IG4DS

International Conference on Information Geometry for Data Science

September 19 - 23, 2022, Hamburg, Germany

Traditionally, information geometry has been concerned with the identification of natural geometric structures of statistical models. It has been demonstrated that their use has a great impact on the quality of statistical methods and learning algorithms. One instance of this is given by the natural gradient method, which improves the learning simply by utilising the natural geometry induced by the Fisher-Rao metric. The general geometric perspective of information geometry had already a great influence on machine learning and is expected to further influence the general field of data science.

This conference will bring together scientists from various fields in order to explore the potential of information geometry for the foundations of data science. In addition to invited keynote presentations of leading experts, it will accommodate contributed oral and poster presentations. The submissions of corresponding extended abstracts (five pages at most) will be reviewed by the scientific committee with regard to their quality and their potential relevance for data science. Submission deadline is the end of April, 2022. The authors will receive a notification of the review outcome by the end of May, 2022.

We hope that the pandemic situation will greatly improve by the time of the conference. However, in any case we will have a hybrid event, which will allow interested researchers to participate virtually.

In conjunction with the conference, there will be several special issues of the Springer journal Information Geometry (INGE, https://www.springer.com/journal/41884). We particularly encourage submissions of articles to be considered for publication to these special issues, if the authors intend to participate in the conference. When submitting an article, the authors should kindly indicate whether they would like their work to be also considered for a presentation at IG4DS and therefore reviewed by its scientific committee. Currently, the following calls are open:

INGE Special Issue on “Information Geometry for Data Science” (https://www.springer.com/journal/41884/updates/19706416),
Editor:
Nihat Ay (Hamburg University of Technology)

INGE Special Issue on “Information Geometry for Algorithms: Learning, Signal Processing and Applications”,
Editors:
Noboru Murata (Waseda University, Japan)
Klaus-Robert Müller (Technical University of Berlin, Germany)
Aapo Hyvärinen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Shotaro Akaho (AIST, Japan)

The conference will be organised by the Institute for Data Science Foundations led by Nihat Ay (nihat.ay@tuhh.de).
The administrative contact is Sandra Krüger (sandra.krueger@tuhh.de).

Nihat Ay (Hamburg University of Technology, Germany)
Shinto Eguchi (The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan)
Hiroshi Matsuzoe (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)
Noboru Murata (Waseda University, Japan)
Frank Nielsen (Sony CSL, Japan)
Jun Zhang (University of Michigan, USA)

The conference will take place at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)

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September 19 – 23, 2022

Monday, Sep 19, 2022
Information Geometry for Machine Learning

08:30 – 09:30 registration
09:30 – 10:30 inv. talk
10:30 – 11:00 coffee & tea
11:00 – 11:30 contr. talk
11:30 – 12:00 contr. talk
12:00 – 13:30 lunch
13:30 – 14:30 inv. talk
14:30 – 15:00 coffee & tea
15:00 – 15:30 contr. talk
15:30 – 16:00 contr. talk
16:00 – 16:30 coffee & tea
16:30 – 17:30 inv. talk

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2022
Information Geometry for Machine Learning

09:30 – 10:30 inv. talk
10:30 – 11:00 coffee & tea
11:00 – 11:30 contr. talk
11:30 – 12:00 contr. talk
12:00 – 13:30 lunch
13:30 – 14:30 inv. talk
14:30 – 15:00 poster session, with coffee & tea
15:00 – 15:30 poster session, with coffee & tea
15:30 – 16:00 poster session, with coffee & tea
18:00 – 22:00 social event with conference dinner

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2022
Wasserstein Geometry

09:30 – 10:30 inv. talk
10:30 – 11:00 coffee & tea
11:00 – 11:30 contr. talk
11:30 – 12:00 contr. talk
12:00 – 13:30 lunch
13:30 – 14:30 inv. talk
14:30 – 15:00 coffee & tea
15:00 – 15:30 contr. talk
15:30 – 16:00 contr. talk
16:00 – 16:30 coffee & tea
16:30 – 17:30 inv. talk

Thursday, Sep 22, 2022
Algebraic Statistics

09:30 – 10:30 inv. talk
10:30 – 11:00 coffee & tea
11:00 – 11:30 contr. talk
11:30 – 12:00 contr. talk
12:00 – 13:30 lunch
13:30 – 14:30 inv. talk
14:30 – 15:00 coffee & tea
15:00 – 15:30 contr. talk
15:30 – 16:00 contr. talk
16:00 – 16:30 coffee & tea
16:30 – 17:30 inv. talk

Friday, Sep 22, 2022
Information Geometry for Data Science

09:30 – 10:30 inv. talk
10:30 – 11:00 coffee & tea
11:00 – 11:30 contr. talk
11:30 – 12:00 contr. talk
12:00 – 13:30 lunch
end of conference

The registration will be open by the end of January 2022.

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