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Optimization@NIPS

We welcome you to participate in the 10th NIPS Workshop on Optimization for Machine Learning, to be held at: Long Beach, USA on Dec. 8th, 2017. Location: TBA


Call for Participation

We invite participation in the 10th International Workshop on "Optimization for Machine Learning", to be held as a part of the NIPS 2017 conference.

Important Dates

Invited Talks

Overview

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 the state-of-the-art in optimization relevant to ML.

This year, the workshop's special topic will be the challenges in non-convex optimization, with contributions spanning both the challenges (hardness results) and the opportunities (modeling flexibility) of non-convex optimization. Irrespective of the special topic, contributions on convex optimization are still encouraged.

We invite participation in the 10th International Workshop on "Optimization for Machine Learning", to be held as a part of the NIPS 2017 conference. This year we invite two types of submissions to the workshop:

For the latter, we request the authors to prepare a few slides that clearly present, motivate, and explain an important open problem --- the main aim here is to foster active discussion. Our call for open problems is modeled after a similar session that takes place at COLT. The topics of interest for the open problem session are the same as those for regular submissions; please see below for details.

In addition to open problems, 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. The main topics are, including, but not limited to:

Submission Instructions:

Submission website: easychair
  • Page limit: 4 pages (without references)
  • Please use the NIPS 2017 submission format
  • Please make submission double blind
  • If you are doing a dual submission, please contact us first
  • 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:

    • Alekh Agarwal, MSR, US
    • Ben Recht, UC Berkeley , US
    • Sashank J. Reddi, Google, US
    • Suvrit Sra, MIT, US

    with senior advisory support from Arkadi Nemirovskii.