Benelearn 2008 - May 19-20 - Spa (Belgium)



Benelearn is the annual machine learning conference of Belgium and The Netherlands. It serves as a forum for researchers to exchange ideas, present recent work, and foster collaboration in the broad field of Machine Learning and its applications.

Benelearn 2008 will be organised by the Systems and Modeling and Bioinformatics and Modeling research units of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and GIGA-Research of the University of Liège. The conference will take place on May 19-20, in the Solcress seminar center, at walking distance from the center of the city of Spa located in the Belgian Ardennes.

Contributions are now being invited that are relevant to machine learning and related disciplines in a broad sense.


Please find the complete Benelearn 2008 program here and proceedings


Topics include, but are not limited to :

Kernel Methods Bayesian Networks
Statistical Learning Reinforcement Learning
Computational Learning Theory Evolutionary Computation
Neural Networks Decision Trees
Inductive Learning Inductive Logic Programming
Knowledge Discovery in Databases Data Mining
Computational models of Human Learning Scientific Discovery
Multi-strategy Learning Hybrid Learning Systems
Learning for Multi-Agent Systems Learning in Dynamic Domains
Web/Link Mining Text Mining
Case-based Learning Meta-Learning
Learning and Ubiquitous Computing Robot Learning
Language Learning Learning for Language, Speech
Learning in Bioinformatics Learning in Computer Vision
Applications ...



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Pierre Geurts (
Raphaël Marée (


Program Committee


H. Blockeel, K.U. Leuven
G. Bontempi, U.L. Bruxelles
W. Daelemans, Universiteit Antwerpen
P. Dupont, U.C. Louvain
D. Ernst, Université de Liège
A. Feelders, Universiteit Utrecht
P. Geurts, Université de Liège
B. Goethals, Univ. Antwerpen
T. Heskes, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen
B. Kappen, Radboud Univ. Nijmegen
J. Kok, Universiteit Leiden
B. Manderick, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
R. Marée, Université de Liège
B. de Moor, K.U. Leuven
M. van Otterlo, Universiteit Twente
J. Piater, Université de Liège
L. de Raedt, K.U. Leuven
J. Ramon, K.U. Leuven
Y. Saeys, Universiteit Gent
R. Sepulchre, Université de Liège
M. van Someren, University of Amsterdam
A. Siebes, Universiteit Utrecht
E. Smirnov, Universiteit Maastricht
K. Van Steen, Université de Liège
J. Suykens, K.U. Leuven
A. van den Bosch, Universiteit Tilburg
K. VanHoof, Universiteit Hasselt
M. Verleysen, U.C. Louvain
P. Vitanyi, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica
L. Wehenkel, Université de Liège




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