Anthill Inside 2017

On theory and concepts in Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Formerly Deep Learning Conf.

About AnthillInside:

In 2016, The Fifth Elephant branched into a separate conference on Deep Learning. Anthill Inside is the new avataar of the Deep Learning conference.
Anthill Inside attempts to bridge the gap bringing theoretical advances closer to functioning reality. Proposals are invited for full length talks, crisp talks and poster/demo sessions in the area of ML+DL. The talks need to focus on the techniques used, and may be presented independent of the domain wherein they are applied.
We also invite talks on novel applications of ML+DL, and methods of realising the same in hardware/software.
Case studies of how DL and ML have been applied in different domains will continue to be discussed at The Fifth Elephant.

https://anthillinside.in/2017/

Topics: we are looking for talks covering the following:

  • Machine Learning with end-to-end application
  • Deep Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Hardware / software implementations of advanced Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • IoT and Deep Learning
  • Operations research and Machine Learning

Format:

Anthill Inside is a two-track conference:

  • Talks in the main auditorium and hall 2.
  • Birds of Feather (BOF) sessions in expo area.

We are inviting proposals for:

  • Full-length 40-minute talks.
  • Crisp 15-minute how-to talks or introduction to a new technology.
  • Sponsored sessions, of 15 minutes and 40 minutes duration (limited slots available; subject to editorial scrutiny and approval).
  • Hands-on workshop sessions of 3 and 6 hour duration where participants follow instructors on their laptops.
  • Birds of Feather (BOF) sessions.

You must submit the following details along with your proposal, or within 10 days of submission:

  1. Draft slides, mind map or a textual description detailing the structure and content of your talk.
  2. Link to a self-record, two-minute preview video, where you explain what your talk is about, and the key takeaways for participants. This preview video helps conference editors understand the lucidity of your thoughts and how invested you are in presenting insights beyond your use case. Please note that the preview video should be submitted irrespective of whether you have spoken at past editions of The Fifth Elephant or last year at Deep Learning.
  3. If you submit a workshop proposal, you must specify the target audience for your workshop; duration; number of participants you can accommodate; pre-requisites for the workshop; link to GitHub repositories and documents showing the full workshop plan.

Selection Process:

  1. Proposals will be filtered and shortlisted by an Editorial Panel.
  2. Proposers, editors and community members must respond to comments as openly as possible so that the selection processs is transparent.
  3. Proposers are also encouraged to vote and comment on other proposals submitted here.

We expect you to submit an outline of your proposed talk, either in the form of a mind map or a text document or draft slides within two weeks of submitting your proposal to start evaluating your proposal.

Selection Process Flowchart

You can check back on this page for the status of your proposal. We will notify you if we either move your proposal to the next round or if we reject it. Selected speakers must participate in one or two rounds of rehearsals before the conference. This is mandatory and helps you to prepare well for the conference.

A speaker is NOT confirmed a slot unless we explicitly mention so in an email or over any other medium of communication.

There is only one speaker per session. Entry is free for selected speakers.

We might contact you to ask if you’d like to repost your content on the official conference blog.

Travel Grants:

Partial or full grants, covering travel and accomodation are made available to speakers delivering full sessions (40 minutes) and workshops. Grants are limited, and are given in the order of preference to students, women, persons of non-binary genders, and speakers from Asia and Africa.

Commitment to Open Source:

We believe in open source as the binding force of our community. If you are describing a codebase for developers to work with, we’d like for it to be available under a permissive open source licence. If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licences (such as the various forms of the GPL), you should consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognise that there are valid reasons for commercial licensing, but ask that you support the conference in return for giving you an audience. Your session will be marked on the schedule as a “sponsored session”.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for submitting proposals: July 10
  • First draft of the coference schedule: July 15
  • Tutorial and workshop announcements: June 30
  • Final conference schedule: July 20
  • Conference date: July 30

Contact:

For more information about speaking proposals, tickets and sponsorships, contact info@hasgeek.com or call +91-7676332020.

Please note, we will not evaluate proposals that do not have a slide deck and a video in them.

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saurabh agarwal

@saurabh-agl Proposing

Practical Deep Learning

Submitted Jun 22, 2017

Understanding the nuts and bolts of a Deep Learning (DL) architecture has always been a tough ride for people with a not-so-mathematical background. The goal of the workshop is to get the participants to understand the practicalities to be considered while building deep networks such as Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) and Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs) by using a hands-on approach, not necessarily mathematical. This workshop is meant for people with intermediate level knowledge in Deep Learning. Intermediate = an understanding of backpropagation, stochastic gradient descent and some linear algebra.

Outline

The workshop will comprise two phases and the participants will be provided with 100$ worth AWS credits for using GPU powered instances. We will provide AMIs to use and also provide notebooks with the initial setup to get started and reduce the learning curve, The goal is to speed up the experimentation and play around with larger size networks.
A brief outline of the things that will be covered in this workshop:
Phase 1:

  • A general overview into deep neural networks and how they are trained.

  • Intro to CNNs and exploring their power with the help of pre-trained models.

  • A deep dive into CNN architecture and how transfer learning can be used to build your own CNN implementations by using state of the art pre trained models and comparatively little data.

Phase 2:

  • Intro to RNNs and its types.

  • Deepdive into using LSTM cells and its usage in different type of tasks.

  • (IF possible) Demo models that use CNNs for image processing and LSTMs for generating captions.

Requirements

1.The participants are required to have a basic knowledge in training deep neural networks.
2.Knowledge of Python and NumPy are essential
3.The participants need a laptop with GNU/Linux or Mac OS or any UNIX based OS, or should know how to connect to EC2 from a windows machine. No assistance will be provided to windows users to overcome OS limitations.

Speaker bio

Dr. Anand Chandrasekaran is the founder and CTO of Mad Street Den, an AI company specializing in computer vision. In addition to the academic background in the fields of neuroscience and neuromorphic engineering, he has been a member of teams working on DARPA projects in cognition and vision.
LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/anandchandrasekaran
Company: www.madstreetden.com

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