UAI 2024 - Submission Instructions


You can submit manuscripts to UAI 2024 using OpenReview here from January 8th, 2024 until February 9th, 2024 (23:59 Anywhere on Earth, AoE). OpenReview facilitates discussion between authors, reviewers and Area Chairs until April 8th, 2024.

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 single PDF file of at most 10 MB in size. The main part of the paper is limited to 8 pages in length. Unlimited additional pages containing references and appendices (with proofs, experimental protocols, and any further details required to substantiate the claims made in the paper) are allowed and should be included after the main part in the same file. Papers with an overlength main part or that violate the UAI proceedings format will be rejected without review.

For the camera ready version of accepted pages, the main part can be up to 10 pages long (excluding references and appendices), to allow authors to incorporate comments from the reviewing process.

Supplementary Material

At submission time, authors may also provide further supplementary material, such as source code or data, in a ZIP file of up to 50MB in size. In order to submit this, you must first upload your main submission, and you will then be able to upload the supplementary material from the author console. This additional supplementary material will not become part of the proceedings, but authors may provide links to code and videos for the proceedings.

Please note that reviewers primarily base their assessment of the submission based on the main text (without appendices), and so enough details (including proofs or proof sketches) must be provided in the main text to convince the reviewers of the submissions' merits. Reviewers are not required to consider the additional supplementary material in the ZIP file, if applicable.

Reviewing Process

Submitted papers will be assessed in a double-blind review process, based on the criteria of technical correctness, novelty, whether claims are backed up convincingly, and clarity of writing. By April 1st, we expect all reviews to be completed. Once the reviews are posted, authors are free to provide responses in the discussion period until April 8th. The most relevant dates for authors are as follows:

  • Review Release: April 1st, 2024
  • Discussion Stage 1: April 1st-8th, 2024
    • Discussions among Reviewers/Authors/AC.
    • ACs encourage reviewers to acknowledge and respond to author responses.
  • Discussion Stage 2: April 9th-15th, 2024
    • Discussions among reviewers and AC (without authors).

We are using OpenReview to manage submissions but the reviewing process will not be made public while it is ongoing. Submissions under review will be visible only to their assigned program committee. We will not solicit comments from the general public during the reviewing process. After notifications come out, accepted and opted-in rejected papers will be made public and open for non-anonymous public commenting (by default, rejected papers will not be made public). Their anonymous reviews, meta-reviews, and author responses will also be made public.

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, whether claims are supported by convincing evidence, and clarity of writing. 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.

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. Large language models (LLMs) are not eligible for authorship.

Regarding the use of LLMs, they are permitted as a general-purpose tool to assist with writing. Authors take full responsibility for the content of their papers, including material generated by LLMs that could be construed as plagiarism or scientific misconduct.

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 identical. Moreover, you are not allowed to submit the same (or substantially similar) 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. The information of the submissions might be shared with other conferences to avoid dual submissions.

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 and Workflow Chairs cannot submit papers. One of the Publication 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. In the case of two or more papers with the same authors, we strongly encourage that different authors present them.
  • Data about your submission may be used for statistical purposes (to improve the quality of the peer review process, and the resulting proceedings in future conferences). 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.


If you have any questions about the submission instructions, please contact Program Chairs at uai2024pcs@gmail.com.