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30th International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming, ILP2020 @ IJCLR


Inductive Logic Programming (ILP) is a subfield of machine learning, focusing on learning logical representations from relational data. The ILP conference series, started in 1991, is the premier international forum for learning from structured or semi-structured relational data, multi-relational learning and data mining. Originally focusing on the induction of logic programs, over the years it has expanded its research horizon significantly and welcomes contributions to all aspects of learning in logic, statistical relational learning, graph and tree mining, learning in other (non-propositional) logic-based knowledge representation frameworks, exploring intersections to statistical learning and other probabilistic approaches.


Call for Papers


We solicit submissions in all areas of learning in logic and multi-relational data mining. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Theory of ILP, foundations of logical & relational learning, computational learning theory.
  • Learning in various logical representations and formalisms, such as logic programming & answer set programming, first-order & higher-order logic, description logic & ontologies.
  • Statistical relational learning, including structure/parameter learning for probabilistic logic languages, relational probabilistic graphical models, kernel-based methods, neural- symbolic learning.
  • Meta-interpretative learning & predicate invention.
  • Semi-supervised & unsupervised relational learning.
  • Methods for scaling-up ILP, parallel & distributed relational learning.
  • Incremental & online relational learning, learning from data streams.
  • Applications of ILP.
We solicit four types of submissions:

  1. Long papers, describing original mature work containing appropriate experimental evaluation and/or representing a self-contained theoretical contribution. Accepted long paper submissions will be split in regular papers, accepted for appearing in Springer LNAI conference proceedings, and up-and-coming papers, accepted for appearing in Sun SITE Central Europe CEUR Workshop proceedings, depending on the maturity of the submitted work. Regular papers will be assigned a long time slot for presentation, while up-and-coming papers will be assigned a shorter time slot for presentation. Regular and up-and-coming papers must not exceed 15 pages, including references.
  2. Short papers, describing original work in progress, presenting preliminary results, brief accounts of original ideas, and other relevant work of potentially high scientific interest but not yet qualifying for the long paper category. Accepted short papers will be assigned a reduced time slot for presentation and will be published in CEUR proceedings. Short papers must not exceed 7 pages, including references.
  3. Late-breaking abstracts, describing ideas and proposals that the authors would like to present at the conference. Submissions will be accepted/rejected on the grounds of relevance. Accepted works will be assigned a reduced time slot and will be published on the conference website but will not appear in the conference proceedings. Late-breaking abstracts must not exceed 4 pages, including references.
  4. Recently published papers relevant to the ILP topics, or papers recently accepted for publication by a first-class conference such as ECML/PKDD, ICML, KDD, ICDM, AAAI, IJCAI, etc. or journal such as MLJ, DMKD, JMLR etc. These will be accepted/rejected on the grounds of relevance and quality of the original publication venue. Authors of accepted papers will be assigned a reduced time slot for presentation. Accepted papers of this type will not appear in the conference proceedings, however a link to the original work will be inserted in CEUR.
Submissions of long papers and short papers (categories 1 and 2) must not have been published or be under review for a journal or for another conference with published proceedings.

Authors of accepted papers will have the opportunity to present their papers during the joint poster sessions. At least one of the authors of accepted papers/late-breaking abstracts must register for the conference and present their work.


Paper submission


Submissions will be handled by EasyChair. The submission web page is currently closed and will open no earlier than April 10 2020.

Submissions must be in Springer LNCS format, according to the Springer LNCS author instructions. Already published papers should be submitted in their original format and the authors should indicate the original publication venue.


Publication


Regular papers will be included in the conference proceedings, to be published by Springer Verlag in the “Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence” (LNAI) Series. Regular papers must not exceed 15 pages including references.

Up-and-coming and short papers will be included in the Late Breaking Papers proceedings, to be published by Sun SITE Central Europe CEUR Workshop proceedings. Up-and-coming papers must not exceed 15 pages including references, while short papers must not exceed 7 pages including references.

