Application Process

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Considering the limited space of the lecture hall, and in order to have a better interaction between the audience and the speakers, MLSS does not guarantee that your application will be accepted. After submitting your application, please wait untill April 25 to get notification on whether your application is accepted or not. If accepted you will have to pay the registration fee. Only applicants whose application have been accepted and who have paid the registration fee by May 30, will be allowed to attend MLSS.

We will maintain a waiting list of borderline applications. If some applicants whose application have been accepted but failed to finish the registration payment by May 30th, their seats will be reallocated to some people on the waiting list.

MLSS-Beijing is a non-profit event, and all incomes will be used for the summer school itself.


Notice:Due to the requests of many ICML authors, the application deadline of MLSS has been postponed to April 15th, after the ICML author notification date April 9th. (To be fair for early registrants, those who have already registered will have priority when MLSS selects attendees).

Mar 3rd

Application Open   January 16th
Application Close   April 15th
Applicants Notification   April 25th
Early Registration:   May 15th
Late Registration   May 30th
Summer School   June 15th - June 20th

We strongly advise applicants to read the FAQ section to learn more about the summer school before proceeding with their application. Items needed to apply:

      • Personal information
      • Affiliation information
      • Academic background and description of research interests
      • Tentative poster title/abstract (optional)
      • Registration and accommodation preferences
      • Contact information for Letter of Recommendation, only for students
      • Application for financial support (optional), only for students

Registration Fee

Early registration:

      • Student: USD 300
      • Academic: USD 600(including post-doctoral researchers)
      • Industry: USD 900

After May 30th 2014, late registration fees will be USD 400 for students, USD 800 for academics and USD 1200 for industry.

The registration fee covers the access to all lectures, talks, poster sessions and social events. The registration fee also covers 5-days coffee breaks and lunch between lectures, as well as one time banquet during the MLSS

The fee does not cover accommodation costs, nor dinner except for what will be provided during social events.

Note that applicants who will be accepted to the summer school will be asked to pay these fees within 3 weeks of receiving their acceptance notification. We will only be able to accept credit card payments, and will provide more details on the payment method by early March.

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation fee of USD 30 will be charged for cancellation before June 6th. From June 6th to June 15th the cancellation fee will be USD 200. No refund will be provided for cancellation after 15 June.

Please refer to the relevant FAQ section for more information.


If you have any problem about the application or registration, please send email to