1st Call for Papers
19th International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming (ILP 2009)
2-4 July 2009
AIMS AND SCOPE
The ILP conference and workshop series, started in 1991, is the premier international forum on logical and relational learning. The ILP 2009 conference will take place in Leuven (Belgium) from 2-4 July (which is just after SIGKDD in Paris, with Leuven being only 2 hours away by train from Paris). ILP 2009 will be co-located with
- SRL 2009, the next workshop on Statistical Relational Learning
- MLG 2009, the 7th International Workshop on Mining and Learning with Graphs
and will feature joint invited speakers and tutorials, paper presentations as well as poster sessions. It is the first time that these three meetings on neighboring fields are organized together with the aim of stimulating discussion and interaction across the involved disciplines.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Originally focusing on the induction of logic programs, ILP broadened its scope and attracted a lot of attention and interest in recent years. In keeping with its tradition, but also reflecting its broadening scope, authors are invited to submit papers presenting original results on all aspects of learning in logic, as well as multi-relational data mining, relational learning, probabilistic logic learning, graph and tree mining, and learning in other (non-propositional) logic-based knowledge representation frameworks.
Challenge papers, describing one or more technical challenges for the ILP community, as well as applications papers, describing show-case applications of logical and relational learning are especially welcome.
Typical, but not exclusive, topics of interest for submissions include:
- theoretical aspects (logical foundations, computational and/or statistical learning theory, specialization and generalization operators, etc.) of learning in logic (logic programs, constraint logic programs, probabilistic logic programs, Datalog, first-order logic, description logics, higher-order logic, etc.), or from relational or graph databases;
- algorithmic and implementational aspects of logical and relational learning including the design of algorithms along with theoretical and/or empirical analysis, probabilistic and statistical approaches, distance and kernel-based methods, relational reinforcement learning, learning from multi-relational databases, scalability issues, inductive databases, link discovery, multi-instance learning, etc.;
- applications including, but not restricted to, multi-relational learning from structured (e.g., labeled graphs, tree patterns) and semi-structured data (e.g., XML documents), in areas of science (bioinformatics, cheminformatics, medical informatics, etc.), natural language processing (computational linguistics, relational text and web mining etc.), engineering or the arts.
Submissions take the form of short papers (at most 6 pages following Springer LNCS style). In addition to original contributions submissions based on papers that have recently been published in good venues will be considered, given that the original papers are adequately cited and their status is clearly stated in the covering letter. Since the conference wants to present the most recent and best research results in the field, multiple submissions are allowed and authors are not required to publish their results in the post-proceedings of ILP 2009. Instead, the following procedure shall be used:
All papers 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 paper is accepted for oral presentation, for presentation as a poster or rejected
- the paper is accepted for inclusion in the post-proceedings to be published with Springer in the LNAI series. Authors of these papers will be given the opportunity to extend their paper (up to 15 pages) and include additional results. Such papers will not be reviewed a second time.
A joint special issue of the Machine Learning Journal on ILP - SRL - MLG will be published after the conference. Authors of selected papers will be invited after the conference to submit a longer version (up to 20 pages) of their paper to the special issue by September 1. These papers will be on a fast track to publication in the issue, which implies that decisions on whether or not to accept the papers (possibly with revisions) will be made quickly.
- April 3 Deadline for paper / abstract submissions
(updates to submitted papers will remain possible until April 7)
- April 30 Notification
- May 29 Deadline for camera ready copies
- July 2-4 Conference
- September 1 Deadline for camera-ready paper (up to 15 pages) for inclusion post-proceedings with Springer LNAI.