Call for Contributions

We invite submission of extended abstracts to the workshop. Extended abstracts should be 1-3 pages, formatted in the NIPS style. The submission does not need to be blind. Extended abstracts should be sent in PDF or PS file format by email to

We invite high quality submissions or novel comtribution in theory/methods/applications of active learning and sequential experimental design. The selected submission may be accepted either as an oral presentation or as a poster presentation. We encourage participants who can contribute in the following areas:

  • Active learning
  • Active filtering
  • Sequential experimental design
  • Adaptive sensing
  • Optimal information gathering
  • Bayesian optimization
  • Active cognitive development
  • Robotics exploration
  • Sensor placement
  • Active signal processing
  • Online decision making
  • Active model discrimination.
  • Selection criteria/Utility functions
  • Information theoretic metrics

The above list is not exhaustive, and we welcome submissions on highly related topics too. Accepted extended abstracts will be made available online at the workshop website.

Important Dates

  • Submission of extended abstracts: October 27, 2009
    (later submission might not be considered for review)
  • Notification of acceptance: November 5, 2009
  • Workshop date: December 11 or 12, 2009