News Item 1 (February 5, 1999)

      Proceedings Settled

For the first time, the proceedings of the 8th ICML will not be published on paper. With the theme of the congress so firmly based on the impact of the internet on scholarly publishing, it was time to seize the opportunity to move whole-heartedly into web publishing.

All the papers will be published in full within the ICML web site. With none of the cost constraints of a paper publication, the proceedings will be able to include the full version of all papers presented in London, including any graphs, tables and illustrations supplied by the author.

The proceedings will be free of charge and available on an unrestricted basis.