Impact Score 5.78
Call for Papers
Machine learning approaches are currently deployed in a variety of systems, most of which are low-risk decision systems. We increasingly see the need for incorporating machine learning based solutions in high-stakes applications, requiring algorithms and tools that meet high robustness requirements in high-cost industrial processes or safety-critical systems (such as power plant or aircraft operations).
The Machine Learning journal invites submissions to a special issue on “Robust Machine Learning."
Regulations and industry standards often require specific levels of safety and reliability to be met. Many prescribe the robust detection of failing components to reduce collateral damage to other healthy subsystems together with assurance for the functioning of the systems within certain working parameters. However, only a small number of machine learning approaches are capable of considering these additional requirements. Assuring robustness for machine learning components is challenging because of the way it generalizes from training data to previously unseen situations. It is both infeasible and undesirable to specify the desired output for every possible situation, but we still need to provide certain assurances about the generalization of the behavior of the machine learning algorithms. Recent advances have shown that it can be feasible to prove the robustness of learned models, including deep neural networks.
This special issue is devoted to exploring the emerging research questions in robust machine learning and on robustness metrics. Learned models must generalize and operate in previously unseen regions of the input space, therefore, robustness research should focus on approaches that estimate how machine learning approaches handle previously unmodeled phenomena – the unknown unknowns – and whether the risk associated with decisions in those spaces can be bounded. Learning self-competence functions (derived, for example, from confidence estimates, such as a reject option) is an example of such approaches.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
August 17, 2020: SUBMISSION DEADLINE
November 17, 2020: DECISIONS
February 1, 2021: CAMERA READY PAPERS
Daniel Fremont – University of California, Santa Cruz
Mykel Kochenderfer – Stanford University
Alessio Lomuscio – Imperial College London
Dragos Margineantu – Boeing Research & Technology
Cheng Soon Ong – CSIRO, Data 61