By Hsuan-Tien Lin, Ismini Lourentzou, Piotr Koniusz, and Yarin Gal, NeurIPS 2023 Workshop Chairs
Following the NeurIPS 2023 main conference, workshops on a variety of current topics will be held. We will provide more details in NeurIPS 2023 Guidance for Workshop Proposals.
We invite researchers interested in organizing these workshops to submit proposals. Workshop organizers have several responsibilities, including coordinating workshop participation and content, publicizing and providing the program in a timely manner, and moderating the program throughout the workshop.
Goals of NeurIPS Workshops
Workshops provide an informal, dynamic venue for in-person discussion of work in progress and future directions. Good quality workshops have helped to crystallize common problems and emerging scientific paradigms, explicitly contrast competing frameworks, and clarify essential questions for a subfield or application area. Workshops are a structured means of bringing together people with common interests to form communities. We expect the workshops, in their designated formats, to include some form of community building, and stand apart from other parts of the NeurIPS program, such as Tutorials or Competitions.
For each workshop, approximately 7-9 hours of session contents are expected, with considerable free time between the sessions for individual exchange. NeurIPS will host only in-person workshops this year, with full-stack technical support to broadcast the workshop to the online audience.
Potential workshop topics range from Machine Learning, Neuroscience, Reinforcement Learning, Computational Social Science & Economics, Learning Theory, Robotics, Probabilistic Models and Inference, Computer Vision, Speech, Natural Language Processing, Emerging Applications for Machine Learning, and Societal Impacts of Artificial Intelligence, as well as any other topic relevant to an appreciable fraction of the NeurIPS community. Detailed descriptions of previous workshops may be found in last year’s online schedule.
Workshop schedules should encourage lively debates, stimulate the production of new ideas and the discussion of controversial issues. To this end, workshop proposals should be designed to attract a medium-sized audience.
Every group considering submitting a workshop must read the NeurIPS 2023 Guidance for Workshop Proposals, which describes the philosophy behind hosting workshops, formatting requirements, details of the selection criteria and process, what is considered a conflict of interest, and other frequently asked questions. We highly recommend that each group utilize the provided template in the guidance to draft their proposal.
Proposals should be submitted through an application using the OpenReview system at https://openreview.net/group?id=NeurIPS.cc/2023/Workshop_Proposals
Important dates for workshop submissions:
- Workshop Application Open: April 21, 2023
- Workshop Application Deadline: May 31, 2023, AoE
- Workshop Acceptance Notification: July 5, 2023, AoE
- Suggested Submission Date for Workshop Contributions: September 29, 2023, AoE
- Mandatory Accept/Reject Notification Date: October 27, 2023, AoE
The criteria and process by which proposals will be assessed are described in the NeurIPS 2023 Guidance for Workshop Proposals.
NeurIPS does not provide travel funding for workshop organizers or speakers. In the past, some workshops have sought and received funding from external sources to bring in outside speakers. Some complementary registration tickets (the exact number to be announced soon) will be provided to each accepted workshop.