BENELEARN is the annual machine learning conference of Belgium and the Netherlands.

This conference serves as a forum for researchers to exchange ideas, present recent work and foster collaboration in the field of machine learning and its applications.

The 23rd edition of the annual Belgian-Dutch Conference on Machine Learning (BENELEARN) will be organised in Brussels, Belgium on Friday, June 6th, 2014.


We invite the submission of abstracts or full papers on all aspects of machine learning and related disciplines, including, but not limited to

  • Kernel Methods
  • Bayesian Learning
  • Case-based Learning
  • Causal Learning
  • Ensemble Methods
  • Computational Learning Theory
  • Data Mining
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Hybrid Learning Systems
  • Inductive Logic Programming
  • Knowledge Discovery in Databases
  • Online Learning
  • Learning in Multi-Agent Systems
  • Neural Networks
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Robot Learning
  • Feature Selection and Dimensionality Reduction
  • Scientific Discovery
  • Transfer Learning
  • Statistical Learning
  • Ranking / Preference Learning / Information Retrieval
  • Computational models of Human Learning
  • Structured Output Learning
  • Learning for Language and Speech
  • Media Mining and Text Analytics
  • Learning and Ubiquitous Computing
  • Applications of Machine Learning


One can submit full papers up to 8 pages (excluding references) or one-page abstracts (including references). Full papers need to report original, unpublished work and they are meant for researchers that prefer to obtain an online publication via the BENELEARN website, including feedback from the program committee. Abstracts can also concern work in progress and past published work, if the precise references to the original publication are mentioned. This way we aim to provide the same broad overview as in previous years, and make it attractive and easy to attend by both senior as well as junior researchers, from both academia and industry.

The program committee will make a selection for oral presentations among abstracts and full papers to ensure a program that has academic quality but is also interesting and inspiring for the attendees. The remainder of the submissions will be presented during a poster session and poster spotlight presentations. Abstracts and papers should be submitted electronically, no later than Monday March 17, 2014. Please follow the guidelines that will be added to this page. During submission authors will be able to indicate their preference for an oral or a poster presentation.

Key dates

Extended paper submission deadline: Sunday 23rd March 2014 (last extension).
Notification of acceptance: Monday 28st April 2014.
Conference: Friday 6th June 2014.

Benoît Frénay
Michel Verleysen
Pierre Dupont