Theoretical Foundations of Machine Learning - Department of Machine Learning, Jagiellonian University
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.

List of speakers

Andreas Bender, University of Cambridge
Wojciech Czarnecki, DeepMind
Asja Fischer, Ruhr-University Bochum
Krzysztof Geras, New York University
Emtiyaz Khan, RIKEN
Razvan Pascanu, DeepMind
Iliya Tolstikhin, Google AI
The list will be soon extended.


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


Key dates

  • paper submission - 30 Nov 2018
  • decision notification - 5 Jan 2019
  • camera ready version - 11 Jan 2019
  • registration 5-19 Jan 2019
  • conference - 11-15 Feb 2019

Call for papers

TFML features two tracks:
  • original, unpublished research paper, which will be peer reviewed and after acceptance and presentation during the TFML conference published in Schedae Informaticae Journal.
  • extended abstract (optionally supplemented with a preprint), which will be also reviewed and after acceptance will result in a presentation during the TFML conference.
Extended versions of the three best papers will be recommended to publish in AMCS - International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (IF 1.694, 25 points in the evaluation procedure of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education), where they will go through the regular journal review process. Publication fee will be covered by the conference organizers.

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.

Scientific committee

  • Jacek Tabor
  • Igor Podolak
  • Michał Woźniak
  • Przemyslaw Biecek
  • Khalid Saeed

Organizing committee

  • Jacek Tabor
  • Igor Podolak
  • Marek Śmieja
  • Stanisław Jastrzębski
  • Krzysztof Misztal
  • Przemysław Spurek
  • Łukasz Struski
  • Agnieszka Pocha
  • Igor Sieradzki
  • Damian Leśniak
  • Krzysztof Galias
  • Magdalena Wiercioch
  • Piotr Kowenzowski
  • Łukasz Maziarka
  • Jakub Chłędowski


Contact with organizing committee:

Łukasz Maziarka