AI & Statistics 2014
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Submission Instructions for Highlight Talks

This page lists submission instructions for the highlight talks only. Submission instructions for late-breaking posters are on a separate page. (The submission instructions for the proceedings track, whose deadline has passed, are also on a separate page.)

Highlight talks track: The Conference Programme will include talks on recent high-impact work on AISTATS themes. This is an opportunity to raise discussion and get additional exposure to work already published in journals. The talks will be selected based on one-page abstracts and the existing papers, and they do not lead to a paper in the Proceedings.

Since its inception in 1985, the primary goal of AISTATS has been to broaden research at the interface between artificial intelligence and statistics. Abstracts on all aspects of this interface are strongly encouraged, including but not limited to:

  • Models and estimation (graphical models, causality, Gaussian processes, approximate inference, kernel methods, nonparametric models, statistical and computational learning theory, manifolds and embedding, sparsity and compressed sensing, ...)
  • Classification, regression, density estimation, unsupervised and semi-supervised learning, clustering, topic models, ...
  • Structured prediction, relational learning, logic and probability
  • Reinforcement learning, planning, control
  • Game theory, no-regret learning, multi-agent systems
  • Algorithms and architectures for high-performance computation in AI and statistics
  • Software for and applications of AI and statistics
For a more detailed list of keywords, see http://www.aistats.org/aistats2012/keywords.html.

Submission Requirements

We accept submissions of papers published in peer-reviewed journals or accepted for publication between 1 Jan 2012 - 24 Jan 2014. Accepted submissions will be presented as 25 minute talks at the conference (including 5 minutes for discussion).

Papers in press are acceptable only if already available through the journal web site. Note that presenters are encouraged to also present more recent work, however, that work will not be considered in the decision. Up to 2 papers can be submitted as one single PDF if the authors intend to present the results of multiple qualifying papers.

More recent work can be submitted for the late breaking posters track.

Submission Format

Submissions should contain the following:

  • One PDF file (for review, non-public) with a 250-word scientific justification and the original paper/papers
  • A 150-word presentation description (public abstract)
  • Citation information for the paper(s) with link(s) to journal online version(s)

Note that submissions of highlight talks are not anonymous, there is no need to remove identifying information of authors.

Review Criteria

Submissions will be reviewed with respect to the following criteria:

  • relevance, significance, value and interest to the AISTATS audience
  • timeliness of the topic
  • presentability of the work for a large audience
  • quality of oral presentations of presenter (if known)
  • submissions with possibility to present more recent work will be viewed favourably

Submission Deadline

Submissions will be considered if they are received by the following strict deadline:
Highlight talk abstract submission deadline:24 January, 2014, 23:59 UTC
Acceptance notifications will be emailed by February 12th.

See the conference website for additional important dates: http://www.aistats.org/dates.html.

Submission Site

The submission site is https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/AISTATS2014/. The site is now open.