CALL FOR Tutorials-ICML/COLT '97
Tuesday July 8, 1997
Tutorials for both
International Conference on Machine Learning
and the Conference on Computational Learning
Theory will take place during ICML and COLT, which will be co-located
at Vanderbilt University during the week of July 6-12, 1997.
We invite tutorials in all areas related to the theoretical and/or
experimental study of machine learning. We also invite tutorials from
other disciplines engaged in research in closely related fields such
as statistics, information theory, pattern recognition, statistical
physics, and information retrieval.
Tutorials should be introductory in nature and geared towards the
broadest audience possible. Further, tutorials are expected to
introduce a broad body of research, rather than focusing solely on the
tutorial presenter's own personal research.
Send a 2 page description of your proposed tutorial
that provides the following information.
The proposal (or any questions you have) can be sent electronically to
Alternatively, a hard copy of your proposal can be sent to:
- The name(s), background information (including a list of related
publications) and contact address for the tutorial organizers.
- Topic of the tutorial and its relationship to the topics addressed
by the ICML/COLT conferences. Be sure to indicate the depth of coverage
- The format for the tutorial. For example, one possibility is a
single speaker giving a 3 1/2 hour tutorial (with a break).
Another possibility is a sequence of related shorter
(30 minute to 1 hour) talks.
- The expected background for the audience. Ideally, this
should be as minimal as possible.
- The goals for the tutorial. That is, what will the audience learn
from the tutorial?
- The desired length for the tutorial. (1 hour, 2 hours, or 3.5 hours)
All proposals must be received by FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7, 1997.
(We also will accept proposals sent via air
mail and postmarked by January 29, or sent via overnight carrier by
Tutorials will be chosen based on anticipated interest in the topic at
COLT and ICML, and in such a manner as to create balanced and broad
coverage of topics. The final tutorial schedule will be announced on
or before Friday, March 7, 1997.
- Dr. Sally Goldman
- Department of Computer Science
- Washington University
- Campus Box 1045
- One Brookings Drive
- St. Louis, MO 63130
- Telephone (for overnight mail): (314) 935-7545
We hope to offer some form of partial financial support for tutorial