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6th International Workshop on Mining and Learning with Graphs

Helsinki, Finland
July 4 and 5, 2008
Co-located with ICML 2008, COLT 2008 and UAI 2008

Driven by application areas ranging from biology to the World Wide Web, research in Data Mining and Machine Learning is nowadays increasingly focusing on the analysis of structured data. Of particular interest is data that consists of interrelated parts or is characterized by collections of objects that are interrelated and linked together into complex graphs and structures. Following in the footsteps of the highly successful MLG workshops in the past, MLG 2008 again will be the premier forum for bringing together different sub-disciplines within Machine Learning and Data Mining that focus on the analysis of structured data. The workshop is actively seeking contributions dealing with all forms of structured data, including but not limited to graphs, trees, sequences, relations and networks. Contributions are invited from all relevant disciplines, such as for example:

- Statistical Relational Learning
- Inductive Logic Programming
- Kernel Methods for Structured Data
- Probabilistic Models for Structured Data
- Graph Mining
- (Multi-)relational Data Mining
- Methods for Structured Outputs
- Network Analysis

The workshop is open to theoretical, algorithmical, engineering and application-oriented reports on these topics.


We are looking for extended abstracts of max 3 pages following the two-column ICML formatting guidelines. Papers will be reviewed normally by three (at least two) referees.

In addition to original contributions we will consider abstracts based on recently published outstanding works, given that the original papers are adequately cited and the status is clearly stated in the covering letter. Authors of selected original papers will be encouraged to submit to a special issue of Machine Learning journal.

Since we would like to hear about your most recent and best research results, there will be no formal proceedings that could prevent you from submitting your contribution to other venues.

Camera ready papers

Please use the same templates as for the initial submission (updated templates available at Please take all referee comments into account. If necessary, the length of the paper can be increased to 4 pages.


Submission templates: (Includes an updated style file for accepted papers!)

MLG 2008 follows the same formatting guidelines as ICML 2008. If you are preparing your submission in Word or need additional formatting examples and instructions, please refer to the ICML web site.

Submission website:


April 1:Submission Deadline (any time zone)
May 13:Decision
May 26:Camera ready paper submission
July 4-5:Conference