The 33rd International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML 2016) will be held in New York City from June 19 to 24, 2016. The conference will consist of one day of tutorials, followed by three days of main conference sessions, followed by two days of workshops. We invite submissions of papers on all topics related to machine learning for the conference proceedings, and proposals for tutorials and workshops.
This year, ICML will adopt a single reviewing cycle, with a single paper deadline on February 5th.
Submissions are managed through CMT : https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/ICML2016/Default.aspx
Paper Format and Electronic Submission
The submission of papers and the management of the paper reviewing process for the main conference will be entirely electronic. Submissions will be accepted until February 5th, 2016, 23:59 Universal Time. Detailed formatting and submission instructions for authors will be available soon on the conference web site.
Submitted papers can be up to eight pages long, not including references, and up to ten pages when references and acknowledgment are included. Any paper exceeding this length will automatically be rejected. Authors have the option of submitting a supplementary file containing further details of their work; it is entirely up to the reviewers to decide whether they wish to consult this additional material. The supplementary material must be submitted as a zip file, even if it only contains a single PDF document.
All submissions must be anonymized and must follow the formatting guidelines in the templates; otherwise they will automatically be rejected.
Dual Submission Policy
It is not appropriate to submit papers that are identical (or substantially similar) to versions that have been previously published, or accepted for publication, or that have been submitted in parallel to other conferences. Such submissions violate our dual submission policy.
There are several exceptions to this rule:
1. Submission is permitted of a short version of a paper that has been submitted to a journal, but has not yet been published in that journal. Authors must declare such dual-submissions either through the CMT submission form, or via email to the program chairs (firstname.lastname@example.org). It is the author’s responsibility to make sure that the journal in question allows dual concurrent submissions to conferences.
2. Submission is permitted for papers presented or to be presented at conferences or workshops without proceedings (e.g., ICML or NIPS workshops), or with only abstracts published.
3. Submission is permitted for papers that are available as a technical report (or similar, e.g., in arXiv). In this case we suggest the authors not cite the report, so as to preserve anonymity.
Finally, note that previously published papers with substantial overlap written by the authors must be cited in such a way so as to preserve author anonymity. Differences relative to these earlier papers must be explained in the text of the submission. For example, (This work develops [our earlier work], which showed that)
Accepted papers must contain significant novel results. Results can be either theoretical or empirical. Results will be judged on the degree to which they have been objectively established and/or their potential for scientific and technological impact.