13th International Conference on Machine Learning
Bari, Italy, July 3-6, 1996
Early Registration Deadline is May 24, 1996 Hotel Reservation Deadline is May 24, 1996 (As the city of Bari has recently decided to host, in the same week of the conference, the World Youth Games, it is highly recommended to reserve your rooms as soon as possible. The 13th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML'96) will be held in Bari, Italy, during July 3-6,1996, with informal workshops on July 3rd. The conference will include presentation of refereed papers, and three invited lectures by: * Heikki Mannila (University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland) * Andrew Moore (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA) * Vladimir Vapnik (AT&T Research, Murray Hill, NJ) Please note that the 9th Conference on Computational Learning Theory (COLT-96) will be also held in Italy, precisely in Desenzano sul Garda, on June 28th-July 1st, 1996. We offer reduced registration fees to attendees who register for both conferences. This preliminary announcement, which omits the final technical program, is being provided so that travel arrangements can be made as early as possible. An updated announcement, including the technical program, will be distributed sometime in April.
Location Bari (450.000 inhabitants) is the capital of Apulia (or Puglia in Italian), one of the most active regions in Southern Italy. Apulia is characterized by the presence of both plains and hills and extended contact with the sea. Apulia faces both Adriatic and Ionian seas, and this factor determines its climate, characterized by the long, pleasant, airy summers typical of the central Mediterranean areas. Its coast stretches for 800 kilometers. Bari is certainly one of the busiest meeting points in Southern Italy. The old part of the town, dating back to the Middle Age, is particularly interesting for its architecture and traditions, while the new part is a modern business city. Bari's surroundings present some of the most interesting historical and touristic sites in Southern Italy. How to reach Bari Bari is accessible by air, train and car. Traveling by air, Bari is connected to Rome (1 h) and Milan (1.20 h), by means of direct flights to/from Bari's Palese Airport. Traveling by train, Bari is directly connected to Naples (4-5 h), Rome (6-7 h), Bologna (7-9 h), Milan (9-11 h), Turin (12 h) and Venice (10 h). Traveling by car, Bari is served by two highways, namely A16, which links Bari to Rome, and A14 (Adriatic line) which links Bari to Bologna. Bologna can be easily reached from all cities in Northern Italy. Climate Bari enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate common to the whole of Southern Italy. There is very little rain during the summer months (the average annual rainfall is between 500 and 700 mm), and average temperatures are 25-26 degrees (Centigrades) with long stable periods of fine warm weather. Registration Please complete the attached registration form, and return it with payment for the full amount. The early registration (postmark) deadline is May 24, 1996 (Registration must be received by this date in order to qualify for the discounted rate). Registration fees include admission to all the technical sessions (including the workshops), one copy of the conference proceedings, conference kit, lunches on July 4-6 for the conference registrants, and also the lunch on July 3rd for the registrants to both the conference and to at least one workshop. Please notice that the student registration fees only include admission to the technical sessions and one copy of the proceedings. In order to have the printed Notes of the workshops, additional Lit. 15,000 are required for each set of notes. Housing Please complete the attached hoter reservation form. Special rates for the conference are guaranteed for reservation arrived in Bari no later than May 24, 1996. As the city of Bari has recently decided to host, in the same week of the conference, the World Youth Games, it is higly recommended to reserve your rooms as soon as possible. Meals During July 3-6 the lunch are included in the conference registration fees.