Welcome to the ELLIS Workshop on:

Semantic, Symbolic and Interpretable Machine Learning 

Organizers: Volker Tresp  (LMU Munich, MCML) & Kristian Kersting (TU Darmstadt) & Paolo Frasconi (Università di Firenze)

February 14-16, 2024
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO) - Oberwolfach-Walke - Germany
Attendance by invitation only.


This workshop concerns machine learning (ML) approaches which operate at the human abstraction level, where the world is described by entities, concepts, and their mutual relationships. Among other topics, we cover multi-relational learning, learning with (temporal) knowledge graphs, and the extraction of statistical and logical regularities from data. Methods include, e.g., embedding approaches, graph neural networks, scene graph analysis, neuro-symbolic programming, and inductive logic programming. The goal is that our program becomes a cumulation point of like-minded researchers and we expect fruitful interactions with closely related programs covering, e.g., NLP, vision, and geometric deep learning.


The workshop is hosted at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO) . Accommodation and meals will take place in Hotel Hirschen, which is within walking distance of the MFO.

Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO) Hotel Hirschen
Schwarzwaldstraße 9-11 Schwarzwaldstraße 2-3
77709 Oberwolfach-Walke, Germany 77709 Oberwolfach-Walke, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 7834 979-0 Phone: +49 (0) 7834 837-0
Email: admin@mfo.de Email: info@hotel-hirschen-oberwolfach.de


Wednesday February 14

12:00 - 13:30 Arrival of attendees and Lunch at Hotel Hirschen
13:30 - 15:30 Workshop Session 1
Towards interpretable performance evaluation in machine learning by Peter Flach (University of Bristol)
Talk by Kacper Sokol (ETH Zurich) (Title to be settled)
Knowledge compilation for inference and learning by Vincent Derkinderen (KU Leuven)
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 18:30 Workshop Session 2
Understanding and Improving In-context learning on Vision Language Models by Shuo Chen (LMU Munich, MCML)
Pix2Code: Learning to compose Neural Visual Concepts as Programs by Antonia Wüst (TU Darmstadt)
18:30 - 20:00 Dinner at Hotel Hirschen
20:00 - 21:00 Workshop Session 3
Learning with Temporal Data by Yunpu Ma (LMU Munich, MCML)
Foundational Models for Temporal Graph by Ruotong Liao (LMU Munich, MCML)

Thursday February 15

08:00 - 09:30 Breakfast at Hotel Hirschen
10:00 - 12:00  Invited Talk by Johannes Hoffart (SAP) and Discussion
Title: Foundation Models & Knowledge Graphs at SAP
12:00 - 13:30  Lunch break at Hotel Hirschen
13:30 - 15:30  Invited Talk by Nassir Navab (TUM) and Discussion
Title: Semantic Scene Graphs for Holistic OR domain modeling
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 18:30 Closed Session for ELLIS Fellows
18:30 - 20:00 Dinner at Hotel Hirschen
20:00 - 21:00 Workshop Session 4
Tensor Brain by Volker Tresp (LMU Munich, MCML)

Friday January 19

08:00 - 9:00 Breakfast at Hotel Hirschen
9:00 - 10:30 Workshop Session 5
“The Game is Not Over” by Kristian Kersting (TU Darmstadt)
Towards Recommending Ablation Targets for Atrial Fibrillation by Paolo Frasconi (Università di Firenze)
10:30 - 12:00 Invited Talk by Eyke Hüllermeier (LMU Munich, MCML)
Title: On Second-Order Loss Minimisation
12:00 onwards Closing Remarks and Lunch at Hotel Hirschen