UAI 2018 - Call for Papers

Deadline: Friday, March 9th 2018.

The Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI) is one of the premier international conferences on research related to knowledge representation, learning, and reasoning in the presence of uncertainty. UAI 2018 will be held in Monterey, California, on August 6-10, 2018. The main conference will take place on August 7-9, with tutorials on August 6 and workshops on August 10.

Technical Areas

UAI solicits submission of papers which describe novel theories, methodology and applications related to knowledge representation, learning, and reasoning under uncertainty. A non-exclusive list of subject areas can be found here. We welcome submissions by authors who are new to the UAI conference, or on new and emerging topics. We encourage submissions on applications, especially those that inspire new methodologies.

Important dates for authors

  • March 9th, 2018, 11:59 pm SST (Samoa Standard Time): Paper submission deadline.
  • May 24th, 2018: Author notification.
  • July 6th, 2018: Camera ready due.
  • August 6th, 2018: Conference starts.

Evaluation Criteria

Submitted papers will be reviewed based on their novelty, technical quality, potential impact and clarity of writing. For papers that rely heavily on empirical evaluations, the experimental methods and results should be clear, well executed, and repeatable. Submissions that mark "applications" as the primary subject area will be reviewed according to appropriate criteria and by reviewers with appropriate backgrounds.

Formatting Guidelines

Submissions should be formatted in the UAI format and papers (including figures and text) are limited to 9 pages in length. An additional 10th page is allowed containing only references. Optional submissions of supplementary materials are allowed. However, reviewers are under no obligation to look at the submitted supplementary materials, and will base their review primarily on the main paper. Authors should consult the UAI website for full details regarding the paper preparation and submission guidelines.

Dual Submission Policy

Papers that are currently under review or have already been accepted or published in a refereed venue, including conferences and journals, may not be submitted. Papers that have appeared on non-peered reviewed websites (like arXiv) or that have been presented at workshops (i.e., venues that do not have a publication proceedings) do not violate the policy. Authors are strongly encouraged to make data and code publicly available when possible.

Anonymous Review

The review process is double blind. Please make sure that the submission does not disclose the author's identities or affiliation. The submission will be rejected otherwise.

Reviewing Process

The OpenReview system will be used to manage paper submission and the review process. OpenReview will allow authors to respond to public comments anytime, even before the official rebuttal period. The UAI 2018 OpenReview website will be accessible via on Wednesday, February 7th.

Papers that are not accepted to the conference will be considered non-archival, and may be submitted elsewhere (modified or not), although the OpenReview site will maintain the reviews, the comments, and links to the versions submitted to UAI.

Presentation and Publication

All accepted papers will be presented at the conference either as contributed talks or as posters, and will be published in the Conference Proceedings. At least one of the paper's authors should be present at the conference to present the work.

Program Chairs

Amir Globerson
Tel Aviv University and Google, Israel
Ricardo Silva
University College London and The Alan Turing Institute, U.K.

General Chairs

Gal Elidan
Google Inc. and The Hebrew University, Israel
Kristian Kersting
TU Dortmund University, Germany