There is a growing interest in developing artificial intelligence techniques that can have a role in the production of creative results. Research in this field has already produced AI systems that can generate creative artifacts or behavior in fields such as music, visual arts, storytelling, games, architecture, design and scientific discovery, either autonomously or in collaboration with humans.

The aim of this IJCAI-ECAI 2022 special track is to explore the relationships between AI and the arts, creativity and creative practice. We welcome original submissions addressing, e.g., the following questions (non-exhaustive list):

  • The role and application of AI to better understand human creative processes
  • Computational paradigms, architectures and algorithms that can be used to model, simulate or implement creativity and creative processes
  • AI systems which autonomously produce artistic outputs
  • The application of AI to creative problem solving, ideation and generation of creative behaviour in robotics, software systems, and other non-artistic domains
  • Systems which address the complementary aspects and differences between human creativity and AI creativity
  • Design of AI systems that support, challenge and provoke human creativity through collaboration and co-creation
  • Cultural creative ecosystems and social creativity involving AI systems
  • Methodologies for the evaluation of artifacts created with AI systems, and for the evaluation of creativity in AI systems
  • The potential cultural and social impacts of AI on creativity, creative practice, education and society
  • Ethical issues raised by creative AI systems, including appropriation, authorship, integrity and bias
  • Lessons that can be learned from fields such as psychology, cognitive science and artificial intelligence

Two types of submissions are solicited:

Submission of Research Papers

Research papers are submitted with the same format and general instructions as for the main conference ( except that there will be no summary reject phase and no rebuttal, and we do not require extra files to be uploaded for previously rejected papers. Research paper submissions must be anonymous, and papers are expected to satisfy the highest scientific standards as submissions to the main track of IJCAI-ECAI 2022.

Submit your research paper here:

Accepted research papers will be included in the IJCAI-ECAI 2022 proceedings.

Submission of Exhibits

Submissions of works of art produced with the help of AI, and of demonstrations of AI systems exhibiting or supporting creativity, are made in the format and with the same general instructions of the IJCAI-ECAI demo track (, with up to two additional pages at submission time to inform the organisers about the technical requirements or to give other relevant information for the selection process. No such additional pages are allowed in the final exhibit papers. Exhibit/Demo submissions are not anonymous.

Submit your demo paper here:

Accepted exhibit papers will be included in the IJCAI-ECAI 2022 proceedings.

Important Dates (common to both research paper and exhibit submissions)

  • Submission deadline (full papers, no separate abstract submission): February 18, 2022
  • Notification: April 18, 2022
  • Camera ready: May 10, 2022
Note: There is no specific abstract deadline. All deadlines are Central European Time (CET), UTC +1, Paris, Brussels, Vienna.

Track Chairs.

Ramon Lopez de Mantaras
Hannu Toivonen
Gerhard Widmer


Please, send all enquiries about the AI, Arts & Creativity Track to the Track Co-Chairs – via email: