Tiny machine learning (tinyML) is a fast-growing field of machine learning technologies enabling on-device sensor data processing at extremely low power, typically in the milliwatt range and below. The tinyML ecosystem is fueled by (i) current applications in vision and audio that are already becoming mainstream and commercially available; (ii) emerging low-power commercial applications and new system concepts on the horizon; (iii) significant progress on algorithms, networks, and models down to 100 kB and below; and (iv) optimized hardware platforms, processor architectures and circuit concepts for extreme energy efficiency and hard real-time operation. There is growing momentum demonstrated by technical progress and ecosystem development in all of these areas. The tinyML research symposium serves as a flagship venue for related research at the intersection of machine learning applications, algorithms, software, and hardware in deeply embedded machine learning systems.

The tinyML Research Symposium is held in conjunction with the tinyML Summit, the premier annual gathering of senior level technical experts and decision makers representing the global tinyML community.

Call for papers

For the 4th edition of the tinyML Research Symposium:

  • We solicit papers from academia and industry that emphasize cross-layer innovation in the field of tinyML.
  • Submissions must intersect and leverage synergy between at least two of the subject areas listed below.
  • An author of an accepted paper must attend the symposium in person to give a presentation.
  • Accepted full papers will be considered for release on IEEEXplore, on top of being published as peer-reviewed online proceedings on arXiv.

Submission Format

  • Maximum of 6 pages, excluding references.
  • Submissions must be anonymized for double-blind review.
  • For paper formatting, please use the tinyML Research Symposium Template.

Subject Areas

  • tinyML Datasets: Public release of new datasets to tinyML; frameworks that automate dataset development; survey and analysis of existing tiny datasets that can be used for research.

  • tinyML Applications: Novel applications across all fields and emerging use cases; discussions about real-world use cases; user behavior and system-user interaction; survey on practical experiences.

  • tinyML Algorithms: Federated learning or stream-based active learning methods; deep learning and traditional machine learning algorithms; emerging algorithms for low-footprint computing; pruning, quantization, optimization methods; security and privacy implications.

  • tinyML Systems: Profiling tools for measuring and characterizing performance and power; design space exploration frameworks; solutions that involve hardware and software co-design; characterization of tiny real-world embedded systems; in- and near-sensor processing, design, and implementation; heterogeneous computing platforms.

  • tinyML Software: Interpreters and code generator frameworks for tiny systems; compilers and optimizations for efficient execution; software memory optimizations; neural architecture search methods.

  • tinyML Hardware: MCU and accelerator architecture design and evaluation; circuit and architecture design for digital, analog and in- or near-memory processing; ultra-low-power memory system design; emerging hardware architectures for the extreme edge; power management, reliability, security, performance.

  • tinyML Evaluation: Measurement tools and techniques; benchmark creation, assessment and validation; evaluation and measurement of real production systems.

Technical Program Committee

See HotCRP submission portal.