Because I'm experiencing the NIPS submission process right now, the contrast with the ICLR submission process is salient. The NIPS submission process is a more traditional process, in which first (anonymous) submissions are sent to (anonymous) reviewers who provide feedback, and then authors have a chance to respond to the feedback. The ICLR submission process is more fluid: non-anonymous submissions are sent to anonymous reviewers who provide feedback, and then authors and reviewers enter into a cycle where the author updates the arxiv submission and reviewers provide further feedback. Note in the traditional model the reviewers have to imagine what my (promised) changes will look like in the final version. The traditional model is from an age where papers were actual physical objects that were sent (via snail mail!) to reviewers who marked them up with ink pens, and hopefully advances in technology allow us to develop a more effective process.
The 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2018) will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 1 to June 6, 2018. NAACL-HLT 2018 invites the submission of long and short papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research in all aspects of computational linguistics. NAACL-HLT 2018 has a goal of a broad technical program. Long paper submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis should be included.
Paper submissions should be limited to a maximum of ten (10) pages, in the IEEE 2-column format, including the bibliography and any possible appendices. Submissions longer than 10 pages will be rejected without a review. All submissions will be triple-blind reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of technical quality, relevance to data mining, originality, significance, and clarity. The following sections give further information for authors. Since 2011, ICDM has imposed a triple blind submission and review policy for all submissions.