Call for Papers

ICMLA '05: The Fourth International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications

December 15-17, 2005
Sheraton Gateway Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA

Sponsored by:
Association for Machine Learning and Applications
California State University Bakersfield
IEEE SMC (technical co-sponsorship)

Conference Proceedings will be Published by:


ICMLA'05 aims to bring together researchers and practitioners to present the latest achievements and innovations in the area of machine learning (ML).

The conference provides a leading international forum for the dissemination of original research in ML, with emphasis on applications, novel algorithms, software and systems. Following the success of previous ICMLA conferences, for the fourth time it attracts researchers and application developers from a wide range of ML related areas such as statistical, probabilistic, fuzzy, evolutionary, inductive, and other kinds of learning, data mining, knowledge discovery, pattern recognition, knowledge acquisition and retrieval, databases, data warehousing and visualization, knowledge-based systems and high performance computing. The main goal of the conference is to advance the state-of-the-art in ML via promotion of high quality and novel research.

Scope of the Conference:

Contributions describing applications of machine learning techniques to real-world problems, interdisciplinary research involving machine learning, experimental and/or theoretical studies yielding new insights into the design of ML systems, and papers describing development of new analytical frameworks that advance practical learning methods are especially encouraged.


Regular Research Papers due : June 20, 2005

Notification of acceptance : September 10, 2005

Camera-ready papers & Pre-registration : October 1, 2005

The ICMLA Conference : December 15-17, 2005

All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Detailed instructions for submitting the papers are provided on the conference home page at


High quality papers in all ML areas are solicited. Papers that present new directions will receive especially careful and supportive reviews. Authors are expected to ensure that their final manuscripts are original and are not appearing in the other publications.

Paper should be limited to 4-6 pages and submitted in IEEE format (double column). Papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of technical quality, originality, significance, and clarity. All submissions will be handled electronically. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, as a hardcopy. A selected number of accepted papers will be invited for possible inclusion, in an expanded and revised form, in a journal.

ICMLA'05 Best Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference on the authors of the best research paper.

Detailed instructions for submitting papers can be found at

For further information contact:
Dr. Lukasz Kurgan at
Dr. Marek Reformat at
Program co-Chairs


We invite submission of proposals for special sessions, workshops and tutorials. Proposals to organize such sessions should include the following information:

Each special session will have at least six paper presentations.

The special session chairs will be responsible for soliciting the papers, reviewing, and making final decisions, in consultation with the conference chairs.

The description of the session should include a short description on how the session will be advertised. Proposals to organize tutorials or workshops should be 1-5 pages long and should include a definition of the scope of coverage. Special sessions will be open to all participants.

For further information contact:
Dr. Adel Elmaghraby at
Special Sessions, Workshops & Tutorials Chair


You are cordially invited to participate in the ICMLA'05, to be held at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, Los Angeles. The hotel website gives information on nearby attractions. The website is located at:


Technical Meeting Committee

General Chair
M. Arif Wani California State University Bakersfield

Conference Chair
Mariofanna Milanova University of Arkansas at Little Rock
ph (501) 569 - 8135, fax: (501) 569 - 8144

Program co-Chairs
Lukasz Kurgan University of Alberta, Canada
Marek Reformat University of Alberta, Canada

Special Sessions and Tutorials Chair
Adel Elmaghraby University of Louisville, USA

Publicity Chair
Khalid Hafeez University of Bradford, UK

Registration Chair
Woogon Chung California State University at Bakersfield, USA

Web Master
Steve Garcia California State University Bakersfield, USA

Advisory Committee

Michalski Ryszard, George Mason University, USA
Mitchell Tom, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Yao Xin, University of Birmingham, UK

ICMLA Steering Committee

M. Arif Wani, California State University Bakersfield, USA (chair)
Krzysztof Cios, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, USA
Hamid Arabnia, University of Georgia, USA
Vasile Palade, Oxford University, UK
Khurshid Ahmad, University of Surrey, UK
Mehmed Kantardzic, University of Louisville, USA
Kevin Seppi, Brigham Young University, USA
Wei Li, California State University Bakersfield, USA
Graham Kendall, University of Nottingham, UK
Khalid Hafeez, University of Bradford, UK
Lukasz Kurgan, University of Alberta, Canada