Important Dates

Special session/workshop proposals due:                   April 15, 2009
Paper Submission Deadline:                 
       Main Conference:                                              July  6, 2009 July 15, 2009
       Special Sessions & Workshops :   August 1, 2009
 ICMLA Challenges:   August 15, 2009
Tutorial proposals due:                                             July 15, 2009
Notification of acceptance:                                        September 7, 2009
Camera-ready papers & Pre-registration:                    October 1, 2009
The ICMLA Conference:                                             December 13-15, 2009
All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Detailed instructions for 
submitting the papers are provided on the conference home page at

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



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.

Paper Submission

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 
ICMLA'09 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 information contact:


          Lukasz Kurgan,  Email

          Alan Qi,            Email

          Program Co-Chairs



Proposals for Special Sessions, Workshops and Tutorials
We invite submission of proposals for special sessions, workshops and tutorials. 
Special sessions and workshops can be from  to 3 days long. Proposals 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/workshop should include the following information: 
   - title of the session/workshop
   - scope
   - organizers and 
   - preliminary committee members 


Special session/workshop proposals or Tutorial proposals can be submitted to:  

Mehmed Kantardzic,    Email:

          Vasile Palade,            Email:
          Conference Co-Chairs
Deadline for special session/workshop proposals: April 15, 2009
Deadline for tutorial proposals: July 15, 2009