond a web publication)? 5. Organizers' expertise -- Please include the name, e-mail address, and webpage of all members of the program committee. In addition, indicate the organizers' background in the workshop area. 8
  • Workshop proposals should be submitted in the PDF format on-line: http://www.cs.ualberta.ca/icml06/myreview/index.php?authorsInstructions=1 The timeline is as follows: Workshop proposals due January 10, 2006 Acceptance notification February 25, 2006 Workshop publicity materials due March 11, 2006 Suggested deadline for workshop submissions April 21, 2006 Workshop proceedings posted on your website June 11, 2006 Acknowledgements: some of the material on this page has been adopted from ICML'04. ICML 2006 Program Committee Program Co-Chairs William Cohen wcohen@cs.cmu.edu Andrew Moore awm@cs.cmu.edu Senior Program Committee Drew Bagnell Yoshua Bengio Mike Bowling Rich Caruana Corinna Cortes Marie desJardins Eibe Frank Lise Getoor Amy Greenwald Carlos Guestrin David Hull Mike Jordan Simon Kasif Daphne Koller Sridhar Mahadevan Maja Mataric Dunja Mladenic Hiroshi Motoda Dan Roth Sam Roweis Nick Roy Rob Schapire Dale Schurmaans Stephen Scott Jude Shavlik John Shawe-Taylor Oliver Shulte Yoram Singer Satinder Singh Alex Smola Peter Stone Rich Sutton Hannu Toivonen Antal VanDenBosch Manfred Warmuth Chris Williams Stefan Wrobel Tong Zhang 9
  • Contact Information Funding Chair Rich Caruana (607) 255-1164 caruana@cs.cornell.edu www.cs.cornell.edu/~caruana/ General Chair Russell Greiner (780) 492-5461 greiner@cs.ualberta.ca www.cs.ualberta.ca/~greiner/ Local Arrangements & Registration Chair Artur Dubrawski (412) 268-6233 awd@cs.cmu.edu http://www.autonlab.org/autonweb/people/faculty/10223.html Program Co-Chairs William Cohen Andrew Moore (412) 268-7664 (412) 268-7599 wcohen@cs.cmu.edu awm@cs.cmu.edu www.wcohen.com www.cs.cmu.edu/~awm Publicity Chair Michael Littman (732) 445-5587 mlittman@cs.rutgers.edu http://www.cs.rutgers.edu/~mlittman/ Tutorial & Workshop Chair Vadim Bulitko (780) 492-3854 bulitko@cs.ualberta.ca www.cs.ualberta.ca/~bulitko/ Volunteer Chair 10
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