The 2022 accepted workshops can be found here: https://icml.cc/Conferences/2022/Schedule.


ICML 2022 Call for Post-Conference Workshops

Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23, Baltimore, USA

 

Following the ICML 2022 main conference, workshops will be held on Friday, July 22nd, and Saturday, July 23rd (as the main conference, this is planned to be an in-person event with virtual elements). We invite researchers interested in chairing one of these workshops to submit proposals. Workshop organizers have several responsibilities, including coordinating workshop participation and content, publicizing and providing the program in a timely manner, and moderating the program throughout the workshop.

ICML also solicits proposals for affinity workshops. The format and aims of these workshops should be described by the workshop organizers, following, for instance, the template set out by similar workshops that took place at ICML and NeurIPS in recent years (Black in AI, Indigenous in AI, LatinX in AI, Muslims in ML, New in ML, Queer in AI, WiML, etc.). Affinity workshops are typically held during the main conference or the day before; please indicate your preference in your proposal. Proposals should follow a similar format as regular workshop proposals and be submitted, together with regular workshops, through CMT following the submission instructions below. The D&I Chairs will make decisions on acceptance for affinity workshops. The deadline for affinity workshop proposals is  February 23, 2022, AOE.

 

Workshops

The goal of the workshops is to provide an informal forum for researchers to discuss emerging research questions and challenges. Workshops will last for one day, with morning and afternoon sessions and free time between the sessions for individual exchange. To encourage workshop variety, all workshops will be one-day workshops.

The workshops can be on any subject relevant to a significant fraction of the ICML community. Schedules should encourage lively debates, and topics should lean more towards exploring new ideas, open problems, and interdisciplinary areas, compared to the main conference. Workshops should encourage contributed content and reserve a significant portion of time for open/panel discussions and posters. A diverse group of speakers is more likely to bring diverse and surprising viewpoints on a topic. As a result, we encourage workshop organizers to be cognizant of designing panels and speaker lists that are inclusive.

Below, we include the criteria by which workshop submissions will be evaluated:

  1. Fit for ICML (how the theme of the workshop connects to ICML papers and past workshops)

  2. Potential impact (promising topic)

  3. Novelty and originality (emerging topic)

  4. Quality of the abstract and clarity of purpose

  5. Confirmed invited speakers with sufficient coverage of the topic

  6. Organizers' relevant expertise (please avoid excessive self-promotion)

  7. Organizers and speakers diversity

  8. Room for contributed work (posters and contributed talks)

  9. Open discussion/panel

 

Submission Instructions

Workshops submissions will be made through CMT. Please follow the URL below and check the required format for the application well before the proposal deadline. You may submit and update your application online right up until this deadline.

Important dates for workshop submissions:

  • Workshop submissions open: February 1, 2022.

  • Workshop application deadline: February 23, 2022, AOE.

  • Workshop notification: March 16 March 20, 2022, AOE.

 

* AOE = Anywhere On Earth. You may subscribe to these dates in your calendar on the dates page

 

Proposals should be submitted electronically at the following URL

https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/ICMLWORKSHOPS2022

Please use the same email address that you use for ICML.cc.

In case the conference will not be fully in-person (i.e., it will be online or hybrid online/in-person), the workshops will need to adhere to the following deadlines to facilitate the organization of the online elements (such as hosting pre-recorded presentations and organizing online poster sessions):

  • Workshop paper acceptance date: June 6, 2022.

  • Contributed talks and poster videos uploaded to Slideslive: June 17, 2022.

  • Poster image submitted:  July 10, 2022.

 

Submission format

Proposals should be two pages long in single column A4 or letter format, with font size 11 or greater, excluding organizer contact details/CVs and bibliographic references.

Proposals should clearly specify the following:

  • Workshop title.

  • A brief description of the topics to be covered, and an explanation as to why the workshop will appeal to ICML audiences.

  • A short description and rough timetable of the planned activities (talks, posters, panels).

  • List of invited speakers, specifying who is confirmed and who is unconfirmed.

  • A description of the history of the workshop (if it previously took place, then when/where).

  • Similar past and current events at ICML and NeurIPS in the last 1-2 years, even if not organized by the present workshop organizers. New workshops are welcome to build on prior workshops if a good case is made; completely original workshops are also welcome.

  • A list of organizers with email addresses, web page URLs, pointers to Google Scholar or other similar citation service pages, a one-paragraph bio for each organizer, describing research expertise, and previous experience organizing scientific meetings.

Update: Even if ICML becomes an in-person event (as planned and hoped for), workshops can be of a hybrid format, for example, if some invited speakers are only available virtually. To facilitate participation of people unable to travel, the workshop contents should be available online as well: the organizers will provide central support for standard virtual elements, such as hosting presentations and papers, streaming, virtual poster sessions, etc. Unless some technology beyond such standard features is needed, workshop proposals need not discuss contingency plans for the case of a virtual event (however, please mention if some parts of a workshop will be virtual even if the conference happens in person, e.g., it is known that some speakers will only be available online).

 

ICML does not provide travel funding for workshop speakers. In the past, some workshops have sought and received funding from external sources to bring in outside speakers. The organizers of each accepted workshop can name four individuals each day of the workshop to receive complimentary workshop registrations.  In the event that the conference is sold out, each workshop will be given a number of guaranteed registrations for the workshop contributors, so please let us know in the application how many registrations you anticipate you will need.

 

ICML 2022 Workshop Chairs

workshop-chairs@icml.cc

Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems)

András György (DeepMind)

Venkatesh Saligrama (Boston University)

Virginia Smith (CMU)