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The Annual Conference Continues to Grow; Includes a New Outstanding Paper Award

Vancouver, December 8, 2019 — The 2019 Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), one of the premier gatherings in artificial intelligence and machine learning, is expecting just over 13,000 attendees at this year’s conference, November 8 – 14, at the Vancouver Convention Center in Canada.

The annual meeting aims to foster the exchange of research on neural information processing systems from biological, technological, mathematical, and theoretical perspectives. Throughout the week, attendees can join the Expo, where top industry sponsors give talks, panels, demos and workshops that are of academic interest; tutorials, which cover current lines of inquiry; affinity group meetings; the opening talk and reception; general sessions, which include talks, posters and demonstrations; and workshops, smaller meetings providing opportunities for less formal discussions on cutting-edge topics.

The Organizing Committee for this year’s conference is led by General Chair Hanna Wallach, a principal researcher at Microsoft Research, and the Program Chair is Hugo Larochelle, a research scientist at Google Brain. The Organizing Committee program co-chairs are Alina Beygelzimer, Yahoo! Research; Florence d'Alché-Buc, Télécom ParisTech; and Emily Fox, University of Washington and Apple. This year’s program will feature 4 tracks of core content, 51 workshops, and 9 tutorials. There were 9,185 papers submitted for consideration by the program committee, and 1,428 were accepted and will be presented during poster sessions.

Awards

Outstanding Paper Award:

Distribution-Independent PAC Learning of Halfspaces with Massart Noise

By: Ilias Diakonikolas, Themis Gouleakis, Christos Tzamos

Honorable Mention Outstanding Paper Award:

Nonparametric Density Estimation & Convergence Rates for GANS under Besov IPM Losses

By: Ananya Uppal, Shashank Singh, Barnabas Poczos

Fast and Accurate Least-Mean-Squares Solvers

By: Alaa Maalouf, Ibrahim Jubran, Dan Feldman

The Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems Brings Together Researchers to Engage on the Science of AI and ML

The Annual Conference Continues to Grow; Includes a New Outstanding Paper Award

Vancouver, December 8, 2019 — The 2019 Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), one of the premier gatherings in artificial intelligence and machine learning, is expecting just over 13,000 attendees at this year’s conference, November 8 – 14, at the Vancouver Convention Center in Canada.

The annual meeting aims to foster the exchange of research on neural information processing systems from biological, technological, mathematical, and theoretical perspectives. Throughout the week, attendees can join the Expo, where top industry sponsors give talks, panels, demos and workshops that are of academic interest; tutorials, which cover current lines of inquiry; affinity group meetings; the opening talk and reception; general sessions, which include talks, posters and demonstrations; and workshops, smaller meetings providing opportunities for less formal discussions on cutting-edge topics.

The Organizing Committee for this year’s conference is led by General Chair Hanna Wallach, a principal researcher at Microsoft Research, and the Program Chair is Hugo Larochelle, a research scientist at Google Brain. The Organizing Committee program co-chairs are Alina Beygelzimer, Yahoo! Research; Florence d'Alché-Buc, Télécom ParisTech; and Emily Fox, University of Washington and Apple. This year’s program will feature 4 tracks of core content, 51 workshops, and 9 tutorials. There were 9,185 papers submitted for consideration by the program committee, and 1,428 were accepted and will be presented during poster sessions.

Awards

Outstanding Paper Award:

Distribution-Independent PAC Learning of Halfspaces with Massart Noise

By: Ilias Diakonikolas, Themis Gouleakis, Christos Tzamos

Honorable Mention Outstanding Paper Award:

Nonparametric Density Estimation & Convergence Rates for GANS under Besov IPM Losses

By: Ananya Uppal, Shashank Singh, Barnabas Poczos

Fast and Accurate Least-Mean-Squares Solvers

By: Alaa Maalouf, Ibrahim Jubran, Dan Feldman

Outstanding New Directions Paper Award:

This year, the Outstanding Paper Committee introduced an additional award to highlight work that distinguished itself in setting a novel avenue for future research. The winner of this Outstanding New Directions Paper Award is:

· Uniform Convergence May Be Unable to Explain Generalization In Deep Learning

By: Vaishnavh Nagarajan and Zico Kolter

Honorable Mention Outstanding New Directions Paper Award:

Putting An End to End-to-End: Gradient-Isolated Learning of Representations

By: Sindy Löwe, Peter O'Connor, Bastiaan Veeling

Scene Representation Networks: Continuous 3D-Structure-Aware Neural Scene Representations

By: Vincent Sitzmann, Michael Zollhoefer, Gordon Wetzstein

Test of Time Award:

Dual Averaging Method for Regularized Stochastic Learning and Online Optimization

By: Lin Xiao

Notable Conference Changes for 2019

 

New logo

Following the adoption of a new acronym for the conference, the NeurIPS Board adopted a new logo.

Logo

 

Registration Ticketing System

After tickets sold out in under 12 minutes for NeurIPS 2018, and in an effort to distribute access to the conference fairly across time zones and differences in digital accessibility, NeurIPS changed its registration model from first-come-first-served to a randomized lottery. In addition, some tickets were held back from the lottery to ensure authors of accepted papers and those creating content for and around the conference were able to attend.

