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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS: International Conference on Machine Learning, June 25 and 26, 2014, Beijing, CHINA

The International Conference on Machine Learning solicits proposals
for workshops to be held in conjunction with the ICML 2014 conference
in Beijing, China. The workshops will be held on Wednesday, June 25
and Thursday June 26, 2014. These workshops present an excellent
opportunity to address a specific machine-learning-related topic of
your choice. We are looking for half-day, full-day, or two-day
workshop proposals.

Important dates:
* Workshop proposal deadline: Jan 17, 2014
* Acceptance notification: Jan 31, 2014
* Workshop submissions due (suggested): Mar 21, 2014
* Workshop author notification (suggested) Apr 18, 2014

Workshops are a great format for active research on new topics. The
ideal workshop covers a compelling selection of current and upcoming
research, and includes an impressive set of speakers and participants
with diverse backgrounds. Research talks, discussion via panels,
identification of open problems, and discussants are all great
components to include.


The format, style, and content of accepted workshops are under the
control of the workshop organizers and largely autonomous from the
main conference. Each workshop day can be up to seven hours long,
split into morning and afternoon sessions. Workshop organizers are
expected to manage the workshop content, invite experts in the domain,
specify the workshop format, be present to moderate, and maintain a
website for the workshop. Workshop registration will be handled
centrally by the main conference.

Submission Instructions:

Proposals should clearly specify the following:
* Workshop title (what is it called?)
* Topic (what is it about?)
* Format (half-day, one-day, or two-day?)
* Motivation, impact, and expected outcomes (why this workshop?)
* Organizer; co-organizers; bios (who is making it happen?)
* Potential invited speakers; potential participants (who might come?)
* Related publications (where can we learn more?)

Detailed descriptions of last years workshops can be found at:

Workshop proposals should be submitted via email in PDF format to
workshops@icml.cc by the due date (earlier submissions are encouraged
as well). Proposals will be evaluated by the workshop chair and
conference organizers, with an eye towards selecting high-quality
workshops on a diverse set of topics that will inform and inspire the

Contact: workshops@icml.cc

Alexander Ihler, workshop chair ICML 2014