NeurIPS 2020

A General Large Neighborhood Search Framework for Solving Integer Linear Programs

Meta Review

This paper received positive reviews from all three reviewers but during the discussion there was widespread concern about whether the contribution is of sufficient significance for a NeurIPS publication. In particular, the question was raised whether a paper that merely applies ML techniques in a new application domain was of sufficient significance. I also read the paper and the author's rebuttal and I very much agree with the authors on this point: application papers have always been a part of the major ML conferences and can help drive the field forward. I am therefore happy to recommend acceptance and encourage the authors to spend more text in the final version towards motivating the problem to a general audience.