The 12th International Conference on Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis (ASMDA 2007, http://www.asmda.com/id7.html) will take place in Chania, Crete, Greece from May 29 until June 1, 2007. It will include a special session entitled "Supervised Prediction with Neural Networks and SVMs". The papers of this session will appear in the proceedings of the conference.
During the last decade, significant advances have been made in the theory and practice of supervised classification, kernel machines as a prime example. They have deeply changed the way classification problems are tackled and generated many new approaches. It is especially the case for multi-category classification, which comes out as an independent field of research. The object of this special session is to collect contributions in the different domains of supervised classification with neural networks and kernel machines: bounds on the risk, feature selection methods, training algorithms and model selection methods. Efficient implementations of known inductive principles or complex kernel methods, are also welcome. Of particular interest will be contributions dedicated to multi-category classification.
Submissions (ps or pdf files) should be sent by email to the following address: Yann.Guermeur@loria.fr