DistributedML 2020

Call for Papers

Machine learning has been tremendously successful in enabling ubiquitous smart applications that facilitate people’s everyday life. The training and inference of machine learning models have traditionally taken place on a centralised cloud facilities. Running machine learning models on the cloud, however, is associated with high rental/operational-cost, latency introduced by networks that is often hardly predictable, as well as the potential risk of compromising user’s data privacy. Recent advancement in computational power at the mobile edge, including smart consumer devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and smart watches, have made it possible to execute machine learning models partially or entirely on device. A more ambitious endeavour, that has already proven feasible, is to train or partially train the model on devices. Distributed inference and training on a plural of geographically separated devices with diverse computation capacities and network qualities are challenging topics that require research effort and discussions, to push forward the advancement in these areas. The 1st edition of DistributedML workshop at CoNEXT’2020 will serve as a forum for networking and AI researchers to discuss the challenging topics, share new ideas, and exchange experiences across the areas of networking and distributed AI, from both theoretical and experimental aspects. We warmly invite submission of original, previously unpublished papers addressing key issues in distributed machine learning, specifically in areas including, but not limited to:


Solicited submissions include both full technical workshop papers and white paper position papers. Maximum length of such submissions is 6 pages (excluding references) in 2-column 10pt ACM format.

All the submissions should be double-blind and will be peer-reviewed. For anonymity purposes, you must remove any author names and other uniquely identifying features in your submitted paper.

All submissions must be uploaded to the workshop submission site available here: distributedml2020.hotcrp.com.

Any questions regarding submission issues should be directed to Stefanos Laskaridis (stefanos.l (at) samsung.com).

Important Dates

Paper Submission: September 11 2020 September 18 2020
Notification of Acceptance: October 11 2020
Camera ready: October 26 2020
Official publication date: December 1 2020
Workshop Event: December 1-4 2020