IJCAI is the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, the main international gathering of researchers in AI. The conference is sponsored jointly by IJCAI and the national AI societies of the host nation. The 26th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence will be held in Melbourne from 19-25 August, 2017.

Melbourne, the most livable city in the world, is also home to a large array of academic institutions, technology companies and other important players in the artificial intelligence community. As such, Melbourne is an excellent venue for bringing both the industry and academia much closer.

The Demonstrations Track provides a unique opportunity in this regard. Its primary goals are: first, to provide a good framework for exchanging ideas between theory and practice; secondly, to showcase the applicability of different AI technologies to real-world problems.

Due to its interest, the AI Communications journal offers a fast-track review of extended versions of a selection of accepted submissions to the Demonstrations Track of IJCAI-17.


As the premier general conference on AI, IJCAI 2017 welcomes submissions across all areas of AI and the Demonstrations Track of IJCAI follows the same principle though with an emphasis on the applicability of AI to real practice. Thus, the track scope includes (but not limited to) the following AI techniques:
  • Computer Vision
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Knowledge-based systems
  • Machine Learning
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Knowledge Representation
  • Planning
  • Scheduling
Please note that Robotics is not included since IJCAI 2017 will be a Robotics Showcase and we encourage robotics demonstrations to be submitted there (http://ijcai-17.org/Robotics.html).

With regard to fields of application, we are seeking working systems on (but not limited to):

  • Decision support
  • (Automated) monitoring systems
  • Smart cities
  • Social networks
  • Space applications
  • Traffic management
  • Tutoring systems
  • Unmanned vehicles/planes
  • Q/A Systems
  • Recommender systems
  • AI in software engineering
  • Human-Computer interactive systems
  • Speech and voice recognition
  • AI in Games
We encourage all submissions that describe the applicability of some field of AI to real-world problems. While it is not expected for demos to be entirely finished, it is expected that they will 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 also encourage submitters to the Main Track of IJCAI-17 to showcase their systems in the Demonstrations Track. Doing so, requires submitting your work twice (see SUBMISSION DETAILS AND REVIEW PROCESS). Note, however, that main track and demo track are run separately and no explicit coordination is offered, which suggests 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 Demonstration track.

Important Dates

  • Submission: April 28, 2017 (11:59pm UTC-12)
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: June 9, 2017 (11:59pm UTC-12)
  • Camera-ready copy due: June 20, 2017 (11:59pm UTC-12)

Submission Details and Review Process

Formatting Guidelines, LaTeX Styles and Word Template can be downloaded here.

Demonstration Track Submission link: TBA

The submission should be a single PDF with the following content:

  • Paper: A 2-page paper 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. Papers must be prepared in PDF format using the IJCAI style. Submissions are NOT required to be anonymous. The page limit is 2 pages, except for the bibliographic references, which are limited to a single page. Over-length papers will be rejected without review.
  • Video or PPT or other media: The paper must contain a URL linking to a demonstration video no more than 5 minutes in length (e.g. YouTube) or a Powerpoint presentation showing and explaining what happens. Other formats are also possible if they can more clearly illustrate the demo. The objective is to give a precise idea, in 5 minutes, of what the demo will look like.
  • A list of requirements/description of demo setting. For example, floor space, table, poster, monitor, potential noise/sound issues etc. This list should be attached to the paper in a separate page. This will not be part of the final paper.

Submitted papers must be formatted according to IJCAI guidelines and submitted electronically through the submission link mentioned above. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the conference to present the work. Authors will be required to agree to this requirement at the time of submission. All technical papers are due electronically on April 28, 2017 (11:59pm UTC- 12). Submissions received after the deadline or that do not meet the length or formatting requirements will not be considered for review (see the PAPER LENGTH AND FORMAT above). No email or fax submissions will be accepted. Notification of receipt of an electronically submitted paper will be emailed to the designated contact author soon after receipt. If there are problems with the electronic submission, the Demonstration Program Chair will contact the designated author by email. The designated author will be emailed notification of acceptance or rejection by June 9, 2017 (11:59pm UTC-12).

Papers will be 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.


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.


Researchers and practitioners showing a demonstration are required to bring all necessary equipment and material for the successful operation of their exhibit. IJCAI will provide shipping instructions, if needed, for the delivery of material to the conference site. Special electrical connections must be arranged through the Demonstration Program Chair no later than 45 days prior to the start of the conference. Electrical and Internet service will be made available to confirmed exhibitors.

Tabletops will be allowed for every demo. If available and if space permits, additional tables or other space requirements may possibly be provided.


Please, send all enquiries about the Demonstration Track to the IJCAI 2017 Demonstration Program Chair - Associate Professor John Thangarajah, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.