What are some of the most prominent journals, conferences and publishing venues in Quantitative Finance research? Where can I find information more information about them? (e.g. impact factor and categorization by topic)
I went to ArXiv and found this: http://arxiv.org/archive/q-fin, which is a good start, but I imagine that there are many other venues.
For example, in other disciplines such as machine learning, optimization, NLP, computer vision, we have various well-established journals and conferences that researchers and people in academia follow and where we publish our work, e.g.: NIPS, CVPR, ICCV, PAMI, STOC, ICML, etc.
Also, are there any journals or conferences that cover applications of machine learning and optimization (i.e. mathematical programming) to finance?