Advances in Approximate Bayesian Inference

NIPS 2016 Workshop; December 9, 2016
Room 112, Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Travel Award Winners

Congratulations to Jonathan Huggins! He has received a ISBA@NIPS Travel Award, which includes a monetary amount of $700.

Congratulations to Guillaume Dehaene, Rahul Krishnan, and Matthew Graham! They have each received an AABI workshop travel award, which includes a monetary amount of $500.

Finally, we also congratulate David Moore, Yingzhen Li, Volodymyr Kuleshov, and Francisco Ruiz for receiving complimentary workshop registration.

We invite researchers in machine learning and statistics to participate in the NIPS 2016 Workshop on Advances in Approximate Bayesian Inference.

Key Dates

  • Early paper submission and travel award application: 7 October 2016
  • Early acceptance notification: 7 October 2016
  • Paper submission: 1 November 2016 8 November 2016
  • Acceptance notification: 20 November 2016 21 November 2016
  • Travel award notification: 20 November 2016 21 November 2016
  • Final paper submission: 5 December 2016

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 2016 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 as poster presentations. Selected submissions will also be given contributed or spotlight talks. Contributed talks are 12 minutes long with 3 minutes for questions; spotlight talks are roughly 2.5 minutes long with at most 2 slides.

Submit final versions of papers by updating the file on EasyChair. Posters should have dimensions of width (36 in) by height (48 in) (91cm x 122cm).

Travel Awards

The Advances in Approximate Bayesian Inference (AABI) workshop travel awards are open to all researchers, with a preference for junior researchers. Submitting by the deadline entitles you for consideration for all of the following:

  • Endorsement for the ISBA@NIPS Travel Award
  • $1500 from Disney Research, to be allocated across winners
  • Four NIPS 2016 workshop registration fee waivers

To apply for travel awards, submit a paper by the travel award application deadline. In addition, please send the following to by the 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)

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)