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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases, Sep 15-19, 2014, Nancy, FRANCE



The European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice 
of Knowledge Discovery in Databases, ECML/PKDD, provides an 
international forum for the discussion of the latest high-quality 
research results in all areas related to machine learning, data mining 
and knowledge discovery in databases, as well as other innovative 
application domains. The 2014 edition of ECML/PKDD will take place in 
Nancy, France, September 15-19.

This year's programme involves invited talks by
- Prof. Lise Getoor (University of California, Santa Cruz)
- Dr. Charu Aggarwal (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center)
- Prof. Raymond Ng (University of British Columbia)
- Dr. Tie-Yan Liu (Microsoft Research Asia)
- Dr. Francis Bach (INRIA, Paris)

and industrial invited talks by

- Dr. Georges Hbrail (EDF Lab, France)
- Alexandre Cotarmanac'h (Twenga, France)
- Arthur von Eschen (Activision Publishing Inc, USA)
- Mike Bodkin (Evotec Ltd., UK)

The research programme consists of 138 oral presentations, 10 nectar 
presentations and 13 demonstrations. In addition to the main conference, 
there will be 15 workshops and 9 tutorials, and of course, a great 
social programme.

Registration, Venue and Accommodation

The registration days are:
- Early registration by 15 July 2014 (450 euros for regulars / 370 euros 
for students)
- Mid registration by 18 August 2014 ( 550 euros for regulars / 470 
euros for students)
- Late registration by 8 September 2014 (650 euros for regulars / 570 
euros for students)

The conference will be organized in the Centre Prouv, Nancy. The 
accommodation is in local hotels, please see 
http://www.ecmlpkdd2014.org/ for more information and registration form.