UAI 2022 - Submission Instructions

Please refer to important dates for deadlines.

Formatting Instructions

Submissions must be formatted using the UAI latex template and formatting instructions. Papers must be submitted as a PDF file and are limited to 8 pages in length, including all figures and tables. At most two additional pages containing only references are allowed. Papers that are overlength or violate the UAI proceedings format will be rejected without review.

(The camera ready version of accepted pages can be up to 9 pages long, plus two additional pages containing only references, to allow authors to incorporate comments from the reviewing process.)

Supplementary Material

For submission, supplementary material should be included after the main paper, in the same PDF (after all references, starting on a new page). The entire file should be at most 10MB in size. There is no fixed template for the supplementary material during the reviewing process (we may impose a template for accepted papers), though we suggest to use the same (or similar) template as for the main paper.

You may also provide supplementary material, which may include source code, as a ZIP file of up to 50MB in size (typically used for code, data, etc). In order to submit this, you must first upload your submission, and you will then be able to upload the supplementary material from the author console.

Please note that reviewers primarily base their assessment on the main paper. They are not required to consider any supplementary material.

(In the camera ready version of accepted papers, all supplementary material must be submitted separately from the main paper.)

Reviewing Processs

You can submit at https://openreview.net/group?id=auai.org/UAI/2022/Conference.

Submissions to UAI 2022 are uploaded on OpenReview, which facilitates discussion between authors, reviewers and area chairs until 28 April, 2022. Submissions and official reviews are both anonymous and publicly visible.

Submitted papers will be reviewed based on the criteria of technical correctness, novelty, clarity of writing, and potential impact. By 18 April 2022, we expect all reviews to be completed. Reviews are anonymous and publicly visible in OpenReview. Once the reviews are posted, authors are free to provide responses in the discussion period until 28 April. The most relevant dates for authors are as follows:

  • Review Release: 18 April
  • Discussion Stage 1: 19 April – 28 April
    • Discussions among Reviewers/Authors/AC.
    • ACs encourage reviewers to acknowledge and respond to author responses.
  • Discussion Stage 2: 29 April – 4 May
    • Discussions among reviewers and AC (without authors).

Updating or Withdrawing your Submission

You may update any part of your submission until the paper deadline.

You may withdraw your submission at any time during the process. Even if you withdraw it, we reserve the right to use the material as described on this page (e.g. for statistics).

Evaluation

Papers should clearly state their main claims and offer evidence in support of those claims. Submissions will be judged on the basis of their technical correctness, novelty, clarity of writing, and potential impact. Reproducibility and ethical aspects will also be considered, and submissions are expected to put the work into appropriate scientific context and to cite all publications that are directly relevant. For more information, please read the reviewing instructions.

Authorship

The author list (names and order) provided in the submission form at the paper submission deadline is considered final and no changes in authorship will be permitted for accepted papers. The author list should include all, and only, individuals who made substantial contributions to the content of the paper.

Double-blind Policy

The reviewing process is double blind, so you must make sure that the submission (including all supplementary material) does not disclose author identities or affiliations. Hence, among other precautions, you should use the third person to refer to your own work, you should not include names in the acknowledgements, detailed information about grants, and links to external resources that may reveal your identity or institution are forbidden.

Dual-submission Policy

Papers that are currently under review or have been accepted or published in a refereed venue with proceedings may not be submitted. This also applies to papers that are substantially equal. Moreover, you are not allowed to submit the same (or substantially equal) work to another refereed venue with proceedings while it is still under review at UAI. Papers in conferences or workshops without proceedings, technical report repositories and arXiv are not considered dual submissions.

Dual submissions will be identified via a combination of automated methods and human judgement.

Further Submission Rules

  • There is no limit on the number of submissions per person, but authors who submit two or more papers should make sure they are substantially different.
  • Program chairs cannot submit papers.
  • Authors of submitted papers agree that at least one author will, if needed, review papers for UAI upon request by the program chairs.
  • At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register for the conference and to participate in all sessions related to their paper.
  • Data about your submission may be used for statistical purposes. Any statistical analysis will aggregate results such that no particular information of any single submission is disclosed.
  • Desk rejections may be issued for submissions that fail to follow the submission policies, the formatting guidelines, or are clearly out-of-scope for the conference. This decision will be taken by the program chairs.




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