Call for Papers


ICMLA '07: The Sixth International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications


December 13-15, 2007

Cincinnati, OH, USA


Co-Sponsored by:
Association for Machine Learning and Applications
California State University Bakersfield
University of Louisville 
University of Cincinnati
Armstrong Atlantic state University
IEEE SMC (technical co-sponsorship)
Conference Proceedings will be Published by:



ICMLA'07 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, 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:

         multistrategy learning

         statistical learning

         neural network learning

         learning through fuzzy logic

         learning through evolution

(evolutionary algorithms)

         Bayesian network

         case-based reasoning

         evolutionary computation

         reinforcement learning

         machine learning of natural language

         grammatical inference

         knowledge acquisition and learning

         multi lingual knowledge acquisition and representation

         knowledge discovery in databases

         knowledge intensive learning

         knowledge representation and reasoning

         information retrieval and learning

         theories and models for plausible reasoning

         cooperative learning

         planning and learning

         multi-agent learning

         web navigation and mining

         learning through mobile data mining

         online and incremental learning

         scalability of learning algorithms

         learning through text and multimedia mining

         distributed and parallel learning algorithms and applications

         inductive learning

         inductive logic programming

         feature extraction and classification

         support vector machines

         computational learning theory


         hybrid algorithms

         machine learning in

    • game playing and problem solving
    • intelligent virtual environments
    • homeland security applications
    • industrial applications
    • science and engineering
    • medicine
    • bioinformatics
    • computational biology

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.



Due to numerous requests from authors the paper submission deadline has been extended by four weeks. To assure high quality of the review process no submissions will be accepted after that date.

Regular Research Papers due:  June 15, 2007 July 15, 2007
Notification of acceptance:  September 1, 2007
Camera-ready papers & Pre-registration: October 1, 2007
The ICMLA Conference:  December 13-15, 2007
All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Detailed instructions for submitting the papers are provided on the conference home page at or



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'07 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 or


For further information contact:

Dr. Tao Li

Dr. Ying Liu

Program co-Chairs

We invite submission of proposals for special sessions, workshops and tutorials. Proposals to organize such
sessions should include the following information:
 - name and address of the proposer(s)
 - title of the session/workshop/tutorial
 - description of the session/workshop/tutorial (see further details below)
Each special session/workshop will have at least five paper presentations.
The special session/workshop chairs will be responsible for soliciting the papers, reviewing, and making final
decisions, in consultation with the conference chairs. The description of the session/worshop should include
the following information: 
- title of the session/workshop
 - scope
 - organizers and 
- committee members


For further information contact:

Dr. M. Arif Wani, Email

 General Chair
 Dr. Mehmed M. Kantardzic, Email
 Conference Chair

You are cordially invited to participate in the ICMLA'07, to be held at Cincinnati, Ohio. A link to the hotel website gives information on nearby attractions.




Advisory Committee

Jerome H. Friedman, Stanford University, USA

Michalski Ryszard, George Mason University, USA

Mitchell Tom, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

VanLehn Kurt, University of Pittsburgh, USA

David McAllester, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, USA

Robert Schapire, Princeton University, USA

Yao Xin, University of Birmingham, UK

Lofti Zadeh, University of California Berkeley, USA


Steering Committee
Khurshid Ahmad, Trinity College, Dublin
Hamid Arabnia, University of Georgia, USA
Krzysztof Cios, University of Colorado at Denver, USA
Khalid Hafeez, University of Bradford, UK
Mehmed Kantardzic, University of Louisville, USA

Lukasz Kurgan, University of Alberta, Canada

Graham Kendall, University of Nottingham, UK
Wei Li, California State University Bakersfield, USA
Vasile Palade, Oxford University, UK
Kevin Seppi, Brigham Young University, USA

M. Arif Wani, California State University Bakersfield, USA


Technical Meeting Committee


General Chair

M. Arif Wani California State University Bakersfield, USA


Conference Chair
Mehmed M. Kantardzic University of Louisville, USA


Program co-Chairs

Tao Li Florida International University, USA

Ying Liu University of Texas at Dallas, USA


Special Sessions Co-Chairs

Visale Palade Oxford University, UK

Lukasz Kurgan University of Alberta, Canada

Sushmita Mitra Indian Statistical Institute, India

Jieping Ye Arizona State University, USA

Mitsunori Ogihara University of Rochester, USA

Raj Bhatnagar University of Cincinnati, USA

Seref Sagiroglu University of Gazi, Turkey


Workshops Co-Chairs

Xue-Wen Chen University of Kansas, USA

Leif Peterson Methodist Hospital, USA


Publicity Chair

Khalid Hafeez University of Bradford, UK


Registrations Chair

Adel Elmaghraby University of Louisville, USA


Awards Co-Chairs
Hui Xiong, Rutgers University, USA

Sponsorship Chair

Ray R. Hashemi Armstrong Atlantic State University, USA


Local Arrangements Chair

Raj Bhatnagar University of Cincinnati,, USA