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WiML 2015 : 10th WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN IN MACHINE LEARNING 2015 Co-located with NIPS

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Link: http://www.wimlworkshop.org/
 
When Dec 7, 2015 - Dec 7, 2015
Where Montreal, Canada
Submission Deadline Sep 15, 2015
Notification Due Oct 1, 2015
Final Version Due Oct 1, 2015
 

Call For Papers

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

10th WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN IN MACHINE LEARNING 2015 Co-located with NIPS
Montreal, Canada December 7, 2015
http://www.wimlworkshop.org/

INTRODUCTION

Machine learning is one of the fastest growing areas of computer science research.
Search engines, text mining, social media analytics, face recognition, DNA sequence analysis, speech and handwriting recognition, healthcare analytics are just some of the applications in which machine learning is routinely used.

In spite of the wide reach of machine learning and the variety of theory and applications it covers, the percentage of female researchers is lower than in many other areas of computer science. Most women working in machine learning rarely get the chance to interact with other female researchers, making it easy to feel isolated and hard to find role models.

This technical workshop gives female faculty, research scientists, and graduate students in the machine learning community an opportunity to meet, network and exchange ideas, participate in career-focused panel discussions with senior women in industry and academia and learn from each other. Underrepresented minorities and undergraduates interested in machine learning research are encouraged to attend.

This year’s team is Abigail Jacobs as Program Chair, Ramya Ramakrishnan as Connection Chair, Kate Niehaus as Finance & Sponsorship Chair, Svitlana Volkova as Submission & Mentorship Chair, and Maithra Raghu as Event and Logistics Chair.

WORKSHOP FORMAT

The 10th WiML Workshop is Co-located with NIPS in Montreal, Canada on December 07, 2015.

The one-day workshop will consist of talks by established researchers and graduate students, a poster session for graduate students to showcase their research, and a panel discussion to discuss careers in machine learning.

There will also be a pre-workshop dinner on December 6, 2015 for participants arriving
the night before the workshop.

TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS

Workshop registration is free.
We are able to provide travel scholarships for those who wish to participate in the workshop. Please see our website for more details. (http://www.wimlworkshop.org/)

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

We strongly encourage female students, post-docs and researchers in all areas of machine learning to submit an abstract (500 words or less) describing either new or previously published research. Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to present their work in a poster session.
Submission page: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wiml2015

IMPORTANT DATES

Call for abstracts begins: July 31, 2015
Abstract submission deadline: September 15, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: October 1, 2015
Registration begins: October 1, 2015
Pre-workshop dinner December 6, 2015
Workshop: December 7, 2015

ORGANIZERS

Abigail Jacobs, University of Colorado
Ramya Ramakrishnan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kate Niehaus, Oxford University
Svitlana Volkova, Johns Hopkins University
Maithra Raghu, Cornell University

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