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ICML 2010 - Call for Papers

The 27th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) will be held in Haifa, Israel, June 21-24, 2010, and will be co-located with the 23rd Conference on Learning Theory (COLT).

ICML 2010 invites the submission of engaging papers on substantial, original, and previously unpublished research in all aspects of machine learning. We welcome submissions of innovative work on systems that are self adaptive, systems that improve their own performance, or systems that apply logical, statistical, probabilistic or other formalisms to the analysis of data, to the learning of predictive models, to cognition, or to interaction with the environment. We welcome innovative applications, theoretical contributions, carefully evaluated empirical studies, and we particularly welcome work that combines all of these elements. We also encourage submissions that bridge the gap between machine learning and other fields of research.

To further strengthen and broaden participation in all areas of machine learning, we followed an area-driven process for selecting the area chairs and are confident that we have competent people for handling submissions in all areas of machine learning.

Important Dates

Information about important dates

Format of the Conference

The conference will include three days of technical presentations, one day of tutorials and one day of workshops. Accepted papers will each have an oral presentation as well as a poster in an evening poster session. Awards will be given for papers of outstanding quality. There will also be talks by several invited speakers, and a banquet.


Submission of papers and the management of the paper reviewing process will be entirely electronic. More instructions for authors can be found at

Review Process

The review process will be similar to last year's process, but incorporates some of the community feedback. Authors, reviewers, and area chairs indicate subject areas. With the help of these subject areas, area chairs bid for papers and one area chair is assigned to each paper. During a first round of reviewing, each paper will receive two reviews. First-round reviewers are assigned via subject areas and bidding. As in recent years, authors will have the opportunity to see and respond to the reviews before a final decision is made. Papers that receive at least one positive review in the first round, or where otherwise deemed necessary by the area chair, will receive one or more additional reviews. These additional reviewers are manually selected by the area chair. Final decisions will be made using the input from all reviewers, the author feedback, the area chair, and the program chairs. Reviewing for ICML 2010 will be blind to the identities of the authors. No conditional accepts will be granted this year.

ICML 2010 will not accept any paper that is substantially similar to another paper that is currently under review or has already been accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. Please clearly indicate in the submission which contributions are novel and which are previous work, either by the authors or others. If a paper submitted to ICML 2010 and another already published or already submitted paper contain substantial overlap in content and this overlap is not clearly indicated (anonymously) as being previous work, then the ICML submission may be rejected on the grounds of being a dual submission. Similarly, authors must withdraw their papers if they submit an overlapping paper elsewhere during ICML's review period. For papers published in substantially disjoint communities (application conferences, for example), the amount of novel content a paper needs to contain may be less, as long as the submitted papers are themselves clearly targeted to a machine-learning audience.

With your help, we expect another excellent conference!

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The ICML 2010 Organizational Team

General Chair: Program Co-chairs: Local Arrangements Chair: