Motivation, themes and goal

Temporal data are frequently encountered in a wide range of domains such as bio-informatics, medicine, finance and engineering, among many others. They are naturally present in applications covering language, motion and vision analysis, or more emerging ones as energy efficient building, smart cities, dynamic social media or sensor networks. Contrary to static data, temporal data are of complex nature, they are generally noisy, of high dimensionality, they may be non stationary (i.e. first order statistics vary with time) and irregular (involving several time granularities), they may have several invariant domain-dependent factors as time delay, translation, scale or tendency effects. These temporal peculiarities make limited the majority of standard statistical models and machine learning approaches, that mainly assume i.i.d data, homoscedasticity, normality of residuals, etc. To tackle such challenging temporal data, one appeals for new advanced approaches at the bridge of statistics, time series analysis, signal processing and machine learning. Defining new approaches that transcend boundaries between several domains to extract valuable information from temporal data is undeniably a hot topic in the near future, that has been yet the subject of active research this last decade.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and experts in machine learning, data mining, pattern analysis and statistics to share their challenging issues and advance researches on temporal data analysis. Analysis and learning from temporal data cover a wide scope of tasks including learning metrics, learning representations, unsupervised feature extraction, clustering and classification. The proposed workshop welcomes papers that cover, but not limited to, one or several of the following topics:

  • Temporal data clustering
  • Semi-supervised and supervised classification on temporal data
  • Deep learning and representation learning for temporal data
  • Metric and kernel learning for temporal data
  • Modeling temporal dependencies
  • Advanced forecasting and prediction models
  • Space-temporal statistical analysis
  • Functional data analysis methods
  • Dimensionality reduction, sparsity, algorithmic complexity and big data challenge
  • Bio-informatics, medical, energy consumption, multimedia and other applications on temporal data
  • Benchmarking and assessment methods for temporal data

AALTD’16 will take place on September 19, 2016 in Riva Del Garda Congress Center (room 1000B, see ECML/PKDD website for more details).

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