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EWRL 2015 : European Workshop on Reinforcement Learning


Conference Series : European Workshop on Reinforcement Learning
When Jul 10, 2015 - Jul 11, 2015
Where Lille
Submission Deadline May 1, 2015
Notification Due May 10, 2015

Call For Papers

Key Facts:

EWRL 2015: The 12th European Workshop on Reinforcement Learning
Location: Lille, France (2-days ICML workshop)

Submission Deadline: May 1
Notification: May 10
Workshop: July 10-11

Proceedings published in the Proceedings of Machine Learning Research (the JMLR W&C series)


Organizers: Alessandro Lazaric, Mohammad Ghavamzadeh, Remi Munos

Reinforcement learning's (RL) objective is to develop agents able to learn optimal policies in unknown environments by trial-and-error and with limited supervision. Recent developments in exploration-exploitation, online learning, planning, and representation learning are making RL more and more appealing to real-world applications, with promising results in challenging domains such as recommendation systems, computer games, and robotics.

The 12th edition of EWRL will be co-located with the ICML workshops and it will serve as a forum to discuss the state-of-the-art and future research directions and opportunities for the growing field of RL. We intend to make this an exciting event not only for the European RL community but also international researchers from related areas with many opportunities to share new knowledge and encourage collaborative work. Beyond traditional topics, we will encourage discussions on representation learning, risk-averse learning, apprenticeship and transfer learning, and practical applications.

We are calling for papers from the entire reinforcement learning spectrum, with the option of either 2-page short papers or longer 8-page JMLR format research papers. We will publish selected papers in the prestigious Proceedings of Machine Learning Research (the JMLR W&C series). Double submissions are allowed but must be clearly indicated. However in the event that an EWRL paper is accepted to another conference proceedings or journal, it will not be reprinted in the official EWRL proceedings. The paper would still be considered, however, for acceptance and presentation at EWRL.

We encourage submissions from a range of topics including (but not limited to):

- Exploration-exploitation dilemma
- Multi-armed bandit problems
- Large scale reinforcement learning
- Function approximation
- Policy search
- Actor-critic methods
- RL theory
- Application to robotics
- Online learning
- Robust learning
- Risk-averse learning
- Safe learning
- Adversarial MDPs
- Representation learning
- Apprenticeship learning
- Transfer and multi-task learning
- Multi-agent RL
- Real-world applications
- RL benchmark problems
- Interesting negative results (theoretical or empirical)
- Open problems

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Tom Dietterich (Oregon State University)
Marcus Hutter (Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
David Silver (Google Deep Mind)

We will soon announce two more keynote speakers.

Submission deadline: May 1, 2015
Page limit: 2-page short papers, 8-page regular papers, double submission from ICML.
Paper format: JMLR W&C
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