Upcoming Conference in Sydney on Predictive APIs and Apps

After a big kick-off in Barcelona last year with over 200 attendees, the second International Conference on Predictive APIs and Apps will be held in Sydney on the 6th–7th of August, 2015. The aim of this conference is to bring together people from academia, industry, and government to share ideas and experiences around building apps that make use of machine learning APIs and services.

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be the Research Chair for this year’s conference and will help look after the research track of the conference, which will be running for the first time this year. One of my jobs is to help get the word out the Call for Proposals that is requesting submissions for review by March 29th, 2015.

As described on the Call for Proposals page, the research track is looking for proposals up to 8 pages in length that discuss techniques and problems encountered by those of you that create predictive APIs and services. Topics for proposals include (but are not limited to):

This new track aims to complement the tutorials and other presentations that will focus more on describing how predictive APIs and apps are. Because of the solid mix of academics, developers, and business people I think this will be a great opportunity to get your work in front of a lot of people who use this sort of technology on a daily basis.

As an added incentive, PAPIs will take place just before KDD 2015, which will run from the 10th–13th of August. So if you are already planning on coming to KDD, consider coming a little earlier and attending PAPIs too.

Finally, it would be great if you could help me spread the word to anyone you think might be interested in submitting to or attending PAPIs. For example, by retweeting or otherwise sharing the following:

Let me know if you plan to be in Sydney for the conference and would like to meet up. Hope to see you there!

Mark Reid March 11, 2015 Canberra, Australia
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