4th International School on Deep Learning

DeepLearn 2021 Winter

Milan, Italy - January 11-15, 2021

Due to Covid-19, DeepLearn 2021 Winter is rescheduled to be held on July 26-30, 2021
The DeepLearn 2021 Summer website will be available soon at https://irdta.eu/deeplearn2021s/

Important dates

  In conjunction with ICPR 2020 
ICPR 2020 participants are eligible for a registration discount


DeepLearn 2021 Winter will be a research training event with a global scope aiming at updating participants on the most recent advances in the critical and fast developing area of deep learning. Previous events were held in Bilbao, Genova and Warsaw.

Deep learning is a branch of artificial intelligence covering a spectrum of current exciting research and industrial innovation that provides more efficient algorithms to deal with large-scale data in neurosciences, computer vision, speech recognition, language processing, human-computer interaction, drug discovery, biomedical informatics, healthcare, recommender systems, learning theory, robotics, games, etc. Renowned academics and industry pioneers will lecture and share their views with the audience.

Most deep learning subareas will be displayed, and main challenges identified through 21 four-hour and a half courses and 2 keynote lectures, which will tackle the most active and promising topics. The organizers are convinced that outstanding speakers will attract the brightest and most motivated students. Interaction will be a main component of the event.

An open session will give participants the opportunity to present their own work in progress in 5 minutes. Moreover, there will be two special sessions with industrial and recruitment profiles.


Master's students, PhD students, postdocs, and industry practitioners will be typical profiles of participants. However, there are no formal pre-requisites for attendance in terms of academic degrees. Since there will be a variety of levels, specific knowledge background may be assumed for some of the courses. Overall, DeepLearn 2021 Winter is addressed to students, researchers and practitioners who want to keep themselves updated about recent developments and future trends. All will surely find it fruitful to listen and discuss with major researchers, industry leaders and innovators.


DeepLearn 2021 Winter will take place in Milan, the third largest economy among European cities and one of the Four Motors for Europe. The venue will be:

  • MiCo Milano Convention Centre
  • Piazzale Carlo Magno 1
  • Milan


The venue will be shared with the 25th International Conference on Pattern Recognition – ICPR 2020



3 courses will run in parallel during the whole event. Participants will be able to freely choose the courses they wish to attend as well as to move from one to another.


  • Nello Cristianini (University of Bristol) -
    Data, Intelligence and Shortcuts
  • Petia Radeva (University of Barcelona) -
    Uncertainty Modeling and Deep Learning in Food Analysis
  • Indrė Žliobaitė (University of Helsinki) -
    Any Hope for Deep Learning in Deep Time?
  • Courses


    Open session

    An open session will collect 5-minute voluntary presentations of work in progress by participants. They should submit a half-page abstract containing the title, authors, and summary of the research to david@irdta.eu by January 3, 2021.

    Industrial session

    A session will be devoted to 10-minute demonstrations of practical applications of deep learning in industry. Companies interested in contributing are welcome to submit a 1-page abstract containing the program of the demonstration and the logistics needed. People participating in the demonstration must register for the event. Expressions of interest have to be submitted to david@irdta.eu by January 3, 2021.

    Employer session

    Firms searching for personnel well skilled in deep learning will have a space reserved for one-to-one contacts. It is recommended to produce a 1-page .pdf leaflet with a brief description of the company and the profiles looked for to be circulated among the participants prior to the event. People in charge of the search must register for the event. Expressions of interest have to be submitted to david@irdta.eu by January 3, 2021.


    It has to be done at https://irdta.eu/deeplearn2021w/registration/ The selection of up to 8 courses requested in the registration template is only tentative and non-binding. For the sake of organization, it will be helpful to have an estimation of the respective demand for each course. During the event, participants will be free to attend the courses they wish.

    Since the capacity of the venue is limited, registration requests will be processed on a first come first served basis. The registration period will be closed and the on-line registration tool disabled when the capacity of the venue is exhausted. It is highly recommended to register prior to the event.


    Fees comprise access to all courses and lunches. There are several early registration deadlines. Fees depend on the registration deadline.


    A certificate of successful participation in the event will be delivered indicating the number of hours of lectures.


    David Silva: david@irdta.eu


    Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Università Politecnica delle Marche