EWRL5 (2001)

EWRL-5 location:

University Utrecht – IICS: Institute of Informatics and Computing Sciences
Padualaan 14
3508 TB, Utrecht
PO Box 80.089
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (030) 253 9209
Fax: +31 (030) 251 3791

How to get to University Utrecht

Conference Information

  • Announcement
  • Timeline
  • Formatting Instructions
  • Workshop Program
  • Registration
  • Organizing Committee
  • Program Committee
  • List of Hotels
  • Student travel support
  • Maps and Directions
  • Some useful links
  • Intention Form
  • Announcement

    Reinforcement learning (RL) is a growing research area. To build an European RL community and give visibility to the current situation in the old continent, we are running a now biennial series of workshops. EWRL-1 took place in Brussels, Belgium (1994), EWRL-2 in Milano, Italy (1995), EWRL-3 in Rennes, France (1997), and EWRL-4 in Lugano, Switzerland (1999). EWRL-5 will take place in Utrecht, the Netherlands. It is partly funded by SIKS .
    The first morning will feature a plenary talk by Leslie Kaelbling.

    The rest of the two-day workshop will be dedicated to presentations given by selected participants. Presentation length will be determined once we have some feedback on the number of participants.

    The number of participants will be limited. Access will be restricted to active RL researchers and their students. Please communicate as soon as possible, and in any case before August 10, 2001, your intention to participate by means of the intention form attached below and include an abstract of max. 2 pages. The extended abstract will appear in a (small) proceedings.
    (e-mail is preferred: marco@cs.uu.nl).
    Otherwise send intention forms to:

    Marco Wiering
    University Utrecht,
    Institute of Informatics and Computing Sciences
    Padualaan 14
    3508 TB, Utrecht,
    The Netherlands

    An inscription fee of F 450,- (roughly $180 at current exchange rates) will cover local organization expenses, lunch, coffee breaks, the proceedings, and a social dinner on Friday evening.


  • Submission deadline : 10 August 2001
  • Acceptance/rejection notification : 3 September 2001
  • Submission of camera ready abstract: 12 September 2001
  • Presentations at EWRL : 5/6 October 2001
  • Formatting Intsructions

    Please use the formatting instructions for your final abstract.

    Workshop Program


    Since we quickly have to arrange lunches, coffee and dinner, we’d like you to pay the registration fee of f 450,- (or 205 euro) before September 15th. If you pay later or at the conference site, the registration fee will be f 550,- or (250 euro). Please use bank transfer to pay to:

    Bank : ABN AMRO
    Bank address : Smaragdplein 249a, 3523EJ, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Swift/Bic Code: ABN.ANL 2a
    Name : M.A. Wiering
    Bank account :
    Address : Barnsteenlaan 47-I
    Place : Utrecht
    Comments : EWRL-5, your name

    Organizing Committee

    Marco WieringInstitute of Information and Computing SciencesUniversity Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Marco DorigoIRIDIAULB, Brussels, Belgium

    Luca M. Gambardella IDSIA, Lugano, Switzerland

    Program Committee

    Marco DorigoIRIDIAULB, Brussels, Belgium

    Yassine Faihe Philips Research, the Netherlands

    Nicolas Meuleau IRIDIAULB, Brussels, Belgium

    Remi Munos CMAP Ecole Polytechnique , Cedex, France

    Martin RiedmillerILKD Menzel, University Karlsruhe, Germany

    Jürgen Schmidhuber IDSIA, Lugano, Switzerland

    Malcolm Strens QinetiQ , UK

    Marco WieringIICS,University Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Jeremy Wyatt University of Birmingham, UK

    List of Hotels

    The participants should book directly the Hotels. A list is provided in the following.

  • Utrecht hotels
  • Student Travel Support

    (PhD-)Students may apply for travel support which may (partly) cover their travel expenses. To apply for support please send an email to marco@cs.uu.nl with your name, affiliation, the title of the paper you want to present, and whether you are a student or PhD-Student.

    Maps and directions of workshop centre


    Some useful links …

  • Some general information on Utrecht
  • Train timetable
  • Train timetable Germany
  • How to get to University Utrecht
  • Intention Form
    (to be emailed by August 10, 2001, to marco@cs.uu.nl)


    Fifth European Workshop on Reinforcement Learning (EWRL-5)

    Utrecht, The Netherlands, October 5-6, 2001

    I intend to participate and will give a presentation with the following tentative title:

    Family Name:

    First Name:



    Phone No.:

    Fax No.:


    Please, attach an abstract of max two pages.


    For any information concerning EWRL’5, send an email to Marco Wiering
    marco@cs.uu.nlFor any other information concerning the European Workshops on RL, you can also send an email to Marco Dorigo:

    Last Update February 26, 2001 by Marco Wiering.

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