Montreal AI Symposium

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Montreal AI Symposium

26 September 2017


The Montreal AI Symposium aims at gathering experts and professionals interested in fundamental advances and applications of artificial intelligence, with an emphasis on machine learning, deep learning and related approaches.
The Symposium welcomes both academic and industrial participants; it seeks to build strong connections between researchers within the Greater Montreal area.

We will feature a day-long event, filled with keynote addresses, contributed talks and posters, and time for networking and socializing.

The Symposium will be held on September 26th, 2017, and is hosted by École Polytechnique de Montréal. The event is free of charge for participants with mandatory registration (available in early September).

Abstract submission deadline: August 18th, 2017
Acceptance notification: September 5th, 2017
Registration begins: September 5th, 2017
Event date: September 26th, 2017

Call for Contributions

We invite you to submit a contribution to the first Montreal AI symposium. We encourage submission of abstracts from both academic and industrial researchers, which can describe a technical or practical contribution, an open problem, an application or a position statement. Previously published material is acceptable. Do not include any confidential material.

Topics of interest include:

  • Fundamental research in deep learning, reinforcement learning, kernel machines, Bayesian modeling, ensemble methods, optimization for machine learning;
  • Implementation issues, parallelization, software platforms, hardware;
  • Applications, including vision, audio, speech, natural language processing, robotics, healthcare, bioinformatics.

Indicate your preference (short talk or poster) when submitting your abstract. Abstracts should be at most 5000 characters.

Submission deadline: August 18th, 2017.

Submit here.

Call for Sponsors

The organization of this event is entirely supported by sponsors, as registration is free of charge for attendees. Sponsors at the silver level or higher are offered space in the common area to showcase their activities and for recruitment purposes. We welcome additional sponsors at the bronze level:

$5K – Platinum (special mention at opening, mention on website, 1 table and 1 poster panel)

$2.5K – Gold (mention on website, 1 table and 1 poster panel)

$1K – Silver (mention on website, 1 table)

$250 – Bronze (mention on website)

If you are interested in sponsoring the Montreal AI Symposium, please contact the Symposium organizers.

Organizing Committee

Senior Program Chair: Hugo Larochelle, Google

Program Chairs:

  • Joëlle Pineau, McGill University
  • Adam Trischler, Microsoft
  • Nicolas Chapados, Element AI & Imagia

Local Chair: Guillaume Chicoisne, IVADO

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26 September 2017