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WiML 2011 : 6th Annual Workshop for Women in Machine Learning

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Link: http://www.wimlworkshop.org/
 
When Dec 12, 2011 - Dec 12, 2011
Where Granada, Spain
Submission Deadline Sep 15, 2011
Notification Due Oct 15, 2011
Final Version Due Nov 15, 2011
Categories    machine learning
 

Call For Papers

Workshop for Women in Machine Learning - Call for Abstracts

Co-located with NIPS, Granada, Spain
December 12, 2011

Abstract Submission

We strongly encourage female students and post-docs 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. Abstracts should be submitted via the workshop website: http://www.wimlworkshop.org

Important Dates

September 15, 2011 - Paper Submission Deadline
October 15, 2011 - Notification of Acceptance
November 15, 2011 - Registration Deadline
December 12, 2011 - WiML Workshop

Introduction

From Amazon's recommender system to automated mail sorting, technologies using machine learning are increasingly prevalent in our day-to-day lives. Recent developments have enabled advances in fields as varied as personalized medicine, search engines, and robotics. At its core, machine learning is the science of managing information: finding patterns, building models, making decisions. In our current information age, machine learning is needed more than ever before.

Despite its growing importance, the percent of female researchers in machine learning remains low, the percent of minority women even lower. Most women interested 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...

... but this workshop is not about grumbling! Male and female students alike often face questions of self-doubt and career-planning; our goal is to be a force of positive change, to invigorate -- or reinvigorate, as the case may be -- excitement in machine learning. In particular, we offer an opportunity for female students to:

one-to-one mentoring match up where participants can meet up with a mentor during a mutually convenient time
participate in career-focused panel discussions with senior women in industry and academia
present research in a friendly, positive environment while also providing critical feedback
hear technical presentations on the work of senior women in their field
network and exchange ideas with each other and senior female researchers

Students interested or curious about the field are welcome to attend. This year's workshop will be co-located with NIPS, a premier conference in machine learning and another opportunity to learn more about the field. Workshop registration is free.
Workshop Format

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.

Workshop registration is free.

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