FORMATTING AND ANONYMIZATION
Formatting: Submissions are limited to 12 PMLR-formatted pages, plus unlimited additional pages for references and appendices. All details, proofs and derivations required to substantiate the results must be included in the submission, possibly in the appendices. However, the contribution, novelty and significance of submissions will be judged primarily based on the main text (without appendices), and so enough details, including proof details, must be provided in the main text to convince the reviewers of the submissions' merits.
Anonymization: Submissions should be suitable for double-blind reviewing; in particular, submissions should NOT include author names or other identifying information. To the extent possible, you should avoid including directly identifying information in the text. You should still include all relevant references, discussion, and scientific content, even if this might provide significant hints as to the author identity. But you should generally refer to your own prior work in third person. Do not include acknowledgments in the submission. They can be added in the camera-ready version of accepted papers.
Style files: Please use the following style files. The "[anon]" option in the LaTeX template should be used to suppress author names from appearing in the submission.
DUAL SUBMISSIONS POLICY
Conferences: In general, submissions that are substantially similar to papers that have been previously published, accepted for publication, or submitted in parallel to other peer-reviewed conferences with proceedings may not be submitted to COLT. The only exception is for papers under submission to STOC 2020, as detailed below.
Dual submission with STOC 2020: The STOC 2020 notification date falls 9 days after the COLT 2020 submission deadline. In coordination with the STOC 2020 program chair, we will allow submissions that are substantially similar to papers that have been submitted to STOC 2020, provided that the authors (1) declare such dual submissions through the submission server, and (2) immediately withdraw the COLT submission if the STOC submission is accepted.
Journals: As with conferences, in general, submissions that are substantially similar to papers that have been previously published, accepted for publication, or submitted in parallel to journals may not be submitted to COLT. The only exception is when the submission to COLT is a short version of a paper submitted to a journal, and not yet published. Authors must declare such dual submissions through the submission server.
SUBMITTING YOUR PAPER
Papers should be submitted through CMT; the deadline for submissions is January 31, 2020 at 4:00 PM PST.
Submission site: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/COLT2020/
Please contact the COLT program chairs at [email protected] if you have any questions about the policy or technical issues with the submission process. We looking forward to reading your submissions!