Call for Papers

We encourage researchers to emphasize real-world applications, ranging from specific applications to entire application domains, in their submissions, and welcome the following types of papers:

    •    Research papers that propose new topic models for specific applications
    •    Research papers that apply existing topic models to novel application domains
    •    Position papers on the desiderata of existing application domains
    •    Position papers that propose new domains and approaches
    •    Papers that discuss practical issues, such as parallel computation environments and scalability
    •    Papers that investigate evaluation methodologies for topic models

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Authors should use the NIPS submission format.  Submissions should be a 2-4 page extended abstract (including title, author names, and abstract) submitted as a PDF attachment.  Be sure to also include the following information in the e-mail as plain text:

  • Title
  • Authors
  • Abstract

Final versions of extended abstracts will be posted on the workshop website.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: Friday October 23, 2009 (midnight Hawaii time, GMT -10)
  • Notifications: Monday November 9, 2009 Wednesday November 11, 2009
  • Final Versions: Friday November 20, 2009 Monday November 23, 2009
  • Workshop: December 11, 2009