The 11th International Conference on Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems, PAIS 2022, will take place on July 25th, 2022 in Vienna, Austria, as a subconference of  IJCAI-ECAI 2022, the 31st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 25th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence.

The PAIS 2022 programme chairs invite papers describing innovative applications of AI techniques to real-world systems and problems. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a central topic in contemporary computer science and has enabled many groundbreaking developments which have significantly influenced our society. Techniques, concepts, and results developed under the banner of AI research have proven to be of fundamental importance in areas such as medicine, biology, economics, philosophy, linguistics, psychology and engineering; furthermore, they have proven to have a significant impact on several real-world applications, such as e-commerce, tourism, e-government, national security, manufacturing and other economic sectors. Consequently, AI has become very important in neighbouring fields.

Papers highlighting all aspects of the application of intelligent systems technology are most welcome. Our aim is to provide a forum for academic and industrial researchers and practitioners to share experience and insight on the applicability, development and deployment of intelligent systems. PAIS is the largest showcase of real applications using AI technology worldwide and is the ideal place to meet developers of successful applications.


Papers on novel and significant applications of intelligent systems are welcome. We encourage submissions on deployed (in production use for some time) and emerging applications (in field testing). Papers considering deployed applications should clearly highlight the benefits of the application, describe how AI methods are applied or enhanced, and finally present the contribution of AI methods to the overall success. Authors should also make an attempt to distil lessons learned that can be useful to apply the AI methods to other applications. For emerging applications authors must convincingly argue that the use of AI is beneficial, not to say essential, for the success of the application.

We welcome papers in all application fields based on one or more of the following AI topics (indicative only):

  • Agent-based and Multi-agent Systems
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Computer Vision
  • Constraints and Satisfiability
  • Ethical, Legal, Social Issues
  • Human Aspects in AI
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Machine Learning
  • Multidisciplinary Topics
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Neural Information Processing Systems
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Uncertainty in AI
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Safe, Explainable, and Trustworthy AI
  • Semantic Technologies
  • Search & Game Playing


May 6, 2022: Abstract submission deadline
May 13, 2022: Paper submission deadline
June 3, 2022: Notification of paper acceptance
June 17, 2022: Camera-ready papers due
July 25, 2022: PAIS conference

Note: all deadlines are 23:59 Central European Time (CET), UTC +1, Paris, Brussels, Vienna.


Two types of contributions are admitted to PAIS 2022:

  • Application papers
  • Application highlights

Application papers should report on substantial novel results.

Highlights are four-page extended abstracts that present your favourite recent application work (published elsewhere), position, or open problems with clear and concise formulations of current challenges. The aim is to disseminate them to a wide audience, giving AI community members the opportunity to learn about unfamiliar work and foster interdisciplinarity. Highlight submissions will be reviewed by qualified members of the Program Committee. The reviewers of the papers will follow guidelines specifically tailored to their special nature. 

Submitted papers must be formatted according to the IOS Press style. Long papers must not exceed fourteen (14) pages and highlight papers must not exceed four (4) pages. Overlength submissions will be rejected without review. The IOS Press formatting style kit is available here.


Regular paper submissions must be original and should not have been formally published, accepted for publication or under review elsewhere. Also, submissions must not be submitted elsewhere during the PAIS 2022 reviewing phase.


Please submit your contribution here:

Submission and review of papers for PAIS 2022 will be managed via Easychair. All submissions will be subject to peer review by the PAIS 2022 Programme Committee and evaluated based on relevance, significance of contribution, (societal and environmental) impact, technical quality, scholarship and quality of presentation. 

Based on the recommendations made by the reviewers and a separate award committee one of the accepted scientific papers will receive the “Best AI Application Award”.


Accepted papers (both regular papers and highlights) will be included in the PAIS 2022 proceedings, which will be published and distributed by IOS press. The proceedings of recent PAIS conferences are freely available at the IOS website.

Authors of accepted papers must provide the camera-ready version in PDF format, conforming to the IOS Press format. Furthermore, at least one author of each accepted paper (both research papers and highlights) must register at the conference and present the contribution. Regular papers will be presented as talks; highlights will be presented in poster form.


PAIS 2022 Conference Chairs:

  • Andrea Passerini (Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy) 
  • Thomas Schiex (INRAE, France) 

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