Call For Papers: The Tenth International Workshop on Learning Classifier Systems (IWLCS 2007)

Call for Papers for IWLCS 2007

The Tenth International Workshop on Learning Classifier Systems (IWLCS 2007) will be held in London, UK, July 7-8, 2007 during the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2007), July 7-11, 2007.

Since Learning Classifier Systems (LCSs) were introduced by John H. Holland as a way of applying evolutionary computation to machine learning problems, the LCS paradigm has broadened greatly into a framework encompassing many representations, rule discovery mechanisms, and credit assignment schemes. Current LCS applications range from data mining, to automated innovation, and to the on-line control of cognitive systems. LCS is a very active area of research that encompasses various system approaches. Wilson’s accuracy-based XCS system has received the highest attention and gained the highest reputation.

LCSs are benefiting from recent advances in machine learning, and reinforcement learning in particular, as well as in evolutionary computation. Novel insights in these two areas are continuously integrated into the LCS framework.

We invite submissions which discuss recent developments in all areas of research on, and applications of, Learning Classifier Systems. IWLCS is the event that brings together most of the core researchers in classifier systems. Moreover, a free introductory tutorial on LCSs is presented at GECCO 2007. The IWLCS workshop gives the opportunity also to researchers interested in LCS to get an impression of the current research directions in the field.

Submissions and Publication

There are two ways to submit papers (deadline March 16, 2007):

  1. short papers (up to 4 pages in ACM format) or
  2. full papers (up to 20 pages in Springer format)

All accepted papers may be presented orally at IWLCS. Accepted short papers will appear in the GECCO workshop volume. Proceedings of the workshop will be published on CD-ROM, and distributed at the conference. Authors of short papers will be invited after the workshop to submit revised (full) papers for publication in the post-workshop proceedings, in Springer LNCS/LNAI book series.

Accepted full papers will be published in the post-workshop proceedings. Authors of accepted full papers will be asked to provide a shorter 4-pages version for publication in the GECCO 2007 workshop proceedings.

The normal route is for authors to submit short papers and produce full papers after IWLCS for the post-workshop proceedings, incorporating feedback from reviewers and delegates. All submissions will be peer reviewed. Reviews of short papers will be mainly to provide feedback to enable the production of an improved full paper.

All papers should be submitted in PDF format and e-mailed to:

Important dates

  • Paper submission deadline: Friday, March 16, 2007
  • Notification to authors: Friday, March 30, 2007
  • GECCO camera-ready material: by Wednesday, April 11, 2007
  • Conference registration: Wednesday, April 11, 2007
  • Workshop date: 7th or 8th July
  • Extended paper submissions for LNCS/LNAI post-workshop proceedings: early fall 2007
  • Notification of acceptance: late fall 2007
  • LNCS/LNAI camera ready material: winter 2007/08


Organizing Commitee

Advisory Committee

For more information please check here.

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