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Sept 1, 2014. The International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA) is pleased to announce its new initiative *ISBA@NIPS*, an initiative aimed at highlighting the importance and impact of Bayesian methods in the new era of data science.
Among the first actions of this initiative, ISBA is endorsing a number of *Bayesian satellite workshops* at the Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Conference http://nips.cc/Conferences/2014/ , that will be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, December 8-13, 2014.
Furthermore, a special *ISBA@NIPS Travel Award* will be granted to the best Bayesian invited and contributed paper(s) among all the ISBA endorsed workshops.
*ISBA endorsed workshops at NIPS*
of ABC to machine learning, e.g., computer vision, other inverse problems
(RL); ABC Reinforcement Learning (other inverse problems); Machine
models of simulations, e.g., NN models of simulation responses, GPs etc.; Selection of sufficient statistics and massive dimension reduction
Online and post-hoc error; ABC with very expensive simulations and acceleration methods (surrogate modeling, choice of design/simulation points). More information at *http://nips.cc/Conferences/2014/Program/event.php?ID=4300* - *Networks: From Graphs to Rich Data. *This workshop aims to bring together a diverse and cross-disciplinary set of researchers to discuss recent advances and future directions for developing new network methods
statistics and machine learning. More information at *http://gdriv.es/networks2014* - *Advances in Variational Inference. *This workshop aims at highlighting recent advancements in variational methods, including new methods for scalability using stochastic gradient methods, , extensions to the streaming variational setting, improved local variational methods, inference in non-linear dynamical systems, principled regularisation in deep neural networks, and inference-based decision making in reinforcement learning, amongst others. More information at *http://nips.cc/Conferences/2014/Program/event.php?ID=4276* - *Women in Machine Learning (WiML 2014). *This is a day-long workshop that gives female faculty, research scientists, and graduate students in the machine learning community an opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and learn from each other. Underrepresented minorities and undergraduates interested in machine learning research are encouraged to attend. More information at *http://www.wimlworkshop.org*
*ISBA@NIPS Travel Award*
The ISBA Program Council will grant two ISBA special Travel Award to two selected young participants, one in the category of *Invited Paper* and one in the category of *Contributed Paper*. Each Travel Award will be of at most 1000 USD. Organisers of ISBA endorsed workshops at NIPS are all invited to proposed candidates.
to five years after graduation) presenting at the workshop.
select one or two candidates and postulate them as candidates to the ISBA
Program Council by no later than:
proposed by all ISBA-endorsed Workshops.
Workshop Organisers by no later than:
The winners will present a special ISBA@NIPS Travel Award recipientâs seminar at the workshops at NIPS.
For further information send an email to either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (ISBA Program Chair)