[robotics-worldwide] AISTATS 2011

Geoff Gordon ggordon at cs.cmu.edu
Sun Sep 12 14:30:47 PDT 2010

AISTATS*2011 Call for Papers

Deadline: 23:59, November 1st, 2010, UTC.

Fourteenth International Conference on Artificial
Intelligence and Statistics
April 11-13, 2011, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
Colocated with the Learning Workshop

AISTATS is an interdisciplinary gathering of researchers
at the intersection of computer science, artificial
intelligence, machine learning, statistics, and related
areas.  Since its inception in 1985, the primary goal of
AISTATS has been to broaden research in these fields by
promoting the exchange of ideas among them.  We
encourage the submission of all papers which are in
keeping with this objective at www.aistats.org.

The Conference Program will include invited talks,
contributed talks, and posters.  Contributed talks and
posters will be selected via a rigorous double-blind
peer-review process.  Accepted papers will be published
in the AISTATS Conference Proceedings.

Solicited topics include, but are not limited to:
* Bayesian models and estimation (graphical models,
  causality, Gaussian processes, approximate inference,
* Non-Bayesian models and estimation (kernel methods,
  nonparametric models, statistical and computational
  learning theory, manifolds and embedding, sparsity and
  compressed sensing, ...)
* Classification, regression, density estimation,
  unsupervised and semi-supervised learning, clustering,
  topic models, ...
* Structured prediction, relational learning, logic and
* Reinforcement learning, planning, control
* Game theory, no-regret learning, multi-agent systems
* Algorithms and architectures for high-performance
  computation in AI and statistics
* Software for and applications of AI and statistics
For a more detailed list of keywords, see


We're making some changes to the typical submission and
review process for AISTATS.  The main changes are: (1) a
two-stage reviewing process with more time for the
authors to revise their papers, which will hopefully
improve the quality of the final versions; and (2)
awards for an increased number of notable papers, along
with a process for giving these papers increased
visibility and discussion, hopefully motivating authors
to submit their best work.  See the conference website
for more details: aistats.org/reviewing.php.

Electronic submission of papers is required.  Papers may
be up to 8 double-column pages in length, excluding
references; formatting and submission information will
be made available on the conference website at

Submissions will be considered if they are received by
23:59, November 1st, 2010, UTC.  See the conference
website for additional important dates:

All accepted papers will be presented at the Conference
either as contributed talks or as posters, and will be
published in the AISTATS Conference Proceedings.  Papers
for talks and posters will be treated equally in

The program chairs of AISTATS 2011 are:
   Geoff Gordon, Machine Learning Department, CMU
   David Dunson, Department of Statistical Science, Duke

A flyer for printing and posting is at:


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