14th International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming
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Porto, Portugal 6th - 8th September 2004.
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14th International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming
(ILP 2004)

Porto - Portugal September 6th -8th, 2004

http://ilp.fe.up.pt
email: ilp@fe.up.pt

CALL FOR PAPERS

Inductive Logic Programming (ILP) is a form of relational learning that is at the cutting-edge of extracting symbolic descriptions from data. ILP systems have, in the past, been used with success on difficult problems in the sciences, engineering, language understanding and the arts. ILP 2004 is the fourteenth in a series of international conferences on ILP. We are pleased to announce that this year the International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming will return to its place of birth in Portugal.

The ILP conference series, started in 1991, was originally designed to act as an international forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest research results in all areas of learning logic programs. In keeping with this tradition and reflecting the wider scope of the field, authors are invited to submit papers presenting original results concerning the theory, implementations and applications of all aspects of learning logic programs, multi-relational learning and data mining, learning in first-order logic and in other (non-propositional) logic-based knowledge representation frameworks. Typical, but not exclusive, topics of interest for submissions include:

  • theoretical aspects (logical foundations, computational and/or statistical learning theory, specialization and generalization operators, etc.) of learning in logic (logic programs, constraint logic programs, Datalog, first-order logic, description logics, higher-order logic, etc.),
  • algorithmic and implementation aspects of learning in logic including the design of algorithms along with theoretical and/or empirical analysis, probabilistic and statistical approaches, distance and kernel-based methods, relational reinforcement learning, learning from multi-relational databases, scalability issues, inductive databases, link discovery, multi-instance learning, etc.,
  • applications including, but not restricted to multi-relational learning from structured (e.g., labeled graphs, tree patterns) and semi-structured data (e.g., XML documents), in areas of science (bioinformatics, chemoinformatics, medical informatics, etc.), language processing (computational linguistics, relational text and web mining etc.), engineering or the arts.

Proceedings

The proceedings of the conference will be published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence sub-series of LNCS. After the conference, authors of selected papers may be invited to submit an extended version for publication in a Special Issue of the journal Machine Learning. Those submissions will then be subject to a separate reviewing procedure according to the standards of the journal.


Short Presentations

ILP 2004 will have a session of short, 5-10 minutes presentations. This session is intended for descriptions of work in progress, student projects, open problems and research issues, as well as new application challenges.
Papers being published elsewhere are also suitable. Papers submitted to this session should be no longer than 5 pages. Papers accepted for this session will appear electronically and/or in a technical report.


Student Paper Award

Machine Learning journal of Kluwer Academic Publishers honours the best student paper with an award. The award is based on significance and originality of the contribution.


Important Dates

The deadlines are the following ones:

Conference .........................................September 6th, 7th and 8th, 2004

Abstract submission ............................. April 26th, 2004
Paper submission ................................. May 3rd, 2004
Author notification.................................... June 7th, 2004
Camera-ready copies............................. June 21st, 2004

Short presentation submission ................... August 1st, 2004
Short presentation notification ...................... August 16th, 2004


Submission Information

Papers must be written in English and should be no longer than 18 pages in Springer's LNCS/LNAI style. The cover page should include the paper title, each author's name, affiliation, and e-mail address, as well as the corresponding author's phone and fax numbers, a list of keywords, and an abstract of no more than 200 words. Only electronic submissions in PDF or PostScript file format will be accepted. It is the author's responsibility to ensure that the file is printable. All submissions will be acknowledged shortly after receipt. For more information, please visit the LNCS Information for Authors Web page at: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html

Submission will be done in two steps. In the first step authors should submit the title of the paper, the complete
list of authors, their affiliations and the abstract. The corresponding author will receive an identification code
that must be used in the second step of the submission process. In the second step the identification code must be
used to upload the full paper. The paper must not have any reference to the authors. Bibliographic references to the authors should be suitably blanked out during the reviewing stage.


Simultaneous Submissions

Simultaneous submissions to other avenues are allowed, provided this fact is clearly indicated on the submission form. Accepted papers will appear in the ILP 2004 conference proceedings only if they have not appeared in, or have been accepted for publication elsewhere.


Organization

ILP 2004 is organized by the Laboratorio de Inteligencia Artificial e Ciencias da Computacao (LIACC) and the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (FEUP).

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Program Chairs:
 

Ashwin Srinivasan
IBM India Research Laboratory
Indian Institute of Technology
New Delhi, India
ashwin.srinivasan@in.ibm.com

Ross King
Department of Computer Science
Univ of Wales, Aberystwyth
Wales, United Kingdom
rdk@aber.ac.uk

Local Chair:

Rui Camacho
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing
LIACC and FEUP,
Universidade do Porto, Portugal
rcamacho@fe.up.pt


Web Chair:
João Correia Lopes
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing
FEUP,
Universidade do Porto, Portugal
jlopes@fe.up.pt

Program Committee:
    M.Bain
H.Blockeel
L.De Raedt
S.Dzeroski
P.Flach
L.Holder
T.Horvath
K.Inoue
R.Khardon
J-U.Kietz
R.King
S.Kramer
N. Lachiche
N.Lavrac
F.Lisi
J.Lloyd
D.Malerba
E.McCreath

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