The past five years have seen a huge increase in the capabilities of deep neural networks. Maintaining this rate of progress however, faces some steep challenges, and awaits fundamental insights. As our models become more complex, and venture into areas such as unsupervised learning or reinforcement learning, designing improvements becomes more laborious, and success can be brittle and hard to transfer to new settings.
This workshop seeks to highlight recent works that use theory as well as systematic experiments to isolate the fundamental questions that need to be addressed in deep learning. These have helped flesh out core questions on topics such as generalization, adversarial robustness, large batch training, generative adversarial nets, and optimization, and point towards elements of the theory of deep learning that is expected to emerge in the future.
The workshop aims to enhance this confluence of theory and practice, highlighting influential work with these methods, future open directions, and core fundamental problems. There will be an emphasis on discussion, via panels and round tables, to identify future research directions that are promising and tractable.
- Yoshua Bengio (University of Montreal)
- Ian Goodfellow (Google Brain)
- Sham Kakade (University of Washington)
- Percy Liang (Stanford University)
- Nati Srebro (Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago)
Call for Papers and Submission Instructions
We invite researchers to submit anonymous extended abstracts of up to 4 pages (excluding references). No specific formatting is required. Authors may use the NIPS style file, or any other style as long as they have standard font size (11pt) and margins (1in).
Submit on https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dltp2017.
- Submission Deadline: Monday October 30th
- Notification: Wednesday November 15th
- Workshop: Saturday December 9th
- Sanjeev Arora (Princeton University)
- Maithra Raghu (Cornell University and Google Brain)
- Ruslan Salakhutdinov (Carnegie Mellon University)
- Ludwig Schmidt (MIT)
- Oriol Vinyals (DeepMind)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.