[robotics-worldwide] Announcing RLDM2013: The 1st Multidisciplinary Conference on Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making

Nicholas Roy nickroy at csail.mit.edu
Mon Dec 24 13:27:39 PST 2012

                           The 1st Multidisciplinary Conference on
                    Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making
                                                    RLDM 2013

    Oct 25-27, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Over the last few decades, reinforcement learning and decision making
have been the focus of an incredible wealth of research spanning a
wide variety of fields including psychology, artificial intelligence,
machine learning, operations research, control theory, animal and
human neuroscience, economics and ethology. Key to many developments
in the field has been interdisciplinary sharing of ideas and findings,
yet there is no single conference that brings all these communities

The focus of this meeting can be broadly construed as "decision making
over time to achieve a goal". Our aim is to inaugurate a recurring
meeting characterized by the multidisciplinarity of the presenters and
attendees, with cross-disciplinary conversations and teaching and
learning being central objectives along with the dissemination of
novel theoretical and experimental results.

The first meeting will be single-track, with 8 talk sessions and 2
poster sessions over the course of 2.5 days. This meeting will consist
mostly of invited talks and contributed posters (future meetings will
concentrate on contributed talks and posters, tutorial sessions and

Please mark your calendars -- Oct 25-27, Princeton -- more
information, including a "Call for Contributions", will follow (note
that we will not publish proceedings; papers submitted to RLDM  can be
freely submitted elsewhere for publication).

Please circulate widely and encourage your students and postdocs to attend.

    Peter Dayan (UCL)
    Yael Niv (Princeton)
    Elizabeth Phelps (NYU)
    Nicholas Roy (MIT)
    Satinder Singh (U Michigan)
    Richard Sutton (Alberta)

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS (more to be announced):
     Pieter Abbeel
     Deanna Barch
     Drew Bagnell
     Craig Boutiller
     Colin Camerer
     Anne Churchland
     Jonathan Cohen
     Roshan Cools
     Nathaniel Daw
     Thomas Dietterich
     Joseph Kable
     Richard Lewis
     John O'Doherty
     Randy O’Reilly
     Joelle Pineau
     Doina Precup
     Stuart Russell
     Stefan Schaal
     Geoffrey Schoenbaum
     Daphna Shohamy
     Elke Weber

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