CALL FOR PAPERS: The 4th Asian Conference on Machine Learning (ACML2012)

Singapore, November 4-6, 2012


The 4th Asian Conference on Machine Learning (ACML2012) will be held
on November 4-6, 2012, at the Singapore Management University,
Singapore. The conference aims at providing a leading international
forum for researchers in machine learning and related fields to share
their new ideas and achievements. Submissions from other than the
Asia-Pacific regions are also highly encouraged.

The conference program consist of tutorials, workshops, invited
keynote talks by distinguished researchers as well as single track
sessions of research paper presentations. The invited keynote speakers
for ACML 2012 are James Rehg (Georgia Tech), Dale Schuurmans
(University of Alberta), and Bob Williamson (Australian National
University and NICTA).

The proceedings will be published as a volume of Journal of Machine
Learning Research (JMLR): Workshop and Conference Proceedings. Authors
of selected papers will be invited to submit a significantly extended
version of their paper to a post-conference special issue of the
Machine Learning journal. The BEST STUDENT PAPER will receive an award
sponsored by the Machine Learning journal.

This year ACML will have a new feature: TWO submission deadlines. The
late deadline has the usual “accept” or “reject” outcomes. In addition
to the two outcomes, the early deadline also has “conditional accept
subject to required revisions”, and “resubmit” with notification in
time for them to make the final deadline. The authors of a submission
with a “conditional accept” decision are strongly encouraged to
carefully address the review comments in their revision. The revision
without addressing the review comments properly might be rejected. The
submission of “resubmit” decision must be significantly improved and
revised before it can be re-submitted in the late deadline. Fresh
submissions that have not caught up with the early deadline are also
welcome for the late deadline.

Important dates:
* Final Paper Submission: 24 July, 2012
* Final Notification: 8 Sept, 2012
* Camera ready: 24 Sept, 2012
* Conference: 4-6 November, 2012

ACML2012 calls for papers that report high quality original research
results on machine learning and related fields. The topics include but
are not limited to the following:

1. Learning problems

* Active learning
* Cost-sensitive Learning
* Ensemble methods
* Feature selection/extraction/construction
* Incremental learning and on-line learning
* Learning in graphs and networks
* Multi-agent learning
* Multi-instance learning
* Reinforcement learning
* Semi-supervised learning
* Supervised learning
* Classification, regression, ranking, structured, logical
* Transfer and multi-task learning
* Unsupervised learning
* Clustering, deep learning, latent variable models
* Other learning problems

2. Analysis of learning systems

* Computational learning theory
* Experimental evaluation methodology
* Others

3. Applications

* Bioinformatics
* Collaborative filtering
* Computer vision
* Information retrieval
* Mobile and pervasive computing
* Natural language processing
* Social networks
* Web search
* Other applications

4. Learning in knowledge-intensive systems

* Knowledge refinement and theory revision
* Multi-strategy learning
* Other systems

5. Other learning problems

Abstract and Paper Submission:
Electronic abstract and paper should be submitted through the ACML
2012 submission site:

Papers should be written in English and formatted according to the
JMLR Workshop and Conference Proceedings format
( The maximum length of papers
is 16 pages in this format. Overlength submissions or submissions
without appropriate format will be rejected without review. Paper
submissions should ensure double-blind reviews. Please be sure to
remove any information from your submission that can identify the
authors, including author names, affiliations, self citations and any

Proceedings will be published as a volume of JMLR: Workshop and
Conference Proceedings (this is not equivalent to a regular issue of
JMLR) at

Papers submitted to this conference must not have been published,
accepted for publication or be under review for another conference or
journal. Novelty is an important criterion in the selection of

To encourage interdisciplinary contributions, ACML will welcome papers
that address applications of machine learning in other areas. For
these application papers, the novelty will be judged based on the
applications of machine learning methods. These papers will be
evaluated differently for the algorithmic papers. Authors of these
papers should choose “Applications” as the primary topic.

Submitting a paper to ACML 2012 means that if the paper is accepted,
at least one author will attend the conference to present the
paper. All papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format only,
before the deadline through the submission system. More information,
including detailed author instruction, is available at:

For questions and suggestions on paper submission, write to:
Steven Hoi < > or
Wray Buntine < >

General Co-Chairs
* Wee Sun Lee (National University of Singapore)
* Zhi-Hua Zhou (Nanjing University)

Program Co-Chairs
* Steven C.H. Hoi (Nanyang Technological University)
* Wray Buntine (NICTA)

Local Arrangement Co-Chairs
* Jing Jiang (Singapore Management University)
* Sintiani Dewi Teddy (Institute for Infocomm Research)
* Ivor Tsang (Nanyang Technological University)

Sponsorship Chair
* David Lo (Singapore Management University)

Finance Chair
* Jianxin Wu (Nanyang Technological University)

Tutorial Co-Chairs
* Hai Leong Chieu (DSO National Laboratories)
* Stanley Kok (Singapore University of Technology and Design)

Workshop Co-Chairs
* David Hardoon (SAS)
* Huan Xu (National University of Singapore)

Publication Chair
* Sinno Jialin Pan (Institute for Infocomm Research)

ACML Steering Committee
* Tom Detterich (Oregon State University, USA)
* Tu Bao Ho (JAIST, Japan)
* Hiroshi Motoda, Chair (Osaka University, Japan)
* Bernhard Pfahringer (Waikato University, New Zealand)
* Masashi Sugiyama (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
* Takashi Washio (Osaka University, Japan)
* Geoff Webb (Monash University, Australia)
* Qiang Yang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)
* Zhi-Hua Zhou, Co-Chair (Nanjin University, China)

Senior Program Committee
* Edward Chang (Google Research Asia)
* Wei Fan (IBM TJ Watson Lab)
* Xaiofei He (Zhejiang University)
* Tu Bao Ho (JAIST, Japan)
* Chun-Nan Hsu (University of Southern California)
* Aapo Hyvarinen (Helsinki Institute for Information Technology)
* Rong Jin (Michigan State University)
* Kristian Kersting (University of Bonn)
* Irwin King (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
* James Kwok (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
* Pavel Laskov (University of Tubingen)
* Yuh-Jye Lee (NTUST)
* YoonKyung Lee (Ohio State University)
* Ping Li (Cornell University)
* Hang Li (Microsoft Research Asia)
* Phil Long (Google)
* Klaus-Robert Muller (Technical University Berlin)
* Bernhard Pfahringer (University of Waikato)
* Scott Sanner (Australian National University)
* Shirish Shevade (Indian Institute of Science)
* Masashi Sugiyama (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
* Jieping Ye (Arizona State University)
* Dell Zhang (Birbeck College University of London)
* Min-Ling Zhang (Southeast University)
* Xiaojin Jerry Zhu (University of Wisconsin (Madison)

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