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The workshop will use for scheduling, and it will be combined with invited keynote talks and contributed talks (including invited short talks).
|Host: Masashi Sugiyama (he/him)|
|Invited Keynote Talk 1|
|Title: Recent Progress and Challenges in Few-shot Learning|
|Speaker: Eleni Triantafillou (she/her)|
|Contributed talks (Part I)|
|Title: MissDAG: Causal Discovery in the Presence of Missing Data with Continuous Additive Noise Models|
Speaker: Erdun Gao (he/him)
|Bio Breaks and Social|
|Contributed talks (Part II)|
|Invited Short Talk: Robust Semi-Supervised Learning for Open Environments|
Speaker: Lan-Zhe Guo (he/him)
|Title: Escaping Saddle Points for Effective Generalization on Class-Imbalanced Data|
Speaker: Harsh Rangwani (he/him)
|Invited Short Talk: Simplified Graph Learning for Inductive Short Text Classification|
Speaker: Yaqing Wang (she/her)
|Title: A Boosting Algorithm for Positive-Unlabeled Learning|
Speaker: Yawen Zhao (she/her)
|Invited Keynote Talk 2|
|Title: Causal Representation Learning: Successes and Challenges|
|Speaker: Kun Zhang (he/him)|
|Panel Discussion and Concluding Remark|
|Host: Feng Liu (he/him)|
Invited Keynote Speakers
Dr Eleni Triantafillou (she/her), Google Brain
Prof Kun Zhang (he/him), CMU and MBZUAI
Invited Short-talk Speakers
Dr Lan-Zhe Guo (he/him), LAMDA Group, Nanjing University
Dr Yaqing Wang (she/her), Baidu Research
Machine learning should not be accessible only to those who can pay. Specifically, modern machine learning is migrating to the era of complex models (e.g., deep neural networks), which require a plethora of well-annotated data. Giant companies have enough money to collect well-annotated data. However, for startups or non-profit organizations, such data is barely acquirable due to the cost of labeling data or the intrinsic scarcity in the given domain. These practical issues motivate us to research and pay attention to weakly supervised learning (WSL), since WSL does not require such a huge amount of annotated data. We define WSL as the collection of machine learning problem settings and algorithms that share the same goals as supervised learning but can only access to less supervised information than supervised learning. In this workshop, we discuss both theoretical and applied aspects of WSL.
This workshop is a series of our previous workshops at ACML 2019, SDM 2020, ACML 2020, IJCAI 2021, and ACML 2021. Our particular technical emphasis at this workshop is incomplete supervision, inexact supervision, inaccurate supervision, cross-domain supervision, imperfect demonstration, and weak adversarial supervision. Meanwhile, this workshop will also focus on WSL for Science and Social Good, such as WSL for COVID-19, WSL for healthcare, WSL for climate change, and WSL for remote sensing, and new public WSL datasets regarding the scientific scenarios.
Topics of Interest
WSL workshop includes (but not limited to) the following topics:
- Algorithms and theories of incomplete supervision, e.g., semi-supervised learning, active learning and positive-unlabeled learning;
- Algorithms and theories of inexact supervision, e.g., multi-instance learning, complementary learning, and open-set learning;
- Algorithms and theories of inaccurate supervision, e.g., crowdsourced learning and label-noise learning;
- Algorithms and theories of cross-domain supervision, e.g., zero-/one-/few-shot learning, transferable learning and multi-task leaning;
- Algorithms and theories of imperfect demonstration, e.g., inverse reinforcement learning and imitation learning with non-expert demonstrations;
- Algorithms and theories of adversarial weakly-supervised learning, e.g., adversarial semi-supervised learning and adversarial contrastive learning and adversarial label-noisy learning;
- Broad applications of weakly supervised learning in the field of computer science, such as weakly supervised object detection (computer vision), weakly supervised sequence modeling (natural language processing), weakly supervised cross-media retrieval (information retrieval).
- WSL for science and social good, such as WSL for COVID-19, WSL for healthcare, WSL for climate change, and WSL for remote sensing, meanwhile, new public datasets regarding the above WSL research directions (new focus).
The focus of this workshop is six types of weak supervision: incomplete supervision, inexact supervision, inaccurate supervision, cross-domain supervision, imperfect demonstration, and weak adversarial supervision, which are briefly introduced below.
Meanwhile, this workshop will continue discussing broad applications of weakly supervised learning in the field of computer science, such as weakly supervised object detection (computer vision), weakly supervised sequence modeling (natural language processing), weakly supervised cross-media retrieval (information retrieval).
More importantly, this workshop will focus on how our society benefits from WSL methodologies, i.e., WSL for science and social good. In many scientific scenarios, we will face 1) the data-shortage issue, e.g., medical records at the very beginning of the appearance of COVID-19, and 2) inaccurate observations, e.g., noisy labels of medical images, and 3) non-stationary data, e.g., meteorology records. Thus, how to learn from imperfect information is critical in science and should be noticed in the field of WSL. Studying these scientific scenarios will also boost the development of real-world datasets regarding the WSL methodologies, making researchers propose more algorithms that can make contributions to natural science.
Feng Liu, The University of Melbourne, Australia.
Jingfeng Zhang, RIKEN, Japan.
Nan Lu, The University of Tokyo, Japan.
Lei Feng, Chongqing University, China.
Tongliang Liu, The University of Sydney, Australia.
Bo Han, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR, China.
Gang Niu, RIKEN, Japan.
Masashi Sugiyama, RIKEN / University of Tokyo, Japan.
Advisory Board (alphabetical order by last name)
Chen Gong, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China.
Mingming Gong, The University of Melbourne, Australia.
Yu-Feng Li, Nanjing University, China.
Yang Liu, University of California, Santa Cruz, US.
Ivor W. Tsang, A*STAR Centre for Frontier AI Research (CFAR), Singapore.
Miao Xu, The University of Queensland, Australia.
Quanming Yao, Tsinghua University / 4Paradigm Inc., China.
Min-Ling Zhang, Southeast University, China.
ACML2021 WSL Workshop, Online.
IJCAI2021 WSRL Workshop, Online.
ACML2020 WSRL Workshop, Online.
SDM2020 WSUL Workshop, Ohio, United States.
ACML2019 WSL Workshop, Nagoya, Japan.