Call for Papers

Mining and Learning with Graphs (MLG 2006)

to be held with ECML/PKDD 2006 in Berlin, Germany

Graphs are a very popular representation in mathematics, computer science, engineering disciplines, and other natural sciences. This workshop concentrates on learning from graphs and its subclasses such as - but not limited to - trees, sequences, strings, ...

The primary goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on various aspects of mining and learning with graphs. We encourage submissions on

  • algorithmic aspects of,
  • theoretical aspects of,
  • open problems in,
  • novel or otherwise interesting applications of,
  • evaluative studies of, and
  • open problems in

the following -- non-exclusive -- list of topics

  • kernels and distances for graphs,
  • graph-structured output spaces,
  • frequent graph mining,
  • learning with generative graph models; compact (e.g., intensional) representations; and graph transformations, grammars, or matchings,
  • theoretical aspects of learning from graphs,
  • probabilistic modelling of graphs, and
  • graph-based approaches to transductive and semi-supervised learning.

Submissions may be up to 12 pages for full papers or up to 4 pages for short papers (in pdf format complying with the LNCS style). Additionally to original and not previously published papers, this year we will also consider a small number of papers with strong impact on MLG that have been published in a different community or outside Europe. Selected papers will be encouraged to submit to a special issue journal or book on MLG'06.

This year a PASCAL paper prize will be awarded to an outstanding paper submitted to the workshop. This award honors the author(s) of a paper of exceptional merit dealing with one (or different) subjects related to the workshop. The recipient(s) of the PASCAL prize will receive 500 Euros (to be split amongst the authors of the winning paper).

Paper submission deadline: June 28th, 2006 July 5th, 2006
Paper acceptance notification: July 26th, 2006
Paper camera-ready deadline: August 9th, 2006
Workshop: September 18th, 2006
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