The 1st Official LXAI Research Workshop is co-located with NIPS at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal (Montreal Convention Centre) in Montréal CANADA on Saturday, December 8th, 2018.
The workshop is a one-day event with invited speakers, oral presentations, and posters. The event brings together faculty, graduate students, research scientists, and engineers for an opportunity to connect and exchange ideas. There will be a panel discussion and a mentoring session to discuss current research trends and career choices in artificial intelligence and machine learning. While all presenters will identify primarily as latinx, all are invited to attend.
LXAI is working hard to ensure those who need travel grants may be awarded reimbursement for costs associated with attending this workshop. At this time, travel grants are not guaranteed.Travel Grant Application
We strongly encourage students, post-docs and researchers who primarily identify as latinx in all areas of machine learning to submit an abstract describing new, previously, or concurrently published research. We welcome abstract submissions, in theory, methodology, as well as applications. Abstracts may describe completed research or work-in-progress. While the presenting author need not be the first author of the work, we encourage authors to highlight the contribution of latinx individuals — particularly the presenting author — in the abstract.
Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to present their work in a poster session. A few authors will be selected to give 15 minute oral presentations. Submissions will be peer-reviewed. Authors are encouraged to sign up to review for LXAI, with a sign-up option available upon submission.
Submissions may be up to two pages including all figures and tables, with an additional page for references submitted as a link to a PDF. The submissions should be in a single column. They should be typeset using 11-point or larger fonts and should have at least 1-inch margin all around. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines risk being rejected without consideration of their merits. Submissions must state the research problem, motivation, and technical contribution. Submissions must be self-contained and include all figures, tables, and references.
The submission deadline is 11:59 PM EST, September 20, 2018. Please note that no extensions will be offered for submissions.Submit Abstract
Interested in volunteering with LatinX in AI during the event? Please complete the volunteer signup form: Volunteer Today
Please notes that an abstract acceptance in LXAI and/or registration to attend LXAI does not guarantee access to NIPS. You have to register to attend NIPS separately (https://nips.cc/Register/view-registration).
As a result, we would like to inform you that NIPS registration will sell out quickly. If you are planning to attend NIPS, we want to encourage you to register now. You can cancel your registration for a full refund until November 15th if you end up not being able to attend. (https://nips.cc/Help/CancellationPolicy).
We also encourage you to book your accommodation as the discounted room blocks are being filled up quickly.
Hotel cancellation policy should be checked with the hotels.
LXAI is not responsible for information provided on external websites.
A visa invitation letter comes with the NIPS registration. If you don’t have the NIPS visa invitation letter, we can also provide you Invitation letters upon successful registration to the LXAI workshop. More information on applying for a visa here.