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Call for Papers


Conference/Workshop Track


Each conference/workshop participating in IJCLR 2020 solicits paper submissions on the topics of its interest. All accepted papers will be presented at IJCLR. Submission guidelines, proceedings etc. will adhere to each conference/workshop’s tradition, follow the links below for more information.

Common submission date for conference workshops papers: May 29 2020.

ILP call for papers.

NeSy call for papers.

StarAI call for papers.

IP call for papers.


Journal Track



In addition to conference/workshop paper submissions it is our great pleasure to announce an open call for a Machine Learning Journal (MLJ) special issue on Learning and Reasoning. Accepted papers will be presented at IJCLR 2020 and published at the MLJ Special Issue on Learning & Reasoning.

We solicit submissions on all aspects of Learning and Reasoning, on all topics where machine learning is combined with machine reasoning or knowledge representation.

Authors are invited to submit novel, high-quality work that has neither appeared in, nor is under consideration for publication by other journals or conferences.

The editorial team will be aiming for a turn-around time of 10-12 weeks for most submissions.

The journal track has two cut-off dates: Feb. 15 2020 and April 15 2020 April 20 2020 (extended).

All papers will be reviewed following standard reviewing procedures for Machine Learning. Papers must be prepared in accordance to the Journal guidelines: http://www.springer.com/10994. A full range of general questions about submissions to Springer journals can be found here: https://www.springer.com/gp/authors-editors/journal-author. Manuscripts must be submitted to: http://MACH.edmgr.com. An article is submitted to this special issue by choosing “S.I. LR 2020” as the article type.

The Learning & Reasoning special issue replaces the MLJ special issue on Inductive Logic Programming (S.I.: ILP 2020).
Papers planned to be submitted to S.I. ILP 2020, should therefore be submitted to the S.I. LR 2020.

Articles should preferably be no longer than 20 pages. Submissions exceeding this length will not be given priority during reviews and will be under review for a longer period but will still be considered for the special track.

The Special Issue Guest Editors:

Nikos Katzouris, National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Greece
Alexander Artikis, University of Piraeus, 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