International Machine Learning Summer School, 19 - 30 June 2017 , Tübingen, Germany

Publish Date: Jan 07, 2017

Deadline: Feb 10, 2017

Event Dates: from Jun 19, 2017 12:03 to Jun 30, 2017 12:03

The Machine Learning Summer School

19 - 30 June 2017

at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen, Germany

The Machine Learning Summer School will return to the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, from 19-30 June 2017.

The MLSS is a renowned venue for graduate students, researchers, and professionals. It offers an opportunity to learn about fundamental and advanced aspects of machine learning, data analysis and inference, from intellectual leaders of the field. We are very happy to announce a faculty of highly acclaimed speakers.

In the summer of 2017, the MLSS will already make its fifth appearance in the beautiful medieval university town of Tübingen, in southwestern Germany. It will be hosted by (and organized by members of) the Department for Empirical Inference at the newly established Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems.

Applications Now Open

The application system server is now open until 10 February 2017. Apart from some basic personal details, applicants will be asked to provide

  • A short motivation statement
  • A tentative title and abstract for their poster (see also below)
  • The name of one (1) referee. The referee will be automatically notified of the application and asked to provide a confidential reference in a form field on the website. Please make sure that we receive your reference letter no later than 17 Feburary 2017.
  • A CV in pdf format

Past experience suggests that the MLSS will be over-subscribed. In this case, applicants will be selected competitively by internal review based on the documents listed above.


The fees for the school cover tuition, lunch, coffee breaks, and the banquet. For this MLSS, the fees are

  • For students (including PhD students): 250 EUR
  • For other academics (including postdocs): 500 EUR
  • For professionals: 750 EUR

Please note that the fees do not cover accommodation. Lodging will have to be arranged by the participants themselves. We will endeavour to help you in your search through this website.

Important Dates:

  • Fri, 23 December 2016: application system opens
  • Fri, 10 February 2017: deadline for applications
  • Fri, 17 February 2017: deadline for submission of reference letters
  • Tue, 28 February 2017: notification of acceptance
  • Fri, 31 March 2017: registration fees due
  • Mon, 19 to Fri, 30 June 2017: MLSS takes place

Travel Stipends

A very limited number of stipends will be available to students in need of financial support. Recipients of such stipends will be informed of the details in their confirmation mail.

Some frequently asked questions

There have been repeated questions regarding the poster sessions. Posters are a long-standing tradition at the MLSS. Each applicant is asked to bring along a poster presentation covering some of their own work. This does not need to be published work (ongoing work, or work resulting from undergraduate projects is also fine, were applicable). While the day program covers broad areas of general interest, the poster sessions offer participants a chance to discuss their own work with their peers. The poster presentations will be a relaxed affair: Posters will be distributed across a room, with participants presenting to small groups of two or three standing in front of their posters.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still sign up?

Yes, you can! The application system opens late December and closes January 31st 2017. Please have a look at applications.

Will the tutorials be recorded? Will they be available online? How about a live stream?

We will record all talks during the summer school and, subject to speakers' permission, release them online later in 2017, after the school has ended. At the moment we are not planning a live stream.

Is there a vegetarian option during the lunches / dinners?

All the catered lunches and dinners, including the conference banquet, will be buffets (so you can help yourself). There will always be vegetarian alternatives available. If you have other dietary requirements, please let us know.

Do you grant ECTS credit points?

Since there will be no examination we do not grant credit points. However, you will receive an attendance certificate at the end of the summer school, which might enable you to get credits from your home university. But this is something we won't be able to help with but solely up to your negotiation talent.

Can I change the title and content of my poster?

The corresponding field in the application asks for a tentative poster title. Feel free to change the content of your poster, even present something completely different from what you originally proposed. The point of the poster is to give you a chance to present your own work to the other participants. As long as you are confident about presenting it to your colleagues, it's fine with us.

What size should my poster be?

Our poster boards fit posters up to A0 size, in both landscape and portrait format.

Can I print posters in Tübingen?

In principle, yes. There are several printing services in town . However, their opening times do not always harmonize with the MLSS schedule, and we can make no statements about prices, quality or the staff's English language skills. If you can print your poster at home and bring it along in a poster tube, that's probably the best option.

For more information click "Further official information" below.


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