Author instructions


The maximum paper length is 8 pages excluding references, and 9 pages including references. The maximum size is 10 MB. Detailed instructions for preparing the paper can be found in the following example paper: example_paper_submission.pdf

You may also wish to download the following archive, which contains LaTeX style files: Word template is not provided.

Double-Blind Reviewing

Reviewing for ICML 2014 is double-blind; i.e., reviewers will not know the authors' identity (and vice versa). Detailed instructions for how to ensure your anonymity are also contained in the above example paper. In brief, please refer to your prior work in the third person wherever possible. If you need to make an anonymous reference (e.g., if you refer to your own work that is under review elsewhere), please upload this work as supplementary material (see below). Note that anonymizing your paper is obligatory, and papers that explicitly or implicitly reveal the authors' identities may be rejected. A reviewer may be able to deduce the authors' identities by using external resources, such as technical reports published on the web. The availability of information on the web that may allow reviewers to infer the authors' identities does not constitute a breach of the double-blind submission policy.

Supplementary Material

ICML 2014 supports the submission of supplementary material, such as software, videos, or data sets. In particular, if you make anonymous references in the paper, please upload the referenced papers, so that the reviewers can take a quick look. Please also take care not to reveal your identity in the supplementary material.

However, note that submitted papers must be entirely self-contained. Reviewers are encouraged, but not obliged to look at the provided supplementary material because we also do not want to burden reviewers unnecessarily. In particular, you must not use supplementary material for extending the lengh of your paper. If there is material that you believe is critical to the evaluation of your paper, it needs to be included in the paper.

Supplementary material will not be published or archived. If you want to include it in a final version of the paper, you must put it on a web site and reference the site in the final version of your paper.

Reviewer Matching

To aid in finding good reviewers for your paper, we will be receiving help from the Toronto Paper Matching System.

As part of the submission process, you will be asked to provide permission to transfer your paper to the "Toronto Paper Matching service", which you should accept.

Dual Submission Policy

Submitted papers must not be substantially similar to another paper currently under review, or accepted for publication, in a journal, conference or workshop with peer-reviewed proceedings. Similarly, authors must withdraw their papers if they submit an overlapping paper to a different peer-reviewed venue during the ICML review period. If a paper submitted to ICML 2014 is found to significantly overlap with a published or submitted paper at another peer-reviewed venue, then the submission may be rejected and the incident will be recorded with further consequence at the conference organizers' discretion.

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