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Flower Summit 2021

Join the very first virtual Flower Summit on May 11th, 2021 (2pm - 9pm CEST). Take the opportunity to connect with researchers and other experts in the field of federated learning.

The talks will include future directions in federated learning research, lighting talks showing how these findings are used in the real world, and workshops explaining how such systems can be implemented with Flower.

Topics include:

  • Future directions in Federated Learning
  • How to train federated speech recognition models using Flower and SpeechBrain
  • Can federated learning save the world? The carbon footprint of federated learning
  • Predictive maintenance across multiple organizations
  • Code tutorials showcasing both basic and advanced Flower workloads
  • Scaling your FL experiments and deployment tests to 1000s of clients with just a few lines of code
  • Recent academic research results built using the Flower framework

You can find the schedule at the bottom of this page.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Virginia Smith

Prof. Virginia Smith

Carnegie Mellon University

Prof. Dimitris Papailiopoulos

Prof. Dimitris Papailiopoulos

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Speakers

Prof. Nicholas Lane

Prof. Nicholas Lane

University of Cambridge and Samsung AI

Jiajun Shen, Ph.D.

Jiajun Shen, Ph.D.

TCL Research

Marisa Mohr

Marisa Mohr

Inovex

Christian Becker

Christian Becker

Inovex

Stefanos Laskaridis

Stefanos Laskaridis

Samsung AI Center Cambridge

Prof. Titouan Parcollet

Prof. Titouan Parcollet

Université d´Avignon

Xinchi Qiu

Xinchi Qiu

University of Cambridge

Pedro Porto Buarque de Gusmao, Ph.D.

Pedro Porto Buarque de Gusmao, Ph.D.

University of Cambridge

Rodolphe Marques

Rodolphe Marques

Keyko and Nevermined

Javier Fernandez-Marques

Javier Fernandez-Marques

University of Oxford

Akhil Mathur, Ph.D.

Akhil Mathur, Ph.D.

Nokia Bell Labs

Yan Gao

Yan Gao

University of Cambridge

Dr. Maria Börner

Dr. Maria Börner

Adap

Daniel J. Beutel

Daniel J. Beutel

Adap

Taner Topal

Taner Topal

Adap

Schedule

Time (CEST)TopicSpeaker
14:00Start of Flower Summit 2021Dr. Maria Börner
14:15Keynote 1 Prof. Virginia Smith
15:00Flower Platform State of the UnionDaniel J. Beutel
15:30Short Break -
15:45Federated speech technologies made easy: Flower and SpeechBrainProf. Titouan Parcollet, Yan Gao
16:15Perceive and Reason with On-Device AI: Towards Better Understanding of the WorldJiajun Shen, Ph.D.
16:30On-Device Federated Training with FlowerAkhil Mathur, Ph.D.
16:45Code Tutorial: From Centralized to Federated with FlowerPedro Porto Buarque de Gusmao, Ph.D.
17:15Long Break-
18:00IntroDr. Maria Börner
18:15Keynote 2Prof. Dimitris Papailiopoulos
19:00Scaling up Federated Learning with FlowerJavier Fernandez-Marques, Taner Topal
19:30Short Break-
19:45Can federated learning save the world? The carbon footprint of federated learningProf. Nicholas Lane, Xinchi Qiu
20:15FjORD: Federated Learning with Ordered Dropout for system heterogeneityStefanos Laskaridis
20:30Towards Collaborative Predictive Maintenance with Blockchain and Federated LearningMarisa Mohr, Christian Becker
20:45Nervmined: leveraging blockchain to unlock data for federated learning with FlowerRodolphe Marques
21:15End of Flower Summit 2021Daniel J. Beutel, Taner Topal, Dr. Maria Börner