Final Paper Submission Instructions
This page lists submission instructions for the proceedings track
only. Submission instructions for highlight talks
are on a
separate page. Submission instructions for late-breaking posters
also on a separate page.
The submission site is here.
Final version submission instructions
The deadline for uploading the final version of your paper is 23
February 2014 at 11:59PM UTC.
To prepare your final paper, please change the string
in you LaTeX source file. The style file is the same as for initial
submissions, available here for
reference. 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, Antti Honkela.
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.” Use this link to submit camera-ready papers.
The CMT form will ask you for
the list of authors, the title, the abstract, and the following files
(where 642 is to be replaced by your paper ID):
If a supplementary file is included, its type xxx can be pdf, zip, tgz
or gz. In addition, you will be asked to provide submission code obtained
by an automated style checker and confirm that you agree with having
your work published in the proceedings.
- Please ensure that the submitted title and abstract match the
ones in the camera-ready version, and do not include any LaTeX commands or
other non-human-readable markup.
- Please ensure that the submitted list of authors and the ordering
among them matches the camera-ready version.
- Please make sure any supplementary material is submitted as a
separate file and not appended to the main paper.
- In preparing the camera-ready version, we request that you take
into account reviewer and meta-reviewer feedback.
Your camera-ready submission should be named 642.pdf (with 642
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 sample_paper.pdf, included with the style files.
- Please verify that your paper follows the style requirements by
submitting your pdf file to the
style checking script. You will need to provide the paper ID,
your name (just one author), your e-mail and the pdf file. If the paper passes
the style checks, you will obtain a submission code. (Please
ignore the warnings of the style checker.) The CMT form
will ask you to provide this submission code.
- The final version will appear in the proceedings, published by JMLR
W&CP. The CMT will ask you to agree to have your
work published by JMLR according to the agreement outlined
You do not need to print out and submit this agreement, just make
sure to check the appropriate box in the CMT form.
- You may optionally submit supplementary material, e.g., detailed
proofs, code, data, or slides. Please submit these as
642-supp.xxx (with 642 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.
- You may continue to edit your camera-ready
submissions until the camera-ready deadline.
Initial version submission instructions
Initial submission instructions are included below for
Formatting and Supplementary Material
Submissions are limited to 8 pages excluding references
using the LaTeX style file we provide below. You can also submit a
single file of additional supplementary material which may be either a
pdf file (such as proof details) or a zip file for other formats/more
files (such as code or videos). Note that reviewers are under no
obligation to examine your supplementary material. If you have only
one supplementary pdf file, please upload it as is; otherwise gather
everything to the single zip file.
Formatting information (including LaTeX style files) is here. We do not support submission in
preparation systems other than LaTeX. 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, Antti Honkela.
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. 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
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
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
Previous or Concurrent Submissions
Submitted manuscripts should not have been previously published in
a journal or in the proceedings of a conference, and should not be
under consideration for publication at another conference at any point
during the AISTATS review process. It is acceptable to have a
substantially extended version of the submitted paper under
consideration simultaneously for journal publication, so long as the
journal version's planned publication date is in 2014 or later, the
journal submission does not interfere with AISTATS's right to publish
the paper, and the situation is clearly described at the time of
AISTATS submission. Please describe the situation in the appropriate
box on the submission page (and do not include author information in
the submission itself, to avoid accidental unblinding).
As mentioned above, 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use BibTeX? Is there a BibTeX style file?
You can certainly use BibTeX. As the formatting insturctions say,
"Any choice of citation style is acceptable as long as you are
consistent." For example abbrvnat style file should be good
for most purposes.