Call for Papers

M³ will premier in London from October 9 to 11, 2017. The event will help developers, team leaders and execs get familiar with basic concepts of machine learning, determine which aspects of their operation would benefit from associated techniques and come up with ways to incorporate and implement them accordingly.

M³ invites interested parties to submit proposals for talks (45 or 75 minutes) and training sessions (seven hours). The deadline for proposals is April 17, 2017. 

Proposals can include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following topics:

Basics

  • Machine learning (neural networks, bayesian networks, CRFs, SVMs, genetic/evolutionary algorithms, decision trees,…)
  • Data mining
  • Data science
  • Computer vision, natural language processing, image and voice recognition
  • Predictive analytics
  • Parallel programming
  • Cognitive computing
  • Neural networks
  • Knowledge acquisition, representation, networks

Tools & Services

  • Machine learning libraries and frameworks (TensorFlow, Caffe,…)
  • Tools for data collection and analysis
  • ML services (IBM Watson, Amazon Alexa, Saffron, Azure Machine Learning, Google Cloud ML, HPE Haven,…)
  • Frameworks and computing platforms including CUDA, OpenCL,…

The emphasis will be hands-on introductions, conceptual decisions, live demos, or comparisons of different techniques. Presentations that are based solely on promoting a product will not be allowed.

Production

  • Distributed ML
  • Integration with software stacks
  • Applying AI technologies to what’s already there
  • Designing AI products from scratch
  • UI/UX

Misc

  • Smart anything (home, city, metering, traffic control, autonomous driving, crime prediction, fraud detection…)
  • Intelligent agents/systems
  • Ethics (decision making, etc.), privacy
  • Security, data safety etc.
  • Computational creativity
  • Affective computing

Please send a target-group-specific, precise and concise abstract (400-700 characters) of your proposed presentation. To help us assess your proposals, we would also like you to list some keywords (e.g. your main topic, the tools you use, etc.), and include one sentence describing what your audience should already know and what they can expect to learn during the talk respectively. The deadline for submissions is April 17, 2017. The conference schedule will be available online by the middle of May 2017.

If you’re short on speaking experience and need help with your proposal, we’re happy to assist you via email. Just contact us and we’ll figure something out.

To ensure objectivity, the review process is anonymised, which means that the editorial board doesn’t know a proposer’s name or company while discussing a proposal. Talks with the sole purpose of marketing your product aren’t eligible for the review process and you should contact our sponsorship team.

Speakers and instructors will get free entrance to both conference days and in some circumstances we may provide expenses and accommodation. If you would like to be considered for these reimbursements, please contact us.

Entrants should be aware of our Code of Conduct and keep it in mind while drafting their proposals.