AERFAI/INIT Summer School on Machine Learning


AERFAI/INIT Summer School on Machine Learning
Benicássim, June 24-28, 2013



The INIT/AERFAI Summer School on Machine Learning is organized by the Institute of New Imaging Technologies (INIT) of the University Jaume I of Castellón, and co-sponsored by the Spanish Association of Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis (AERFAI). The focus of this Summer School is to study the most relevant topics and methodologies in Machine Learning and discover new challenges and trends for this scientific area. This event is open to any researcher or PhD-student who is interested in learning or refreshing their knowledge about the most successful approaches in the fields of kernel-based methods, multiple classifier systems, streaming data, ROC analysis, performance evaluation of learning models, statistical analysis of experiments, on-line learning, semi-supervised learning, data complexity analysis, among others.

The Summer School is organized as a five-days intensive course to be held June 24-28 in Benicássim (Spain). Leading researchers in their respective areas of expertise shall present each tutorial, followed by a practice session with demos and/or specific software in order for participants to gain a better understanding of the theory. Non-formal poster sessions will also be organized for the participants to present their current research and interact with their scientific peers.


Prof. J. Salvador Sánchez, Local Chair,
Prof. Filiberto Pla, Director of the INIT,


Learning with Multiple Classifier Systems
Dr. Gavin Brown University of Manchester (UK)

Learning from Streaming Data
Dr. Joao Gama University of Porto (Portugal)

Kernel Methods for Learning
Prof. John Shawe-Taylor University College London (UK)

Learning Theory
Dr. Gábor Lugosi University Pompeu Fabra

Transfer Learning and Adversarial Learning
Prof. Dr. Tobias Sheffer University of Potsdam (Germany)

ROC Analysis and Performance Evaluation Metrics
Prof. Peter A. Flach University of Bristol (UK)

Dissimilarity Representation for Classification
Prof. Robert P.W. Duin Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)

Statistical Analysis of Experiments
Prof. Francisco Herrera University of Granada (Spain)


Fees for the AERFAI/INIT School 2013 are as follows:

AERFAI members – Early registration (by May 15, 2013): Full … 350 Euros / Student … 300 Euros / One-day … 100 Euros
AERFAI members – Late registration (after May 15, 2013): Full … 400 Euros / Student … 350 Euros / One-day … 125 Euros
Non-members – Early registration (by May 15, 2013): Full … 550 Euros / Student … 450 Euros / One-day … 150 Euros
Non-members – Late registration (after May 15, 2013): Full … 600 Euros / Student … 500 Euros / One-day … 175 Euros

Full and student registrations cover attendance to all lectures, handling material, coffee breaks, five lunches, trip and gala dinner. The one-day registration allows access to the lecture of the day chosen, handling material, coffee breaks and one lunch. Payment should be done by bank transfer (more information at the web site).


AERFAI/INIT School 2013 will be held at Hotel Intur Bonaire in Benicássim. The hotel is located 150 meters from one of the best fine sandy beaches in Benicássim at the Mediterranean coast. It is 10 minutes from the city of Castellón and the train station, while the Valencia airport is 45 minutes by car.


Participants will have a special group rate at Hotel Intur Bonaire and other hotels very close to the AERFAI/INIT School 2013 venue. More information about reservation is available on the web site.


AERFAI/INIT School 2013
Dept. Llenguatges i Sistemes Informátics
Universitat Jaume I
Av. Vicent Sos Baynat, s/n
12071 Castellón de la Plana (Spain)
Tel. +34 964728348 / +34 964728350 / +34 964728359
Fax +34 964728435