[PlanetKR] ILP 2010 Tutorial Day: preliminary call for tutorials

Francesca A. Lisi lisi at di.uniba.it
Wed Nov 11 04:22:22 EST 2009




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


The 20th International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming (ILP
2010) will present the latest results in research and applications of
logic-based Machine Learning. In addition to the regular research
programme, ILP 2010 will host a Tutorial Day on June 27, 2010.

We seek proposals for half-day tutorials that can attract a wide
audience. To this aim, we welcome tutorials also from related research
fields, such as Logic Programming, or exciting application areas, such
as Bioinformatics (see below for relevant topics of interest).

The ideal tutorial for the ILP 2010 Tutorial Day should be broad enough to:

* provide a gentle introduction to the chosen research area,
* present the state of the art and the main schools of thought,
* illustrate the most important contributions in sufficient depth,
* highlight the current issues and challenges, and
* discuss future research directions.

Proposals that exclusively focus on the presenters' own work are not
eligible. Although tutorials may focus entirely on theoretical aspects,
we encourage hands-on sessions where appropriate.


Topics of interest for the ILP 2010 Tutorial Day are grouped into 5
areas which are deemed to be crucial for ILP nowadays and include, but
are not limited to, the following:

1. Going back to the origins
	- Advanced techniques of logic programming
	- Induction in philosophy, logic, and computer science

2. Dealing with uncertainty
	- Nonmonotonic reasoning
	- Probabilistic reasoning

3. Reaching efficiency
	- Database theory
	- Graph theory

4. Encoding and Using background knowledge
	- Ontologies
	- Semantic techniques for induction

5. Applying to real-world problems
	- Experimental design
	- Current and future application domains

Proposals should clearly indicate which area is addressed and which
topic is covered. Proposals addressing further areas and/or covering
further topics are also welcome.


Tutorial proposals should not exceed 5 pages and should contain the
following information:

* abstract (200 words maximum, for inclusion on the ILP 2010 website)
* tutorial description (aims, target audience, presentation method,
technical requirements)
* justification for the tutorial, including timeliness and relevance to
ILP 2010
* outline of the tutorial content and schedule
* information on presenters (name, affiliation, expertise, experiences
in teaching and in tutorial presentation)

Submitted proposals that follow the above guidelines will be reviewed by
the ILP 2010 organizing committee with respect to relevance of the
topic, content and presentation method, and presenters expertise.

For accepted tutorials, the presenters will need to provide the material
for hand-outs (the slide sets and/or additional information; software
installation and usage guides for practical hands-on sessions) for
preprinting and placement on the ILP 2010 website.

Proposals and materials are to be submitted in pdf format to:

Francesca A. Lisi - lisi at di.uniba.it


* Proposal Submission: February 1, 2010
* Notification: February 15, 2010
* Tutorial material due: June 7, 2010
* ILP 2010 Tutorial Day: June 27, 2010

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