Call for Workshop Proposals
International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-2001)

The ICML-2001 Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops to be held at the Eighteenth International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-2001). ICML-2001 workshops will be held on the first day of the conference, June 28, at Williams College, the scenic site of all ICML-2001 events. Workshop proposals should be submitted as outlined below.

ICML workshops provide organizers and participants with an opportunity to focus intensively on a specific topic within machine learning. Often, workshops concentrate on an emerging topic of technical interest (e.g., hierarchical reinforcement learning), a unique area of application for machine learning technologies (e.g., machine learning for genetics), or a community-wide issue that deserves specialized attention (e.g., machine learning and privacy).


Workshop proposals should provide sufficient information to evaluate the quality and importance of the topic, the goals of the workshop, and the size of the interested community. Proposals should identify one or more chairs and several other individuals willing to serve on an organizing committee and assist with publicity and reviewing.

Proposals should be 2-4 pages and contain at least the following information:

Important Dates

Dec. 11, 2000 Proposals due
Dec. 18, 2000 Notification
Jan. 15, 2001 Publicity material due
Mar. 26, 2001 Written materials due
Apr. 09, 2001 Notification to participants
May. 14, 2001 Working notes due
Jun. 28, 2001 Workshop held

Proposals will be reviewed by the workshop chair and members of the organizing committee. Please submit three hard copies or an electronic copy (plain text or PostScript) to the workshop chair. Proposals should be submitted to:

David Jensen
Department of Computer Science
140 Governor's Drive
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
Tel: 413-545-9677
Fax: 413-545-1249

Additional Information

For additional information, see the web site for the conference:

which will provide additional details as they become available. If you have questions about ICML-2001, please send electronic mail to