This one day workshop focuses on privacy preserving techniques for training, inference, and disclosure in large scale data analysis, both in the distributed and centralized settings. We have observed increasing interest of the ML community in leveraging cryptographic techniques such as Multi-Party Computation (MPC) and Homomorphic Encryption (HE) for privacy preserving training and inference, as well as Differential Privacy (DP) for disclosure. Simultaneously, the systems security and cryptography community has proposed various secure frameworks for ML. We encourage both theory and application-oriented submissions exploring a range of approaches, including:
We think it will be very valuable to have a forum to unify different perspectives and start a discussion about the relative merits of each approach. The workshop will also serve as a venue for networking people from different communities interested in this problem, and hopefully foster fruitful long-term collaboration.
October 8 October 16, 2018 (11:59pm AoE)
Notification of acceptance: November 1, 2018
Workshop: December 8, 2018
Submissions in the form of extended abstracts must be at most 4 pages long (not including references and an unlimited number of pages for supplemental material, which reviewers are not required to take into account) and adhere to the NIPS format. We do accept submissions of work recently published or currently under review. Submissions should be anonymized. The workshop will not have formal proceedings, but authors of accepted abstracts can choose to have a link to arxiv or a pdf published on the workshop webpage.
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We can offer the opportunity to purchase a NIPS registration to one author of each accepted paper.
From the Workshop FAQ: the reserve tickets guarantee attendance to the workshops, and depending on availability, also to the main conference and tutorials. We expect most of the reserve tickets to allow registration for tutorials, conference and workshops, but again, only the workshops part is for certain.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are able to provide a limited number of travel grants of up to $800 to help partially cover the expenses of authors of accepted papers who have not received other travel support from NIPS this year. To apply, please send an email to email@example.com with the subject “PPML18 Travel Grant Application” including your resume and a half-page statement of purpose mentioning the title and the authors of your accepted paper and a summary of anticipated travel expenses. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student, we ask for a half-page recommendation letter supporting your application to be sent to us by the deadline. The deadline for applications is November 11, 2018 (11:59pm AoE). The notifications will be sent by November 16. Please feel free to send us an email if you have any questions.