[Comp-neuro] RLDM2015: The 2nd Multidisciplinary Conference on Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making

Yael Niv yael at Princeton.EDU
Wed Oct 1 05:26:56 CEST 2014

The 2nd Multidisciplinary Conference on
Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making (RLDM 2015)

June 7-10, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Over the last few decades, reinforcement learning and decision making have been the focus of an incredible wealth of research spanning a wide variety of fields including psychology, artificial intelligence, machine learning, operations research, control theory, animal and human neuroscience, economics and ethology. Key to many developments in the field has been interdisciplinary sharing of ideas and findings. The goal of RLDM is to provide a platform for communication among all researchers interested in "learning and decision making over time to achieve a goal". The meeting is characterized by the multidisciplinarity of the presenters and attendees, with cross-disciplinary conversations and teaching and learning being central objectives along with the dissemination of novel theoretical and experimental results. The first meeting, RLDM2013, was a huge success, with over 300 attendees.

The second meeting will be single-track, and will consist of a mixture of invited and contributed talks, tutorials, and poster sessions. See below for a list of confirmed speakers. Submissions of 1-4 page extended abstracts describing original research, coming from any discipline or disciplines, describing empirical results from human, animal, robot or artificial agent experiments, and/or theoretical work, simulations and modeling will be peer-reviewed for quality and interdisciplinary communication. This is an abstract-based meeting, with no published conference proceedings. As such, work that is intended for, or has been submitted to, other conferences or journals is also welcome, provided that the intent of communication to other disciplines is clear.

More information will be posted at www.rldm.org

Important dates:
Meeting: 7-10 June 2015 (tutorials on 7th, meeting proper 8-10th)
Submissions open: 15 December 2014
Submissions close: 	7 February 2015, midnight EST
Notification of acceptance: 21 March, 2015 (foreigners needing to request visas can fast-track poster acceptance by request to program chairs)
Early registration: 21 April 2015

To ensure that you receive future announcements about RLDM2015 please join our mailing list at http://tinyurl.com/RLDMlist (you must log in to google to see the "join list" button, and choose 'all emails' in the options).

Please circulate widely and encourage your students and postdocs to attend.

     	Timothy Behrens
	Emma Brunskill
	Alison Gopnik
	Ann Graybiel
	Charles Isbell
	Sridhar Mahadevan
	David Parkes
	Elizabeth Phelps
	Alexandre Pouget
	Peter Stone
	Peter Thall
	Andrea Thomaz
	Claire Tomlin
	Ben Van Roy
	Ilana Witten

   	Joelle Pineau 
   	Peter Dayan 

	Richard Sutton

	Yael Niv

   	Peter Dayan (UCL)
   	Susan Murphy (U Michigan)
   	Yael Niv (Princeton)
   	Nicholas Roy (MIT)
   	Satinder Singh (U Michigan)
   	Richard Sutton (Alberta)

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