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Call for Participation
  • Sarah Tan
  • May 7, 2016

Thank you for your submissions. The submission deadline has passed. 

The 11th WiML Workshop is co-located with NIPS in Barcelona, Spain on Monday, December 05, 2016.

The workshop is a full-day event with invited speakers, oral presentations, and posters. The event brings together faculty, graduate students, and research scientists for an opportunity to connect and exchange ideas. There will also be a panel discussion and a mentoring session to discuss current research trends and career choices in machine learning. Underrepresented minorities and undergraduates interested in pursuing machine learning research are encouraged to participate. While all presenters will be female, all genders are invited to attend. This is a technical workshop with exciting technical talks.

Important Dates

  • August 29, 2016 11:59pm PST – Abstract submission deadline
  • September 26, 2016 – Notification of abstract acceptance
  • October 5, 2016 11:59pm PST- Travel grant/oral presentation application deadline
  • October 15, 2016 – End of abstract editing period
  • October 24, 2016 – Notification of travel grant/oral presentation acceptance
  • November 1, 2016 (or before, if we run out of space) – Registration deadline
  • December 4, 2016 – Pre-workshop dinner and events
  • December 5, 2016 – Workshop


Submission Instructions

We strongly encourage female students, post-docs and researchers in all areas of machine learning to submit an abstract (500 words or less) describing new, previously, or concurrently published research. We welcome abstract submissions in theory, methodology, as well as applications. Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to present their work in a poster session. A few authors will be selected to give 15 minutes oral presentations.

  • Submission page: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wiml2016
  • Evaluation criteria: Submissions will be peer reviewed. Abstracts will be evaluated on scientific merit and relevance to the community. To facilitate the peer review process, we encourage authors to sign up as reviewers when submitting abstracts.

Examples of accepted abstracts from previous years. Note that despite the option to upload a paper in the submission system, this is not required. Due to the volume of submissions anticipated, we are unable to review any submitted materials besides the requested abstract.

Travel Scholarships

Registration is free. Partial scholarships will be provided to female students and postdoctoral attendees with accepted abstracts to offset travel costs.


  • Diana Cai (University of Chicago)
  • Deborah Hanus (Harvard University)
  • Sarah Tan (Cornell University)
  • Isabel Valera  (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems)
  • Rose Yu (University of Southern California)

Questions? Check out the FAQs on our registration page or website or contact us.

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