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The submission site is currently closed.  Here are our past sets of author instructions.

Submission of revised drafts and camera-ready versions of papers

The revised drafts are for the draft proceedings, which will be available before the conference; camera-ready copies are for the final proceedings, which will be available after the conference.  As stated on the Key Dates page, the deadline for uploading revised drafts is March 21, 2011 at 11:59PM UTC.  The deadline for uploading camera-ready versions is May 11, 2011 at 11:59PM UTC.

In addition to the below instructions, all speakers (orals, notable papers, discussants, and invited speakers) will need to submit slides (PDF or PPT format) and a signed videolectures.net consent form.  Please email slides and consent forms to ana.fabjan (at) ijs.si; you may also fax consent forms to +386 1 477 3935.

Updated style files

Camera-ready papers and revised drafts should both use the updated AISTATS format.  Formatting information (including LaTeX style files) is here. Please do not modify the layout given by the style file. If you have questions about the style file or its usage, please contact the publications chair, Miroslav Dudík.

Instructions for submitting camera-ready papers and revised drafts

In the CMT Author Console, there is now a new column labeled “Camera Ready,” and in this column, for each accepted paper, a link labeled “Edit.” You can use this link to submit both camera-ready papers and revised drafts. The CMT form will ask you for the list of authors, the title, the abstract, and the following files (where 171 is to be replaced by your paper ID):
171_final.pdf
171_release.pdf
171_draft.pdf            (optional but recommended)
171_supplementary.xxx    (optional)
If a supplementary file is included, its type xxx can be pdf, zip, tgz or gz. You may omit the 171_draft.pdf file if you submit the 171_final.pdf file before the draft proceedings deadline.

1. Please ensure that the submitted title and abstract match the ones in the final paper, and do not include any LaTeX commands or other non-human-readable markup.

2. Please ensure that the submitted list of authors and the ordering among them matches the final paper.

3. Your final submission should be named 171_final.pdf (with 171 replaced by your paper ID). We only accept pdf files. Please ensure that your camera-ready submission contains author information (instead of “Anonymous Author N” as was required for the original submission), and that you use the standard style as provided above. See detailed instructions for preparing the camera-ready paper in section 3 of the file sample2e.pdf, included with the style files.

4. The final version will appear in the proceedings, published by JMLR W&CP.  JMLR requires a copyright release form, which you can download here. Please print it out, fill it out, sign it, scan it, and submit it with the final version as 171_release.pdf (with 171 replaced by your paper ID).

5. If you wish to have a draft version of your paper included in the draft proceedings, upload it as 171_draft.pdf (with 171 replaced by your paper ID) before the draft proceedings deadline. Follow the same formatting instructions as for the camera-ready version. If the camera-ready version is uploaded before the draft proceedings deadline, we will use it for the draft proceedings, and ignore any draft version; in this case you do not need to submit a draft version.

6. The draft version may be simply the submission file with “Anonymous Author N” replaced by the actual author information. For the camera-ready version, we request that you take into account reviewer and meta-reviewer feedback, as well as anything you learn while presenting your paper at the conference.

7. You may optionally submit supplementary material, e.g., detailed proofs, code, data, or slides. Please submit these as 171_supplementary.xxx (with 171 replaced by your paper ID and xxx replaced by the file type). If the supplementary material includes multiple files, please compress these into a single zip, tgz or gz file.

8. You may continue to edit your draft and camera-ready submissions until the camera-ready deadline. Please be aware, though, that edits to the draft version made after the draft proceedings deadline may have no effect.

Submission of author feedback revisions of papers and supplementary material

Since CMT doesn't have direct support for uploading revisions, we asked authors to upload revised papers to the supplementary material link.  As stated on the Key Dates page, the deadline for uploading revised papers was January 10, 2011 at 11:59PM UTC.

Your submission will overwrite your current supplementary materials, if any.  So, if you would like the reviewers to continue to be able to see your original supplementary material file, please include it, along with your revised paper, in a zip file, and upload the combined zip file to the supplementary material link. You are also free to revise your supplementary material if desired. In either case, please name your paper something like “revised_paper_###.pdf” (replacing ### with your paper ID) and put it at the top level of the zip file. (If you do not have supplementary material, you can just upload your revised paper as a pdf file to the supplementary material link; there is no need to wrap it in a zip file in this case.)  You may also include supplementary material such as proofs at the end of your submission file in an appendix, so long as it is clearly labeled.  Submissions are limited to 8 pages, excluding references and supplementary material.

Submission of original papers and supplementary material

You may also include supplementary material such as proofs at the end of your submission file in an appendix, so long as it is clearly labeled.  Submissions are limited to 8 pages, excluding references and supplementary material.

Formatting information (including LaTeX style files) is here. The AISTATS review process is double-blind.  Please remove all identifying information from your submission, including author names, affiliations, and any acknowledgments.  Self-citations can present a special problem: we recommend leaving in a moderate number of self-citations for published or otherwise well-known work, since the absence of such citations can be a red flag for reviewers.  For unpublished or less-well-known work, or for large numbers of self-citations, it is up to the author's discretion how best to preserve anonymity.  Possibilities include leaving out a citation altogether, including it but replacing the citation text with “removed for anonymous submission,” or leaving the citation as-is; authors should choose for each citation the treatment which is least likely to reveal authorship.

Previous tech-report or workshop versions of a paper can similarly present a problem for anonymization.  We suggest leaving out any identifying information for such versions, but bringing them to the attention of the program committee via the submission page.  Reviewers will be instructed that tech reports (including reports on sites such as arXiv) and papers in workshops without archival proceedings do not count as prior publication.