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Sun 20 - Fri 25 October 2019 Athens, Greece
Wed 23 Oct 2019 11:00 - 11:30 at Templars - Onward! Papers 1 Chair(s): Wolfgang De Meuter

We propose design guidelines for a probabilistic programming facility suitable for deployment as a part of a production software system. As a reference implementation, we introduce Infergo, a probabilistic programming facility for Go, a modern programming language of choice for server-side software development. We argue that a similar probabilistic programming facility can be added to most modern general-purpose programming languages.

Probabilistic programming enables automatic tuning of program parameters and algorithmic decision making through probabilistic inference based on the data. To facilitate addition of probabilistic programming capabilities to other programming languages, we share implementation choices and techniques employed in development of Infergo. We illustrate applicability of Infergo to various use cases on case studies, and evaluate Infergo’s performance on several benchmarks, comparing Infergo to dedicated inference-centric probabilistic programming frameworks.

Wed 23 Oct
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11:00 - 12:30: Onward! Papers 1Onward! Papers at Templars
Chair(s): Wolfgang De MeuterVrije Universiteit Brussel
11:00 - 11:30
Deployable Probabilistic Programming
Onward! Papers
11:30 - 12:00
An Approach for Persistent Time-Varying Values
Onward! Papers
Tetsuo KaminaOita University, Tomoyuki AotaniTokyo Institute of Technology
12:00 - 12:30
CallƐ: An Effect System for Method Calls
Onward! Papers
Isaac Oscar GarianoVictoria University of Wellington, James NobleVictoria University of Wellington, Marco ServettoVictoria University Wellington, New Zealand