Call for papers

[Japanese / English]

We are pleased to announce that the 15th Information–Based Induction Sciences Workshop is calling for papers and presentations in accordance with the following criteria.

Subject Areas

Mathematical Statistics, Information Theory, Statistical Physics, Statistical Machine Learning, Signal Processing, Speech Processing, Music Information Processing, Natural Language Processing, Image Processing, Data Mining, Bioinformatics, and other fields relevant to Learning and Inference.

Description of Tracks

We have added a new Industrial Track to the Technical Track and Discussion Track in order to solicit research papers on real-world machine learning applications from the world of industry. Almost all the papers will be presented in poster sessions; however, some that can be expected to prove useful to an especially large number of participants will be presented in oral sessions.

Technical Track

The Technical Track is for papers that contain particularly well covered research results. Submitted papers should be eight pages or less in length, and will be published in the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) Technical Report. All persons giving poster presentations will be eligible to receive the Poster Incentive Award and to have their work selected for oral presentation.

Discussion Track

The Discussion Track provides an opportunity for participants to present and discuss their exploratory ideas or their in-process research readily and freely. Papers need not be submitted; however, participants will not be eligible to receive the Poster Incentive Award or to have their work selected for oral presentation.

Industrial Track

The Industrial Track is meant for researchers in industrial fields who are working to develop real-world machine learning applications. Participants will be given an opportunity to share their problems by explaining how they are coping with them, and also to assess the impact the problems are having or will have on business and society. Previously published research work will also be accepted for presentation. Paper submission is not required. Participants will be eligible to have their work selected for oral presentation but not to receive the Poster Incentive Award.

No work will be subject to peer review in any of the three tracks and basically all submitted papers will be accepted. However, participants should be aware that unforeseen circumstances (venue problems, etc.) may result in presentations being cancelled. The program committees will select some presentations from the Technical and Industrial Tracks for oral presentation.

Applicants for any track are required to submit approximately two pages of data to our Web site prior to the workshop commencement date.

Applying for Presentations

All applicants should choose one track from the Discussion, Technical, or Industrial Tracks. The language of abstracts and preliminary drafts is restricted to Japanese or English.

Due date for the application: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Tuesday, September 18, 2012 (Closed)

Technical Track

Due date for submission of camera-ready manuscript through IEICE Technical Committee Submission System: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 -> Wednesday, October 17, 2012 (Extented)

Apply for Technical Track here -> Closed

Discussion Track

Apply for Discussion Track here -> Closed

Industrial Track

Apply for Industrial track here -> Closed

Types of Presentations

Poster presentation is the basic format for every track in this workshop; however, some Technical Track and Industrial Track presentations selected by the IBIS Executive Committee will be performed in an oral presentation manner.

Poster presentations will be given on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 and on Thursday, November 8, 2012. (See program for details.)

All participants should submit data via e-mail to our Web site ( no later than Wednesday, October 31, 2012. The data will be published on the site.

Data submitted to our Web site should be approximately two pages (A4 size paper, horizontal) in length, in PDF format. Any design is acceptable. The presentation ID number, title, and author’s name should appear on the first page. Refer to the samples below if necessary.

IBIS Slide PPT Template

IBIS Slide PDF Template

Any design is acceptable for poster presentations. The presentation ID number should be clearly indicated. The poster board should be 153 cm (horizontal)× 90 cm (vertical) in size.

Patent Law Regulations

The contents of submitted data will be published on the Web as per the schedule given below.  Submitters who are planning to apply for patents should be aware that under Japan’s Patent Act, the data will be considered to be in the public domain.

Title and Abstract

Paper titles and abstracts will be available to the public on our Web site on or after Wednesday, October 10, 2012 (the due date for camera-ready manuscripts).

Papers Submitted to Technical Track

In accordance with IEICE regulations, the contents of papers submitted to the Technical Track will be considered to be in the public domain on or after Wednesday, October 31, 2012 (one week before the workshop).

Data for Web Publishing

The data will be available to the public on the IBIS2012 Web site on or after Thursday, November 1, 2012.