Icml 2016 Latex Template Assignment

All submissions will be handled electronically via the conference's CMT Website. (The submission site will not open until April 1 at 5PM EDT.) By submitting a paper, the authors agree to the policies stipulated below.

The paper and author registration deadline is Wednesday April 15th, the submission deadline is Wednesday April 22th. Supplementary material can be submitted until Wednesday April 29th.

By the paper and author registration deadline, authors must submit a temporary paper title, a temporary abstract, and a complete and final list of authors, their institutions and their institutional conflict information. After this deadline, you will not be able to register new papers, or modify authors for papers you already registered, but you will still be able to edit the title and subject areas. In CMT, users are identified by their emails and each time CMT is used for a new conference a new CMT account is created. Therefore, to manage conflicts, it is extremely important that each CMT user has one and only one CMT account for ICCV 2015, even if the user has multiple roles (e.g., author and area chair, author and reviewer). To ensure that each user has only one account, before adding a co-author to a paper, the primary author should contact each co-author to ask him/her if he/she already has a CMT account for ICCV 2015 or not. If your co-author already has a CMT account (e.g., he/she is an area chair or reviewer for ICCV 2015), you must use the SAME email for which he/she already has an account. Otherwise, you will create a different CMT account for the same user. If your co-author does not have a CMT account for ICCV 2015, then please ask him/her which email he/she wishes to use so that the email of each co-author is the SAME for all of his/her ICCV submissions. After adding a co-author, please contact him/her to make sure that he/she inputs his/her own institution and conflict information (see conflict responsibilities below). Please note that, in CMT, institution (e.g., Johns Hopkins University) and institutional conflict (e.g., jhu.edu) are NOT the same thing and that CMT does not automatically infer one from the other: both need to be completed by each co-author. Papers whose authors have incorrect or incomplete institutions or conflict information may be summarily rejected without review.

It is the primary author's responsibility to contact all co-authors to ensure that they have registered their institutional conflicts into CMT. After the paper and author registration deadline this cannot be changed anymore.

Each author should enter the primary domain of his/her current institution, not the secondary domain of your department (e.g., use "jhu.edu" instead of "cs.jhu.edu"). Please enter ONLY ONE institutional conflict domain, except if your institution has multiple domains (e.g. "uni-heidelberg.de; uni-hd.de" or "uiuc.edu; illinois.edu"), or if you were affiliated with more than one institution in the last 12 months (April 2014 - April, 2015). DO NOT enter the domain of email providers such as "gmail.com", "yahoo.com", "hotmail.com" and "163.com" as your institutional conflict.

Example 1: mit.edu
Example 2: mit.edu; inria.fr
Example 3: google.com; ox.ac.uk
Example 4: inria.fr; ens.fr; iiit.ac.in

Note that your institutional conflict information is not automatically extracted from your email or from the name of your institution, thus you must enter it here.

DO NOT enter the email addresses or email domains of other individuals with whom you have a conflict due to advisor/advisee relationship, or a current or past (last 48 months) co-authorship or collaboration: We will mine advising, co-authorship and collaboration conflicts automatically using specialized software. The institutional conflict information you provide will be used in conjunction with the advising, co-authorship and collaboration conflict information that we will collect in order to resolve assignments to both reviewers and area chairs. If a paper is found to have an undeclared or incorrect institutional conflict, the paper may be summarily rejected.

By the paper submission deadline, the authors must submit the final title, abstract, primary and secondary areas, and a complete version of their paper in PDF format. The authors may optionally suggest the names of three Area Chairs whose expertise best matches the topic of their paper. Please make sure that the AC is not conflicted with your paper (same institution, advisor/advisee relationship, co-authorship/collaboration in the last 48 months). You can find a list of ACs and their expertise at http://www.pamitc.org/iccv15/ac_profiles.php. Please use the following submission instructions and blind-submission review-formatted templates to prepare your submission:

The paper length should match that intended for final publication. Papers are limited to eight pages, including figures and tables. One additional page containing only cited references is allowed. Papers that are not blind, or do not use the template, or have more than 8 pages (excluding 1 page for references) will be rejected without review.

By the supplementary material submission deadline, the authors may optionally submit additional material that was ready at the time of paper submission but could not be included in the main paper due to constraints of format (e.g., a video), space (e.g., a proof of a theorem or an extra figure or table) or anonymity (e.g., a concurrent submission to ICCV or to another conference). Please see below for detailed instructions on supplementary materials.

