Welcome to the First International Symposium on the Tsetlin Machine in Grimstad, Norway, June 20-21 2022

The emerging paradigm of Tsetlin machines makes a fundamental shift from arithmetic-based to logic-based machine learning. At the core, finite-state machines, based on learning automata, learn patterns using logical clauses, and these constitute a global description of the task learnt. In this way, the Tsetlin machine introduces the concept of logical interpretable learning, where both the learned model and the process of learning are easy to follow and explain. As a result, it reduces the expertise needed to apply ML techniques efficiently in various domains. The paradigm has enabled competitive accuracy, scalability, memory footprint, inference speed, and energy consumption across diverse tasks, including classification, convolution, regression, natural language processing (NLP), and speech understanding. 

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Tsetlin Machines
  • Learning Automata
  • Novel AI Algorithms
  • Explainable and Interpretable AI
  • Energy-efficient AI Systems Design
  • New AI Applications, including Signal- and Image Processing
  • Intelligent Data Preprocessing

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission deadline: March 4, March 18, 2022, UTC-12 (anywhere on earth timezone)
  • Notification to authors: April 22, 2022
  • Camera-ready submission deadline: May 20, 2022

Paper Submission

Submitted manuscripts should closely reflect the final papers as they will appear in the Proceedings, and should not exceed 8 pages for regular papers and 4 pages for system demos in two-column IEEE proceeding format.

We request the authors to prepare their papers according to the Latex or Microsoft Word templates found at IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings. Examples of templates can be found here: https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html

All papers are refereed through a single blind process. All papers must be submitted online (EasyChair); https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=istm2022

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed. All accepted papers will be made available in IEEE Xplore and external indexing services (DBLP database, ZB1Math/CompuServe, IO-Port, EI, Scopus, INSPEC, ISI proceeding – pending approval).

Best Student Paper Award

Description: This award recognizes the best paper authored primarily by a student and presented by the student at the First International Symposium on the Tsetlin Machine.

Prize: A single award to the student first-author and certificates for all individual authors.

Eligibility: All student papers presented at the ISTM 2022 conference are eligible. There are no restrictions as to organization, nationality, race, creed, sex or age.

Basis for judging: A selection committee will be appointed by the ISTM 2022 Technical Program Committee. Papers are judged based on technical merit, originality, potential impact on the field, clarity of the written paper, and quality of the conference presentation.

Presentation: The award will be announced and presented at the ISTM 2022 conference.

Best Paper Award

Description: This award recognizes the best paper at ISTM 2022.

Prize: A single award to the first-author and certificates for all individual authors.

Eligibility: All papers presented at the ISTM 2022 conference are eligible. There are no restrictions as to organization, nationality, race, creed, sex or age.

Basis for judging: A selection committee will be appointed by the ISTM 2022 Technical Program Committee. Papers are judged based on technical merit, originality, potential impact on the field, clarity of the written paper, and quality of the conference presentation.

Presentation: The award will be announced and presented at the ISTM 2022 conference.