Call for Tutorial Proposals
International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-2002)

The ICML-2002 Organizing Committee invites proposals for tutorials to be presented at the Nineteenth International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-2002). ICML-2002 tutorials will be held on the first day of the conference, 9 Jluy, at the University of New South Wales, the site of all ICML events. Anyone interested in presenting a tutorial at the conference should submit a proposal as outlined below.

ICML tutorials will provide conference participants with an opportunity to learn about important advances in the science and practice of machine learning. Tutorials will cover both recent advances that are of broad interest, and more mature topics that may be unfamiliar to a significant portion of the field. Tutorials are included in the registration fees of all participants, and will be an integral part of the conference. Each tutorial will last two hours.


We seek tutorial proposals on core techniques and areas of knowledge that should be broadly known within the machine learning community. We are interested in tutorials that summarize recent technical advances in a core area of machine learning or that summarize techniques recently introduced from other fields. We are also interested in tutorials that educate the community about more mature techniques from machine learning and statistics that are still unfamiliar to part of the community. Finally, we are interested in tutorials that present basic knowledge necessary to bridge the gap between machine learning and another field of science that could offer unique technical insights or opportunities for innovative applications of machine learning.


Proposals should provide sufficient information to evaluate the quality and importance of the topic, the likely quality of the presentation materials, and the speakers' teaching ability. We encourage tutorials taught by two-person teams because the added perspective of a second presenter can provide richer, more balanced coverage of an area.

Proposals should be 3-5 pages long and contain at least the following information:

Submission Deadlines

1 March 2002 Proposals due
15 March 2002 Notification of acceptance
29 March 2002 Abstracts due
31 May 2002 Tutorial notes due

Proposals will be reviewed by the tutorial chair and members of the organizing committee. Please submit electronic submissions in text, PostScript, or PDF to:

Tatjana Zrimec

Additional Information

For additional information, see the conference web site:

which will provide additional details as they become available. If you have questions about ICML-2002, please send electronic mail to