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July 23th - 27th, 2014

All the conference talks will be held in the Room 306AB on the third level of the Quebec City Convention Centre. Poster sessions, breakfast and coffee breaks will be located in the Hall 310.


    Wednesday July 23th - Tutorial Day

     Room: 308AB
7:45-8:30am Breakfast
8:30-10:20am "Random Perturbations for Inference" by Tamir Hazan
10:20-10:40am Coffee Break
10:40-12:30pm "Learning Tractable Probabilistic Models" by Pedro Domingos and Daniel Lowd
12:30–2:00pm Lunch (on your own)
2:00–3:50pm "Probabilistic Programming" by Avi Pfeffer
3:50–4:10pm Coffee Break
4:10pm–6pm "Lifted Probabilistic Inference in Relational Models" by Dan Suciu and Guy Van den Broeck
6:00–7:00pm Reception: Hall 306

    Thursday, July 24 - Conference Day 1

     Room: 306AB
7:45–8:30am Breakfast
8:30-8:40am Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:40–9:40am Keynote Talk: David Blei
9:40-10:30am Session 1: Topic Models and Nonparametric Bayes (2 Talks)
10:30-11:00am Coffee Break
11:00-12:15pm Session 2: Bayesian Methods and Regression (3 Talks)
12:15-2:00pm Lunch (on your own)
2:00-3:00pm Keynote Talk: Craig Boutillier
3:00-3:50pm Session 3: Decision Theory (2 Talks)
3:50-4:15pm Poster Spotlights 1
4:15-4:45pm Coffee Break
4:15-6:15pm Poster Session 1

    Friday, July 25 - Conference Day 2

     Room: 306AB
8:30–9:30am Keynote Talk: Michael Littman
9:30-10:45am Session 4: Markov Decision Processes and Reinforcement Learning (3 Talks)
10:45-11:15am Coffee Break
11:15-12:30pm Session 5: Causal Discovery (3 Talks)
12:30–2:15pm Lunch (on your own)
2:15-3:00pm Inference Competition Report
3:00-3:50pm Session 6: Approximate Inference (2 Talks)
3:50-4:15pm Poster Spotlights 2
4:15-4:45pm Coffee Break
4:15-6:15pm Poster Session 2
7:00pm Conference Banquet: Les Voutes du Cavour (38, rue St-Pierre, Quebec; 16 min walk from the Quebec City Convention Centre). Banquet Talk: Yann LeCun

    Saturday, July 26 - Conference Day 3

     Room: 306AB
8:30–9:30am Keynote Talk: Andrew Ng
9:30-10:45am Session 7: Supervised, Semi-Supervised and Active Learning (3 Talks)
10:45-11:15am Coffee Break
11:15-12:30pm Session 8: Structure Learning and Exact Inference (3 Talks)
12:30–2:15pm Lunch (on your own)
2:15-3:00pm Session 9: Optimization Algorithms (3 Talks)
3:00-3:55pm Poster Spotlights 3
3:55-4:30pm Business Meeting
4:15-4:45pm Coffee Break
4:15-6:15pm Poster Session 3

    Sunday, July 27 - Workshops Day

     Bayesian Modeling Applications Workshop (Room: 308A)
8:15–9:00am Breakfast
9:00–9:15am Welcome
9:15-10:30am Session 1
10:30-11:00am Coffee Break
11:00-12:15pm Session 2
12:15–2:15pm Lunch (on your own)
2:15-3:30pm Session 3
3:30-4:00pm Coffee Break
4:00-5:15pm Session 4
     Causal Inference: Learning and Prediction Workshop (Room: 308B)
8:15–9:00am Breakfast
9:00-10:25am Session 1
10:30-11:00am Coffee Break
11:00-12:10pm Session 2
12:10–2:00pm Lunch (on your own)
2:00-3:30pm Session 3
3:30-4:00pm Coffee Break
4:00-5:10pm Session 4

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