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About

DEEM brings together researchers and practitioners at the intersection of applied machine learning, data management and systems research, with the goal to discuss the arising data management issues in ML application scenarios. The DEEM workshop will (tentatively) be held on Sunday, June 9th, in conjunction with SIGMOD/PODS 2024. The workshop will be held in-person.

The workshop solicits regular research papers (8 pages plus unlimited references) describing preliminary or completed research results, as well as short papers (up to 4 pages) such as reports on applications and tools or preliminary results, interesting use cases, problems, datasets, benchmarks, visionary ideas, and descriptions of system components and tools related to end-to-end ML pipelines. Submissions should follow the guidelines as for SIGMOD, i.e. use the sigconf template for the ACM proceedings format.

Follow us on twitter @deem_workshop or contact us via email at madelon@berkeley.edu. We also provide archived websites of previous versions of the workshop: DEEM 2017, DEEM 2018, DEEM 2019, DEEM 2020, DEEM 2021, DEEM 2022, and DEEM 2023.

DEEM 2023 Proceedings: ACM DL Link

Schedule
The program will consist of contributed talks on accepted papers and a keynote from academia or industry.
New in 2024 is a poster session for all accepted papers to spark more discussion and networking, with the DEEM audience.
Important Dates
Submission deadline: March 15, 2024, 5pm Pacific Time
Submission website: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/DEEM2024
Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2024
Final papers due: May 10, 2024
Workshop: Sunday, June 9, 2024

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Call for Papers

Applying Machine Learning (ML) in real-world scenarios is a challenging task. In recent years, the main focus of the data management community has been on creating systems and abstractions for the efficient training of ML models on large datasets. However, model training is only one of many steps in an end-to-end ML application, and a number of orthogonal data management problems arise from the large-scale use of ML and increased adoption large language models (LLMs).

For example, data preprocessing and feature extraction workloads may be complicated and require simultaneous execution of relational and linear algebraic operations. Next, model selection may involve searching many combinations of model architectures, features, and hyper-parameters to find the best-performing model. After model training, the resulting model may have to be deployed and integrated into business workflows and require lifecycle management using metadata and lineage. As a further complication, the resulting system may have to take into account a heterogeneous audience, ranging from domain experts without programming skills to data engineers and statisticians who develop custom algorithms. Many such challenges are human or engineer-centered (e.g., monitoring ML pipelines, leveraging LLMs for domain-specific tasks at scale), and DEEM uniquely encourages submissions in such topics.

Additionally, the importance of incorporating ethics and legal compliance into machine-assisted decision-making is being broadly recognized. Critical opportunities for improving data quality and representativeness, controlling for bias, and allowing humans to oversee and impact computational processes are missed if we do not consider the lifecycle stages upstream from model training and deployment. DEEM welcomes research on providing system-level support to data scientists who wish to develop and deploy responsible machine learning methods.

DEEM aims to bring together researchers and practitioners at the intersection of applied machine learning, data management and systems research, with the goal to discuss the arising data management issues in ML application scenarios.

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Topics of Interest
Areas of particular interest for the workshop include (but are not limited to):

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Submission

We invite submissions in the following two tracks:

Authors are requested to prepare submissions following the ACM proceedings format consistent with the SIGMOD submission guidelines. Please use the latest ACM paper format with the sigconf template. DEEM is a single-anonymous workshop, authors must include their names and affiliations on the manuscript cover page.

Submission website: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/DEEM2024
Inclusion and Diversity in Writing: http://2024.sigmod.org/calls_papers_inclusion_and_diversity.shtml

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Invited Speakers
Keynote: TBA
Organization / People
Workshop Chairs:
Madelon Hulsebos
UC Berkeley, USA

Matteo Interlandi
Microsoft GSL, USA

Shreya Shankar
UC Berkeley, USA

Steering Committee: Program Committee:

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