Special Session on Evolutionary Multiobjective Machine Learning

HAIS 08
 

Special Session on Evolutionary Multi-objective Machine Learning

Description

Many current research works have combined the global search abilities of Evolutionary Computation with Machine Learning algorithms. Most of these hybrid approaches use mono-objective fitness functions. However, many issues in Machine Learning are multi-objective in nature. For instance, in feature selection, the minimization of the number of attributes and the maximization of accuracy are conflicting goals. Also, new powerful multi-objective optimization algotithms have been developed. That is why recently, multi-objective approaches have been applied to Machine Learning problems such as: improving the generalization capabilities of learning algorithms, generating diverse classifiers for building ensembles, reducing the complexity of models for improving interpretability, multi-objective-based feature selection, clustering, etc. This special session welcomes articles on advances on evolutionary multi-objective-based Machine Learning. Papers comparing and studying the advantages and disadvantages of the multi-objective versus the mono-objective approach are also welcome.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Evolutionary multi-objective techniques for improving the generalization capabilities of machine learning algorithms
  • Evolutionary multi-objective techniques for improving interpretability of models
  • Evolutionary multi-objective feature selection
  • Evolutionary multi-objective ensemble generation
  • Empirical and/or theoretical comparisons between evolutionary mono-objective and multi-objective machine learning techniques
  • Multi-objective Genetic Programming
  • New evolutionary multi-objective algorithms speciallized in machine learning
  • Applications of evolutionary multi-objective learning

Review Process and Submission

Papers will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee. Papers accepted in the special sessions will also be published in the proceedings (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence by Springer). For submitting a paper to this special session, please visit the HAIS'09 submission web page. Please, bear in mind that there is an 8 page limit.

 

Co-Chairs at EVANNAI, Computer Science Department, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • Ricardo Aler
  • Inés M. Galván
  • José M. Valls

Contact information

  • E-mail: aler@inf.uc3m.es, igalvan@inf.uc3m.es, jvalls@inf.uc3m.es
  • Postal Address: Avenida Universidad, 30; 28911 Leganés, Madrid (SPAIN)
  • Telephone: +34916249418
  • Fax: +34916249430
  • Url: http://eva.evannai.inf.uc3m.es/?q=node/223

PC Members

  • Henrik Bostrom, School of Humanities and Informatics, University of Skövde. Sweden
  • Juan Carlos Fernandez Caballero, Computer Science and Numerical Analysis Department , Universidad de Córdoba. Spain
  • César Hervás, Computer Science and Numerical Analysis Department , Universidad de Córdoba. Spain
  • Andrew Hunter, Department of Computing and Informatics, University of Lincoln, UK
  • Pedro Isasi, Computer Science Department, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Spain
  • Yaochu Jin, Honda Research Institute Europe / Bielefeld University. Germany
  • David Quintana, Computer Science Department, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Spain
  • Peter Rockett, Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Sheffield. UK
  • Katya Roríguez-Vázquez, Ingeniería de Sistemas Computacionales y Automatización, UNAM,México.
  • El-Ghazali Talbi, INRIA Futurs / University of Lille. France
  • Yago Sáez, Computer Science Department, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Spain

Dates

  • Submission deadline extended to 14th February 2009
  • Notification of provisional acceptance: 27th February, 2009
  • Submission of final papers: 16th March, 2009
  • Early registration (special rates): 16th March, 2009
  • HAIS 2009 Conference: 10 th-12th June, 2009

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