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SSML 2015 : AERFAI/INIT Summer School on Machine Learning


When Jun 22, 2015 - Jun 26, 2015
Where Benicassim (Spain)
Submission Deadline May 15, 2015
Notification Due May 15, 2015
Final Version Due May 15, 2015
Categories    machine learning   data mining   artificial intelligence   pattern recognition

Call For Papers

Call for Participation (apologies for multiple copies)

AERFAI/INIT Summer School on Machine Learning
Benicássim, June 22-26, 2015



The INIT/AERFAI Summer School on Machine Learning is organized by the Institute of New Imaging Technologies (INIT) of the University Jaume I of Castellón, and co-sponsored by the Spanish Association of Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis (AERFAI). The focus of this Summer School is to study fundamental and advanced methods aimed at discovering new challenges and trends of Machine Learning, Data Analysis and Data Mining, from theory to practice. This event is open to graduate students, researchers and professionals who are interested in learning or refreshing their knowledge about this exciting field.

The Summer School is organized as a five-days intensive course to be held June 22-26, 2015 in Benicàssim (Spain). Leading experts in their respective areas shall give each tutorial, which may be accompanied with a practice session and/or demos in order for participants to gain a better understanding of the theory. There will also be a non-formal poster session in which the participants can present their current works and interact with their scientific peers. The best poster will be awarded with a prize.


Feature selection and hypothesis testing for high-dimensional data
Dr. Gavin Brown – University of Manchester (UK)

Graphical models and time series
Dr. David Barber – University College London (UK)

Deep learning
Dr. Bernardete Ribeiro – University of Coimbra (Portugal)

Data mining methods for big data preprocessing
Prof. Francisco Herrera – University of Granada (Spain)

Classifier ensembles
Prof. Ludmila I. Kuncheva – Bangor University (UK)

Streaming big data analytics
Prof. Minos Garofalakis – Technical University of Crete (Greece)

Statistical analysis of Machine Learning experiments
Dr. Janez Demšar – University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Philosophical aspects of Machine Learning
Prof. Marcello Pelillo – University of Venice (Italy)


Prof. J. Salvador Sánchez, Local Chair,
Prof. Filiberto Pla, Director of the INIT,


Fees for the AERFAI/INIT School 2015 are as follows:

AERFAI members - Early registration (by May 15, 2015): Full ... 350 Euros / Student ... 300 Euros / One-day ... 100 Euros
AERFAI members - Late registration (after May 15, 2015): Full ... 400 Euros / Student ... 350 Euros / One-day ... 125 Euros
Non-members - Early registration (by May 15, 2015): Full ... 550 Euros / Student ... 450 Euros / One-day ... 150 Euros
Non-members - Late registration (after May 15, 2015): Full ... 600 Euros / Student ... 500 Euros / One-day ... 175 Euros

Full and student registrations cover attendance to all lectures, handling material, coffee breaks, five lunches, trip and gala dinner. The one-day registration allows access to the lecture of the day chosen, handling material, coffee breaks and one lunch. Information about the process of payment will be announced at the web site..


AERFAI/INIT School 2015 will be held at Hotel Intur Bonaire and Hotel Intur Orange in Benicássim. The hotels are located 200 meters from one of the best fine sandy beaches in Benicássim at the Mediterranean coast. It is 10 minutes from the city of Castellón and the train station, while the Valencia airport is 45 minutes by car.


Participants will have a special group rate at Hotel Intur Bonaire and Hotel Intur Orange as well as other hotels very close to the AERFAI/INIT School 2015 venue. More information about reservation is available at the web site.


AERFAI/INIT School 2015
Dept. Llenguatges i Sistemes Informátics
Universitat Jaume I
Av. Vicent Sos Baynat, s/n
12071 Castellón de la Plana (Spain)
Tel. +34 964728348 / +34 964728350 / +34 964728727
Fax +34 964728730

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