The Tenth International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming (ILP2000)

July 24-28, 1999, London Call for Papers

ILP2000 is the tenth in a series of international conferences on Inductive Logic Programing. We are pleased to announce that ILP2000 will be coordinated with the First International Conference on Computational Logic (CL2000), a major new annual conference series bringing together the various communities of researchers who have a common interest in Computational Logic. ILP2000 and CL2000 will include an extensive joint series of invited speakers and tutorials.

ILP2000 seeks submission for its two tracks: one for conference papers and one for work in progress reports.


We encourage papers that present substantial new results in theoretical, empirical and applied research in all areas of ILP. This includes, for example, results concerning logical settings for ILP, learning in the context of higher-order logics and constraint logic programming, as well as ILP systems that use probabilistic techniques and heuristics. Submissions addressing computational logic issues in ILP are especially welcome. Contributions that describe the use of ILP approaches in areas such as natural language processing, knowledge discovery in databases, bioinformatics, intelligent agent and information retrieval are encouraged. All accepted conference papers will appear in the ILP2000 proceedings, which will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lectures Notes in Artificial Intelligence Series. It is hoped that a journal special issue will come out of selected papers in this track.


Work-in-progress reports should be high in interest and potential, but will typically contain only preliminary results and analyses. The work-in-progress track is intended to showcase promising new directions and allow feedback on preliminary work. Challenge and position papers are also suitable. We especially encourage students to submit their preliminary work. Reports accepted for this track will be presented at the conference (probably via a poster presentation) and will appear in a booklet distributed to participants at the conference.


Papers submitted to either track should be no longer than 18 pages. Significantly shorter papers are very welcome. Please submit by sending a PostScript file to:

Submissions must be in Springer LNCS/LNAI style, or equivalent (45 lines per page, 78 characters per line). For details see

It is the author's responsibility to ensure that the PostScript file is printable. If electronic submission is impossible, please notify by 20 March 2000. The submission deadlines are listed below. All submissions will be acknowledged shortly after receipt.



Conference Papers Work-in-Progress Reports
Submission deadline: 29 March 2000 14 June 2000
Notification: 26 April 2000 23 June 2000
Camera-ready copy: 22 May 2000 3 July 2000


All submissions and enquiries should be sent to:

ILP200 home page
CL2000 home page
Springer LNCS/LNAI home page
LNAI author


James Cussens Alan Frisch
Dept. of Computer Science Dept. of Computer Science
University of York University of York
Heslington, York Heslington, York
YO10 5DD, UK YO10 5DD, UK
phone: +44 1904 434732 phone: +44 1904 432745
fax: +44 1904 432767 fax: +44 1904 432767


H. Bostrom (Sweden)
I. Bratko (Slovenia)
S-H. Nienhuys-Cheng (Netherlands)
W. Cohen (USA)
J. Cussens (UK)
L. De Raedt (Germany)
S. Dzeroski (Slovenia)
P. Flach (UK)
A. Frisch (UK)
K. Furukawa (Japan)
R. Khardon (UK)
J-U. Kietz (Switzerland)
N. Lavrac (Slovenia)
J. Lloyd (Australia)
S. Matwin (Canada)
R. Mooney (USA)
S. Muggleton (UK)
D. Page (USA)
B. Pfahringer (Austria)
C. Rouveirol (France)
C. Sammut (Australia)
M. Sebag (France)
A. Srinivasan (UK)
P. Tadepalli (USA)
S. Wrobel (Germany)
A. Yamamoto (Japan)