Vienna Chapter

In the spirit of the "Papers We Love" groups around the globe we are running our own version in Vienna: Within the realm of computing, which is your favorite paper, the one that inspired or taught you the most, and which you want to tell the rest of the group about? Present the paper, show how you've implemented and used it, or simply discuss!

The Vienna Chapter meets monthly at StockWerk - Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150 Wien, Austria.

Papers We Love has a Code of Conduct. Please contact one of the Meetup's organizers if anyone is not following it. Be good to each other and to the PWL community!

Chapter details

Location: StockWerk - Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150 Wien, Austria

Sign-up: Please RSVP for meetings via Meetup.com

Twitter: @PapersWeLoveVIE

Organizers: Philipp Krenn, Dominik Gruber

Chapter Meetups

March: Pick Your Paper

Map Date/Time: 2017-03-21 07:00pm Location: StockWerk - Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150, U6 Gumpendorfer Strasse, Vienna

Please either suggest a paper or +1 one of the existing ones. At the moment we have:

• Learning Knowledge Base Inference with Neural Theorem Provers (Pivo)


• Monads for functional programming (Pivo)


• Spanner, TrueTime & The CAP Theorem (Philipp)

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Chains of Reasoning over Entities, Relations, and Text using RNNs

Map Date/Time: 2017-02-20 07:00pm Location: StockWerk - Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150, U6 Gumpendorfer Strasse, Vienna

Please read Chains of Reasoning over Entities, Relations, and Text usingRecurrent Neural Networks. To actually try it out, there is an implementation at https://github.com/rajarshd/ChainsOfReasoning. Thanks to Svitlana for suggesting the paper (and leading the discussion ;-) ).

Cheers,
Philipp

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Parsing with Derivatives

Map Date/Time: 2017-01-16 07:00pm Location: StockWerk - Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150, U6 Gumpendorfer Strasse, Vienna

Hey everybody,

We're taking a break in December, but we have already scheduled our January event: Pivo will present "Parsing with Derivatives", so please read http://matt.might.net/papers/might2011derivatives.pdf

Happy holidays and see you next year,
Philipp

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MapReduce

Map Date/Time: 2016-11-21 07:00pm Location: StockWerk - Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150, U6 Gumpendorfer Strasse, Vienna

Hey everyone,

We're switching focus a little from Machine Learning to more classic stuff again.

László has suggested MapReduce: Simplified Data Processing on Large Clusters, so please read it :).


See you in November,
Philipp

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Neural Photo Editing with Introspective Adversarial Networks

Map Date/Time: 2016-10-17 07:00pm Location: StockWerk - Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150, U6 Gumpendorfer Strasse, Vienna

Please read https://arxiv.org/abs/1609.07093:

We present the Neural Photo Editor, an interface for exploring the latent space of generative image models and making large, semantically coherent changes to existing images. Our interface is powered by the Introspective Adversarial Network, a hybridization of the Generative Adversarial Network and the Variational Autoencoder designed for use in the editor. Our model makes use of a novel computational block based on dilated convolutions, and Orthogonal Regularization, a novel weight regularization method. We validate our model on CelebA, SVHN, and ImageNet, and produce samples and reconstructions with high visual fidelity.



See you next week,
Philipp

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Learning to Forget: Continual Prediction with LSTM

Map Date/Time: 2016-09-19 07:00pm Location: StockWerk - Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150, U6 Gumpendorfer Strasse, Vienna

Please read Learning to Forget: Continual Prediction with LSTM and thanks to Christian for suggesting the paper.

See you in September,
Philipp

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Machine Learning with Google Tensorflow

Map Date/Time: 2016-08-08 07:00pm Location: StockWerk - Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150, U6 Gumpendorfer Strasse, Vienna

Clustering of time series is meaningless

Map Date/Time: 2016-07-04 07:00pm Location: StockWerk - Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150, U6 Gumpendorfer Strasse, Vienna

Final event before the summer break.

Please read: http://www.cs.ucr.edu/~eamonn/meaningless.pdf

See you on Monday :)

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Apache Kafka

Map Date/Time: 2016-06-20 07:00pm Location: StockWerk - Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150, U6 Gumpendorfer Strasse, Vienna

Elm

Map Date/Time: 2016-05-17 07:00pm Location: StockWerk - Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150, U6 Gumpendorfer Strasse, Vienna

This time we'll talk about something pretty recent: Elm. Thanks to László for the suggestion!

Please read chapters 4-7 (from page 28 onwards) of "Elm: Concurrent FRP for Functional GUIs"

See you in May, 
Philipp

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Elm

Map Date/Time: 2016-04-11 07:00pm Location: StockWerk - Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150, U6 Gumpendorfer Strasse, Vienna

This time we'll talk about something pretty recent: Elm. Thanks to László for the suggestion!

Please read chapters 1-3 (the first 27 pages) of "Elm: Concurrent FRP for Functional GUIs"

See you in April,
Philipp

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Prolog

Map Date/Time: 2016-03-07 07:00pm Location: StockWerk - Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150, U6 Gumpendorfer Strasse, Vienna

Continuing our journey of influential programming languages, we're covering Prolog this time.