After receiving the reviews, the authors may optionally submit a rebuttal to the reviewers' comments, which will be limited to 4000 characters. The authors may also optionally upload a new version of the paper that addresses the reviewers' comments. In this case, the changes between the original submission and the revised version MUST be minimal (as they are meant to address only the reviewers' comments) and MUST be highlighted in red to facilitate checking the changes. The revised version must adhere to the same blind-submission review-formatted template as the original submission.

If your paper is accepted for publication, by the camera-ready deadline you should submit a final version of your paper which is identical to either the original or revised version of your paper (if you submitted one as part of the rebuttal), except that (1) you may correct typos and do minimal changes requested by the reviewers or area chairs in their final recommendation, and (2) you must use the camera ready template with the authors' names, affiliations and acknowledgements included. Notice that you are not allowed to add new material (theorems, algorithms, experiments) which were not reviewed by the reviewers, except in very unusual circumstances where this was requested by the area chairs.

By submitting a paper to ICCV, the authors agree to the review process and understand that papers are processed by the Toronto Paper Matching System (TPMS) to match each manuscript to the best possible area chairs and reviewers. (See here for area chair subject areas.)

ICCV reviewing is double blind, in that authors do not know the names of the area chair/reviewers of their papers, and area chairs/reviewers do not know the names of the authors. Please read Section 1.6 of the example paper egpaper_for_review.pdf for detailed instructions on how to preserve anonymity. Avoid providing information that may identify the authors in the acknowledgments (e.g., co-workers and grant IDs) and in the supplemental material (e.g., titles in the movies, or attached papers). Avoid providing links to websites that identify the authors. Violation of any of these guidelines may lead to rejection without review.

If you are submitting another paper concurrently to any venue (including ICCV) and the concurrent submission is related to your ICCV submission or may be perceived as being related to your ICCV submissions by the reviewers (e.g., the reviewer may be able to better assess the novelty of your paper by having access to both submissions), then the authors should (1) cite these concurrent submissions (preserving anonymity as described in Section 1.6 of the example paper egpaper_for_review.pdf), (2) argue in the body of your ICCV paper why your ICCV paper is non trivially different from these concurrent submissions, and (3) include anonymized versions of those papers in the supplemental material. In case of any doubt, please contact the Program Chairs well ahead of the paper submission deadline for clarifications.

If you submitted a version of your ICCV submission to arxiv.org, to preserve anonymity, you should not cite the arxiv paper in your ICCV submission. If you need to refer to material in the arxiv paper which does not appear in the body of your ICCV submission, then you should anonymize the arxiv paper and submit it to ICCV as supplementary material so that you can refer to it in the body of your paper while preserving anonymity.

Giving a talk about your ICCV 2015 submission is NOT considered a violation of the double-blind review process.

IEEE defines plagiarism as the reuse of someone else's prior ideas, processes, results, or words without explicitly acknowledging the original author and source. It is important for all IEEE authors to recognize that plagiarism in any form, at any level, is unacceptable and is considered a serious breach of professional conduct, with potentially severe ethical and legal consequences. Note that we will be actively checking for plagiarism. Each violation will be reported to the IEEE. For further information, please refer to Section 8.2.4.F of the IEEE PSPB Operations Manual.

By submitting a manuscript to ICCV, authors acknowledge that it has not been previously published or accepted for publication in substantially similar form in any peer-reviewed venue with publicly accessible papers, including journals, conferences, workshops, or other peer-reviewed, archival forums. Furthermore, no paper substantially similar in content has been or will be submitted to another peer-reviewed conference or workshop with publicly accessible papers during the review period (April 2015 - August 2015). The authors also attest that they did not submit a substantially similar submission to ICCV 2015. As a rule of thumb, the ICCV submission should contain no more than 20 percent of material from previous publications. Violation of any of these conditions will lead to rejection.

Our policy is based upon the following particular definition of "publication". A publication, for the purposes of the dual submission policy, is defined to be a written work that was submitted for review by peers for either acceptance or rejection, and, after review and acceptance, can be publicly accessed. In particular, this definition of publication does not depend upon whether such an accepted written work appears in a formal proceedings or whether the organizers declare that such work "counts as a publication".

