UAI 2021 - Submission Instructions

Please refer to important dates for deadlines.

Formatting Instructions

Submissions must be formatted using the UAI latex template and formatting instructions: uai2021-template.zip. Papers must be submitted as a PDF file and are limited to 8 pages in length, including all figures and tables. At most two additional pages containing only references are allowed. Papers that are overlength or violate the UAI proceedings format will be rejected without review.

(The camera ready version of accepted pages can be up to 9 pages long, plus two additional pages containing only references, to allow authors to incorporate comments from the reviewing process.)

Supplementary Material

For submission, supplementary material should be included after the main paper, in the same PDF (after all references, starting on a new page). The entire file should be at most 10MB in size. There is no fixed template for the supplementary material during the reviewing process (we may impose a template for accepted papers), though we suggest to use the same (or similar) template as for the main paper.

You may also provide supplementary material as a ZIP file of up to 50MB in size (typically used for code, data, etc). In order to submit this, you must first upload your submission, and you will then be able to upload the supplementary material from the author console.

Please note that reviewers primarily base their assessment on the main paper. They are not required to consider any supplementary material.

(In the camera ready version of accepted papers, all supplementary material must be submitted separately from the main paper.)

Uploading Instructions

You can submit at https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/UAI2021/.

In order to enable a proper reviewing process without conflicts of interest, you must provide the email addresses of all co-authors, matching the email addresses of their CMT accounts. Every co-author must login to CMT and fill out their information, including individual and domain conflicts, by the paper submission deadline.

CMT does not always send out confirmation emails, but you can check your submission in the author console. For instance, you can download the PDF from the author console to check it. Login and other CMT system issues can only be resolved by the CMT support team (support@msr-cmt.org).

It is the responsibility of the authors to make sure that the submission (including co-author registration in CMT as described above) is completed before the deadline. To minimize risks, we suggest that you submit your work and all authors register with CMT well in advance. You can also submit an early version and update it later.

Updating or Withdrawing your Submission

You may update any part of your submission until the paper deadline.

You may withdraw your submission at any time during the process. Even if you withdraw it, we reserve the right to use the material as described on this page (e.g. for statistics).

Evaluation

Papers should clearly state their main claims and offer evidence in support of those claims. Submissions will be judged on the basis of their novelty, technical quality, potential impact, and quality of writing. Reproducibility and ethical aspects will also be considered, and submissions are expected to put the work into appropriate scientific context and to cite all publications that are directly relevant. For more information, please read the reviewing instructions.

Authorship

The author list (names and order) provided in the submission form at the paper submission deadline is considered final and no changes in authorship will be permitted for accepted papers. The author list should include all, and only, individuals who made substantial contributions to the content of the paper.

Double-blind Policy

The reviewing process is double blind, so you must make sure that the submission (including all supplementary material) does not disclose author identities or affiliations. Hence, among other precautions, you should use the third person to refer to your own work, you should not include names in the acknowledgements, detailed information about grants, and links to external resources that may reveal your identity or institution are forbidden.

Dual-submission Policy

Papers that are currently under review or have been accepted or published in a refereed venue with proceedings may not be submitted. This also applies to papers that are substantially equal. Moreover, you are not allowed to submit the same (or substantially equal) work to another refereed venue with proceedings while it is still under review at UAI. Papers in conferences or workshops without proceedings, technical report repositories and arXiv are not considered dual submissions.

Dual submissions will be identified via a combination of automated methods and human judgement.

Toronto Paper Matching System

We will use the Toronto Paper Matching System (TPMS) to assign submissions to program committee members. Please make sure that your TPMS profile is up to date and under the same email address as the one you use for your submission in CMT.

Further Submission Rules

  • There is no limit on the number of submissions per person, but authors who submit two or more papers should make sure they are substantially different.
  • Program chairs cannot submit papers.
  • Authors of submitted papers agree that at least one author will, if needed, review papers for UAI upon request by the program chairs.
  • At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register for the conference and to participate in all sessions related to their paper.
  • Data about your submission may be used for statistical purposes. Any statistical analysis will aggregate results such that no particular information of any single submission is disclosed.
  • Desk rejections may be issued for submissions that fail to follow the submission policies, the formatting guidelines, or are clearly out-of-scope for the conference. This decision will be taken by the program chairs.