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NIPS 2017 Call for Tutorials

Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach
Monday December 4th
Deadline for Tutorial Proposal Submissions:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 23:59 PM UTC
We welcome proposals for tutorials on either core machine learning topics or topics of emerging importance for machine learning. We will consider any topic, provided that the proposal makes a strong argument that the tutorial is important for the NIPS community. Tutorials should be of interest to a substantial portion of the community and should represent a sufficiently mature area of research or practice.

Each accepted tutorial will be approximately two hours long. We anticipate that there will be nine tutorials, with sets of three running in parallel.

Proposals should be no more than four pages in 12 point font submitted in PDF format. Each proposal should be clearly structured to provide the following information:
  1. Title
  2. Abstract (up to 250 words)
  3. Description and outline: What material will the tutorial cover and in what depth? Please provide a detailed outline. If available, please include URLs for slides and video recordings of the presenters' previous tutorials. Note that a NIPS tutorial should not focus exclusively on the presenters' own research results.
  4. Goals: What are the objectives of the tutorial? What is the benefit to attendees? Why is this tutorial important to include at NIPS 2017?
  5. Target audience: What is the target audience? What background should attendees have? How many attendees do you expect?
  6. Presenters: Who are the presenters? Please provide names, affiliations, email addresses, and short bios (up to 200 words) for each presenter. Bios should cover the presenters' expertise related to the topic of the tutorial. If there are multiple presenters, please describe how the time will be divided between them. All presenters listed in the proposal are expected to attend.
  7. A list of the most important references that will be covered.
  8. Previous tutorials: Has the tutorial (or a similar/highly related tutorial) been presented at another venue previously? If so, please list the dates and venues, and describe the similarities and differences between the previous tutorials and proposed tutorial.
Tutorial proposals should be submitted by Thu Jun 15, 2017 23:59 PM UTC.  To submit a proposal, email your PDF to 

Tutorial Chairs, NIPS 2017
Jennifer Wortman Vaughan and Samuel Kaski