Special Session on

Machine Learning in Energy Applications


The Tenth International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA 11)


December 18-21, 2011   Honolulu, Hawaii, 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.  The recent researches and developments in the production of energy have been 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 better improvements in energy and power system planning, operation and control have been very significant topics for the researchers. New challenges using the techniques such as pattern recognition, expert systems, artificial neural networks, fuzzy systems, evolutionary programming, and other artificial intelligence methods and their hybrid combinations can significantly contribute to solve problems in energy systems. Especially, advances in Machine Learning (ML) and recent web-based and mobile technologies provide new challenges in machine learning for energy applications. 


The aim of this session is to provide a platform to present and discuss recent advancements on machine learning methods in energy and its 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, 2011, at the regular paper submission website ( http://www.icmla-conference.org/icmla11/). 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 special issue of International Journal of Renewable Energy Research, IJRER (www.ijrer.org)


If you have any questions do not hesitate to direct your questions 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, 2011

Notification of acceptance                                  : September 2, 2011

Camera-ready papers & Pre-registration             : October 1, 2011

The ICMLA Conference                                    : December 18-21, 2011


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 Ibrahim Bulbul, Gazi University, Turkey               

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

    o Dr. Jaime G?mez, University of  Valladolid, Spain

    o Dr. Jorge Guillermo Calder?n, Electric Research Enstitute, Mexico

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

    o Dr. Vitor Pires, Polytechnic Institute of Set bal, Portugal

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

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