The Program Committee of the Twenty-sixth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-17) invites the submission of technical papers for the main technical track of the conference which will be held in Melbourne, Australia, from August 19th to August 25th, 2017. Submissions are invited on significant, original, and previously unpublished research on all aspects of artificial intelligence. All papers will receive mindful and rigorous reviews. For nearly a half-century, IJCAI has remained the premier conference bringing together the international AI community in communicating the advances and celebrating the achievements of artificial intelligence research and practice. It is a highly referenced conference that will provide authors with useful critical feedback. With the current explosive interest in AI and its applications, this 26th edition of the conference is guaranteed to provide an exciting forum to present and hear about cutting-edge research in AI. The Program Committee of the Twenty-sixth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-17) invites the submission of technical papers for the main technical track of the conference which will be held in Melbourne, Australia, from August 19th to August 25th, 2017. Submissions are invited on significant, original, and previously unpublished research on all aspects of artificial intelligence. All papers will receive mindful and rigorous reviews. For nearly a half-century, IJCAI has remained the premier conference bringing together the international AI community in communicating the advances and celebrating the achievements of artificial intelligence research and practice. It is a highly referenced conference that will provide authors with useful critical feedback. With the current explosive interest in AI and its applications, this 26th edition of the conference is guaranteed to provide an exciting forum to present and hear about cutting-edge research in AI.
As the premier general conference on AI, IJCAI 2017 welcomes submissions across all areas of AI. The conference scope includes all subareas of AI, including (but not limited to) traditional topics such as search, machine learning, planning, knowledge representation, reasoning, natural language processing, robotics and perception, and multiagent systems. We expressly encourage work that cuts across technical areas and/or integrated capabilities. We encourage all types of contributions including theoretical, engineering and applied. We also encourage papers on AI techniques in the context of novel application domains, such as security, sustainability, health care, transportation, and commerce. A special theme of IJCAI-17 is Autonomy.
Special Track on AI & Autonomy
While autonomy has been a focus of interest in the research community for many years, recent developments in the adoption of artificial intelligence and other technologies across many different areas of endeavour have brought new challenges or have made real challenges that until now had been largely abstract and theoretical. There will be a special call for papers on this topic which can be found here
- Abstract submission: February 16th, 2017 (Abstract submission is now closed)
- Paper submission: February 19th, 2017 (Extended to Feb 20)(Paper submission is now closed)
- Rebuttal Deadline: 30th March (11:59PM UTC-12)
- Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 23, 2017
All deadlines are 11:59PM, UTC-12; thus submissions are allowed as long as the deadline date is not past anywhere in the world. Information about camera ready deadlines will be provided to authors at a later date.
Submitted papers must be formatted according to IJCAI guidelines and submitted electronically through the IJCAI 2017 paper submission site. Full instructions including formatting guidelines and electronic templates are available on the IJCAI 2017 website. Submissions must be in electronic form using the IJCAI 2017 paper submission software linked above. Submissions must be self-contained; IJCAI will not accept or review any supplementary materials. 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. The paper title, author names, contact details, and a brief abstract must be submitted electronically by February 16th, 2017 (11:59 UTC-12). All papers are due electronically on February 19th, 2017 (11:59 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 section below). 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. The designated author will be notified by email about acceptance or rejection by April 23, 2017. Authors will also be able to respond to preliminary reviews during the dates March 28-29th. Guidelines for such responses, along with details of the reviewing process will be posted on the IJCAI 2017 website.
When submitting their abstract, 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.
POLICY ON MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS
IJCAI 2017 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 IJCAI-17 review period. These restrictions are not intended to apply to workshops and similar specialized presentations with a limited audience and without published proceedings. Authors will be required to confirm that their submissions conform to these requirements at the time of submission. A multiple submission is grounds for immediate rejection of the submitted paper.
All submissions will be treated in strict confidence until the publication date.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY
All people involved in the IJCAI 2017 review process adhere to the IJCAI conflict of interest policy. Details can be found at http://ijcai.org/
Papers will be subject to double blind peer review in which the reviewers do not know the author's identity. In order to make blind reviewing possible, authors must omit their names and affiliations from the paper. Also, while the references should include all published literature relevant to the paper, including previous works of the authors, it should not include unpublished works (papers that are accepted and are made available online by the publisher can be cited). When referring to one's own work, use the third person rather than the first person. For example, say "Previously, Foo and Bar  have shown that...", rather than "In our previous work  we have shown that...". Such identifying information can be added back to the final camera-ready version of accepted papers. Similarly, reviewers should not reveal their identities within the paper reviews.
Selection criteria include originality of ideas, correctness, clarity, significance of results and quality of presentation. IJCAI main track will have a four-tier program committee, with the program chair, area chairs, senior program committee members and program committee members.
The review process will include the opportunity for authors to see the reviews of their papers and to respond to technical questions raised by the reviewers before discussion starts within the Program Committee. The decision of the Program Committee will be final and cannot be appealed.
PAPER LENGTH AND FORMAT
Submitted technical papers must be no longer than seven pages in total: six pages for the main text of the paper (including all figures but excluding references), and one additional page for references. Note that the references page 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: 6 pages for main text plus one page for references. Papers must be formatted according to posted IJCAI 2017 guidelines, which will be available on the conference website (the style will be essentially that of previous IJCAI conferences). Electronic templates for the LaTeX typesetting package, as well as a Word template, that conform to IJCAI 2017 guidelines will be made available at the conference website. Final camera ready versions will be formatted according to the publisher's instructions.
Authors are required to submit their electronic papers in PDF format. Files in Postscript (ps) or any other format will not be accepted. Over-length papers will be rejected without review. Submissions must be self-contained; IJCAI will not accept or review any supplementary material.
For a list of frequently asked questions about IJCAI 2017 paper submission, click here
Please send all enquiries about the technical program to the IJCAI 2017 Program Chair, Prof Carles Sierra at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org