Consider the following examples of previous work with regard to the dual submission policy:

  • A CVPR/ICCV/ECCV workshop paper with substantial overlap would generally be a violation of the dual submission policy because most a CVPR/ICCV/ECCV workshops accept or reject papers based upon peer-review and make the papers accessible via IEEExplore or Springer LNCS.
  • A NIPS/ICML workshop paper with substantial overlap would generally be a violation of the dual submission policy because most NIPS/ICML workshops accept or reject papers based upon peer-review and make the papers accessible via the workshop's webpage or the author's webpage.
  • An extended abstract on the same topic submitted would not be a violation of the dual submission policy. Such abstracts typically comprise 1-3 pages depending on the respective format and will not substantially overlap with a full paper ICCV submission. Examples are 1-page abstract submissions to SPARS 2015 or 2-3 page submissions to the workshop track of ICLR 2015.
  • A technical report and/or an arXiv.org paper with substantial overlap that has not been submitted for peer-review to any other venue would not be a violation of the dual submission policy because this paper is not peer-reviewed for acceptance or rejection, and hence it would not qualify as a prior publication. However, if any excerpt or substantially similar version of the technical report or arXiv.org paper has been submitted for peer-review, then the general rules for double/dual policy submissions apply.

In case of any doubt, please contact the Program Chairs well ahead of the paper submission deadline for clarifications.

An extended version of a paper submitted to ICCV (with sufficiently new material) can be submitted to a journal anytime after the ICCV submission deadline (even before a final decision on the paper is sent to the authors). An author submitting an extended version of an ICCV paper to a journal needs to ensure that the paper (a) satisfies all submission requirements of the intended journal (e.g., most likely the ICCV submission should be included as supplementary material to the journal and the author should explain why the journal submission is nontrivially different to the ICCV submission) and (b) does not violate any copyright with IEEE. Authors may also wish to notify the Program Chairs of their journal submission.

All accepted papers will be made publicly available by the Computer Vision Foundation (CVF) two weeks before the conference. Authors wishing to submit a patent understand that the paper becomes of public domain after the final (camera-ready) version is submitted. More information about CVF is available at http://www.cv-foundation.org/

The authors agree that if the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors will register for the conference and present the paper there.

Authors may optionally upload supplementary material, which may not fit in the PDF size limit and may include:
  • videos to showcase results/demo of the proposed approach/system that were ready at the time of paper submission, but could not be included in the body of the paper due to reasons of format,
  • images, tables and other results that were ready at the time of paper submission, but could not be included in the body of the paper due to reasons of space,
  • anonymized related submissions to ICCV or other conferences and journals, and
  • appendices or technical reports containing extended proofs and mathematical derivations of results that are presented in the paper but could not be included due to reasons of space and are not essential to the understanding of the submitted paper.

ICCV encourages authors to submit videos using an MP4 codec such as DivX contained in an AVI. Also, please submit a README text file with each video specifying the exact codec used and a URL where the codec can be downloaded.

The authors should refer to the contents of the supplementary material appropriately in the paper. Note that reviewers will be encouraged to look at it, but are not obligated to do so. Please note that:

  1. The paper for review (PDF only) must be submitted first before the supplementary material (PDF or ZIP only) can be submitted.
  2. All supplementary material must be self-contained and zipped into a single file. The following formats are allowed: avi, doc, docx, mp4, pdf, wmv. CMT imposes a 100MB limit on the size of this file. Note that you can update the file by uploading a new one (the old one will be deleted and replaced).
  3. Please make sure that the supplementary material directly supports the paper as submitted prior to the paper deadline. ONLY results generated by the algorithm/approach/system reported in the submitted version are allowed. Material based on improvements subsequent to the paper deadline is not allowed. In particular, new experiments on new datasets, new experiments on the same datasets obtained by using new parameters or by re-training the model are NOT allowed.
  4. Do not submit a newer version of the paper as supplementary material. A newer version of the paper or portion thereof, with description of an improved algorithm/approach/system or even one spelling or typo correction, is not allowed.

    • Submission Site (bookmark or save this URL!)
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    • Please add "cmt@microsoft.com" to your list of safe senders (whitelist) to prevent important email announcements from being blocked by spam filters.

  1. In this case, an account has been automatically generated for you using the contact email as your account name (regardless of whether you agreed to review or not). Please request a new password via "Reset your password". If you have agreed to review, please follow the reviewer login instructions.

