MRC 2021 : The 1st International Workshop on Machine Reasoning

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Submission Deadline Friday 15 Jan 2021 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates Mar 12, 2021 - Mar 12, 2021
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Conference Call for Papers


MRC 2021: The 1st International Workshop on Machine Reasoning

Co-located with WSDM 2021, Virtual Event, March 12, 2021



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Submission due: Jan 15, 2021 (Abstract Due), Jan 20, 2021 (Paper Due)


Recent years have witnessed the success of machine learning and especially deep learning in many research areas such as IR, Data Mining, Vision and Natural Language Processing. Though various learning approaches have demonstrated satisfying performance in perceptual tasks such as pattern recognition and matching by extracting useful features from data, the area still sees a large amount of research needed to advance from perceptual learning to cognitive reasoning in the coming years towards cognitive intelligence. This includes but is not limited to neural logic reasoning, probabistlic logic reasoning, neural-symbolic reasoning, causal reasoning, knowledge reasoning and commonsense reasoning.

The workshop focuses on the research and application of machine reasoning methods and applications in various tasks. It will gather researchers and practitioners in the field for discussions, idea communications, and research promotions. It will also generate insightful debates about the recent progress in machine intelligence to a broader community, including but not limited to IR, data mining, machine learning, CV, NLP, economics, legal regulations and beyond.

We welcome contributions of both long and short papers from a wide scope of topics of machine reasoning. Papers must be submitted to easychair at by 23:59, AoE (Anywhere on Earth) on January 15 (Abstract) and January 20th (Full paper), 2021.



We welcome contributions of both long and short papers from a wide range of topics, including but not limited to the following topics of interest:

1. Logical Reasoning

Neural Logic Reasoning

Probabilistic Logic Reasoning

Logic Reasoning on Graphs

Logic Reasoning on Small Data

Inductive Logic Programming

Abductive Learning and Reasoning

Analogy Learning and Reasoning

2. Causal Reasoning

Counterfactual Reasoning

Deductive Causal Reasoning

Inductive Causal Reasoning

Abductive Causal Reasoning

Causal Reasoning for Unbiased AI

Causal Reasoning for Explainable AI

3. Knowledge and Graph-based Reasoning

Knowledge-enhanced Reasoning

Reasoning in Heterogeneous Networks

Reasoning on Cognitive Graphs

Reinforcement Knowledge Reasoning

4. Commonsense Reasoning

Commonsense Representation

Commonsense Resources

Social Commonsense Reasoning

Physical Commonsense Reasoning

5. Neural Symbolic Reasoning

Symbolic Regression over Neural Networks

Neural Symbolic Reasoning over Graphs

Neural Symbolic Representation Learning

Neural Symbolic Cognitive Models

Mechanisms for Neural-Symbolic Integration

6. Human-Machine Collaborative Reasoning

Interactive Reasoning

Conversational Reasoning

Interfaces for Collaborative Reasoning

Collaborative Reasoning in Smart Environments

Reasoning for Collaborative Decision Making

7. Datasets and Resources

New Datasets for Machine Reasoning

Benchmarks for Machine Reasoning

Small Data for Machine Reasoning

Evaluation Methods for Machine Reasoning

8. Novel Applications of Machine Reasoning

Reasoning in Search Systems

Reasoning in Recommender Systems

Reasoning in Social Networks

Reasoning in Medical Diagnostics

Reasoning in Legal Assistants

Reasoning in Tabular Data

Reasoning in Conversational Systems

**Easychair submission webpage**



**Important days (All time are 23:59, AoE, Anywhere on Earth)**

Jan 15, 2021: Abstract Due

Jan 20, 2021: Paper Due

Jan 31, 2021: Paper Notification

Feb 20, 2021: Camera Ready Submission

Mar 12, 2021: Workshop Day



**Organizing committee**

Yongfeng Zhang (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA)

Min Zhang (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)

Hanxiong Chen (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA)

Xu Chen (Renmin University of China, Beijing, China)

Xianjie Chen (Facebook Research, USA)

Chuang Gan (MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, USA)

Tong Sun (Adobe Research, USA)

Xin Luna Dong (Amazon, USA)


Submission Guidelines:

MRC 2021 paper submissions can either be long (maximum 9 pages plus reference) or short (maximum 4 pages plus reference). Each accepted paper (no matter short or long) will have an oral presentation in a plenary session, and will also be allocated a presentation slot in a poster session to encourage discussion and follow up between authors and attendees.

MRC 2021 submissions are double-blind. All submissions and reviews will be handled electronically. MRC 2021 submissions should be prepared according to the standard double-column ACM SIG proceedings format. Additional information about formatting and style files is available on the ACM website. Papers must be submitted to easychair at by 23:59, AoE (Anywhere on Earth) on January 15th (Abstract) and January 20th (Full paper), 2021.

For inquires about the workshop and submissions, please feel free to email

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