COSEAL Workshop 2018


The sixth COSEAL Workshop is a forum for discussing the most recent advances in the automated configuration and selection of algorithms. It will take place on September 17 and 18, 2018 in Paris, France and is organized by Marc Schoenauer and Michèle Sebag’s group, in particular with help from Heri Rakotoarison and Laurence Fontana.

The workshop will consist of posters and talks about late-breaking research and useful tools, discussions regarding intra- and international cooperation, and many opportunities to interact with other attendees. Note also that this COSEAL workshop will be co-located with the OpenML Hackathon, which runs from 17-21st of September. More information can be found here:


All inquiries should be done by email to


Registration is free,  but we do not have any funding; hence lunches and dinners will be on your own expense, including the social dinner on Monday evening.

If you would like to present some work at the conference, either as a talk or as a poster (format A0), we would appreciate it if you submit a proposal for your presentation as soon as possible but not later than by August 24. If you only want to attend and participate in discussions, please also register early, as the number of seats is limited for security reasons.

To register, with or without presenting, you need to fill the registration form. Please prepare the answers to the following questions:

  • Would you like to present a poster? If yes, what is the topic?
  • Would you like to present a talk? If yes, what is the title?
  • Will you be attending the get together on Sunday evening, September 16?
  • Will you be attending the workshop dinner on Monday, September 17?
  • Will you be attending the social activity on September 18, afternoon?


INRIA, 2 Rue Simone IFF, 75012 Paris

How to reach the venue

Metro stations:

  • Montgallet (line 8)
  • Dugommier (line 6)
  • Bercy (lines 6 and 14)
  • Gare de Lyon (lines 1, 14, RER A and D, railway)

Accommodation recommendations

There are countless opportunities in Paris, depending whether  you want to stay close to the workshop venue (see for instance hotels, airbnb, bed-and-breakfasts, etc ) or in some more lively area …

Social Program


Schedule (tentative)



A list of participants to the COSEAL Workshop will be available at the workshop. Contact for more information.