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AISTATS 2018

Initial version submission instructions

Submission Site

The submission site is https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/AISTATS2018/

Formatting and Supplementary Material

Submissions are limited to 8 pages excluding references using the LaTeX style file we provide below. The number of pages containing citations alone is not limited. 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.

Anonymization Requirements

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 For unpublished or less-well-known work, or for large numbers of self-citations, it is up to the author's discretion how best to preserve anonymity.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 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.

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 May 2018 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 instructions 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.