CALL FOR PAPERS: SURVEY TRACK

The IJCAI-ECAI 2022 Survey Track enables the AI community to learn from AI researchers who are experts on a topic by providing them with the opportunity to give a talk presenting a synthetic survey of that topic. Papers accepted to the Survey Track will be published in the IJCAI-ECAI 2022 proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register for the conference to 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.

Who can Submit a Paper?

The list of authors should contain at least one author who has contributed significantly to the AI literature on the topic over the last five years (and can thus be considered an expert on that topic).

What is a Suitable Topic?

The IJCAI-ECAI 2022 Survey Track provides an opportunity for established researchers in the AI community to give a broad talk on a well-established body of research, that provides a big picture view of the topic, rather than discuss a particular aspect. The topic should be of interest to current AI practitioners. Of particular interest are papers that describe how lessons learned from the topic can contribute to new ideas and visions that can stimulate the research community to pursue new directions, e.g., new problems.

How Should the Paper be Written?

The survey should have a well-defined scope, and be understandable for most of the AI community. It should make clear why the topic is important and what its intended or existing applications are. The survey should be comprehensive with respect to the state of the art, with a personal stance on the topic: the description of the existing work should be structured and should contain a discussion (aiming for instance at comparing alternative approaches, or identifying open questions and challenges). It should not be a simple juxtaposition of summaries of papers or groups of papers. While the authors’ own work can sometimes be an important part of a survey, there should be no significant bias towards it: the work by others should be mentioned and appreciated in accordance with its relevance and importance. The paper should be of very high quality in terms of presentation, be at the appropriate technical level, and be grounded on the existing literature.

 

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: February 14, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 15, 2022
  • Camera ready deadline: April 30, 2022

Submission Details, Paper Length and Format

Template: https://www.ijcai.org/authors_kit

Submission site: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/IJCAIsurveys2022

Because at least one of the authors must be a recognized expert in the topic, submissions to the survey track are *not* anonymous and should include the names and affiliations of all authors. Submitted papers must be formatted according to IJCAI-ECAI guidelines and submitted electronically through the IJCAI-ECAI 2022 special track paper submission site. Full instructions including formatting guidelines and electronic templates are available on the IJCAI-ECAI 2022 website. Submissions must be in PDF using the IJCAI-ECAI 2022 paper submission software linked above. Submissions must be self-contained; the IJCAI-ECAI 2022 survey track will not accept or review any supplementary material. 

Submitted technical papers must be no longer than eight (8) pages in total: six pages for the main text of the paper (including all figures but excluding references), and up to two additional pages for references. Note that the references pages can only include references. (For accepted papers, up to two additional pages may be purchased at an additional cost per page, but note that at the time of submissions, papers should adhere to the guidelines above: six pages for main text plus two pages for references.) Final camera ready versions will be formatted according to the publisher’s instructions. Submissions not in compliance with these length and formatting requirements will not be considered for review.

Submissions must be submitted electronically through the IJCAI-ECAI 22 Survey submission site (link above) by the submission deadline. 

Policy on Multiple Submissions

IJCAI-ECAI 2022 will not accept any paper that, at the time of submission, is under review for, has already been published in, or has already been accepted for publication in, a journal or another venue with formally published proceedings. As a rule of thumb, authors should regard any publication with an ISBN or ISSN as a formal publication. Authors are also required not to submit their papers to venues with formal publication during the IJCAI-ECAI 2022 review period. These restrictions are not intended to apply to workshops and similar specialized presentations with a limited audience and without published proceedings. 

Confidentiality Policy

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

Submission Restrictions

The main track of IJCAI-ECAI 2022 is enforcing a submission limit on the number of papers for individual authors. However, papers submitted to the survey track do not count for this number of submissions. The list of authors provided at submission time is final. Authors may not be added to, or removed from, papers following submission. (However, author ordering may still be changed.) Also, by submitting a paper to IJCAI-ECAI 2022, authors must acknowledge that they will do their best to contribute in some way to the review process, if asked to.

Ethics and Conflict of Interest Policy

All people involved in the IJCAI-ECAI 2022 review process must adhere to the IJCAI-ECAI conflict of interest policy. Details can be found at https://www.ijcai.org/IJCAI_Conflict_of_Interest_Policy.pdf. All authors of papers submitted to IJCAI-ECAI 2022 agree to be bound by the conditions outlined in this call for papers. Authors and reviewers acknowledge that IJCAI may take action upon individuals in breach with the conflict of interest and this call for papers policy (multiple submissions, authorship, etc.) including – but not limited to – rejecting their submissions without further review and banning individuals from submitting their work to a limited number of IJCAI conferences in the future.

Enquiries

Please send all enquiries about the Survey Track to the IJCAI-ECAI 2022 Survey Track Chairs, Peter Flach  and José Hernández-Orallo at surveys@ijcai-22.org.