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FAU to Host 11th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications

BOCA RATON, Fla. (December 5, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University will host the 11th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA) at the Marriott Hotel, 5150 Town Center Circle in Boca Raton, Wednesday, Dec. 12 through Saturday, Dec. 15. The registration fee for attendees is $600, and students may attend for $550.

Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar, Ph.D., professor of computer science in FAU’s Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and co-chair of the organizing committee, has been working with researchers from the U.S., Australia, Canada and China to organize the event. The group expects to host researchers from around the world including the U.K., Bulgaria, Germany, Singapore, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Brazil, Spain, India, Japan, Jordan, Greece, New Zealand and Macedonia.

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers working in the areas of machine learning and its applications. The conference will cover both theoretical and experimental research results, and will discuss topics covering machine learning applications in the fields of medicine, biology, industry, manufacturing, security, education, virtual environments, game playing and problem solving. Participants are also given a conference challenge to submit algorithms for distinguishing human faces from avatar faces.

The best papers selected from the conference will be considered for publication in reputable journals after the conference. The winner of the best poster award will be presented with a Kindle Fire by conference sponsor LexisNexis. Additional conference sponsors include the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Machine Learning and Applications (AML&A).

For more information please visit or contact Taghi, Khoshgoftaar at 561-297-3994 or .


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