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.

The MLG workshop series focuses on graph-based approaches to machine learning and data mining; since its conception in 2003, attendance numbers have consistently increased, and it now enjoys worldwide recognition.

The SRL workshop series focuses on statistical inference and learning with relational and first-order logical representations. The combination of probability theory with relational (or first-order logic) knowledge representations has been the subject of much recent research.

While the three series clearly have their own identity, there is a significant overlap in the topics covered by each of them. The aim of this colocation is to increase interaction between the three communities. The format of the joint event will stimulate such interaction by providing joint invited speakers and tutorials, joint sessions and poster sessions, and ample time and space for discussions in smaller groups, in addition to the regular programs of the three events.

Detailed calls for papers for the respective workshops, including submission instructions, are available in the specific pages for each conference.

Submissions to the events will be in the form of extended abstracts which can be accepted for either an oral or a poster presentation. The abstracts will be made available in an informal way. As it is the goal that the very best work in the area be presented at the events, authors are explicitly encouraged to submit extended abstracts of high quality work in the area that has recently been accepted or published at key venues.

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.


  • ILP Program Chair: Luc De Raedt
  • SRL Program Chairs: Pedro Domingos, Kristian Kersting
  • MLG Program Chairs: Hendrik Blockeel, Karsten Borgwardt, Xifeng Yan
  • General chair: Luc De Raedt