Meta-Knowledge Transfer/Communication in Different Systems

Workshop co-hosted at ECML/PKDD 2022.

Date: September 23rd, 2022 (14:30-18:30)

Location: ECML/PKDD Workshops and Tutorials, WTC in Room Kilimandjaro 3-4

This workshop is given as combined tutorial/workshop. Before the lunch, we will start with a tutorial on metalearning. The workshop will mostly be hosted live, in person (but it will be streamed for online participants).

Invited Speakers


14:30 - 14:35 Welcome and introduction by Henry Gouk

14:35 - 15:15 Keynote I by Timothy Hospedales: Meta-learning for Knowledge Transfer (Session Chair: Henry Gouk)

15:15 - 15:45 Poster Spotlight Presentations (Session Chair: Jan N. van Rijn)

15:45 - 17:00 Poster Session (1h15m, coffee arrives at 16:30)

17:00 - 17:45 Keynote II by Pascal Hitzler: Some advances regarding ontologies and neuro-symbolic artificial intelligence (Session Chair: Pavel Brazdil)

17:45 - 18:25 Panel Discussion. Panel Host: Henry Gouk. Confirmed Panelists: Marie Anastacio (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) Pascal Hitzler (Kansas State University, USA), Marco Loog (TU Delft, the Netherlands), Pavel Brazdil (University of Porto, Portugal).

18:25 - 18:30 Closing Remarks

We have noticed that there is a mix of participants onsite and online. We are currently investigating how we can best facilitate interaction between both audiences.


The workshop has proceedings hosted on PMLR, volume 191.


General organizers / Program Chairs

Program Committee

Advisory Board

Call For Papers

Metaknowledge normally captures different aspects of existing (or potential) solutions, including, for instance which preprocessing methods should be used for the given data; which ML algorithms are relevant; which hyperparameters should be considered and how should these be set; how should all these elements be combined into useful pipelines or procedures. The aim of this workshop is to address the issues related to how (meta-)knowledge can be generated and transferred among different ML and AutoML systems, so that their joint capability to solve problems would be enhanced.

Main research areas:

Submission Format

This workshop hosts two tracks:

Submissions can be made through Microsoft CMT

Format of the Workshop

The workshop will last a half a day, as it is forms part of a combined tutorial-workshop. It will include:


The organizers are planning to prepare formal proceedings. The authors of accepted papers can decide whether they wish to have their full paper included or not. In the latter case, publication of short abstract would be possible.

Important Dates