We are pleased to present the first call for videos to the upcoming IJCAI 2017 Video Competition. In the spirit of earlier AI Video Competitions, our intention is to provide researchers with a showcase for demonstrating how exciting and interesting Artificial Intelligence can be, as well as offering to the public and the media accurate information crafted first-hand by researchers.
The results of the competition will be presented at the IJCAI 2017 conference (August 19-25, 2017, in Melbourne, Australia), where the best videos will be announced. All videos will also be made available online. Key dates are as follows:
Video Contents. A wide range of videos related to artificial intelligence can be submitted to the competition. The topic of a video might, for example, be a general or specific area of AI, the work of a particular researcher or group (yourselves or others), or a concrete application that depends on one or several AI techniques and that may be based entirely on software or partly on hardware. A video may concern work with different levels of maturity: you can introduce something new and interesting, describing known but ongoing research, or summarize a mature area or application, showing its impact on society. The intended audience of a video can be students learning about a topic in a classroom, researchers interested in learning more about subfields outside their own, the general public or the media, etc.
Specific Awards. Several distinct awards will be given. The following categories are envisioned, but may change depending on the submissions received.
In all cases, keeping the viewer interested and engaged is essential. The best videos of earlier AI video competitions have often achieved this through the use of humor, background music, and movies/animations. To ensure that the videos are comprehensible to a wide audience, they must be narrated or subtitled in English.
Requirements. The following criteria must be satisfied by all participating videos.
Review Process. After the submission deadline, all submitted videos satisfying the requirements stated above will be reviewed by the video competition program committee (to be announced) according to the following criteria.
Submissions. Detailed submission information will be provided in the second call. Note that attending the IJCAI conference is not required. For further information about participation in the competition, please contact Fiammetta Ghedini (firstname.lastname@example.org)