Open Thoughts

Final Call for Comments: MLOSS NIPS*08 Workshop

Posted by Soeren Sonnenburg on July 11, 2008

This is a final call for comments regarding our NIPS'08 MLOSS Workshop proposal, which we will be sending to the NIPS workshop organizers next thursday (July 17).

As mentioned before we managed to secure a number of high profile invited speakers, like the author of octave - John W. Eaton and the author of matplotlib John D. Hunter.

Apart from this we decided to have a discussion in the morning and in the afternoon, to discuss

What is a good mloss project?

  • Review criteria for JMLR mloss
  • Interoperable software
  • Test suites

Reproducible research

  • data exchange standards
  • shall datasets be open too? How to provide access to data sets.
  • Reproducible research, the next level after UCI datasets

Finally we invite others of mloss software to present their projects. This time submission will be done in a radically new way, i.e. to submit:

  • Tag your project with the tag nips2008
  • Ensure that you have a good description (limited to 500 words)
  • Any bells and whistles can be put on your own project page, and of course provide this link on

We very much invite feedback and are looking for active co-organizers too!


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