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ICLR 2023 - Call for Post-Conference Workshops


Following the ICLR 2023 main conference, workshops on a variety of current topics will be held on May 5th, 2023 in Kigali, Rwanda. We invite researchers interested in chairing a workshop to submit proposals. Workshop organizers have several responsibilities, including coordinating workshop participation and content, publicizing and providing the program in a timely manner, and moderating the program throughout the workshop.


Goal of ICLR Workshops

Workshops provide an informal, cutting edge venue for discussion of works in progress and future directions. Good workshops have helped to crystallize common problems, explicitly contrast competing frameworks, and clarify essential questions for a subfield or application area.  Workshops are a structured means of bringing together people with common interests to form communities. Good workshops should include some form of community building.

There will be one day of workshop meetings, split into morning and afternoon sessions, with free time between the sessions for individual exchange. Workshop topics, include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Deep learning / representations learning for scientific discovery
  • Theoretical foundations of deep learning 
  • Fairness in machine learning, transparency, governance and inclusion, 
  • Implementation issues, parallelization, software platforms, hardware
  • Learning in low-resource settings, 
  • ​​Optimization for representation learning,
  • Privacy in deep learning, 
  • Robustness and adversarial learning,
  • Uncertainty in representation learning,
  • Important Applications in vision, audio, speech, multilingual contexts , robotics, neuroscience, healthcare, climate change, agriculture, pandemic response, societal and policy impact, or any other field, as well as any other topic relevant to an appreciable fraction of the ICLR community. 

Detailed descriptions of previous workshops may be found in last year's online schedule.

Workshop schedules should encourage lively debates, stimulate the production of new ideas and foster discussion of important issues. To this end, a good workshop proposal should be designed to attract roughly between 1% and 10% of conference attendees. 

Every group considering submitting a workshop proposal must read the Guidance for ICLR Workshop Proposals 2023, which describes the philosophy behind hosting workshops, includes templates of previous successful proposals, details the selection criteria and process, describes what is considered a conflict of interest, and includes other frequently asked questions.


Submission Instructions

Proposals should be submitted through an application using the CMT system:

Important dates for workshop submissions 

  • Workshop Application Open: 19 September 2022
  • Workshop Application Deadline: 21 October 2022 (11:00 PM - Pacific Time)
  • Workshop Acceptance Notification: 28 November 2022
  • Suggested Submission Date for Workshop Contributions: 3rd February 2023
  • Mandatory Accept/Reject Notification Date: 3rd March 2023 

The criteria and process by which proposals will be assessed are described in the Guidance for ICLR Workshop Proposals 2023.



The organizers of each accepted workshop can name four individuals per day of the workshop to receive complimentary workshop registration.



ICLR 2023 Workshop Chairs 

Aisha Walcott-Bryant (Google Research)

Celia Cintas (IBM Research Africa)

Hang Zhao (Tsinghua University)

Rose Yu (UC San Diego)