Late-breaking abstracts will be published on the conference website but will not be included in the conference proceedings. Given their nature of preliminary proposals, they must be up to 4 pages including references.

A link to already published papers will be included in the Late Breaking Papers CEUR proceedings.


Journal Track


Authors are invited to submit high-quality work at IJCLR’s journal track on Learning & Reasoning, supported by the Machine Learning Journal. The journal track has two cut-off dates: Feb. 15 2020 and April 15 2020 April 20 2020 (extended). Accepted papers will be presented to IJCLR 2020 and published at the Machine Learning Journal special issue on Learning & Reasoning. More details, including formatting and submission guidelines, may be found at the journal track’s CfP.


Important dates


  • Abstract submission (long & short papers): May 25 2020
  • Paper submission (long & short papers): May 29 2020
  • Authors notification: July 3 2020
  • Late-breaking abstracts & already published papers submission: July 13 2020
  • Late-breaking abstracts & already published papers notification: July 17 2020
  • Journal track 1st cut-off date: February 15 2020
  • Journal track 2nd cut-off date: April 15 2020 April 20 2020 (extended)
The deadline on each of these dates is midnight, Central European Summer Time (UTC + 2)


Program Committee


Program Chairs

Nikos Katzouris, NCSR “Demokritos”
Alexander Artikis, University of Pireaus & NCSR “Demokritos”

Program Committee Members (Tentative)

Dalal Alrajeh, Imperial College London,UK
Elena Bellodi, University of Ferrara, Italy
Krysia Broda, Imperial College London, UK
Rui Camacho, University of Porto, Portugal
Giuseppe Cota, University of Ferrara, Italy
Vítor Santos Costa, University of Porto, Portugal
Andrew Cropper, University of Oxford, UK
James Cussens, University of York, UK
Saso Dzeroski, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Nicola Fanizzi, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Nuno A. Fonseca, EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK
Katsumi Inoue, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Nobuhiro Inuzuka, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Nobuhiro Inuzuka, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Nicolas Lachiche, University of Strasbourg, France
Mark Law, Imperial College London, UK
Francesca Lisi, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Suresh Manandhar, University of York, UK
Aline Paes, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Stassa Patsantzis, Imperial College London, UK
Jan Ramon, INRIA, France
Fabrizio Riguzzi, University of Ferrara, Italy
Alessandra Russo, Imperial College London, UK
Ashwin Srinivasan, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India
Tomoyuki Uchida, Hiroshima City University
Christel Vrain, University of Orléans, France
Stefan Wrobel, Fraunhofer IAIS & University of Bonn, Germany
Gerson Zaverucha, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Filip Železný, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Riccardo Zese, University of Ferrara, Italy

Past Conferences


ILP 2019, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
ILP 2018, Ferrara, Italy
ILP 2017, Orléans, France
ILP 2016, London, UK
ILP 2015, Kyoto, Japan
ILP 2014, Nancy, France
ILP 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
ILP 2012, Dubrovnik, Croatia
ILP 2011, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park, United Kingdom
ILP 2010, Firenze, Italy
ILP 2009, Leuven, Belgium
ILP 2008, Prague, Czech Republic
ILP 2007, Corvallis, Oregon, USAc
ILP 2006, Santiago, Spain
ILP 2005, Bonn, Germany
ILP 2004, Porto, Portugal
ILP 2003, Szeged, Hungary
ILP 2002, Sydney, Australia
ILP 2001, Strasbourg, France
ILP 2000, London, UK
ILP 1999, Bled, Slovenia
ILP 1998, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
ILP 1997, Prague, Czech Republic
ILP 1996, Stockholm, Sweden
ILP 1995, Leuven, Belgium
ILP 1994, Bonn, Germany
ILP 1993, Bled, Slovenia
ILP 1992, Tokyo, Japan
ILP 1991, Viana do Castelo, Portugal