This call for workshop papers overwrites the call for papers for the main track. Please first read the main CfP. Here, we only highlight how this workshop track differs from the main conference track.
As the name suggests, this workshop track provides a venue for sharing your latest work in a workshop format, much like the AutoML workshop series at ICML used to. By its very nature, this latest work may not be as comprehensive yet as full conference papers, and, correspondingly, submissions to this workshop track are short papers. From our side, these short workshop papers without formal proceedings are fully compatible with later publication of an extended version at a conference, just like is the case for most workshops at NeurIPS, ICML and ICLR. We explicitly encourage the submission of short versions of work that is in preparation for or under review at top conferences, such as NeurIPS or ICLR. All submissions will be reviewed, but with a faster turn-around than at the main track and without rebuttal.
In contrast to the main track, this track only allows short papers of up to 5 pages, including the impact statement, in contrast to the 9 pages at the main conference. We encourage splitting these 5 pages as 4+1 pages into 4 pages for the main paper and 1 page on broader impact and limitations (combined). References and appendices do not count into this limit and are not limited in length. Like in the main track, submission should be double-blind. However, if the submission falls into the scope of the ABCD track, it can be single blind. In this case, please follow the formatting instructions of the ABCD track. Note that single-blind is only an option for papers that are in scope for the ABCD track (and therefore would be better-suited for a single blind submission).
We strongly encourage you to also submit the reproducibility checklist and open up your source code and data. However, this is not required for this track. Nevertheless, we will give reproducibility badges to all accepted submissions with a reproducibility checklist, open-source code and open-access data.
We use OpenReview (link).
Submission deadline: June 1st, 2023 (AoE) *
Notification: July 6th, 2023 (AoE)
* There will be no additional deadline for abstracts or supplementary material. Everything needs to be submitted by June 1st, 2023.
Relation to the main track’s “accept as workshop paper” category
This year, main (and ABCD) track decisions are ternary: accept, accept as workshop paper, or reject. Papers in the second of these categories are accepted as is to the workshop track unless the authors opt out. In this case, the paper would remain as is and cannot be shortened to 5 pages (as that would change the paper too much). Authors of such papers could also opt out and instead submit a short version to the workshop track, but such short versions would go through the standard workshop track review and have no guarantee of acceptance to the workshop.