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AISB event Bulletin Item

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS: International Conference on Machine Learning, 30 June and July 1, 2012, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND

Proposals are solicited for workshops to be held in conjunction with 
the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) 2012 
(co-located with COLT 2012). in  Edinburgh, Scotland. The workshops 
will be held on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday July 1, 2012. These 
workshops present an excellent opportunity to address a specific 
machine learning-related topic of your choice. We are looking for 
half-day, full-day, or two-day workshop proposals.

Important dates:

Workshop proposal deadline: Friday, February 10, 2012 
Acceptance notification: Friday, March 2, 2012

Workshop submissions due May 7, 2012  (suggested date)
Workshop author notification May 21, 2012 (suggested date)

Workshop days: Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1,  2012

Workshops are a great format for active research on new topics. The 
ideal workshop covers a compelling subject of current or upcoming 
research, and includes an impressive set of speakers with diverse 
backgrounds to discuss the subject. Discussion via panels, 
identification of open problems, or a "discussant" are all great 
components to include.


The format, style, and content of accepted workshops is under the 
control of the workshop organizers and largely autonomous from the 
main conferences. The workshops can be up to seven hours long, split 
into morning and afternoon sessions. Workshop organizers are 
expected to manage the workshop content, specify the workshop 
format, be present to moderate the discussion and panels, invite 
experts in the domain, and maintain a website for the workshop. 
Workshop registration will be handled centrally by the main conference. 

Submission Instructions

Proposals should clearly specify the following:

- Workshop title (what is it called?)
- Topic (what is it about?)
- Motivation (why a workshop on this topic?)
- Impact and expected outcomes (what will having the workshop do?)
- Potential list of invited speakers (who might come?)
- List of related publications (where can we learn more?)
- Main workshop organizer (who is making it happen?)
- Other organizers (who else is making it happen?)
- Bio for each organizer (who are you?)
- Workshop URL (where will interested parties get more information?)

Detailed descriptions of last year's workshops can be found at:

Workshop proposals should be submitted via email in PDF format to by February 10, 2012 (earlier submissions are 
encouraged as well). Soon after submission, proposers should 
expect to receive a verification of receipt. 


Irina Rish and Francis Bach
Workshops chairs ICML 2012.