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Benelearn 2005

Call for Participation

Benelearn 2005

Annual Machine Learning Conference of Belgium and the Netherlands
February 17 - 18, 2005
University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Early Registration deadline: February 1st

With support from NWO, SIKS, CTIT and Senter-IOP


Benelearn is the annual machine learning conference of Belgium and the Netherlands. It serves as a forum to exchange ideas and present recent work.

Technical Program includes 2 invited talks:

  • Probabilistic Logic Learning and Reasoning by K. Kersting (Machine Learning Lab, University of Freiburg, Germany)
  • Challenges in Multimodal Processing by S. Bengio (IDIAP, Martigny, Switserland)


List of accepted papers:

  • Amplifying the Block Matrix Structure for Spectral Clustering Igor Fischer and Jan Poland Saarland University, Germany IDSIA, Manno (Lugano), Switzerland
  • Evolving Neural Networks for Forest Fire Control Marco Wiering, Filippo Mignogna and Bernard Maassen Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Experiments with Relational Neural Networks Werner Uwents and Hendrik Blockeel Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Assessment of SVM Reliability for Microarrays Data Analysis Andrea Malossini, Enrico Blanzieri and Raymond T. Ng University of Trento,
    Italy University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Speaker Prediction based on Head Orientations Rutger Rienks, Ronald Poppe and Mannes Poel University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Strong Asymptotic Assertions for Discrete MDL in Regression and Classification Jan Poland and Marcus Hutter IDSIA, Manno (Lugano), Switzerland
  • Detecting Deviation in Multinomially Distributed Data Jan Peter Patist Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Monotone Constraints in Frequent Tree Mining Jeroen De Knijf and Ad Feelders Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Best-Response Play in Partially Observable Card Games Frans Oliehoek, Matthijs Spaan and Nikos Vlassis University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Master Algorithms for Active Experts Problems based on Increasing Loss Values Jan Poland and Marcus Hutter IDSIA, Manno (Lugano), Switzerland
  • Maximizing Expected Utility in Coevolutionary Search Edwin de Jong Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Reliability yields Information Gain Ida Sprinkhuizen-Kuyper, Evgueni Smirnov and Georgi Nalbantov University of Maastricht, The Netherlands Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Facial Expression Analysis using Multi-layer Perceptrons Michal Sindlar and Marco Wiering Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Reinforcement Learning using Optimistic Process Filtered Models Funlade Sunmola and Jeremy Wyatt University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


The registration form and further information can be found at the conference website: http://hmi.ewi.utwente.nl/conference/benelearn2005

The Organizing Comittee:
Martijn van Otterlo (University of Twente, the Netherlands) Mannes Poel (University of Twente, the Netherlands) Anton Nijholt (University of Twente, the Netherlands)