20.09 - 21.09.2012
Boulder, USA

Poster abstract deadline: 13 July 2012

This year we are very pleased to be offering TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS. Anyone who submits a poster abstract is eligible: fellowships will be awarded competitively upon review of the submitted abstracts. Please indicate with your submission whether you wish to be considered for a travel fellowship.

Given the profound impact machine learning has made on the natural sciences to which it has been applied, such as the field of bioinformatics, we are forging and encouraging collaborations between machine learning (as well as data mining and statistics) and climate science, in order to accelerate progress in answering pressing questions in climate science. The goal of this workshop is to incubate this new field, Climate Informatics. Recent progress on Climate Informatics reveals that collaborations with climate scientists also open interesting new problems for machine learning. There are a myriad of collaborations possible at the intersection of these two fields.

Call for Poster Abstracts:

We encourage submissions on topics anywhere at the interface of climate science and machine learning, data mining, statistics, or related fields. Position papers, and works in progress, are also encouraged. The workshop does not have archival proceedings, therefore previously published work, or work in parallel submission, is also allowed. Topics include, but are not limited to:

• Machine learning, data mining, or statistics applied to climate science• Management and processing of large climate datasets• Long and short-term climate prediction• Ensemble characterization of climate model projections• Past (paleo) climate reconstruction• Uncertainty quantification• Spatio-temporal methods applied to climate data• Time series methods applied to climate data• Methods for modeling, detecting and predicting climate extremes• Climate change attribution• Dependence and causality among climate variables• Detection and characterization of climate teleconnections• Data assimilation• Climate model parameterizations• Hybrid methods

Submission instructions:

Please submit a short (1-2 page) abstract, using the template and guidelines provided at: and color figures are welcome but must satisfy margin and length requirements.

Submissions should be made in pdf format to the following email address, listing submission 2012 in the subject line: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include author names and affiliations as indicated in the provided template. Please indicate with your submission whether you wish to be considered for a travel fellowship. Authors will receive feedback on their abstract submissions by August 3rd, after which time revised abstracts may be submitted with a final deadline of August 31, 2012