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ICML 2017 Call for Workshop Proposals

The International Conference on Machine Learning solicits proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the ICML 2017 conference in Sydney. The workshops will be held on Aug 10 - 11, 2017.

ICML workshops are a great opportunity for exciting and focused scientific exchange on emerging and futuristic research topics. We are only accepting 1 day workshops. We are only accepting 1 day workshops.  We especially encourage workshops that are coordinated with ICML 2017 tutorials such that both background and state-of-the-art research naturally flow through the ICML conference period. Note that UAI 2017 will occur during Aug 11-Aug15, 2017, overlapping with ICML by one day (Aug 11 2017), in the same conference venue.


  • Workshop proposal deadline: March 17 2017 5pm PT **Extended to March 24**
  • Acceptance notification: April 21 2017 5pm PT
  • Workshop submissions due: May 26 2017
  • Workshop author notification: June 16 2017

Content and Format

Workshops are great forums for active research topics and for works in progress. An ideal workshop covers a compelling selection of current and upcoming research, and includes an impressive set of speakers and participants from diverse backgrounds. Invited and contributed talks, discussion via panels and attendees, identification of open problems and poster presentations are all great components to include.


The format, style, and content of accepted workshops are under the control of the workshop organizers and are 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. Note that invited speakers and workshop organizers should not expect receiving financial support from the ICML 2017 to cover their travel, lodging, and other types of expenses.

Submission Instructions

  • Create accounts at for you and all your organizers if you don't already have them.
  • Proposals should clearly specify the following:
    • Workshop title
    • A brief abstract describing what the workshop is about.
    • Main organizers’ emails (who should we get in touch with?)
    • The format of the workshop including a breakdown of the time allocated for questions, discussions, breaks, poster sessions, and panels
    • Proposed speakers
    • Bibliographic references (where can we learn more?)
    • All workshops will be one day
    • Organizer and co-organizers info and bios (who is making it happen?)
    • Tentative Website URL
    • Comments on:
      • Workshop history (is this the first edition of the workshop?)
      • Related ICML 2017 tutorials (is this workshop coordinated with an ICML 2017 tutorial?)
      • Funding status (is funding secured for this event?)

Detailed descriptions of last year’s workshops can be found at:
and for ICML 2015

Submission Process

Workshop proposals should be submitted at Workshop Application »  If figures, Latex or other supplemental information are nessary for review of the application, please create a home page for your workshop and post the supplemental files there.  List your home page in the External URL field of the application and note that you have figures available in the Comments field. Latex will not necessarily be available in the online schedule, so it is recommended to avoid them in the Title and Abstract. 

Acceptance decision

Proposals will be evaluated by the workshop chairs and conference organizers, with an eye towards selecting high-quality workshops on a diverse set of topics that will inform and inspire the community.

Official Workshop Contact:
Anima Anandkumar <> and Fei Sha <>
ICML 2017 Workshop Chairs