    In this case, please check first with potential co-authors to see if they may have created an account for you and use the same e-mail they used when they added you as a co-author. Otherwise, you are not in the system. So, please sign up as a new user. If you have generated an account and have forgotten your password, just click on "Reset your password". Instructions will be emailed to you. Please share the email you used to generate the CMT account with all your co-authors so that when they add you as a co-author they have the correct email for you.

  2. When you log in for the first time, you will be asked to enter your conflict domain information. You will not be able to submit any paper without entering this information. We need to ensure conflict-free reviewing of all papers.

  3. If you wish to change your password, contact information, or your email for CMT purposes, go to the top right of the screen and click on your name. If you change your contact information, don't forget to click the "Update" button to save your edits. If you wish to change the contact email address, you can modify it via the "Change your Email" box. Notice this will change your login for CMT purposes. You will not be able to change this after the paper submission deadline.

  4. When you submit a paper, you will be asked to specify its associated subject areas. Please note that you only need to indicate one "primary" subject area.

  5. For each author, please enter the domain of his/her current institution (example: jhu.edu; microsoft.com). Please enter ONLY ONE institution, except when the author was in more than one institution in the last 12 months (April 2014 - April, 2015). DO NOT enter the domain of email providers such as gmail.com.

  6. Once you have registered your paper (i.e. title/authors), you will be assigned a paper number. Insert this into the latex or word template before generating the pdf of your paper for submission. Papers submitted without a number may not be reviewed.

    • The maximum size of the abstract is 4000 characters.
    • The paper must be PDF only (maximum 30MB).
    • The supplementary material can be either PDF or ZIP only (maximum 100MB).

  • Can we please have an extension on the deadline?
    NO. And any incomplete submission or a submission not meeting required criteria will be deleted.
  • Can we get my quota increased for the size of paper submission from 30 MB to something higher?
    NO. We have set hard limits of 30MB (PDF Only) for paper submission and 100MB (PDF or ZIP only) for supplementary materials for submissions for review. As we are expecting many submissions, and as each reviewer is expected to review (on average) about 10 papers, we feel that larger file downloads (and uploads) will tax the system and abilities of reviewers to get to the papers fast enough. Authors should consider adding hi-res images as supplementary material. See Supplementary Material above.
  • How do I delete Supplementary Material from the CMT site?
    We have added a feature that allows authors to remove supplementary files. After you log in, in the "Author" console, you'll notice "Upload/Delete File" at the end of the supplementary file name. Click on that, and in the page that appears, you can click on the "Delete" button to remove the supplementary file. (Please note that you will not be able to delete the supplementary file after the supplementary file deadline.)
  • Can we submit color images with our papers for review?
    YES. Reviewers will get the exact pdf file of the paper you submitted, so they can see the color images on the screen. Do be warned though that many reviews still like to read printed papers and not all have access to high-end color printers. Please make sure to comment in the paper to request the reviewers to see the color online copy.
  • What is ICCV 2015 policy on DUAL SUBMISSIONS?
    Please read the dual/double submission paragraph above.
  • Does a Technical Report (departmental, arXiv, etc.) with publication available online count as a prior publication, and therefore is that work ineligible for review and publication at ICCV 2015?
    NO. Please read the dual/double submission paragraph above.
  • Does a presentation at a departmental seminar during the review period violate the anonymity standard or other ICCV 2015 policy?
    NO. Authors must properly anonymize the written submission as per the guidelines. There is no requirement that the material otherwise be kept confidential during the review process.

  • Is the ICCV 2015 Review Process CONFIDENTIAL?
    YES, ICCV 2015 Reviewing is considered confidential. All reviewers are required to keep every manuscript they review as confidential documents and not to share or distribute materials for any reason except to facilitate the reviewing of the submitted work.
  • Are ICCV 2015 Reviews Double BLIND or Single BLIND?
    ICCV reviewing is Double BLIND, in that authors do not know the names of the area chair/reviewers of their papers, and area chairs/reviewers do not know the names of the authors. Please read Section 1.6 of the example paper egpaper_for_review.pdf for detailed instructions on how to preserve anonymity. Avoid providing information that may identify the authors in the acknowledgments (e.g., co-workers and grant IDs) and in the supplemental material (e.g., titles in the movies, or attached papers). Avoid providing links to websites that identify the authors. Violation of any of these guidelines will lead to rejection without review.

ICML 2017 Style & Author Instructions

The maximum paper length is 8 pages excluding references and acknowledgements, and 10 pages including references and acknowledgements.  The maximum size is 10 MB. The use of 10-point Times font is mandatory. 

