Instruction for Reviews

Review Criteria (for regular papers)

Submissions will be evaluated based on the significance and novelty of the results, either theoretical or empirical. Results will be judged on the degree to which they have been objectively established and/or their potential for scientific and technological impact, as well as their relevance to robotic learning. Authors of regular paper submissions will have an opportunity to submit a response to reviewers and update the papers during the rebuttal period. Reviews and rebuttals of accepted papers will be made publicly available.

We take a broad view of robot learning. Papers with both experimental and theoretical results relevant to robot learning are welcome. Our intent is to make CoRL a selective top-tier conference on robotic learning.

Desk Reject Criteria (for regular papers)

Process: ACs will identify the desk rejection candidates, using one of the criteria below as a justification. PC will examine the candidates and make the final decision. We will err on the side of caution, and only desk reject papers when there is a consensus between all PCs and the AC.

The paper can be desk rejected for one of the three reasons: formatting issues, anonymity violation, or scope.

Formatting issues -- paper is either too long, or in an incorrect format.

Anonymity violation -- the main manuscript, supplemental materials, or a link provided in a paper identifies one or more of the authors.

Scope: All CoRL submissions must demonstrate the relevance to Robot Learning through