Ecole: 1st Lisbon Machine Learning School, July 20-25 2011

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed Feb 9 16:40:21 UTC 2011

Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 16:44:36 +0100
From: Marianna Apidianaki <Marianna.Apidianaki at>
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LxMLS-2011 (
1st Lisbon Machine Learning School - "Learning For the Web"
Lisbon, Portugal
July 20-25, 2011

Call for Participation

We invite everyone interested in Machine Learning and Natural Language
Processing to attend LxMLS 2011,
which will take place July 20-25 at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST),
a leading Engineering and Science school in Portugal.
The summer school is organized jointly by IST, Instituto de
and Spoken Language Systems Lab-L2F.
In its debut year, the topic of the school is "Learning for the Web."

Topics and Intended Audience

The school will cover a range of Machine Learning (ML) topics, from
theory to practice, that are important in solving Natural Language
Processing (NLP) problems that arise in the analysis and use of Web

Our target audience is:

 * Researchers and graduate students in the fields of NLP and
   Computational Linguistics;

 * Computer scientists who have interests in statistics and machine

 * Industry practitioners who desire a more in depth understanding of
   these subjects.

Features of LxMLS:

 * No deep previous knowledge of ML or NLP is assumed;
 * Recommended reading will be provided in advance;
 * Includes a strong practical component;
 * A day zero is scheduled to review basic concepts and introduce the
   necessary tools for implementation exercises;
 * Days will be divided into tutorials and practical sessions (view
 * Both basic and advanced topics will be covered;
 * Instructors are leading researchers in machine learning.

List of Speakers

 * MÁRIO FIGUEIREDO - Instituto Superior Técnico | Portugal
 * KOBY CRAMMER - Technion, Israel Institute of Technogly | Israel
 * BEN TASKAR - University of Pennsylvania | USA
 * NOAH SMITH - Carnegie Mellon University | USA
 * JASON EISNER - Johns Hopkins University | USA
 * XAVIER CARRERAS - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya | Spain

Important Dates

 * Application: March 31, 2011
 * Decision: April 15, 2011
 * Early Registration: May 31, 2011
 * Summer School: July 20-26, 2011 (right in-between UAI and EMNLP)

Please visit our webpage for up to date information:

To apply, please send a brief summary of your research interests
(maximum 1 page) along with your CV
mentioning name, country, and affiliation to: lxmls-2011 at

We are looking forward to your participation!

-- The organizers of LxMLS'2011.

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