Unsupervised Learning Challenge

The Unsupervised and Transfer Learning Challenge has started, with $6000 in prizes, free registrations and travel grants.

==> PHASE 1: UNSUPERVISED LEARNING CHALLENGE <== Do you believe that it is possible to LEARN from unlabeled data Representations of Similarity Measures that will then fare well in supervised learning tasks? Now is your chance to prove it: you have 50 days to work on 5 unsupervised learning task from large real world databases. See: http://clopinet.com/ul. There will be publication opportunities at ICML, IJCNN, and in JMLR W&CP. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Timeline: Jan. 3, 2010 Start of phase 1: UNSUPERVISED LEARNING. Datasets made available. No labels available. Feb. 1, 2011 IJCNN 2011 papers due (optional). Feb. 28, 2011 End of phase 1, at midnight (0 h Mar. 1, server time -- time indicated on the Submit page). Mar. 1, 2011 Start of phase 2: TRANSFER LEARNING. Training labels made available for transfer learning. April 1, 2011 IJCNN paper decision notification. April 15, 2011 End of the challenge at midnight (0 h April 16, server time -- time indicated on the Submit page). Submissions closed. April 22, 2011 All teams must turn in fact sheets (compulsory). The fact sheets will be used as abstracts for the workshop(s). Reviewers and participants are given access to provisional rankings and fact sheets. May 1, 2011 Camera ready copies of IJCNN papers due. May 15, 2011 Release of the official ranking. Notification of abstract acceptance. Invitations to submit full paper to JMLR W&CP. June 15, 2011 Invited JMLR W&CP papers due. July 2, 2011 Workshop at ICML 2011, Bellevue, Washington state, USA. To be confirmed. July 31 - Aug. 5, 2011 Special session and workshop at IJCNN 2011, San Jose, California, USA. Confirmed. Aug. 7, 2011 Reviews of JMLR W&CP papers sent back to authors. Sep. 30, 2011 Revised JMLR W&CP papers due.