14-18 JANUARY 2019, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

AFIRM: ACM SIGIR/SIGKDD Africa Summer School on Machine Learning for Data Mining and Search

Call for Participation

We invite African students and researchers to participate in the First Africa Summer School on Machine Learning for Data Mining and Search, sponsored by ACM SIGIR and SIGKDD, hosted at the University of Cape Town, and presented by leading international researchers.

The mission of the school is to enable students to learn about modern research challenges and methods in information retrieval and data mining; to stimulate scientific research and collaboration in these fields; and to grow a community of researchers, students, and industry professionals working on information retrieval and data mining across Africa with collaborations all around the world.

The target audience is junior faculty from institutions across Africa and advanced graduate students in Africa, with the vision that attendees take their new insights back to their home institutions to grow a vibrant research community in information retrieval and data mining.

The workshop will offer a week of lectures and labs for an audience of up to 50 students. Each day will centre around a broad theme in information retrieval and data mining and consist of lectures on aspects of that theme and hands-on lab time. The program will also include keynote addresses, panels, poster sessions and social events.

SPEAKERS

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Provisional Programme

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Registration

All participants

USD200
  • All lectures, labs and keynotes
  • All lunches and coffee/tea, welcome reception and school reception
Register and pay registration fee

LOCATION

 
 

Main Venue

Upper Campus
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Directions to get to UCT Upper Campus

 
 

Lecture Venue

Hlanganani Junction
Level 5
Chancellor Oppenheimer Library (Enter through Otto Beit Building)
UCT Upper Campus Map

 
 

Lab Venue

Computer Science Senior Lab
Level 2A
Computer Science Building
UCT Upper Campus Map