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DeepLearn Summer 2022 : 6th International Gran Canaria School on Deep Learning


When Jul 25, 2022 - Jul 29, 2022
Where Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Submission Deadline TBD
Categories    deep learning   machine learning   neural networks   artificial intelligence

Call For Papers


DeepLearn 2022 Summer will be a research training event with a global scope aiming at updating participants on the most recent advances in the critical and fast developing area of deep learning. Previous events were held in Bilbao, Genova, Warsaw, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Bournemouth, and Guimarães.

Deep learning is a branch of artificial intelligence covering a spectrum of current frontier research and industrial innovation that provides more efficient algorithms to deal with large-scale data in a huge variety of environments: computer vision, neurosciences, speech recognition, language processing, human-computer interaction, drug discovery, biomedical informatics, image analysis, recommender systems, advertising, fraud detection, robotics, games, finance, biotechnology, physics experiments, biometrics, communications, climate sciences, etc. etc. Renowned academics and industry pioneers will lecture and share their views with the audience.

Most deep learning subareas will be displayed, and main challenges identified through 24 four-hour and a half courses and 3 keynote lectures, which will tackle the most active and promising topics. The organizers are convinced that outstanding speakers will attract the brightest and most motivated students. Face to face interaction and networking will be main ingredients of the event. It will be also possible to fully participate in vivo remotely.

An open session will give participants the opportunity to present their own work in progress in 5 minutes. Moreover, there will be two special sessions with industrial and recruitment profiles.


Graduate students, postgraduate students and industry practitioners will be typical profiles of participants. However, there are no formal pre-requisites for attendance in terms of academic degrees, so people less or more advanced in their career will be welcome as well. Since there will be a variety of levels, specific knowledge background may be assumed for some of the courses. Overall, DeepLearn 2022 Summer is addressed to students, researchers and practitioners who want to keep themselves updated about recent developments and future trends. All will surely find it fruitful to listen to and discuss with major researchers, industry leaders and innovators.


DeepLearn 2022 Summer will take place in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, on the Atlantic Ocean, with a mild climate throughout the year, sandy beaches and a renowned carnival. The venue will be:

Institución Ferial de Canarias
Avenida de la Feria, 1
35012 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria


3 courses will run in parallel during the whole event. Participants will be able to freely choose the courses they wish to attend as well as to move from one to another.

Full live online participation will be possible. However, the organizers highlight the importance of face to face interaction and networking in this kind of research training event.


Wahid Bhimji (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Deep Learning on Supercomputers for Fundamental Science

Rich Caruana (Microsoft Research), Friends Don’t Let Friends Deploy Black-box Models: The Importance of Interpretable Neural Nets in Machine Learning

Kate Saenko (Boston University), Learning from Biased Data

PROFESSORS AND COURSES: (to be completed)

Tülay Adalı (University of Maryland Baltimore County), [intermediate] Data Fusion Using Matrix and Tensor Factorizations

Pierre Baldi (University of California Irvine), [intermediate/advanced] Deep Learning: From Theory to Applications in the Natural Sciences

Arindam Banerjee (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), [intermediate/advanced] Deep Generative and Dynamical Models

Mikhail Belkin (University of California San Diego), [intermediate/advanced] Modern Machine Learning and Deep Learning through the Prism of Interpolation

Dumitru Erhan (Google), [intermediate/advanced] Visual Self-supervised Learning and World Models

Arthur Gretton (University College London), [intermediate/advanced] Probability Divergences and Generative Models

Phillip Isola (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), [intermediate] Deep Generative Models

Irwin King (Chinese University of Hong Kong), [introductory/intermediate] Introduction to Graph Neural Networks

Vincent Lepetit (Paris Institute of Technology), [intermediate] AI and 3D Geometry for [Self-supervised] 3D Scene Understanding

Yan Liu (University of Southern California), [introductory/intermediate] Deep Learning for Time Series

Dimitris N. Metaxas (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey), [intermediate/advanced] Model-based, Explainable, Semisupervised and Unsupervised Machine Learning for Dynamic Analytics in Computer Vision and Medical Image Analysis

Sean Meyn (University of Florida), [introductory/intermediate] Reinforcement Learning: Fundamentals, and Roadmaps for Successful Design

Louis-Philippe Morency (Carnegie Mellon University), [intermediate/advanced] Multimodal Machine Learning

Clara I. Sánchez (University of Amsterdam), [introductory/intermediate] Mechanisms for Trustworthy AI in Medical Image Analysis and Healthcare

Björn W. Schuller (Imperial College London), [introductory/intermediate] Deep Multimedia Processing

Jonathon Shlens (Google), [introductory/intermediate] Introduction to Deep Learning in Computer Vision

Johan Suykens (KU Leuven), [introductory/intermediate] Deep Learning, Neural Networks and Kernel Machines

A. Murat Tekalp (Koç University), [intermediate/advanced] Deep Learning for Image/Video Restoration and Compression

Alexandre Tkatchenko (University of Luxembourg), [introductory/intermediate] Machine Learning for Physics and Chemistry

Li Xiong (Emory University), [introductory/intermediate] Differential Privacy and Certified Robustness for Deep Learning

Ming Yuan (Columbia University), [intermediate/advanced] Low Rank Tensor Methods in High Dimensional Data Analysis


An open session will collect 5-minute voluntary presentations of work in progress by participants. They should submit a half-page abstract containing the title, authors, and summary of the research to by July 17, 2022.


A session will be devoted to 10-minute demonstrations of practical applications of deep learning in industry. Companies interested in contributing are welcome to submit a 1-page abstract containing the program of the demonstration and the logistics needed. People in charge of the demonstration must register for the event. Expressions of interest have to be submitted to by July 17, 2022.


Firms searching for personnel well skilled in deep learning will have a space reserved for one-to-one contacts. It is recommended to produce a 1-page .pdf leaflet with a brief description of the company and the profiles looked for to be circulated among the participants prior to the event. People in charge of the search must register for the event. Expressions of interest have to be submitted to by July 17, 2022.


Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, program chair)
Sara Morales (Brussels)
David Silva (London, organization chair)


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The selection of 8 courses requested in the registration template is only tentative and non-binding. For the sake of organization, it will be helpful to have an estimation of the respective demand for each course. During the event, participants will be free to attend the courses they wish.

Since the capacity of the venue is limited, registration requests will be processed on a first come first served basis. The registration period will be closed and the on-line registration tool disabled when the capacity of the venue will have got exhausted. It is highly recommended to register prior to the event.


Fees comprise access to all courses and lunches. There are several early registration deadlines. Fees depend on the registration deadline. The fees for on site and for online participation are the same.


Accommodation suggestions will be available in due time at


A certificate of successful participation in the event will be delivered indicating the number of hours of lectures.



Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Institute for Research Development, Training and Advice – IRDTA, Brussels/London

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