NeurIPS Workshop on Gaussian Processes, Spatiotemporal Modeling, and Decision-making Systems

December 2nd, 2022

Abstract

In recent years, the growth of decision-making applications, where principled handling of uncertainty is of key concern, has led to increased interest in Bayesian techniques. By offering the capacity to assess and propagate uncertainty in a principled manner, Gaussian processes have become a key technique in areas such as Bayesian optimization, active learning, and probabilistic modeling of dynamical systems. In parallel, the need for uncertainty-aware modeling of quantities that vary over space and time has led to large-scale deployment of Gaussian processes, particularly in application areas such as epidemiology. In this workshop, we bring together researchers from different communities to share ideas and success stories. By showcasing key applied challenges, along with recent theoretical advances, we hope to foster connections and prompt fruitful discussion. We invite researchers to submit extended abstracts for contributed talks and posters.

Workshop Paper Deadlines

Date Event
Sep 22 2022 Workshop Paper Submission Deadline (AoE)
Oct 15 2022 Workshop Paper Acceptance Notification
Dec 2 2022 Workshop Day

Call for Submissions

We invite researchers to submit work in any of the areas covered by the title, as well as the following:

  • Modeling of data that varies across space and time
  • Methods for deciding where to gather data
  • Bayesian optimization
  • Active learning
  • Probabilistic numerics
  • Probabilistic modeling of dynamical systems
  • Applications of the above to epidemiology, environmental sciences, socioeconomic sciences, engineering, and other areas

A submission should be made in the form of a short 4-page extended abstract using the workshop’s LaTeX style. Manuscripts should be anonymized in accordance with the same rules as NeurIPS papers. References and appendices can extend as far beyond the 4-page limit as needed: we encourage use of BibLaTeX. If the submitted work has previously appeared in a journal or refereed workshop or conference proceedings, including the current NeurIPS proceedings to be published, the workshop submission should extend the previous work.

Code of conduct: participants must agree to the code of conduct for NeurIPS.

Travel support: to encourage in-person participation for students with accepted papers who need financial aid for travel, we offer a limited number of travel awards. Please submit an application to be considered.

Submit your workshop paper by September 22nd anywhere on earth

Schedule

Time (USA) Event
09:00 - 09:30 Introduction and Opening Remarks
09:30 - 10:00 Invited Talk
10:00 - 10:30 Invited Talk
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee and Discussion
11:00 - 11:30 Invited Talk
11:30 - 11:45 Contributed Talk
11:45 - 12:00 Contributed Talk
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Invited Talk
14:00 - 14:15 Contributed Talk
14:15 - 14:30 Contributed Talk
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee and Discussion
15:00 - 15:30 Invited Talk
15:30 - 15:45 Contributed Talk
15:45 - 16:00 Contributed Talk
16:00 - 17:00 Poster Session
17:00 - 17:30 Invited Talk
17:30 - 17:55 Panel Discussion
17:55 - 18:00 Closing Remarks