Author Instructions

Paper submission

We invite participants to submit in PDF format a 5-page full paper (included in proceedings) or a 2-page extended abstract (non-archival) in the area of Deep Learning. References and an appendix can go beyond the page limit.

Authors  can download the latest packaged template here or follow the instructions in the repository to clone the template.  Detailed style guidelines can be found within the main.tex or in the compiled versions.

Double Blind Reviewing

The reviewing process for NLDL is double-blind, meaning that reviewers will not know the authors' identities and vice versa. To ensure anonymity, authors should refer to their prior work in the third person, avoid including acknowledgements, grant numbers, or public repository links in their submissions. 

Previously published papers with substantial overlap must be cited in a way that preserves author anonymity, and any differences relative to these papers should be explained in the submission. Anonymizing the submissions is mandatory, and papers that reveal the authors' identities will be rejected. Reviewers are not prohibited from using external resources to potentially infer the authors' identities, but they are explicitly asked not to seek this information.

Reviewing and Author Response

During the review period, papers will not be public. Only accepted papers will be made public through OpenReview after the camera-ready deadline. Reviewers are not allowed to share the papers they receive for review or use the material for any purpose other than providing their review. After the initial reviews, authors will have the opportunity to respond to reviewer comments and to submit a revised paper. Authors can see the reviews and respond during the rebuttal period, but these responses will only be visible to the reviewers and ACs after the rebuttal period. Authors can submit multiple responses per submission, and any author can enter/edit the response until the deadline for author feedback. There will be a subsequent discussion period where reviewers and ACs will discuss the submission. 

As the reviewing process is double-blind, authors should not include identifying information or non-anonymized URLs in their responses. Authors are advised to use public cloud services for including information. When crafting a response, it is recommended to use judgment and focus on addressing important issues rather than every minor question or suggestion. A professional and polite language is recommended. At least, three reviews will be provided for every paper, and the structure of the author response is flexible. It is common to organize the response by reviewers' IDs. 

There is an option to upload a revised version of the paper during the author feedback period. The AC could request further changes to improve the paper and should be included in the final camera-ready version after acceptance.

Dual Submission Policy

Submissions to NLDL should not be substantially similar or identical to versions previously published, accepted for publication, or under review at other conferences or journals, as this violates the dual submission policy and will result in rejection. However, papers presented or to be presented at conferences or workshops without proceedings, or with only abstracts published, are permitted for submission within certain guidelines. Additionally, submission is allowed for papers previously made available as technical reports or preprints, but in such cases, authors are advised not to cite the report to maintain anonymity.


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