• wiml
  • May 7, 2016

How do I register for the un-workshop?

You need to register to ICML to attend to WiML and then please fill the application form provided. Please refer to call for participation for more details.

Is filling the application form enough to register to WiML?

No, you need to register to ICML.

What is an un-workshop?

The un-workshop is based on the concept of an “un-conference”, a form of discussion on a pre-selected topic that is primarily driven by participants.

The overall goal of the un-workshop is to advance research through collaboration and increased interaction among participants from diverse backgrounds. 

How is an un-workshop different from WiML Workshop at NeurIPS?

WiML Workshop at NeurIPS is a one-day event with invited speakers, oral presentations, and posters. This year WiML is bringing a new event format to ICML to encourage more participant interaction, especially with ICML going virtual this year.

Different from the workshop, the un-workshop’s main focus is topical breakout sessions, with short invited talks and casual, informal poster presentations.

How is an un-workshop different from workshop?

Different from the workshop, the un-workshop’s main focus is topical breakout sessions, with short invited talks and casual, informal poster presentations.

I'm a man. Can I attend WiML?

Yes. All genders are welcome to attend! To do so, please register to ICML and fill the application form. Note, however, that all speakers, breakout session leaders and poster presenters will primarily identify as a woman and/or nonbinary, as our goal is to promote them and their work within the machine learning community.

Where will the un-workshop take place?

This is a virtual event.

How much funding is available?

Funding is distributed based on geographic location. Support varies from year to year and this year due to COVID-19, it will be a virtual event and ICML registration fee funding is available for participants who fulfill eligibility criteria.

Is there a code of conduct?

Yes. WiML requires all participants and reviewers to abide by our code of conduct.

Is WiML an archival venue?

No, WiML is a non-archival venue. This means that, if your contribution is accepted, we will not be asking you to submit a camera-ready version of it, nor will we publish it anywhere (neither online nor in proceedings of any sort). We will only make the title and authors’ names available in the program book.

How can I get more information on un-workshop logistics?

Please check out the logistics page!

I want to support WiML by providing sponsorship / recruiting at the un-workshop. Who should I talk to?

Thank you for your support! Please contact us.

How can I join the WiML network?

Join our Google Group.

When and where do I submit my proposal?

Submission to the 2020 WiML un-workshop is now open. Please check the call for participation for more details.

How many breakout sessions will be on the day of the un-workshop?

There are 4-time slots for 1-hour breakout sessions (marked as Breakout Sessions #1 to #4). Each of these 4-time slots will have several parallel breakout sessions.

Why do breakout sessions involve Zoom and RocketChat?

Zoom rooms are mainly for the breakout sessions for the specific one hour period. However, leaders can use RocketChat a few days before to ask participants to read some papers or ask them specific questions. Also, participants can ask questions regarding the breakout session’s topic in the RocketChat before the actual session. More details will be provided soon regarding when RocketChat will be available.

Can I make breakout rooms in the breakout session as a leader?

Yes, leaders can make smaller breakout rooms to engage participants in smaller group discussions.

How long before the breakout session time-slot will RocketChat be ready for use?

We don’t know the exact date yet. ICML has notified us it might be ready by July 9th.

How many attendees will be in each breakout session?

We can’t promise the exact number but we are hoping for smaller groups (max 20) to increase interaction between participants.

What is the whiteboard in Zoom rooms?

Whiteboard is like a digital board and leaders and participants can write on it and explain a specific topic. More instructions are available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hQLh58CaONBJFRz4szU2j3fbIie76mrbU6o8aSWR6LI/edit

Will we as leaders be given a chance to advertise our proposal topic before the un-workshop?

Sure, you can advertise your session’s topic on Twitter for example and tag us on @WiMLworkshop and we can retweet that. Also, attendees will have access to the program book which contains the breakout session topics at least a week before the un-workshop.

Can anyone who did not fill the WiML form still join the un-workshop?

Anyone who is registered to ICML can join the un-workshop.

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