Welcome to the October edition of the monthly NeurIPS Newsletter! This newsletter was sent out by email to all subscribers on October 26, 2023, but we reposting on our blog as a monthly digest. To receive this newsletter in your email inbox directly, subscribe at: https://neurips.cc/Profile/subscribe. For more information on email preferences, visit: https://neurips.cc/FAQ/EmailPreferences
The NeurIPS Newsletter aims to provide an easy way to keep up to date with NeurIPS events and planning progress, respond to requests for feedback and participation, and find information about new initiatives. Notably, this newsletter will focus on NeurIPS 2023, which will return to New Orleans from Sunday, December 10th – Saturday, December 16th, 2023.
- Keynote Speakers
- Journal Track
- Competition Track
- Affinity Groups
- Accepted Papers
- Town Hall
- Financial Aid
- Childcare and Other Amenities
1. Keynote Speakers
We are delighted to announce this year’s keynote speakers:
- Björn Ommer, Mon 11 Dec
- Lora Aroyo, Tue 12 Dec
- Linda Smith, Tue 12 Dec
- Jelani Nelson, Wed 13 Dec
- LLM Panel (Sasha Rush, Angela Fan, Aakanksha Chowdhery, Jie Tang, Percy Liang), Wed 13 Dec
- Christopher Ré, Thu 14 Dec
- Susan Murphy, Thu 14 Dec
More information about the seven invited talks will be coming soon.
2. Journal Track
This year we have a total of 45 papers for the Journal track. Out of these, 21 papers have been sourced from the Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR), while the remaining 24 papers are contributions from the ML Reproducibility Challenge (MLRC) 2022. We eagerly await your presence at the poster sessions.
3. Competitions Track
NeurIPS Competitions promote innovative research to solve open problems in Machine Learning and foster collaboration across different scientific disciplines by providing an opportunity to showcase research and compete with other leading researchers. The Competition track workshops will be held on Friday Dec 15th and Saturday Dec 16th 2023. Some of the sessions will be held in a hybrid format, while others will be purely virtual. Be sure to check them out to see what approaches rise to the top of the leaderboard!
Check out the draft program currently up here: https://neurips.cc/virtual/2023/events/Competition.
The Competition Track chairs want to thank everyone who organized and participated in this year’s competitions.
Each of our 58 workshops is associated with its own dedicated website, and is linked to the NeurIPS 2023 virtual website https://neurips.cc/virtual/2023/events/workshop. We thank all authors for contributing workshop submissions, and all organizers and reviewers for their hard work. Workshops are now entering the workshop submission reviewing stage. The decisions are expected to be announced before October 27, 2023 AoE. Stay tuned for updates!
While the workshop organizers are super busy preparing top-notch program agendas, we invite attendees and participants to read our blog post to understand more about the workshop preparation process: https://blog.neurips.cc/2023/09/12/your-neurips-workshop-was-accepted-now-what/
In 2023, we have strongly encouraged all NeurIPS workshops to prioritize having in-person speakers (except for exceptional circumstances), while still welcoming and facilitating both in-person and virtual attendance. As in previous years, virtual attendees will be able to watch the livestreams on the NeurIPS virtual website. We invite you to join our stellar workshops – many of which include outstanding speakers and roundtable discussions as well as mentoring and networking opportunities – regardless of whether you plan to attend in-person or virtually!
5. Affinity Groups
Nine affinity groups are organizing workshops/socials at NeurIPS 2023 on Monday, and are working hard to create spaces for marginalized communities at the conference. They are progressively populating their pages on the NeurIPS schedule with events and papers. Most workshops’ call for contributions have closed or are closing soon; please check their websites or get in contact with any relevant groups if you would still like to submit your work. To showcase these contributions, we are organizing an in-person and a virtual joint affinity poster session, which will emphasize learning from and across affinity groups. Beyond the workshops and poster session, many affinity groups are hosting receptions and socials at the venue or local restaurants/bars (more details coming soon). We are working with the NeurIPS staff and DIA chairs to provide childcare/lactation/quiet/work rooms and compile answers to FAQs about accessibility and gender inclusivity.
6. Accepted Papers
The list of 3586 accepted papers and poster schedule are now available on the website: https://neurips.cc/virtual/2023/papers.html?filter=titles.
These include papers from both the main track and the datasets and benchmarks track. At the conference there will be daily poster sessions (one morning and one afternoon session), as well as oral presentations. The schedule is available at https://neurips.cc/virtual/2023/calendar.
For authors of accepted papers, please note that the SlidesLive video deadline is Nov 13.
7. Town Hall
On Thursday during NeurIPS the Communications Chairs will host the annual Town Hall between 7:00-9:00 p.m. as an opportunity to connect with and ask questions to the NeurIPS organizers and the Board. If you have questions for this year’s organizers please submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can discuss these publicly during the conference in New Orleans.
8. Financial Aid
Financial aid applications have closed. The NeurIPS DIA Chairs and Logistics Team have begun sending out rolling notifications. For the latest info about financial aid, visit this updating page: https://neurips.cc/Conferences/2023/FinancialAssistance
9. Child Care
NeurIPS is proud to provide free on-site child care. Please register before the November 30 deadline and familiarize yourself with the cancelation policy to avoid no-show fees. For details and how to register visit: https://neurips.cc/Conferences/2023/ChildCare
Other amenities will include a prayer room and quiet rooms.
Thanks and looking forward to seeing you at the conference,
Alice Oh & Tristan Naumann
NeurIPS 2023 General Chairs