Special Session on

Machine Learning in Energy Applications


The Ninth International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA’ 10)


December 12-14, 2010 –  Washington D.C. - USA

Energy is still one of the most important issues in the world under its various aspects: production and renewability, transport and distribution, management and quality.  Recent researches and developments in the production of energy have focused on alternating and renewable sources, as the fossil energy sources are reducing day by day. Therefore, power system efficiency, power quality, renewable generation, growing number of interconnections, power exchanges among utilities, need for improvements in the power system planning, operation and control have all been very significant topics for researchers. At the same time, the power equipment industry faces new challenges in nowadays ever-increasing competition. Pattern recognition, expert systems, artificial neural networks, fuzzy systems, evolutionary programming and other artificial intelligence methods can significantly contribute in the solution of the related problems mentioned.


Advances in Machine Learning (ML) and recent web-based methods and mobile technologies provide new challenges in machine learning for energy applications. 


This session aims to provide a platform to present and discuss recent advancements on machine learning methods in energy applications.


Papers are sought on a range of topics that include, but are not limited to:


Papers for this special session should be submitted by July 15, 2010, at the regular paper submission website ( http://www.icmla-conference.org/icmla10/). Papers should not exceed a maximum of 6 pages (including abstract, body, tables, figures, and references), and should be prepared as a pdf in 2-column IEEE format. For detailed instructions please see the guidelines on 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 in order to be published in the conference proceedings.

In addition, a selected number of  accepted papers will be invited for possible inclusion, in an expanded and revised form, in some special issues of suitable journals as given below: 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate e-mail them to the special session organizer, Dr. Ilhami COLAK (icolak@gazi.edu.tr).


The important dates for this special session are:

Regular Research Papers due                              : July 15, 2010
Notification of acceptance                                  : September 7, 2010
Camera-ready papers & Pre-registration             : October 1, 2010
The ICMLA Conference                                    : December 12-14, 2010


Special Session Organizer:

    o Dr. ILHAMI COLAK (icolak@gazi.edu.tr).


Special Session Co-organizers:

    o Dr. Gerald Schaefer  (G.Schaefer@aston.ac.uk).

    o Dr. Ramazan Bayindir (bayindir@gazi.edu.tr).

Program Committee:

    o Dr. Miguel A. Sanz-Bobi, Institute for Research in Technology, Spain

    o Dr. Ian Nabney, Aston University,  UK

    o Dr. Dervis Karaboga, Erciyes University, Turkey

    o Dr. David Lowe, Aston University, UK 

    o Dr. Fujio Kurokawa, Nagasaki University, Japan.

    o Dr. Erdal Irmak, Gazi University, Turkey

    o Dr. Constantin N. Pavlitov, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

    o Dr. Seref Sagiroglu, Gazi University, Turkey

    o Dr. Silviu Ionita, University of Pitesti, Romania

    o Dr. Bakhyt Matkarimov, Kazakh-British Technical University, Kazakhstan 

    o Dr. Halil Ýbrahim Bulbul, Gazi University, Turkey               

    o Dr. Juan Ignacio Arribas, University of  Valladolid, Spain

    o Dr. Jaime GÓmez, University of  Valladolid, Spain

    o Dr. Jorge Guillermo CalderÓn, Electric Research Enstitute, Mexico

    o Dr. João Martins, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

    o Dr. Vitor Pires, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal

    o Dr. B. Kalyan Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

    o Dr. Jian-Zin Shen, Zhejiang University, China