Advances in Approximate Bayesian Inference

NIPS 2015 Workshop; December 11, 2015
Room 513 ab, Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

Travel Award Winners

Congratulations to Bo Dai! He will be receiving an Adobe travel award for funding of up to $1,000, for his submission on Provable Nonparametric Variational Inference.

We also congratulate Thang Bui, Yarin Gal, Rahul Krishnan, and Xuhong Zhang for receiving complimentary workshop registration.

We invite researchers in machine learning and statistics to participate in the NIPS 2015 Workshop on Advances in Approximate Bayesian Inference.

Key Dates

  • Paper submission: 16 October 2015
  • Travel award application deadline: 2 October 2015
  • Acceptance notification: 15 November 2015
  • Travel award notification: 15 November 2015
  • Final paper submission: 4 December 2015

Submission Details

We invite researchers to submit their recent work on the development, analysis, or application of approximate Bayesian inference. A submission should take the form of an extended abstract of 2-4 pages in PDF format using the NIPS style. Author names do not need to be anonymized and references may extend as far as needed beyond the 4 page upper limit. If authors' research has previously appeared in a journal, workshop, or conference (including the NIPS 2015 conference), their workshop submission should extend that previous work. Submissions may include a supplement/appendix, but reviewers are not responsible for reading any supplementary material.

Please submit here. Submissions will be accepted either as contributed talks or poster presentations. Extended abstracts should be submitted by 16 October. Final versions of the extended abstract are due by 1 December, and will be posted on the workshop website.

Travel Awards

To apply for travel awards (in addition to your paper submission), please send the following to by the application deadline:

  • A brief bio, no more than one paragraph
  • Graduation status: either the number of years since graduation or a statement indicating the student status (include department and university affiliations)
The Advances in Approximate Bayesian Inference Workshop Travel Awards are open to all researchers, with a preference for junior researchers.

Note that the recipient of the ISBA@NIPS Travel Award must be: a current ISBA member at the time the award is conferred and a graduate student or junior researcher (up to five years after graduation). If you would like to be considered for the ISBA@NIPS award, please be sure to include the following in your application email:

  • ISBA membership status (include the ISBA username or email used for membership)