WS CfP The Methodology of Applying Machine Learning (AAAI/ICML)

Floor Verdenius (
Mon, 22 Dec 1997 16:52:34 +0100 (MET)

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AAAI/ICML 1998 Workshop
The Methodology of Applying Machine Learning
(Problem Definition, Task Decomposition and Technique Selection)

Madison (WI), July 27, 1998

OBJECTIVES: This workshop will focus on refining the state-of-the-art
in applying machine learning (ML) techniques rather than documenting
application experiences. Our objective is to analyze existing
experience to extract guidelines for developing ML applications.

TOPICS: (including but not limited to)
* Frameworks for creating ML applications and reusing parts of
previously developed applications
* Methodologies for applying ML techniques
* The roles of knowledge necessary for applying ML
* Matching problem definitions to specific technique configurations
* Relating and characterizing ML techniques with problem types
* Embedding the ML application process in knowledge
acquisition and system development methodologies
* Comparing ML applications with applications of related techniques
* Approaches that combine human and automated learning agents

Submissions should discuss problem definition, task decomposition,
algorithm selection, and iterative characteristics in developing ML
applications. Presenters will be asked to focus on a topic list to be
communicated in their submission's review. Several discussion periods
will be reserved, and accepted papers will be WWW-distributed
beforehand to stimulate discussion.

FORMAT: This one-day workshop is intended to attract scientists and
practitioners who apply ML and related techniques to solve practical
problems. We will include invited talks/papers from several pertinent
scientists and practitioners. Workshop attendance is by invitation
from the organizers. To attend, please submit either a paper, a one
page extended abstract, or a statement of interest. Selections will
be based on workshop relevance, and will contain a mix of university
and industrial participants.

ATTENDANCE: Limited to 50 invitees.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Paper submissions should follow the format
specified on our WWW page:
Papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the PC for their
scientific and applied relevance to the workshop's discussions.
Please email PostScript paper submissions, or otherwise 3-fold double sided
hardcopies, to:

Robert Engels
Institute AIFB
University of Karlsruhe
D-76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
Tel: +49-721-608 6558
Fax: +49-721- 693 717

* Submission deadline: March 11, 1998
* Notification of acceptance: April 1, 1998
* Camera ready copy + PS-file: April 22, 1998
* Workshop date: July 27, 1998

* Floor Verdenius, ATO-DLO, Netherlands,
* Robert Engels, University of Karlsruhe, Germany,
* David W. Aha, Naval Research Laboratory (USA),