Confirmed speakers Call for papers Key dates Scientific committee Contact TFML 2017


The conference on Theoretical Foundations of Machine Learning (TFML 2019) will take place in Kraków, Poland, on February 11-15, 2019. We invite submissions of papers addressing theoretical aspects of machine learning and related topics. We are especially interested in theoretically motivated perspectives on these areas:
  • algorithms: active learning, representation learning, semi-supervised learning, supervised learning, unsupervised learning
  • cheminformatics: activity prediction, drug design
  • computational complexity of learning
  • deep learning: adversarial networks, attention models, computer vision, generative models, natural language processing, speech recognition
  • neuroscience and cognitive science
  • optimization methods
  • reinforcement learning

Conference is organized by Department of Machine Learning, Institute of Computer Science and Computational Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Jagiellonian University.

Invited speakers

Andreas Bender, University of Cambridge
Wojciech Czarnecki, DeepMind
Asja Fischer, Ruhr-University Bochum
Krzysztof Geras, New York University
Emtiyaz Khan, RIKEN
Thomas Kipf, University of Amsterdam
Razvan Pascanu, DeepMind
Ilya Tolstikhin, Google AI


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The conference will take place at Jagiellonian University, at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Cracow, Łojasiewicza 6.

Key dates

  • research paper submission - 23 Dec 2018
  • extended abstract submission - 21 Jan 2019
  • volunteer applications - 7 Jan 2019
  • research paper decision notification - 17 Jan 2019
  • extended abstract decision notification - 28 Jan 2019
  • volunteer applications notification - 17 Jan 2019
  • research paper camera ready version - 28 Jan 2019
  • registration 4 Jan - 1 Feb 2019
  • conference - 11-15 Feb 2019


The early registration will begin on 4th of January and end on 12th 18th of January. The number of registrations will be limited. The prices will be as follows:
  • (sold out) normal, with academic affiliation (presentations, lunch, coffee breaks, gala diner) - 500 PLN
  • (sold out) normal, without academic registration (presentations, lunch, coffee breaks, gala diner) - 800 PLN
  • (sold out) reduced (presentations, coffee breaks) - 200 PLN
register for the conference Regular registration will begin on 19th of January and end on 1st of February. Number of registrations will also be limited. The prices:
  • (sold out) normal (presentations, lunch, coffee breaks, gala diner) - 800 PLN
  • (sold out) reduced (presentations, coffee breaks) - 200 PLN
  • late registration (presentations, lunch, coffee breaks) - 1230 PLN
  • one day ticket (presentations for one day, coffee breaks) - 150 PLN
You can also apply to volunteer on the conference (and be able to attend presentations, lunch, coffee breaks) for 0 PLN, but the number of places is limited. Volunteers will be expected to help with registration, coffee breaks, poster sessions, picking up guests from the airport, hardware support). The registration for volunteers is now closed, results will be sent via email.


You can download an extended pdf version here.

Call for papers

TFML features two tracks:
  • research paper, which will be peer reviewed and after acceptance and presentation during the TFML conference published in Schedae Informaticae Journal.
  • (new) extended abstract (ideal for students and companies), to be presented as a poster or short talk. We encourage submissions of preeliminary results and original ideas. Presentation will be based on a light review of an extended abstract.

Submission format

All submissions should be prepared in English, according to the Schedae Informaticae template. Page limits are as follows:
  • research paper - the soft limit (including references, and other additional materials) is 8 pages and a hard limit is 10 pages. Papers longer than 10 pages will be rejected without reviewing.
  • extended abstract - at most 2 pages.

Double-blind review

Papers will be selected via a double-blind peer-review process (the reviewers will not know the identities of the authors, and vice versa). It will be up to the authors to ensure the proper anonymization of their paper. In particular, the first page cannot include names or affiliations of the authors. When referring to one's own work, use the third person, rather than the first person. Violation of the above rules may lead to rejection without review.

Submit your paper

EasyChair submission system is now open. submit your paper To submit extended abstract add [extended ebstract] to the title of the article submitted to the EasyChair system.
Click here to view the conference poster.

Scientific committee

  • Przemyslaw Biecek
  • Krzysztof Dembczyński
  • Eyke Hüllermeier
  • Romuald Janik
  • Stanisław Jastrzębski
  • Maciej A. Nowak
  • Igor Podolak
  • Khalid Saeed
  • Jacek Tabor
  • Michał Woźniak

Organizing committee

  • Jakub Chłędowski
  • Łukasz Maziarka
  • Krzysztof Misztal
  • Aleksandra Nowak
  • Agnieszka Pocha
  • Przemysław Spurek
  • Łukasz Struski
  • Marek Śmieja
  • Bartosz Zieliński


Contact with organizing committee:

Łukasz Maziarka