ICML-2000 Workshop on COST-SENSITIVE LEARNING

SCHEDULE (July 2, 2000)


1. Introduction to Cost-Sensitive Learning
  • 10:20-10:40 BREAK

    2. Algorithms for Cost-Sensitive Learning

    • 10:40-11:10 Pedro Domingos: Research Directions in MetaCost
    • 11:10-11:30 Questions and Discussion

    • 11:30-11:45 Charles Elkan: Cost-Sensitive Learning and Decision-Making When Costs Are Unknown
    • 11:45-12:00 Questions and Discussion

    • 12:00-12:15 Joao Gama: A Cost-Sensitive Iterative Bayes
    • 12:15-12:30 Questions and Discussion

  • 12:30-14:00 LUNCH

    3. Real-World Loss Functions and Types of Costs

    • 14:00-14:20 Peter Turney: Types of Cost in Inductive Concept Learning
    • 14:20-14:30 Questions and Discussion

    • 14:30-14:45 Kai Ming Ting: Cost-Sensitive Classification using Decision Trees, Boosting and MetaCost
    • 14:45-15:00 Questions and Discussion

    • 15:00-15:15 Feng Yu Lin & Sally McClean: The Prediction of Financial Distress using a Cost Sensitive approach and Prior Probabilities
    • 15:15-15:30 Questions and Discussion

  • 15:30 - 15:45 BREAK

    4. Representing Costs and ROC Analysis

    • 15:45-16:00 Terran Lane: Extensions of ROC Analysis to Multi-Class Domains
    • 16:00-16:15 Questions and Discussion

    • 16:15-16:30 Chris Drummond & Robert Holte: Explicitly Representing Expected Cost: An Alternative to ROC Representation
    • 16:30-16:45 Questions and Discussion

    5. Methodology and Future Research
    • 16:45-17:00 Dragos Margineantu: On Class-Probability Estimates and Cost-Sensitive Evaluation of Classifiers
    • 17:00-17:15 Questions and Discussion

    • 17:15-17:30 Edwin P.D.Pednault, Barry Rosen & Chidanand Apte: The Importance of Estimation Errors in Cost-Sensitive Learning
    • 17:30-17:45 Questions and Discussion

  • 17:45-18:30 General Discussion, Closing Remarks