The 29th International Conference on Machine Learning

Abbreviated Title: 
ICML-2012
Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: 
24 Feb 2012
Event Dates: 
26 Jun 2012 - 1 Jul 2012
Location: 
University of Edinburgh
City: 
Edinburgh
Country: 
Scotland

The 29th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-2012)
June 26-July 1, 2012, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Call for Papers
http://icml.cc/2012/

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ICML 2012 invites the submission of engaging papers on substantial,
original, and previously unpublished research in all aspects of

machine learning. We welcome submissions of innovative work on

systems that are self adaptive, systems that improve their own

performance, or systems that apply logical, statistical, probabilistic or

other formalisms to the analysis of data, to the learning of predictive

models, to cognition, or to interaction with the environment. We

welcome innovative applications, theoretical contributions, carefully

evaluated empirical studies, and we particularly welcome work that

combines all of these elements. We also encourage submissions that

bridge the gap between machine learning and other fields of research.

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IMPORTANT DATES:

Workshop and tutorial proposals due February 10, 2012
Paper submissions due February 24, 2012

Tutorials June 26, 2012
Main conference June 27-29, 2012
Workshops June 30-July
1, 2012

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Conference Format

The conference will include three days of technical presentations, one
day of tutorials, and two days of workshops. In addition, this year

the conference will co-located with the 25th Annual Conference on
Learning Theory (COLT 2012).

Accepted papers will each have an oral presentation as well as a
poster in an evening poster session. Awards will be given for papers

of outstanding quality. There will also be talks by several invited

speakers, and a banquet.

Paper 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 Monday February 24, 23:59
Universal Time (3:59pm Pacific Standard Time). Detailed formatting
and submission instructions for authors are available on the
conference web site (http://icml.cc/2012/).

ICML 2012 will not accept any paper that is substantially similar to
another paper that is currently under review or has already been
accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. Please
clearly indicate in the submission which contributions are novel and
which are previous work, either by the authors or others. If a paper
submitted to ICML 2012 and another already published or already
submitted paper contain substantial overlap in content and this

overlap is not clearly indicated (anonymously) as being previous

work, then the ICML submission may be rejected on the grounds of

being a dual submission. Similarly, authors must withdraw their

papers if they submit an overlapping paper elsewhere during the

ICML review period. For papers published in substantially disjoint

communities (application conferences, for example), the amount of

novel content a paper needs to contain may be less, as long as the

submitted papers are themselves clearly targeted to a machine

-learning audience.

Reviewing Process

The review process this year incorporates several improvements.
Authors, reviewers, and area chairs indicate subject areas. With the
help of these subject areas, area chairs and reviewers bid for papers.

A first reviewer for each paper will be selected from those bids. New

this year, two area chairs will also be assigned to oversee reviewing

of each paper. Each area chair will manually appoint an additional

reviewer for each paper using input from the bids. Authors will have

the opportunity to see and respond to the reviews (and optionally

revise their paper) before a final decision is made. Final decisions

will be made using the input from all reviewers, the author feedback,

the area chairs, and the program chairs. Reviewing for ICML 2012

is double blind between authors and reviewers.

-The ICML 2012 Organizational Team

General Chair:
Andrew McCallum (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Program Chairs:
John Langford (Yahoo! Research)
Joelle Pineau (McGill University)
Local Chair:
Charles Sutton (University of Edinburgh)