This workshop aims to offer a meeting opportunity for academics and industry-related researchers, belonging to the various communities of Computational Intelligence, Machine Learning, Experimental Design and Data Mining to discuss new areas of active and incremental learning, and to bridge the gap between data acquisition or experimentation and model building. How active sampling, incremental learning and data acquisition, can contribute towards the design and modelling of highly intelligent autonomous learning systems?

Example 1: Imagine a simple problem which is to supervise a node in a telecommunication network using a binary classifier. The first step is to train incrementally (and perhaps using active learning) the classifier using a data stream and then to maintain this classifier without any “human” interaction. The classifier has to be completely autonomous. Papers which will propose new elements to go to this direction will be in the scope of the workshop.

Example 2: The diachronic analysis of a large and evolving information source for detecting stable, emerging or vanishing topics could be done with the help of clustering methods. However, to provide satisfying detection accuracy, the exploited methods must altogether deal with the plasticity stability dilemma and be able to manage an evolving data description space. Paper that will propose efficient solutions that respect these constraints will be also in the scope of the workshop.

Topics of interest to the workshop include (but are not limited to):
  • Experimental Design
  • Active Learning
  • Autonomous Learning
  • Incremental Learning
  • Autonomous intelligent systems
  • On-line learning
  • Novelty and Drift Detection
  • Adaptive clustering methods
  • Case Studies of AIL Learning (railway stations, airport, bank branches, etc)
  • Autonomous Robots

Importantes dates:
  • 28 May 2012: Workshop paper submission deadline    4 June 2012 (extended dead line): Workshop paper submission deadline
  • 28 Jun 2012:  02 Jul 2012 : Notification of acceptance
  • 15 Jul 2012  25 Jul 2012 : Camera-ready version deadline
  • August 27 (Afternoon) , 2012: Workshop