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NIPS 2018 Call for Tutorials

Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Montréal CANADA
Monday December 9th

Deadline for Tutorial Proposal Submissions:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 23:59 PM UTC

We welcome proposals for tutorials on either core machine learning topics or topics of emerging importance for machine learning. We will consider any topic, provided that the proposal makes a strong argument that the tutorial is important for the NeurIPS community. Tutorials should be of interest to a substantial portion of the community and should represent a sufficiently mature area of research or practice.

Note that a NeurIPS tutorial should not focus exclusively on the results or tools of the presenters or their organizations. Instead, a tutorial should provide a balanced overview of an area of research.

Each accepted tutorial will be approximately two hours long. We anticipate that there will be nine tutorials, with sets of three running in parallel.

We discourage tutorial topics that overlap heavily with tutorials presented at NeurIPS or ICML in the past few years.

Proposals should be no more than four pages in 12 point font submitted in PDF format. Each proposal should be clearly structured to provide the following information:

  • Title
  • Abstract (up to 250 words)
  • Description and outline: What material will the tutorial cover and in what depth? Please provide a detailed outline.
  • Goals: What are the objectives of the tutorial? What is the benefit to attendees? Why is this tutorial important to include at NeurIPS?
  • Target audience: What is the target audience? What background should attendees have?
  • Presenters: Who are the presenters? Please provide names, affiliations, email addresses, and short bios for each presenter. Bios should cover the presenters' expertise related to the topic of the tutorial. If there are multiple presenters, please describe how the time will be divided between them. All presenters listed in the proposal are expected to attend.
  • A list of the most important references that will be covered.
  • Previous tutorials: Has the tutorial (or a similar/highly related tutorial) been presented at another venue previously? If so, please list the dates and venues, and describe the similarities and differences between the previous tutorials and proposed tutorial. If available, please include URLs for slides and video recordings.
  • Links to video recordings of the presenters’ previous talks (optional, but extremely helpful)

To submit a proposal, email your PDF to with “NeurIPS Tutorial Proposal” in the subject line.

Tutorial Chairs, NIPS 2018
Jennifer Wortmann Vaughan and Danielle Belgraves