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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


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,



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),


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


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


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:


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)


Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) http://www.nwo.nl

Dutch research school for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS)

http://www.siks.nl/ Centre for Telematics and Information Technology