Tuesday, May 03, 2016

@ICLR2016 Periscopes / 4th edition of CoSeRa / ITWIST'16 registration is now open / Workshop on “Networks: learning, information and complexity” at the Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris, May 18-20, 2016.

 First, the @ICLR2016 twitter account features a few Periscopes of the talks going on right now at ICLR in Puerto Rico. We may look into this in our future Paris Machine Learning meetups.

Also, Ludger Prünte let me know of the following announcement:
Dear Igor,

thank you very much for your blog that was one of my major sources about the development of CS during the last years.

Currently, we are organizing the 4th edition of CoSeRa, the "International Workshop on Compressed Sensing Theory and its Applications to Radar, Sonar, and Remote Sensing" (http://workshops.fhr.fraunhofer.de/cosera/) that will take place in Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle) in Germany in September and may be of interest for your audience. After three previous workshops in Bonn and Pisa, we hope to bring together again experts, research engineers, and scientists working in the field of Compressive Sensing and Radar/SAR. In contrast to the original call for papers, we postponed the paper submission deadline to 14 May.

Best regards,
 Thanks Ludger ! From the page:
Following the success of the previous editions of the workshop on compressive sensing applied to radar, we are pleased to announce the 4th Int. Workshop on Compressed Sensing Theory and its Applications to Radar, Sonar, and Remote Sensing (CoSeRa 2016). It will be held in Aachen (Germany) on 19-22 September 2016. The aim of CoSeRa is to bring experts of Compressive Sensing (CS)and radar/sonar/EO/IR signal processing and remote sensing together to explore the state-of-the-art in development of CS techniques for different areas of applications and to turn out its advantages or possible drawbacks compared to classical solutions.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
  • + Foundations and concepts of Compressive Sensing
  • + Algorithms for CS signal reconstruction
  • + Mathematical aspects of Compressive Sensing in imaging systems
  • + Sparsity of radar/sonar/EO/IR signals
  • + Applications of sparse sensing in radar/sonar/EO/IR
  • + Compressive sensing for SAR Tomography (TomoSAR)
  • + Compressive sensing for SAR Interferometry (InSAR)
  • + Compressive sensing for Inverse SAR (ISAR)
  • + Target detection based on compressive sensing
  • + Compressive sensing for slow GMTI
  • + Co-prime sampling in radar/sonar/EO/IR systems
  • + Co-prime array processing in radar/sonar/EO/IR systems
  • + Nested sampling in radar/sonar/EO/IR systems
  • + Nested array processing in radar/sonar/EO/IR systems
  • + Sparse sensing in synthetic aperture imaging systems
  • + Design and implementation of circuits/systems based on CS
Radar/SAR awaits Compressed Sensing
Compressed sensing (CS) techniques offer a mathmatical framework for the detection and allocation of sparse signals with a reduced number of samples. Today, modern radar systems operate with high bandwidths - demanding high sample rates according to the Shannon-Nyquist theorem - and a huge number of single elements for phased array antennas.
Often only a small amount of target parameters is the final output, raising the question, whether CS could be a good means to reduce data size, complexity, weight, power consumption and costs of radar systems. The amount of publications addressing the application of CS to radar is still limited, leaving open a number of questions.

 Thomas sent an email out mnetioning that ITWIST'16 registration is now open:
ITWIST'€™16 - REGISTRATION OPEN The third edition of the "€œinternational - Traveling Workshop on Interactions between Sparse models and Technology"€ (iTWIST) is coming to Aalborg, the beautiful main city of Northern Jutland in Denmark. The workshop will be located on the campus of Aalborg University with excellent connections to the city center and less than 20 minutes from Aalborg'€™s international airport. The workshop aims to foster collaboration between international scientific teams by disseminating ideas through both specific oral/poster presentations and free discussions. For this edition, iTWIST'€™16 will feature 9 invited talks, as well as oral presentations and poster session.
Registration for the workshop is now open. The registration fees (200€) will include all lunches, coffee breaks and the social event (more information on the iTWIST'16 website).

iTWIST'€™16 WEBSITE: http://itwist16.es.aau.dk
Dates: 24th to 26th of August, 2016.

For this edition, the workshop is honored by the participation of the following renowned speakers:

 Lieven Vandenberghe (UCLA, USA)  Gerhard Wunder (TU-Berlin, Germany)  Holger Rauhut (RWTH, Germany)
 Petros Boufounos (MERL, USA)  Florent Krzakala (ENS, France)  Phil Schniter (Ohio State U., USA)
 Karin Schnass (Innsbruck U., Austria)  Rachel Ward (Texas U., Austin, USA)  Bogdan Roman (Cambridge U., UK)


 Feb. 1, 2016  ......  2-page paper submission opening     Apr. 1, 2016 ..................  Registration opens
 Apr. 29, 2016 ...... Paper submission ends     May 13, 2016  ....  Confirmation of accepted papers
 May 31, 2016 ..................... Program finalised     Aug. 1, 2016 ..................  Registration closes
 June 17, 2016 ............  Final manuscript due     Aug. 24 – 26, 2016  ...........  Workshop (3 days)


SCIENTIFIC ORGANISING COMMITTEE:  Thomas Arildsen (AAU, Denmark)  Morten Nielsen (AAU, Denmark)  Laurent Jacques (UCL, Belgium)  Pascal Frossard (EPFL, Switzerland)  Pierre Vandergheynst (EPFL, Switzerland)  Sandrine Anthoine (I2M, Aix-Marseille U., France)  Yannick Boursier (CPPM, Aix-Marseille U., France)  Aleksandra Pizurica (Ghent U., Belgium)  Christine De Mol (ULB, Belgium)  Christophe De Vleeschouwer (UCL, Belgium). LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE:  Thomas Arildsen (AAU, Denmark)  Morten Nielsen (AAU, Denmark)
On behalf of the organising committee, Thomas Arildsen
 Julie pointed out the following workshop coming up at IHP
Workshop on “Networks: learning, information and complexity” at the Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris, on May 18-20, 2016.

Organized by Emmanuel Abbe (Princeton University), Sébastien Bubeck (MSR), Marc Lelarge (Inria) and Laurent Massoulié (MSR-Inria Joint Centre).

The workshop will be devoted to questions of learning, information and complexity in the context of networks. Specific topics of interest include: inference of network structure, community detection, synthesis of efficient random forests and deep neural networks, approaches from statistical physics, and limit objects of graph sequences.
Attendance is open and free, but for planning reasons we require attendees to register
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