NIPS 2018
Monday December 03 -- Saturday December 08, 2018
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Statement on inappropriate behavior

December 17, 2017

NIPS has a responsibility to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone in the fields of AI and machine learning. Unfortunately, several events held at (or in conjunction with) this year’s conference fell short of these standards.

We are determined to do better in 2018 and beyond. Our immediate actions include: recruiting a Diversity and Inclusion Chair, strengthening our Code of Conduct, and formalizing procedures for reporting and communicating concerns. All chairs, attendees and sponsors will be required to acknowledge and abide by our Code of Conduct.

We welcome comments emailed to comments@nips.cc.

Ulrike von Luxburg and Isabelle Guyon, General Chairs of NIPS 2017
Samy Bengio, General Chair of NIPS 2018
Terrence Sejnowski, NIPS Foundation President
and the NIPS Foundation Board


Travel Ban

The NIPS Foundation is committed to an open international exchange of information, which may not be possible if there is a US travel ban.

The 2017 NIPS Conference is scheduled to take place in Long Beach on December 4-9.  In the event that it is not possible for all authors whose paper is accepted at NIPS to attend due to a denied VISA, we are exploring ways for authors to present their results through the internet. The 2018 NIPS Conference will return to Montréal.

Our goal is to open NIPS Conferences and Workshops to researchers from all parts of the world and we regret that US government restrictions may make it difficult or impossible for some to participate this year.

Remote presentations will only be an option if all authors of the paper are denied a VISA.


The Thirty-second Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) is a multi-track machine learning and computational neuroscience conference that includes invited talks, demonstrations, symposia and oral and poster presentations of refereed papers. Following the conference, there are workshops which provide a less formal setting.

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