Call for Papers

We invite papers related to the topic of Interactive Machine Learning, i.e. learning algorithms that solve problems by interacting with and/or using information from humans. Some of the key research questions in this field include:

  • How do we address the representation gap that exists between the agent's and human's world?
  • How can the agent learn from humans when the information can be noisy and non-stationary?
  • How do we design systems that maximize ease of human interaction and solution accuracy?
  • How should the agent combine information from multiple sources?
  • How can the agent and human collaborate to solve problems?
  • What theoretical guarantees can we provide for IML algorithms and under what assumptions?
  • How do we evaluate interactive learning systems? What are the error metrics that should be used?

We encourage papers that provide deeper insight into these questions as well as other challenges researchers face when applying IML. We also invite submissions that explore novel/promising applications of IML like robotics, virtual agents, online education, dialog systems, health care, security, transportation and others.

Relevant submission topic areas include (but are not limited to):
  • Supervised and semi-supervised learning
  • Learning by demonstration and imitation learning
  • Reinforcement learning with human interaction
  • Interactive robot learning
  • Active learning and preference learning
  • Bayesian methods
  • Personalized and teachable agents
  • Transparency and feedback in ML
  • Evaluation of interactive systems
  • Intelligent interaction methodology
  • Modeling people and their intentions
  • Computational models of human teaching
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Human-in-the-loop intelligent systems

We seek broad participation from researchers in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science, Robotics, Intelligent Interface Design, Adaptive Systems and related fields.

Submission Instructions

Authors are invited to submit long papers (6 pages for main text and 1 page for references) or short papers (3 pages for main text and 1 page for references) on research relevant to the theme of the workshop. The papers should be formatted according to IJCAI formatting guidelines and submitted as a PDF document. All submissions are handled electronically through EasyChair.

Papers will be subject to a single-blind peer review, i.e. authors can keep their names and affiliations on their submitted papers. Papers will be evaluated based on originality, technical soundness, clarity and significance. Accepted papers will be presented as talks and/or posters at the workshop.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: April 18th 2016 April 25th 2016 (Extended)
Notification of acceptance: May 18th 2016 May 24th 2016
Camera-ready submission deadline: June 8th 2016
IML workshop at IJCAI 2016 in NYC: July 9th 2016