1st International Joint Conference on Learning & Reasoning, 9-11 Sept. 2020, Athens, Greece

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It is our great pleasure to announce that the 1st International Joint Conference on Learning & Reasoning (IJCLR 2020) will take place from 9 to 11 Sept. 2020, at the campus of the National Center for Scientific Research (NCSR) “Demokritos”, in Athens, Greece.

Integrating learning and reasoning constitutes one of the key open questions in AI. Integrated approaches to learning and reasoning potentially address many of the shortcomings of contemporary AI approaches, including the black-box nature and the brittleness of deep learning, and the difficulty to adapt knowledge representation models in the light of new data.

Four international conferences/workshops addressing various aspects of integrating learning & reasoning join forces in IJCLR 2020:

  • The 30th International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming (ILP). ILP studies machine learning within a logic programming context.
  • The 15th International Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning & Reasoning (NeSy). NeSy studies the integration of neural-based learning with logic-based reasoning.
  • The 10th International Workshop on Statistical Relational Artificial Inteligence (StarAI). StarAI has focussed on combining probabilistic graphical models with first order logic and statistical learning.
  • The 10th International Workshop on Approaches and Applications of Inductive Programming (AAIP). AAIP studies the induction and synthesis of programs from examples of their input / output behaviour.

The goal of IJCLR 2020 is the presentation of cutting-edge research on topics of interest to the participating conferences/workshops, such as integrating logic with induction and probability, neural with symbolic representations, or synthesizing programs from examples, but also, to promote collaboration and cross-fertilization between different approaches and methodologies to integrating learning & reasoning, via joint discussions, keynotes and poster sessions.

Paper submissions: ILP, NeSy, StarAI and AAIP solicit paper submissions on their research topics of interest. Submission guidelines, proceedings etc. will adhere to each conference/workshop’s tradition, while accepted papers will be presented at IJCLR 2020. Submission dates may slightly vary per conference/workshop, within May 2020. More information may be found at the web site of IJCLR 2020: http://lr2020.iit.demokritos.gr/papers/

Journal track: In addition to conference/workshop paper submissions, IJCLR 2020 features a journal track supported by the Machine Learning Journal (MLJ). We solicit submissions on all aspects of Learning and Reasoning, on all topics where machine learning is combined with machine reasoning or knowledge representation. Submitted papers will be reviewed following MLJ’s standard reviewing procedures. Accepted papers will be presented at IJCLR 2020 and published at the MLJ Special Issue on Learning & Reasoning. The editorial team will be aiming for a turn-around time of 10-12 weeks for most submissions. Articles should preferably be no longer than 20 pages. The journal track has two cut-off dates: Feb. 15 2020 and April 15 2020. More information about the journal track, including submission guidelines, may be found at the web site of IJCLR 2020: http://lr2020.iit.demokritos.gr/papers/

Important dates:
Conference/workshop paper submissions: May 2020.
Journal track cut-off dates: 15 Feb. 2020, 15 April 2020.
IJCLR 2020: 9-11 Sept. 2020.

Sister conference: KR 2020, the 17th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation & Reasoning (https://kr2020.inf.unibz.it/), which will take place from 12 to 18 Sept. 2020 in Rhodes, Greece.

The IJCLR 2020 organizing committee:

Nikos Katzouris, National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Greece
Alexander Artikis, University of Piraeus, Greece
George Paliouras, National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Greece
Luc De Raedt, KU Leuven, Belgium
Artur d’Avila Garcez, City University of London, UK
Ute Schmid, University of Bamberg, Germany
Sebastijan Dumančić, KU Leuven, Belgium
Jay Pujara, University of Southern California, USA
Angelika Kimmig, Cardiff University, UK
Cèsar Ferri, Universitat Politènica de València, Spain

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