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MLOSS workshop at ICML 2015: Open Ecosystems

March 30, 2015

MLOSS workshops are returning to ICML this summer!

Key dates:

  • Submission DL 28 April 2015
  • Workshop date 10 July 2015

We (Gaël Varoquaux, Cheng Soon Ong and Antti Honkela) are organising another MLOSS workshop at ICML 2015 in Lille, France this July. The theme for this edition is "Open Ecosystems" whereby we wish to invoke discussion on benefits (or drawbacks?) of multiple tools in the same ecosystem. Our invited speakers (John Myles White and Matthew Rocklin) will share some of their experiences on Julia and Python, and we would be happy to hear from others either on the same or different ecosystems through contributed talks. Usual demonstrations of new great software are naturally also welcome!

In addition to the talks, we have planned two more active sessions:

  • an open discussion with themes voted by workshop participants similar to MLOSS 2013; and
  • a hackathon for planning and starting to develop infrastructure for measuring software impact.

If you have any comments or suggestions regarding these, please add a comment here or email the organisers!

More details at the workshop website at