MOD 2016 – 2nd International Workshop on Machine learning, Optimization and big Data

2nd International Workshop on Machine learning, Optimization and big Data – MOD 2016
An Interdisciplinary Workshop: Machine Learning, Optimization and Data Science without Borders, Volterra (Pisa) -Tuscany, August 26-29, 2016

Paper submission deadline: June 30, 2016

+ Nello Cristianini, Bristol University, UK
+ George Michailidis, University of Florida, USA
+ Stephen H. Muggleton, Imperial College London, UK
+ Panos Pardalos, University of Florida, USA
Other Keynote Speakers will be announced soon

POST-PROCEEDINGS by Lecture Notes in Computer Science – Springer

Computational Optimization and Applications Journal – Springer

+ Amr Awadallah, Founder and CTO at Cloudera, San Francisco, USA
+ Giovanni Giuffrida, CEO and co-founder at Neodata Group, Italy
+ Andy Petrella, Data Scientist and co-founder at Data Fellas, Liège, Belgium
+ Daniele Quercia, Head of Social Dynamics group at Bell Labs, Cambridge, UK
+ Fabrizio Silvestri, Principal Research Scientist at Yahoo London, UK

+ Model Selection and Error Estimation Without the Agonizing Pain”, Luca Oneto and Davide Anguita, DIBRIS – Polytechnic School – University of Genova, Italy

+ “Information Geometry: Applications in Machine Learning and Stochastic Optimization”, Luigi Malagò, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Shinshu University, Nagano, Japan

+ Deep Learning: Theory, Architectures, Algorithms and Applications
+ Data-driven Algorithmics – Data for informed decisions
+ Multi-Objective Optimization Algorithms

The MOD 2016 workshop will consist of four days of workshop sessions and special sessions. We invite submissions of papers, abstracts and posters on all topics related to Machine learning, Optimization and Big Data including real-world applications for the workshop proceedings.

MOD 2016 Types of Submissions
When submitting a paper to MOD 2016, authors are required to select
one of the following four types of papers:
+ Long paper: original novel and unpublished work (max. 12 pages in Springer LNCS format);
+ Short paper: an extended abstract of novel work (max. 4 pages);
+ Work for oral presentation only (no page restriction; any format).
For example, work already published elsewhere, which is relevant and which may solicit fruitful discussion at the workshop;
+ Work for poster presentation only. The poster format for the
presentation is A0 (118.9 cm high and 84.1 cm wide, respectively 46.8 x 33.1 inch).

For research work which is relevant and which may solicit fruitful discussion at the workshop.

MOD 2016 Post-Proceedings
All accepted long papers will be published in a volume of the series
‘Lecture Notes in Computer Science’ from Springer after the Workshop.
Instructions for preparing and submitting the final versions
(camera-ready papers) of all accepted papers will be available later on.
All the other papers (short papers, abstract of the oral
presentations, poster presentations) will be published on the MOD 2016 web site.

Journal Special Issue on Computational Optimization and Applications Journal
The top 8-10 accepted articles will have the opportunity to publish a revised and expanded version of their conference paper in the Computational Optimization and Applications Journal – Springer.

MOD 2016 Submission System
All papers must be submitted using EasyChair:
The deadline is June 30, 2016

Important Dates for the MOD 2016 Post-Proceedings
+ Paper Late Breaking Papers/Posters/Demo Submission Deadline: June 30, 2016
+ Decision Notification to Authors of Late Breaking Papers/Posters: July 10, 2016
+ Deadline for early Registration as Presenting Author: July 31, 2016
+ MOD 2016 Workshop: August 26-29, 2016

MOD 2016 Program Committee
The current MOD 2016 Program Committee includes 300+ confirmed Program Committee members:
Any questions regarding the submission process can be sent to workshop organizers:

We look forward to seeing you in Tuscany!
Giovanni Giuffrida, Giuseppe Nicosia & Panos Pardalos – MOD 2016 Chairs.

MOD 2015 Edition:
MOD 2015 Keynote Speakers:
Vipin Kumar, University of Minnesota, USA
Panos Pardalos, University of Florida, USA
Tomaso Poggio, MIT, USA