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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Machine Learning , June 26-July 1 2012, SCOTLAND

29th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-2012) University of Edinburgh

ICML 2012 invites the submission of engaging papers on substantial,
original, and previously unpublished research in all aspects of machine
learning. We welcome submissions of innovative work on systems
that are self adaptive, systems that improve their own performance, or
systems that apply logical, statistical, probabilistic or other
formalisms to the analysis of data, to the learning of predictive models,
to cognition, or to interaction with the environment. We welcome
innovative applications, theoretical contributions, carefully evaluated
empirical studies, and we particularly welcome work that combines all
of these elements. We also encourage submissions that bridge the
gap between machine learning and other fields of research.



Workshop and tutorial proposals due                 February 10, 2012
Paper submissions due                                    February 24, 2012

Tutorials                                                          June 26, 2012
Main conference                                               June 27-29, 2012
Workshops                                                      June 30-July 1, 2012


Conference Format

The conference will include three days of technical presentations, one
day of tutorials, and two days of workshops. In addition, this year the
conference will co-located with the 25th Annual Conference on
Learning Theory (COLT 2012).

Accepted papers will each have an oral presentation as well as a
poster in an evening poster session. Awards will be given for papers of
outstanding quality. There will also be talks by several invited speakers,
and a banquet.

Paper Submission

The submission of papers and the management of the paper reviewing
process for the main conference will be entirely electronic.
Submissions will be accepted until Monday February 24, 23:59
University Time (4:59pm Pacific Daylight Time). Detailed formatting
and submission instructions for authors are available on the
conference web site (

ICML 2012 will not accept any paper that is substantially similar to
another paper that is currently under review or has already been
accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. Please
clearly indicate in the submission which contributions are novel and
which are previous work, either by the authors or others. If a paper
submitted to ICML 2012 and another already published or already
submitted paper contain substantial overlap in content and this overlap
is not clearly indicated (anonymously) as being previous work, then
the ICML submission may be rejected on the grounds of being a dual
submission. Similarly, authors must withdraw their papers if they
submit an overlapping paper elsewhere during the ICML review period.
For papers published in substantially disjoint communities (application
conferences, for example), the amount of novel content a paper needs
to contain may be less, as long as the submitted papers are
themselves clearly targeted to a machine-learning audience.

Reviewing Process

The review process this year incorporates several improvements.
Authors, reviewers, and area chairs indicate subject areas. With the
help of these subject areas, area chairs and reviewers bid for papers. A
first reviewer for each paper will be selected from those bids. New this
year, two area chairs will also be assigned to oversee reviewing of each
paper. Each area chair will manually appoint an additional reviewer for
each paper using input from the bids. Authors will have the opportunity
to see and respond to the reviews (and optionally revise their paper)
before a final decision is made. Final decisions will be made using the
input from all reviewers, the author feedback, the area chairs, and the
program chairs. Reviewing for ICML 2012 is double blind between
authors and reviewers.

-The ICML 2012 Organizational Team

General Chair:
       Andrew McCallum (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Program Chairs:
       John Langford (Yahoo! Research)
       Joelle Pineau (McGill University)
Local Chair:
       Charles Sutton (University of Edinburgh)