Conference on Learning Theory June 25–June 27, 2012 — Edinburgh, Scotland

Open Theoretical Problems submissions have been extended until April 10th.

COLT/ICML 2012 Call for Open Problems

Deadline April 10

COLT and ICML 2012 will share an Open Theoretical Problems session. Problem descriptions (if accepted) will appear in COLT proceedings and on conference websites. The authors will be asked to give a short presentation.

The write-up of an open problem should include

  • a clearly defined theoretical problem, relevant to COLT/ICML
  • the motivation for studying the problem, with an argument why it is important, interesting, and not too easy
  • the current state of this problem (including any known partial or conjectured solutions and relevant references).

As last year, we encourage submissions of problems not conventionally in the scope of COLT/ICML, as long as there is a convincing reason to include it in the conference. You should be able to clearly express the problem in a short presentation. A reward for solving an open problem is encouraged but not required.

If you would like to submit a problem, please email it to by March 16, 2012. Submissions should be at most 3 pages long and should be in the COLT'12 JMLR format (pdf or ps). Submissions should be non-anonymous.

Examples of open problems from past years:

Important Dates

  • Deadline April 10, 2012
  • Notification: May 4, 2012