CALL FOR DEMOS

The 31st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 23rd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-ECAI 2022)  will be held in Vienna, Austria, from July 23rd to July 29th, 2022. The technical program committee invites the submission of demos.

The primary goals of the Demonstrations Track are: first, to provide a platform for exchanging inspiring ideas between theory and practice; secondly, to showcase the applicability of different AI technologies to real-world problems.

Accepted demo papers will be included in the IJCAI proceedings. In addition, one award will be given to honor outstanding demonstrations:

  • an Innovation Award for the demonstration with the most original and significant research methodologies.

Topics

As the premier general conference on AI, IJCAI-ECAI 2022 welcomes submissions across all areas of AI; the Demonstrations Track of IJCAI-ECAI 2022 follows this principle, though with an emphasis on the applicability of AI to practice. Thus, the track scope includes (but is not limited to) the following subfields of AI:

  • Computer Vision
  • Constraint Programming
  • Game Playing
  • Heuristic Search
  • Human-Computer Interactive Systems
  • Machine Learning
  • Multi-agent Systems
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Recommender Systems
  • Speech Processing
  • Uncertainty in AI

Please note that Robotics as well as Arts and Creativity is not included, since IJCAI-ECAI 2022 will also feature a Robot Exhibition and a special track on AI, Arts and Creativity and we encourage demonstrations on these topics to be submitted there. 

We encourage all submissions that describe innovative, high-quality AI research addressing real-world problems. Demos are expected to show the applicability of different AI techniques with a strong emphasis on the issues that have to be addressed to bring these to practice.

In particular, we encourage submitters to the Main Track of IJCAI-ECAI 2022 to showcase their systems in the Demonstrations Track. Doing so requires submitting your work twice (see Submission Details and Review Process). Note, however, that the main track and the demonstration track are run separately and no explicit coordination is offered, which suggests that while one submission might be accepted in one track, it might be rejected (or not) in the other.

Industrial researchers and practitioners are encouraged to submit their works to the Demonstrations track.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: February 14, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 15, 2022 Camera-ready copy due: May 10, 2022 

Modes of demo presentation

IJCAI-ECAI 2022 will offer two modes of presenting demos:

  • The traditional demo mode, where the demonstration is presented in a booth during the demonstrations session 
  • A demonstration talk mode, where Demo submitters have ten minutes to present their demos in a “frontal” slide / video presentation

Submission Details and Review Process

Formatting Guidelines, LaTeX Styles and Word Template: http://www.ijcai.org/authors_kit

Submission site: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/IJCAIdemos22

The submitted document must be a single PDF in which the authors describe the system to be demonstrated. The paper should describe the application domain, the problem scenario, the technology used, the AI techniques involved, the original contribution and innovations of the system, live and interactive aspects, etc. Clearly indicate links to any supplementary materials. Papers must be prepared in PDF format using the IJCAI style. Submissions are NOT anonymous. The page limit is 4 pages in total: 3 pages for the main text (including all figures but excluding references), and one additional page for references. Over-length papers will be rejected without review. 

In addition, a URL linking to a demonstration video no more than 10 minutes in length has to be provided. This demo video may be a mixture of demo and a voice-over (Powerpoint, pdf slides, …) and screencast presentation showing and explaining what happens. Other formats are also possible if they can more clearly illustrate the demo. The essential objective of the demo talk is to give a precise idea of what the demo will look like.

Submitted papers must be formatted according to the IJCAI guidelines and submitted electronically through the submission link mentioned above. Submissions that do not meet the length or formatting requirements will not be considered for review (see Submission Details).

Papers will be peer-reviewed by program committee members. Selection criteria include originality, innovation, applicability and potential benefits of the resulting system. Note that there will be no rebuttal phase.

Participation in the conference. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to participate in the conference and present the work. We are looking forward to the community meeting in person. At the same time, we are also closely observing the global public health situation.

Keywords

When submitting their paper, authors will be required to choose content area keywords. General categories should only be used if specific categories do not apply or do not accurately reflect the main contributions. The full list of keywords will be available on the submission site.

Confidentiality Policy

All submissions will be treated in strict confidence until the publication date.

Conflict of Interest Policy

All people involved in the IJCAI-ECAI 22 review process adhere to the IJCAI conflict of interest policy. Details can be found at: https://www.ijcai.org/IJCAI_Conflict_of_Interest_Policy.pdf

Enquiries

Please, send all enquiries about the Demonstrations Track to the IJCAI-ECAI 2022 Demonstrations Track Co-Chairs – Sriraam Natarajan, University of Texas, Dallas, USA and Balaraman Ravindran, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India – via email: demos@ijcai-22.org