Sep 12 – 16, 2022
OAC conference center, Kolymbari, Crete, Greece.
Europe/Zurich timezone

In case of issues please contact Dr. Pietro Vischia at the email address below.

This workshop is part of the activities of the MODE Collaboration.

MODE stands for "Machine-learning Optimized Design of Experiments".



The workshop will take place at the OAC ( in Kolymbari, Crete (Greece). Information on the accommodation available in a dedicated page.


Minimal schedule:

  • 12 September 2022: arrival day (evening, includes dinner)
  • 13--15 September 2022: workshop sessions
  • 16 September 2022: departure day (morning, includes breakfast)


Registration and abstract submission:

Registrations and abstract submission will open on the EU evening of May 20, 2022.


Overview of the sessions:

  • Confirmed keynote speakers

    • Adam Paszke (Google Brain): DEX

    • TBA

  • Lectures and tutorials:

    • Lecture: Differentiable Programming and Design Optimization (Pietro Vischia, UCLouvain)

    • Hackathon (Giles Strong, INFN Padova)

  • Applications in muon tomography
  • Progress in Computer Science
  • Applications and requirements for particle physics
  • Applications and requirements in astro-HEP
  • Applications and requirements for neutrino detectors
  • Applications and requirements in nuclear physics experiments
  • Discussion on the status and needs of the discipline (one parallel session per each of the other sessions)


Organizing Committee:

  • Pietro Vischia (UCLouvain)
  • Tommaso Dorigo (INFN-PD)
  • Nicolas Gauger (TU-Kaiserslautern)
  • Andrea Giammanco (UCLouvain)
  • Giles C. Strong (INFN-PD)
  • Stéphanie Landrain (secretariat) (UCLouvain)


Scientific Advisory Committee:

  • Kyle Cranmer (New York U., HEP/ML)
  • Julien Donini (U. Clermont Auvergne, HEP)
  • Andrea Giammanco (U. Cath. Louvain, HEP/Muon Tomography)
  • Atilim Gunes Baydin (Oxford U., CS)
  • Piero Giubilato (U. Padova, hadron therapy)
  • Gian Michele Innocenti (CERN, nuclear physics/ML)
  • Michael Kagan (SLAC, HEP/CS)
  • Riccardo Rando (. Padova, astro-HEP)
  • Roberto Ruiz de Austri Bazan (IFIC Valencia, astro-HEP)
  • Kazuhiro Terao (Columbia U., neutrino/ML)
  • Andrey Ustyuzhanin (Higher School of Economics, Nat. Res. Univ. Moscow, CS)
  • Christoph Weniger (U. Amsterdam, astro-HEP)


Funding agencies:

This workshop is partially supported by the joint ECFA-NuPECC-APPEC Activities (JENAA).

This workshop is partially supported by National Science Foundation grant OAC-1836650 (IRIS-HEP).

OAC conference center, Kolymbari, Crete, Greece.
The call for abstracts is open
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