An archive, which contains LaTeX style files and an example paper is available here : icml2017.tgz<--Updated May 31, 2017

(Other software than LaTeX is not supported.)

Camera-ready papers must be submitted to CMT by *Tue Jun 13, 2017 23:00 PM UTC . Your paper must first be checked using the online paper checker tool (avaliable later). Please do not wait until the last day, as fixes might require some time. We will be publishing the proceedings online as part of the Proceedings of Machine Learning Research. During the submission process, you will be asked to approve their permission to publish form.

Double-Blind Reviewing

Reviewing for ICML 2017 is double-blind; i.e., reviewers will not know the authors’ identity (and vice versa). Detailed instructions for how to ensure your anonymity are also contained in the above example paper. In brief, please refer to your prior work in the third person wherever possible. If you need to make an anonymous reference (e.g., if you refer to your own work that is under review elsewhere), please upload this work as supplementary material (see below). Note that anonymizing your paper is obligatory, and papers that explicitly or implicitly reveal the authors’ identities may be rejected. A reviewer may be able to deduce the authors’ identities by using external resources, such as technical reports published on the web. The availability of information on the web that may allow reviewers to infer the authors’ identities does not constitute a breach of the double-blind submission policy.

Supplementary Material

ICML 2017 supports the submission of supplementary material, such as software, videos, or data sets. In particular, if you make anonymous references in the paper, please upload the referenced papers, so that the reviewers can take a quick look. Please also take care not to reveal your identity in the supplementary material.

However, note that submitted papers must be entirely self-contained. Reviewers are encouraged, but not obliged to look at the provided supplementary material because we also do not want to burden reviewers unnecessarily. In particular, you must not use supplementary material for extending the length of your paper. If there is material that you believe is critical to the evaluation of your paper, it needs to be included in the paper.

The supplementary material must be submitted as a zip file, even if it only contains a single PDF document.

Supplementary material will not be published or archived. If you want to include it in a final version of the paper, you must put it on a web site and reference the site in the final version of your paper.

Reviewer Matching

To aid in finding good reviewers for your paper, we will be receiving help from the Toronto Paper Matching System.

As part of the submission process, you will be asked to provide permission to transfer your paper to the “Toronto Paper Matching service”, which you should accept.

Dual Submission Policy

It is not appropriate to submit papers that are identical (or substantially similar) to versions that have been previously published, or accepted for publication, or that have been submitted in parallel to other conferences. Such submissions violate our dual submission policy.

There are several exceptions to this rule:

  1. Submission is permitted of a short version of a paper that has been submitted to a journal, but has not yet been published in that journal. Authors must declare such dual-submissions either through the CMT submission form, or via email to the program chairs (icml2017pc@gmail.com). It is the author’s responsibility to make sure that the journal in question allows dual concurrent submissions to conferences.
  2. Submission is permitted for papers presented or to be presented at conferences or workshops without proceedings (e.g., ICML or NIPS workshops), or with only abstracts published.
  3. Submission is permitted for papers that have previously been made available as a technical report (or similar, e.g., in arXiv). In this case we suggest the authors not cite the report, so as to preserve anonymity.

Finally, note that previously published papers with substantial overlap written by the authors must be cited in such a way so as to preserve author anonymity. Differences relative to these earlier papers must be explained in the text of the submission. For example, (This work develops [our earlier work], which showed that).

Author Feedback

From Fri Apr 14, 2017 22:59 PM UTC to Fri Apr 21, 2017 22:59 PM UTC, authors can see the reviews and respond to their content.

Your response can be used by the Program Committee to alter their judgment of the paper, so it is in your advantage to respond. The maximum length of the response is 5000 characters.

Authors can submit one response per submission. Once author feedback is enabled, authors will see a link to “Author Feedback” from the author console. Any of the authors of a paper can enter/edit the response, and the response can be returned to and edited up to the deadline for author feedback.

Remember that reviewing is double-blind. Do not include any information in the response that can identify you or your co-authors. Please do not include any URLs in your response.

We recommend using your judgement when crafting a response. There is no need to respond to every minor question or suggestion for improvement. Rather, the response is a good opportunity for addressing issues like a reviewer’s uncertainty about a point, a reviewer making an incorrect assumption, or a reviewer misunderstanding a part of the paper.  We recommend being polite and professional.

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