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CFP: Machine Learning for Sensor Planning - MLSP workshop at ICML'07: Extended Deadline
CALL FOR PAPERS Machine Learning for Sensor Planning http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/~grzes/mlsp/ An ICML 2007 Workshop and Competition Corvallis, Oregon, USA, June 24, 2007 **** EXTENDED DEADLINE: May 21 ***** MOTIVATION Sensor planning is the source of very complex decision problems, as a result of partial observability and the need to reason about the information gain from sensing actions. Also, sensor planning is a fundamental enabling technology which has broad applicability to future intelligent systems in transportation, emergency services and security. The challenges posed by the domain of sensor planning are highly relevant for current machine learning research. ML techniques that can be applied to sensor planning are wide-ranging, and include reinforcement learning, evolutionary approaches, model learning and dynamic programming, etc. The MLSP workshop aims to encourage multi-disciplinary research to address these important and challenging problems. It will bring together researchers from a wide range of ML-related areas. In addition, we provide a sensor planning benchmark platform to enable the participants and the wider ML community to compare the performance of the various techniques. THE SENSOR PLANNING COMPETITION In order to encourage a practical focus of workshop contributions, and to provide a benchmark for direct comparison of algorithm performance, we have defined and implemented a sensor planning challenge scenario. Researchers are encouraged to submit programs for the competition, and a competition will take place online at a yet to be specified date after the workshop. Cash prizes totalling 00 will be awarded to winning programs. To present at the workshop, software submission is not necessary. It is possible to submit a paper without software. A detailed description of the benchmark challenge scenario and the complete simulator software can be downloaded from the SPRC web page at http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/~grzes/sprc/ WORKSHOP SUBMISSIONS Submissions to the SPRC workshop are in the form of an extended abstract that discusses and possibly evaluates solutions to the research challenge. We also encourage the submission of papers discussing technologies related to sensor planning under uncertainty, even if they do not represent complete solutions. Also, papers discussing the suitability of the existing challenge problem definition or suggesting alternatives will be welcome. Extended abstracts of up to 2 pages in length should be submitted in pdf to Daniel Kudenko (firstname.lastname@example.org). The paper format should be according to ICML 07 instructions. IMPORTANT DATES: - May 21: Extended abstract submission - May 28: Notification of acceptance. - June 17: Camera-ready submission. - June 24: Workshop date. PROGRAM COMMITTEE Workshop Chair: - Daniel Kudenko, University of York, UK (Contact: email@example.com) PC Members: - Mike Brookes, Imperial College, UK. - Ann Nowe, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. - Nicholas Roy, MIT, USA. - Malcolm Strens, QinetiQ, UK - Antonios Tsourdos, Cranfield University, UK. - Karl Tuyls, Maastricht University, Netherlands. - Danny Weyns, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.