PyTorch Conference
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Call For Proposals (CFP)

Overview

Join us in San Francisco on September 18th-19th, and learn about PyTorch, the cutting-edge renowned open-source machine learning framework. This two-day event brings together top-tier researchers, developers, and academic communities, fostering collaboration and advancing end-to-end machine learning.

Please be aware that the Linux Foundation will now be utilizing Sessionize for CFP submissionsSessionize is a cloud-based event content management software designed to be intuitive and user-friendly. If you need guidance, please review how to submit your session for an event to see step-by-step instructions and helpful screenshots.

For questions about the CFP system, please get in touch with cfp@linuxfoundation.org

Dates to Remember

  • CFP Closes: Friday, June 7 at 11:59 pm PDT (UTC -7)
  • CFP Notifications: Tuesday, June 25
  • Schedule Announcement: Wednesday, June 26
  • Presentation Slide Due Date: Monday, September 16
  • Event Dates: Wednesday, September 18 – Thursday, September 19

Suggested Categories & Topics

  • PyTorch Framework and Ecosystem
    • Advancements in PyTorch Framework
    • PyTorch Internals and Tools
    • Model Building and Training Techniques
    • Model Optimization and Performance 
    • Model Monitoring and Management
    • PyTorch Community
    • PyTorch Research
    • Torch Compile and Alternate Compilers
  • Deep Learning Applications
    • Computer Vision with PyTorch
    • Natural Language Processing
    • LLMs and Foundation Models
    • Image, Audio, Video and 3D Generation
    • Code Generation
    • Autonomous Systems and Robotics
    • Forecasting and Time-Series Data
    • Graph Neural Networks
    • Synthetic Data
    • Mathematical and Scientific Research
  • Software Applications
    • Chatbots, Virtual Assistants and Co-pilots
    • AI Application Frameworks
    • Retrieval-Augmented Generation
    • Agent Frameworks
    • Integrating Generative AI into Applications
    • Benchmarking
    • Guardrails and AI Safety
    • Privacy and Security
    • Watermarking and Content Identification
  • Training and Inference
    • PyTorch in the Cloud
    • Hybrid and On-prem Deployments
    • Federated Learning and Privacy-Preserving AI
    • Distributed and Parallel Computing
    • High Performance Computing
    • Edge and Mobile Compute
    • GPUs, Hardware and Acceleration Technologies
    • Training and Inference Optimizations (Quantization, others)
    • Pre-Training and Fine-Tuning
  • Model Lifecycle and Management
    • Kubernetes
    • MLOPs & GenOps
    • Datasets, Data Prep and Storage
  • Ethical, Social, and Regulatory Aspects
    • Regulatory Compliance and Governance
    • AI in Public Policy
    • Social Implications of AI
    • Ethics and Fairness in AI
    • AI and the Environment
    • Open Source and Open AI
  • AI in Industries
    • AI in the Enterprise
    • Monetizing Generative AI
    • Healthcare and Life Sciences
    • AI and Education
    • Industrial Applications
    • AI and Finance
    • Energy and Agriculture
    • Customer Service

Submission Types

  • Session Presentation: 25 minutes
  • Deep Dive Presentation: 55 minutes
  • Lightning Talk: 10 minutes
  • Poster Session (max of two speakers)

Important Notes

  • All speakers are required to adhere to our Code of Conduct. We also highly recommend that speakers take our online Inclusive Speaker Orientation Course.
  • Complimentary Passes For Speakers – Complimentary passes for the event will be provided for the accepted speaker(s) per submission.
  • Panel submissions must include the names of all participants in the initial submission to be considered. In addition, The Linux Foundation does not accept submissions with all-male panels in an effort to increase speaker diversity.
  • Avoid sales or marketing pitches and discussing unlicensed or potentially closed-source technologies when preparing your proposal; these talks are almost always rejected due to the fact that they take away from the integrity of our events, and are rarely well-received by conference attendees.
  • All accepted speakers are required to submit their slides prior to the event.

Preparing to Submit Your Proposal

While it is not our intention to provide you with strict instructions on how to prepare your proposal, we hope you will take a moment to review the following guidelines that we have put together to help you prepare the best submission possible. To get started, here are three things that you should consider before submitting your proposal:

  1. What are you hoping to get from your presentation?
  2. What do you expect the audience to gain from your presentation?
  3. How will your presentation help better the ecosystem?

There are plenty of ways to give a presentation about projects and technologies without focusing on company-specific efforts. Remember the things to consider that we mentioned above when writing your proposal and think of ways to make it interesting for attendees while still letting you share your experiences, educate the community about an issue, or generate interest in a project.

How to Give a Great Talk

We want to ensure submitters receive resources to help put together a great submission and, if accepted, give the best presentation possible. To help do this, we recommend viewing seasoned speaker Dawn Foster’s in-depth session titled Overcoming Imposter Syndrome to Become a Conference Speaker!

Have More Questions? First Time Submitting? Don’t Feel Intimidated

Linux Foundation events are an excellent way to get to know the community and share your ideas and the work you are doing, and we strongly encourage first-time speakers to submit talks for our events. If you aren’t sure about your abstract, reach out to us, and we will be more than happy to work with you on your proposal.

Code of Conduct

The Linux Foundation is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for participants at all of our events. We encourage all submitters to review our complete Code of Conduct.

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