[TYPES/announce] LAFI 2023 - Final Call for Extended Abstracts (deadline Oct. 27) - POPL 2023 workshop on Languages for Inference
christine.tasson at lip6.fr
Mon Oct 17 04:37:27 EDT 2022
Call for Extended Abstracts
POPL 2023 workshop on Languages for Inference
January 15, 2023
Submission deadline on October 27, 2022 -- EXTENDED!
** Invited Speaker
Hongseok Yang, professor at the School of Computing, KAIST, Korea
** Submission Summary
Deadline: October 27, 2022 (AoE) -- EXTENDED
Format: extended abstract (2 pages + references)
** Call for Extended Abstracts
Inference concerns re-calibrating program parameters based on observed
data, and has gained wide traction in machine learning and data science.
Inference can be driven by probabilistic analysis and simulation, and
back-propagation and differentiation. Languages for inference offer
support for expressing probabilistic models and inference methods as
to ease reasoning, use, and reuse. The recent rise of practical
as well as research activity in inference-based programming has renewed the
need for semantics to help us share insights and innovations.
This workshop aims to bring programming-language and machine-learning
researchers together to advance all aspects of languages for inference.
Topics include but are not limited to:
- design of programming languages for inference and/or differentiable
- inference algorithms for probabilistic programming languages,
including ones that incorporate automatic differentiation;
- automatic differentiation algorithms for differentiable programming
- probabilistic generative modeling and inference;
- variational and differential modeling and inference;
- semantics (axiomatic, operational, denotational, games, etc) and types
for inference and/or differentiable programming;
- efficient and correct implementation;
- and last but not least, applications of inference and/or
We expect this workshop to be informal, and our goal is to foster
collaboration and establish common ground. Thus, the proceedings will
not be a formal or archival publication, and we expect to spend only a
portion of the workshop day on traditional research talks. Nevertheless,
as a concrete basis for fruitful discussions, we call for extended
describing specific and ideally ongoing work on probabilistic and
programming languages, semantics, and systems.
** Submission guidelines
- Submission deadline on October 27, 2022 (AoE) -- EXTENDED
- Submission link: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://lafi23.hotcrp.com/__;!!IBzWLUs!S5D0Jx1VLUXnVJ4CFCvt2g-tmyYT5f67T8C7s1cUAKE9pf_j33e7p6bANkHIDRjoPXfZlQrRWTOObXrAOkizCwq1uYN4I3FZeKNBp349rVE$
Anonymous extended abstracts are up to 2 pages in PDF format, excluding
In line with the SIGPLAN Republication Policy, inclusion of extended
in the program is not intended to preclude later formal publication.
** Remote participation policy
Notice that we plan to coordinate with the POPL conference on remote
We would like to have remote participation even if the workshop happens
Our plan is to create an inclusive environment that does not demand
traveling if not possible for any reason.
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