TTI-Chicago Summer Workshop Program

— Call for Workshop Proposals —

The Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago is pleased to sponsor and announce the TTI-Chicago Summer Workshop Program

What: Would you like to get a group of 4-40 people together for a week to discuss a topic of common interest? Would you like to do it in an easy-to-reach vibrant city with a substantial local research community and with lodging, coffee breaks, and meeting room paid for by someone else? Is your topic of interest roughly within the areas of Theory, Machine Learning, Vision, NLP, Speech, Robotics, or Computational Biology? Then submit a proposal to the TTI-Chicago Summer Workshop Program!

More Details: Workshops will run Monday-Friday, and be held at TTI-Chicago. Dormitory-style lodging will be provided for free for up to 25 attendees. We will also supply continental breakfast and coffee breaks. Workshop structure is pretty much entirely up to you – talks, tutorials, brainstorming sessions, etc. – whatever works best for your topic. Additionally, we are happy to provide suggestions for social events during your workshop, and even to help you organize them. However, we do not want to overburden our admin staff, so flight arrangements and transportation are on your own (and are not covered by us).

Submitting a Proposal: We aim for this to be a lightweight process on both your side and ours. Proposals should be 1-2 pages, describing the topic of the proposed workshop or gathering, the proposed format, giving the names of the organizers, and listing some people who have indicated they are at least interested in principle. Also tell us how many people not from the local area you aim to invite (including yourselves). Our budget allows for us to cover lodging for up to 25. Additionally, please tell us your three (or more) most-preferred weeks, in order, in the time-period between Monday June 18, 2018 and Friday September 14, 2018. If you prefer your workshop to be shorter than a week, let us know that too. Finally, we expect these workshops will generally be open to interested students and faculty from the local area, e.g., TTI-Chicago, the University of Chicago, Northwestern, UIC, DePaul, and IIT. If you do not want this to be the case, please let us know in your proposal.

Deadlines: Workshop proposals are due December 15, 2017 and should be sent via email to Avrim Blum (avrim at ttic dot edu) with subject line “TTI-Chicago Summer Workshop Proposal”. Proposers will be notified whether their proposal has been accepted by January 20, 2018.