Call for Contributions

We are excited to invite you to submit proposals for contributed talks and posters for ML in PL Conference 2021 that will be organized 5-7 November 2021 fully online.

We believe that anyone can make a valuable contribution to the field of machine learning and in our eyes, an important contribution is not necessarily the most novel research. Therefore we wish to bring together a broad array of researchers, specialists, practitioners, educators, students, and others of diverse backgrounds, locations, and genders to present their works at the conference.

We aim at providing a forum for discussing recent advances from the possible broadest range of topics and perspectives, we especially encourage (but not limit) submissions related to the following topics of interest:

General Machine Learning

Active Learning, Classification, Clustering, Learning Theory, Online Learning, Ranking, Regression, Semi-supervised and Unsupervised learning, Optimization, Sparsity, etc.

Reinforcement Learning

Bandits, Decision and Control, Exploration, Hierarchical RL, Markov Decision Processes, Multi-Agent RL, Navigation, Planning, etc.

Applications of Machine Learning

Audio and Speech Processing, Computational Biology, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Robotics, Neuroscience, Physics, Social Good, etc.

Probabilistic Methods

Bayesian methods, Causal Inference, Gaussian Processes, Graphical Models, etc.

Deep Learning

Architectures, Generative Models, Optimization for Deep Networks, Recurrent Networks, etc.

Explainable Machine Learning

Explainability, Causality, Biased Data, Fairness, Robustness, etc.

Social Aspects of Machine Learning

AI/ML Ethics, AI/ML Safety, Causality, eXplainable AI, Responsible AI/ML, Biased Data, Fairness, Privacy, Robustness, and Safety, etc.

Technical Solutions and Machine Learning Resources

Architectures, Competitions, Data Sets, and Repositories, Distributed Machine Learning, Implementations, Software Toolkits, etc.

Machine Learning Stories

Interesting and insightful competitions, projects and start-up stories!

Participation

To participate in Call for Contributions, we ask you to provide the title of your talk/poster proposal, abstract up to 300 words, preference towards talk or poster, short bio and list of your previous talks.

The talks will have a length of 20 minutes + 5 minutes for questions.

Talks and posters should be in English.

The submission deadline is 3 October 2021.

Selection process

With the help of the Contributions Committee, we will select the best proposals. This year the factors that will be considered the most when evaluating submissions include:

  • 1. The relevance of the proposed topic in the current machine learning landscape.
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  • 2. Novelty and uniqueness of the proposed topic. Even if your topic does not fall into any listed areas, do not feel discouraged to submit it! Also interdisciplinary topics are especially highly encouraged!
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  • 3. Enjoyable by our audience: a good balance between accessibility and scientific excellence.
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  • 4. For talks proposals we will take into account the author’s speaking experience, however, it does not mean that we will reject all inexperienced speakers.
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  • 5. Talks/posters proposals with clear promotion of the commercial products will be rejected.

Accepted talks

List of accepted talks and posters will be published before 8 October 2021.

All accepted talks and posters will be presented during the Main Conference and their authors will receive a free ticket.

 

Contact

You can contact us at contributions@conference.mlinpl.org in case you have any questions regarding Call for Contributions.