NIPS 2013 workshop on causality

NIPS 2013 workshop on causality

Posted by Rebecca Martin on Mon, 19/08/2013 - 11:18

NIPS 2013 Workshop on Causality
Large-scale Experiment Design and Inference of Causal Mechanisms
December 9 or 10, 2013
Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA
http://clopinet.com/isabelle/Projects/NIPS2013/

The goal of this workshop is to discuss new methods of large scale experiment design and their application to the inference of causal mechanisms. Emphasis will be put on capitalizing on massive amounts of available observational data to cut down the number of experiments needed, pseudo- or quasi-experiments, iterative designs, and the on-line acquisition of data with minimal perturbation of the system under study.

Timeline:
• Wednesday October 9, 2013: JMLR proceedings paper (6 pages) and abstract (200 words) submission deadline.
• Wednesday October 23, 2013: Paper notification of acceptance.
• December 9 or 10, 2013: NIPS 2013, Tahoe, Nevada, USA. Workshop.
Organizers:
Léon Bottou (Microsoft, USA)
Isabelle Guyon (Clopinet/ChaLearn, USA)
Bernhard Schoelkopf (Max Plank Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany)
Alexander Statnikov (New York University, USA)
Evelyne Viegas (Microsoft, USA)
Committee members:
Elias Bareinboim (UCLA, USA)
Denver Dash (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Phil Dawid (University of Cambridge, UK)
Finale Doshi-Velez (Harvard Medical School, USA)
Frederick Eberhardt (WUSL, USA)
Seth Flaxman (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Miguel Herman (Harvard School of Public Health, USA)
Antti Hyttinen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Dominik Janzing (Max Plank Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany)
Richard Kennaway (University of East Anglia, UK)
Eric Laber (North Carolina State University, USA)
Vincent Lemaire (Orange, France)
Dan Lizotte (Inversity of Waterloo, Canada)
Joris Mooij (Faculty of Science, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
Susan A. Murphy (University of Michigan, USA)
Jonas Peters (ETH Zuerich, Swtzerland)
Florin Popescu (Fraunhofer Institute, Berlin, Germany)
James Robins (Harvard School of Public Health, USA)
Richard Scheines (Carnegy Mellon University, USA)
Lizzie Silver (Carnegy Mellon University, USA)
Peter Spirtes (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Ewa Szczurek (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Marc Van der Lann (UC Berkeley, USA)
Kun Zhang (Max Plank Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany)