NIPS RL Trends & Apps 2014 : Novel Trends and Applications in Reinforcement Learning Workshop at NIPS 2014

Country: Canada

City: Montreal

Abstr. due: 17.10.2014

Dates: 13.12.14 — 13.12.14

Area Of Sciences: Pedagogy;

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Organizers: NIPS


The last decade has witnessed a series of technological advances: social networks, cloud servers, personalized advertising, autonomous cars, personalized healthcare, robotics, security systems, just to name a few. These new technologies have in turn substantially reshaped our demands from adaptive reinforcement learning systems, defining novel yet urgent challenges. In response, a wealth of novel ideas and trends have emerged, tackling problems such as modelling rich and high-dimensional dynamics, life-long learning, resource-bounded planning, and multi-agent cooperation.

The objective of the workshop is to provide a platform for researchers from various areas (e.g., deep learning, game theory, robotics, computational neuroscience, information theory, Bayesian modelling) to disseminate and exchange ideas, evaluating their advantages and caveats. In particular, we will ask participants to address the following questions:

1) What is the future of reinforcement learning?
2) What are the most important challenges?
3) What tools do we need the most?

A final panel discussion will then review the provided answers and focus on elaborating a list of trends and future challenges. Recent advances will be presented in short talks and a poster session based on contributed material.

We are seeking contributed abstracts on a broad range of topics in reinforcement learning and relevant applications. Abstracts should be two pages in NIPS format. All accepted abstracts will be presented as posters and considered for oral presentation.

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