[PlanetKR] Preliminary CfP - 20th International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming

Francesca A. Lisi lisi at di.uniba.it
Sat Nov 7 03:15:04 EST 2009

20th International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming (ILP 2010)
          Firenze, Italy, June 27-30, 2010

                Call For Papers

The ILP conference series has been the premier forum for work on
logic-based approaches to learning for almost two decades. It has
recently reached out to other forms of relational learning and to
probabilistic approaches.

Papers are solicited in all areas of logic learning, relational
learning, and multi-relational data mining, including, but not limited

Theory: logical foundations, computational and/or statistical learning
theory, generality orders, refinement operators, novel evaluation

Algorithms: probabilistic and statistical approaches,
distance and kernel-based methods, learning with (semi)structured
data, supervised, unsupervised, and semi-supervised relational
learning, relational reinforcement learning, inductive databases, link
discovery, multi-instance learning, predicate invention, logical and
probabilistic inference, uncertainty reasoning.

Representations and languages for logic-based learning: including 
datalog, first-order logic, description logics and ontologies, 
higher-order logic,
probabilistic logical representations, mapping between alternative

Systems: systems that implement inductive logic
programming algorithms with special emphasis on issues like
optimization, parallelism, efficiency and scalability.

Applications: innovative applications that use inductive logic 
programming systems as a key component, in areas such as bioinformatics, 
chemoinformatics, text/web analysis, medicine, multimedia, robotics, 
engineering, complex networks, cultural heritage, arts.


Submissions should be formatted using the provided style and not
exceed 8 pages. Longer versions of accepted papers should be prepared
later (see below). Each paper should clearly explain the problem it is
trying to address, why the current state-of-the-art is unsatisfactory,
how it is trying to improve over the state-of-the-art, a justification
of the soundness of the new method and some empirical and/or
theoretical results.

The address for electronic submissions is


Where relevant and possible, we strongly encourage authors to mention
in their submission any implementations, source code, data sets,
configuration scripts etc. that can be used to reproduce the submitted
results. Additional materials can be attached as part of the
submission, or should be made available through publicly accessible


Authors should register title and abstract of their papers at least
one week before the submission deadline. Papers can only be submitted
electronically, in pdf format. Detailed instructions are available on
the conference website


Submissions will be refereed on the basis of technical soundness,
novelty, potential impact, and clarity.


Submitted papers must not be under review for a journal or for another
conference with published proceedings. Papers already accepted in
other venues can be submitted to the special session (see below).


In addition to original contributions, submissions based on high
quality recently published/accepted work can be submitted to a special
oral session. Papers accepted in this session will not be published in
the conference proceeding but longer versions can be considered for
the special issue if presenting significant extensions of work
previously published in a conference. For special session submissions,
original papers must be adequately cited and their status clearly
stated in the covering letter.


All submissions will be reviewed by at least three referees. Reviewing
will not be double-blind. On the basis of the reviews, it will be
decided whether the submission is accepted for oral presentation, for
presentation as a poster or rejected. Authors of accepted original
submissions will be asked to prepare a final version of their papers
for the post-conference proceedings, that will be published by
Springer in the LNCS/LNAI series. There will be a limit of 16 pages
for oral papers and 8 pages for posters.

Additionally, authors of the best accepted papers will be invited to
submit a longer version to be considered for publication in the ILP
2010 special issue of the Machine Learning Journal (submission to this
special issue is by invitation only). Longer versions of these papers
should not exceed 20 pages in the MLJ format and will be reviewed
according to the journal standards but in a short time frame (i.e.
before the deadline for preparing the proceedings final version).
Papers accepted for the special issue will not be published in the

Papers accepted for the special session (see above) will be presented
orally at the conference but will not appear in the proceedings.


October 26, 2009 Preliminary call for papers announced
February 20, 2010 Abstract registration deadline
February 27, 2010 Paper submission deadline
April 15, 2010 Preliminary reviews available
April 15-20, 2010 Rebuttal period
April 27, 2010 Notification to authors
June 27-30, 2010 Conference
July 20, 2010 Special issue submission deadline
September 29, 2010 Special issue notification
October 12, 2010 Final version for proceedings due

Program co-chairs

Paolo Frasconi - Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Francesca A. Lisi - Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy

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