“As AI continues to evolve and interest in the field grows, it is vital that researchers come together to discuss what’s next,” said Dr. Terrence Sejnowski, president of the NeurIPS board. “Now in its 33rd year, the NeurIPS conference is continuing to provide attendees with the opportunity to discuss research and listen to talks by leaders in their field. We are honored to host these conversations once again.”

About the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems

For more than 33 years, the Neural Information Processing Systems conference has been held at various locations around the world. The conference is organized by the Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation, a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to foster insights into solving difficult problems by bringing together researchers from biological, psychological, technological, mathematical, and theoretical areas of science and engineering.

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NeurIPS Changes Ticketing Process »

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Katherine Gorman

Press and Media Co-Chair 2019

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NeurIPS Changes Ticketing Process

To ensure fairness in access and to guarantee that contributors are able to register.

Vancouver, September 4, 2019 — 

Last year, tickets to the Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) Annual Conference sold out in under 12 minutes. With sales opening in Pacific time, this short window of availability created challenges for participants from Eastern time zones, people with slow internet connections, and students who had to take the extra time to upload their student IDs. 

This year, NeurIPS registration will change from the prior first-come-first-served model to a randomized lottery. In addition, some tickets will be held back from this lottery to ensure authors of accepted papers and those creating content for and around the conference are able to attend and take part in the event that their thought leadership is helping to create. 

Between September 6th and September 20th, those wishing to attend the conference from the public (those not contributing to the conference or any of its affiliated groups) will indicate their intention to register for the conference and desire to purchase a ticket  by signing up for the lottery. 

On September 20th, conference officials will randomly distribute invitations to register as there is capacity in the building. The invitation expires in 2 weeks. If, after 2 weeks, we have physical space to accommodate more attendees, we will repeat the process until the capacity is full. 

Registrations and tickets will be withheld from the lottery for the following content creators: authors of accepted papers, workshop presenters, demo and competition presenters, invited speakers, top reviewers, volunteers, program and organizing committee members, session chairs, and breakfast mentors. These groups consume the majority of available tickets. Given the size of the conference center, it is estimated that 3800 tickets will go to authors, 2400 to reviewers, 1200 to presenters in workshops, 1000 to participants in co-located affinity group workshops, and 600 to conference sponsors. The conference expects that about 3500 tickets will go up for sale to the general public through the lottery.  Many reviewers and program-committee members will not register; their tickets will be added to the lottery after their 2 week invitation expires. 

Michael Littman, communications co-chair for NeurIPS 2019, says the new approach is necessary given the increasing interest in the conference. “We are thrilled that we’re seeing so much excitement surrounding NeurIPS in the community of artificial intelligence and machine-learning practitioners,” he says, “To continue to grow and evolve with community demands, we’re adopting this new approach to distribute access opportunities fairly across time zones and differences in digital accessibility.”

“We are constantly trying to think proactively about resources and sizes of venues, but it has become clear that the physical space that we have secured for the conference will not be able to accommodate the expected demand. We need to create a more agile solution that can level the playing field for all who would like to attend.”  says Katherine Gorman, communications co-chair for NeurIPS 2019. 

The Vancouver Convention Center, where the conference will be held, can accommodate approximately 13,500 people. However, conference officials are still awaiting confirmation from local officials as to how many attendees the event will be approved to have. The full capacity of the Vancouver Convention Center represents a 68% increase in capacity from the The Palais des congrès de Montréal the conference center in Montreal where the conference was held in 2018.

 

About the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems

 Over the past 32 years, the Neural Information Processing Systems conference has been held at various locations around the world. The conference is organized by the Neural Information Processing Systems Foundation, a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to foster insights into solving difficult problems by bringing together researchers from biological, psychological, technological, mathematical, and theoretical areas of science and engineering.

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NeurIPS 2020 Press Pass

Press Policy and Press Pass

For press interested in attending NeurlPS 2020 applications for press passes can be made by visiting: [https://forms.gle/EDGnQjY9kpc2uHDE6]. Press registration opens September 15, 2020, and members of the media are encouraged to apply early as application reviews will end on November 4th. Media inquiries related to the conference can be made via email by contacting press@neurips.cc.

Accredited journalists granted a press pass will receive an email with directions for registering for the virtual conference. Additionally, attending press will be provided with more detailed instructions on virtual attendance such as accessing NeurlPS 2020 resources, including complimentary registration for the main conference, attending the press conference, and accessing other useful informational resources that will be made available. All accredited journalists will be given the same level of access to the conference and its activities.

Please note that some information presented at NeurIPS may be considered proprietary, so accredited journalists attending the conference will be provided guidelines related to such information. NeurIPS cannot grant rights to interviews with individual attendees or presenters. Consent should be obtained directly from the interviewee. Interviews must be scheduled directly with the communications teams of an interviewee, and participants should initiate discussion and reach agreement beforehand on what details can be shared through screen captures.

For Attendees: In advance of this year’s virtual NeurIPS 2020 conference, you may want to check in with the communications or media team that manages media interaction with your employer. A few key things to remember when showing public work in a space with active media teams:

  • Reporters will be identified via their login and asked to identify themselves as media prior to interacting with attendees.
  • Check with your PR team or manager about what strategy your group intends to follow regarding interactions with the media.
  • If you have any questions related to media interaction, direct the member of the press to speak with your communications representative.

 


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