Please read The birth of Prolog.


See you in March!

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Lisp

Map Date/Time: 2016-01-14 07:00pm Location: StockWerk - Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150, U6 Gumpendorfer Strasse, Vienna

In our last meetup, we discovered that a better understanding of LISP would be helpful. So this time we'll dive into LISP.

Please read http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/paulgraham/jmc.ps and Igor will show us something hands-on demo: https://gist.github.com/igalic/9fea741e1699dc721708

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Out of the Tar Pit

Map Date/Time: 2015-12-01 07:00pm Location: StockWerk - Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150, U6 Gumpendorfer Strasse, Vienna

This time Igor will continue to take us through Out of the Tar Pit.

So please, read http://shaffner.us/cs/papers/tarpit.pdf!

Since the paper is pretty long, we've split it into two parts. Last time we read chapters 1 to 7, this time we're going through the chapters 8+. No worries if you've missed the first part — it shouldn't be a problem to join just for the second one :)

See you there, 
Philipp

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Out of the Tar Pit

Map Date/Time: 2015-11-05 07:00pm Location: StockWerk - Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150, U6 Gumpendorfer Strasse, Vienna

This time Igor will take us through Out of the Tar Pit.

So please, read http://shaffner.us/cs/papers/tarpit.pdf!

Since it's pretty long, let's split it up and make use of the paper's structure: "The paper is divided into two halves". So read chapters 1 to 7, 8+ we'll do next time.

See you there,
Philipp

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The Ubiquitous BTree

Map Date/Time: 2015-09-21 07:00pm Location: StockWerk - Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150, U6 Gumpendorfer Strasse, Vienna

Hi fellow paper lovers,

after taking a well deserved summer break, we're starting our regular schedule again.

This time we are talking about a software engineering classic: The Ubiquitous B-Tree. I wanted to dive into this paper for a long time and now is finally the right time!

As always: Please read the paper in advance, so we can have a lively discussion :)

See you in September,
Philipp

PS: If you have a paper you want to discuss, we're happy to schedule it for our October meetup!

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Neural Turing Machines

Map Date/Time: 2015-06-29 07:00pm Location: StockWerk - Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150, U6 Gumpendorfer Strasse, Vienna

**Please read Neural Turing Machines (PDF)**

This time we'll talk about neural networks and turing machines. pivo will lead the discussion — thanks a lot!

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Random Forests

Map Date/Time: 2015-06-01 07:00pm Location: StockWerk - Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150, U6 Gumpendorfer Strasse, Vienna

**Please read RANDOM FORESTS**

Hi all,

this time Martin will introduce us to the world of data science with the paper RANDOM FORESTS. As always, please read the paper in advance, so we can have a fruitful discussion. And don't be discouraged by the number of pages, it seems to be typed pretty loosely — let's see how the mathematical formulas come along ;-)

See you in June,
Philipp

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Google Spanner

Map Date/Time: 2015-04-20 07:00pm Location: StockWerk - Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150, U6 Gumpendorfer Strasse, Vienna

**Please read Google's Spanner paper!**

Dominik will lead the discussion — thanks!

See you all on the 20th :)

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Why Functional Programming Matters

Map Date/Time: 2015-03-23 07:00pm Location: StockWerk - Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150, U6 Gumpendorfer Strasse, Vienna

**Please read: Why Functional Programming Matters**

Hi again,

sticking to our schedule, we'll discuss a paper a bit more on the theoretical side this time — John Hughes' "Why Functional Programming Matters" from 1990.

Thanks to Peter for his pick and for leading the discussion!

See you on the 23rd,
Philipp

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Dynamo: Amazon’s Highly Available Keyvalue Store

Map Date/Time: 2015-02-23 07:00pm Location: StockWerk - Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150, U6 Gumpendorfer Strasse, Vienna

**Please read the Dynamo: Amazon’s Highly Available Key-value Store paper.**

Since we've already covered Google's Bigtable, we're taking an in-depth look at the second forerunner of the NoSQL movement: Dynamo, which is pretty popular in practise as well.

Again, please read the paper in advance so we can have a lively discussion — led by me this time :)

And please propose the next paper you want to dissect. Ideally, it's something more theoretical since we agreed to alternate between theoretical and practical papers.

See you there,
Philipp

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Being Classless

Map Date/Time: 2015-01-28 07:00pm Location: StockWerk - Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150, U6 Gumpendorfer Strasse, Vienna

**Please read: Organizing Programs Without Classes**

Since we had a tie when we voted on interesting papers, we are covering the second winner this time. Peter will guide us through the discussion — again remember: This is not a presentation, but an interactive discussion. So please read the paper!

See you there,
Philipp

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First (Paper) Love

Map Date/Time: 2014-12-10 07:00pm Location: StockWerk - Pater-Schwartz-Gasse 11A, 1150, Vienna

**Please read the <a>Google Bigtable paper</a>.**

Dominik will kick off our first meetup with the Bigtable paper. Please remember, this is not a presentation, but an interactive discussion. Everyone should read the paper in advance and ideally have an opinion on it or its use.

We will meet in the kitchen to have the right setting :-) 

See you there,
Philipp

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