Call for Workshops

International Conference on Machine Learning

Beijing, June 21-26, 2014

The International Conference on Machine Learning solicits proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the ICML 2014 conference in Beijing, China. The workshops will be held on Wednesday, June 25 and Thursday June 26, 2014. These workshops present an excellent opportunity to address a specific machine-learning-related topic of your choice. We are looking for half-day, full-day, or two-day workshop proposals.

Important Dates

  • Workshop proposal deadline: Jan 17, 2014
  • Acceptance notification: Jan 31, 2014
  • Workshop submissions due (suggested): Mar 21, 2014
  • Workshop author notification (suggested) Apr 18, 2014

Workshops are a great format for active research on new topics. The ideal workshop covers a compelling selection of current and upcoming research, and includes an impressive set of speakers and participants with diverse backgrounds. Research talks, discussion via panels, identification of open problems, and discussants are all great components to include.


The format, style, and content of accepted workshops are under the control of the workshop organizers and largely autonomous from the main conference. Each workshop day can be up to seven hours long, split into morning and afternoon sessions. Workshop organizers are expected to manage the workshop content, invite experts in the domain, specify the workshop format, be present to moderate, and maintain a website for the workshop. Workshop registration will be handled centrally by the main conference.

Submission Instructions

Proposals should clearly specify the following:

  • Workshop title (what is it called?)
  • Topic (what is it about?)
  • Format (half-day, one-day, or two-day?)
  • Motivation, impact, and expected outcomes (why this workshop?)
  • Organizer; co-organizers; bios (who is making it happen?)
  • Potential invited speakers; potential participants (who might come?)
  • Related publications (where can we learn more?)
  • Detailed descriptions of last year’s workshops can be found at:

Workshop proposals should be submitted via email in PDF format to by the due date (earlier submissions are encouraged as well). Proposals will be evaluated by the workshop chair and conference organizers, with an eye towards selecting high-quality workshops on a diverse set of topics that will inform and inspire the community.


Alexander Ihler, workshop chair ICML 2014

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