The 23rd Annual Conference on Learning Theory (COLT 2010) will take place in Haifa, Israel, on June 27 - 29, 2010 and will be co-located with ICML 2010. We invite submissions of papers addressing theoretical aspects of machine learning and empirical inference. We strongly support a broad definition of learning theory, including:
Papers that have previously appeared in journals or at other conferences, or that are being submitted to other conferences, are not appropriate for COLT. Papers that include work that has already been submitted for journal publication may be submitted to COLT, as long as the papers have not been accepted for publication by the COLT submission deadline (conditionally or otherwise) and that the paper is not expected to be published before the COLT conference (June 2010).
Feedback on Review QualityThere will be no rebuttal phase this year. However, authors will be given the opportunity to assess the quality of reviews and provide feedback to the reviewers, after the decisions have been made. These assessments will be used in particular to determine the Best Reviewer award (see below).
Paper and Reviewer AwardsThis year, COLT will award both best paper and best student paper awards. Best student papers must be authored or coauthored by a student. Authors must indicate at submission time if they wish their paper to be eligible for a student award. This does not preclude the paper to be eligible for the best paper award.
To further emphasize the importance of the reviewing quality, this year, COLT will also award a best reviewer award to the reviewer who has provided the most insightful and useful comments.
Open Problems SessionWe also invite submission of open problems. These should be constrained to two pages. There is a shorter reviewing period for the open problems. Accepted contributions will be allocated short presentation slots in a special open problems session and will be allowed two pages each in the proceedings.
Paper FormatSubmissions should include the title, authors' names, and a 200-word summary of the paper suitable for the conference program. Papers should not exceed 13 pages (including bibliography) and should be formatted according to the following style file and sample LaTeX source (colt10e.sty, colt10-sample.tar.gz). Authors not using latex should ensure that their document complies with similar formatting (similar margins, 11pt font, single column). Shorter papers are strongly encouraged. Additional material beyond the 13 page limit can be placed in the appendix and might be read, at the discretion of the program committee.
Important DatesInformation about important dates
Ulrike von Luxburg
Jenn Wortman Vaughan