Special Session


Machine Learning in Business Operations, Economics  and Management Practice


The Seventh International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA’08)


December 11-13, 2008, San Diego , California, USA



One of earliest applications of AI was in the field of management practice. Business operations, economics and management practice is the widest area of activity, however there are not many applications of Machine Learning in this field. The aim of the session is to invite researchers from related disciplines to explore their ideas on the application of machine learning and related technologies in the broad portfolio of business, operations, economics and management practice.  The objectives are to explore recent developments in the field and provide a critique on the strength and limitations of machine leaning and related methodologies and technologies.


Topics, but are not limited to

E-commerce, M-Commerce

Transactions and security issues

Supply chain management

Decision making

Production, scheduling, optimizing

Business processes and workflow management

Quality management

Strategic portfolio management

Stock Market

Economic trends, forecasting

Knowledge management tools

Data mining for business applications

Taxonomies and ontologies in business applications

Community of Practice




Papers submitted for this special session should be submitted by June 15, 2008   July 15, 2008, at the regular paper submission website (http://www.cs.csubak.edu/~icmla/icmla08/). Papers should not exceed a maximum of 6 pages (including abstract, body, tables, figures, and references), and should be submitted as a pdf in 2-column IEEE format. Detailed instructions for the authors can be found at the conference website. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, as a hardcopy. All accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors to be published in the conference proceedings.


If you have any questions do not hesitate to direct your questions to the special session organizer Khalid Hafeez Kh541@york.ac.uk;


Important Dates

Paper submission due:                          June 15, 2008   July 15, 2008

Notification of acceptance:                   September 1, 2008

Camera-ready papers & Pre-registration:     October 1, 2008

The ICMLA Conference:                             December 11-13, 2008


Special Session Chair:

Professor Khalid  Hafeez,  University of York, UK


Program Committee:

Bart Bassen, K U Leuven (Belgium)/University of Southampton UK 

Alessio Ishizaka,  University of Portsmouth, UK