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Proceedings of Machine Learning Research (vol. 73)

AMBN 2017

Over the last few decades, graphical models such as Bayesian and Markov networks have become an increasingly popular AI approach. In this workshop we explore methodologies for enhancing the effectiveness of graphical models including modeling, reasoning, model selection, logic-probability relations, and causality. The exploration of methodologies is complemented discussions of practical considerations for applying graphical models in real world settings, covering concerns like scalability, incremental learning, parallelization, and so on.

The conference this year seeks novel contributions not just to Bayesian networks but to graphical models, and provides further discussion on theory and applicaions in a wider community such as over Asia and over the world. To this end, we invited several leading researchers to give talks, and construct a program committee each member of which can distinguish high-quality papers from others.

Besides that there are many excellent researchers in Japan, JPY is now the cheapest against the other currencies, and you may find something exciting there. Visit Kyoto and attend AMBN 2017!


The conference proceedings will be published in the proceedings track of the Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR).

Besides the JMLR proceedings, all the papers will be suggested for publication of a special issue in Behaviormetrika, a Springer journal (the paper should be reviewed and contain additional new results (30% more) from the JMLR proceedings version), a Springer journal (the content shoud be added at least 30% more compared to the JMLR proceedings version). The special issue wll publish those papers as fast as possible.

JMLR Behaviometrika

Important dates

Deadline for paper submissions June 18, 2017 July 2, 2017
Notification of acceptanceJuly 15, 2017 August 2, 2017
Final versions dueJuly 31, 2017 August 16, 2017
Workshop datesSeptember 20-22, 2017
Special issue at Springer Behaviormetrika (optional) due October 31, 2017 November 15, 2017


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