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We welcome you to participate in the 11th OPT Workshop on Optimization for Machine Learning. This year's OPT workshop will be run as an independent event, co-located with NeurIPS in Vancouver. It will happen on December 14th, overlapping with the NeurIPS workshops, to facilitate easy switching between the two venues for attendees.

We are looking forward to an exciting OPT 2019!

Location: Exchange Hotel Vancouver

Call for Participation

Important Dates

Invited Talks


Optimization lies at the heart of many machine learning algorithms and enjoys great interest in our community. Indeed, this intimate relation of optimization with ML is the key motivation for the OPT series of workshops. We aim to foster discussion, discovery, and dissemination of state-of-the-art research in optimization relevant to ML.

We invite participation in the 11th International Workshop on "Optimization for Machine Learning", to be held as an independent event, co-located with NeurIPS. We invite high quality submissions for presentation as spotlights or poster presentations during the workshop. We are especially interested in participants who can contribute theory, algorithms, applications, or implementations with a machine learning focus.

All accepted contributions will be listed on the workshop webpage (though there are no archival proceedings) and are expected to be presented as a poster during the workshop. A few submissions will in addition be selected for contributed talks or for short spotlight presentations.

The main topics are, including, but not limited to:

Submission Instructions:

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Please note that at least one author of each accepted paper must be available to present the paper at the workshop.

Looking forward to another great OPT workshop!

Organizing Committee:

with senior advisory support from Arkadi Nemirovskii.