ACS is the professional association for Australia’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. With over 22,000 members working across business, education, government and the community, we are passionate about the ICT profession being recognised as a driver of innovation and business – able to deliver real, tangible outcomes.

We are proud to be the independent voice of Australian ICT, representing practitioners in business, government and education. Our Code of Ethics upholds professional standards while our advocacy and policies help our profession thrive.

ACS members have the opportunity to develop their skills through access to extensive educational resources, and network with industry professionals at hundreds of events across Australia. Members can also receive international, independent recognition for their skills through the ACS certification program.

ACS helps members realise their professional ambitions in the global economy, making the most of an era of extraordinary possibility.

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Adobe Systems

Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Our tools and services allow our customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time and achieve greater business success. We help our customers make, manage, measure and monetize their content across every channel and screen.


AI Access Foundation

AI Access Foundation is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to facilitate the dissemination of scientific results in artificial intelligence. Founded in 1993, the Foundation publishes the open access Journal of AI Research. The Foundation also runs AI Access books, a not-for-profit publisher with a heavy-weight scientific board that publishes open access monographs and collected works which are available electronically for free and in hard copy at close to cost. The Foundation welcomes charitable donations, including individual and corporate gifts of money, equipment, and personnel to help support its operations.





We provide the fundamental technology infrastructure and marketing reach to help merchants, brands and other businesses that provide products, services and digital content to leverage the power of the Internet to engage with their users and customers. Our businesses are comprised of core commerce, cloud computing, digital media and entertainment, innovation initiatives and others. Through investee affiliates, we also participate in the logistics and local services sectors.



Ant Financial Services Group, hereinafter referred to as “Ant Financial” was officially established in October 2014 and originated from Alipay which is the world's leading third-party payment platform founded in 2004, Ant Financial is dedicated to creating an open ecosystem, enabling financial institutions and partners to make rapid progress towards “internet plus” goals through its “Internet Booster Plan”, and providing inclusive financial services to small and micro enterprises and individual consumers.  Ant Financial subsidiaries and affiliates include Alipay, Ant Fortune, Ant Financial Cloud, MYbank and Zhima Credit , an independent third-party credit scoring agency. Ant Financial’s invested companies also work with these businesses to foster an open ecosystem. Ant Financial back the whole ecosystem of Alibaba, has a very rich and large data (such: Based on the basis of identity, financial information, credit information, risk, and relationships, behaviors, Consumer information, And based on the product, location, marketing, accounts, and etc.)



The Australian National University (ANU) is a world-leading university in Australia’s capital city, Canberra. Our location points to our unique history, ties to the Australian Government and special standing as a resource for the Australian people.  Our focus on research as an asset, and an approach to education, ensures our graduates are in demand the world-over for their abilities to understand, and apply vision and creativity to addressing complex contemporary challenges.  We are the leading Australian university in Artificial Intelligence research, with over 150 academics, adjuncts, and PhD students covering almost the whole spectrum of AI. Come and study with us, work with us, or collaborate with our outstanding researchers.

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Baidu was founded in 2000 by Internet pioneer Robin Li, creator of visionary search technology Hyperlink Analysis, with the mission of providing the best way for people to find what they’re looking for online. Over the past decade we have strived to fulfill this mission by listening carefully to our users’ needs and wants. To provide intelligent, relevant search results for the tens of billions of queries that are entered into our search platform every day, we focus on powering the best technology optimized for up-to-date local tastes and preferences. Our deep understanding of Chinese language and culture is central to our success and this kind of knowledge allows us to tailor our search technology for our users’ needs. Just to cite one example, we believe there are at least 38 ways of saying "I" in the Chinese language. It is important that we recognize these nuances to effectively address our users’ requests.


Centre for Artificial Intelligence, UTS

The Centre for Artificial Intelligence (CAI) at the University of Technology Sydney, is a world leading research centre in artificial intelligence. The CAI’s vision is to achieve excellence and innovation in sustainable and comprehensible artificial intelligence by developing powerful theoretical foundations, innovative technologies and application systems, and leading knowledge advancement which translates into significant social and economic impacts.  Our research expertise spans the areas of computational intelligence, business intelligence, computer vision, data science, machine learning, brain computer interface, social robotics and information systems.  Residing in a state of the art facility in the Faculty of Engineering at UTS, the CAI employs nearly 50 academic and postdoctoral researchers, and supervises over 120 HDR students.  The Centre is also a partner with a number of joint research centres in China.


Consilium Technology Pty Ltd

Consilium Technology is an Adelaide-based Research Service Provider that designs intelligent machines to complement, augment, and replace human cognition. We bring cutting-edge technology to Australian organisations to automate decisions and make products more intelligent. Our broad Machine Intelligence capability encompasses a number of specialised areas; including modelling, simulation, machine learning, data analytics, mixed reality, and human science.


We recognise the importance of implementing a human-centric approach when developing intelligent systems and applications, which are in turn taught to automatically learn from real data and experience. As a result, our agile solutions can adapt to different situations and remain relevant in dynamic environments. Some of the machine learning techniques that we employ include Deep Neural Networks (‘Deep Learning’), Recurrent Neural Networks, and Reinforcement Learning.



Didi Chuxing is the world's leading mobile transportation platform. The company offers a full range of mobile tech-based mobility options for nearly 400 million users, including taxi hailing, private car hailing, Hitch (social ride-sharing), DiDi Chauffeur, DiDi Bus, DiDi Minibus, DiDi Car Rental and DiDi Enterprise Solutions. As many as 20 million rides were completed on DiDi's platform on a daily basis in October 2016, making DiDi the world's second largest online transaction platform. DiDi acquired Uber China in August 2016.


DiDi is committed to working with communities and partners to solve the world's transportation, environmental and employment challenges using big data-driven deep-learning algorithms that optimize resource allocation. In 2016, Didi was included in Fortune's Change the World list, and named one of the World's 50 Smartest Companies by MIT Technology Review. In 2015, DiDi was named as a Davos Global Growth Company.



ESSENCE is a European research training network funded by the Marie Curie programme of the European Commissions that conducts world-leading research into the evolution and negotiation of meaning among human and artificial agents. Over the past four years, it has supported fifteen early-career researchers working on topics that investigate semantic technologies, language games, multiagent communication, ontology learning, and human dialogue, and which all contribute to a broader research vision of diversity-aware AI. This vision emphasises creating next-generation AI technologies that can be used to bridge the gap between heterogeneous agents by exploring how representation, reasoning, and interaction can be used to allow diverse collectives of agents to share information and knowledge, coordinate their activities, and combine their individual capabilities. ESSENCE aims to build a sustainable community around this vision and to promote this vision as an important future challenge for AI.


Global Business College of Australia (GBCA)

Global Business College of Australia (GBCA) is the Australian arm of the Huashang Education Group, specialising in vocational and tertiary education as well as corporate training across diverse disciplines including IT, business, accounting and interpretation. GBCA is a strategic partner of the University of Canberra (UC) delivering UC Bachelor courses with a focus on IT and Commerce and is scheduled to deliver the Master degrees commencing February 2018. GBCA offers a range of customised programs to serve varied needs for different cohorts such as large Chinese companies, Australian SMEs, high-profile executives and talented youths. GBCA pioneers in introducing AI in education, for example collaborating with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) to conduct research on interactive cyberbullying detection and prevention systems, exposing students and staff to the latest development in AI and supporting AI related projects and startups.

IBM Research   

From landing the first astronauts on the moon to the discovery of fractals, from the technology behind laser surgery to building the first cognitive system to win the Jeopardy! competition, IBM has been the spark of the technology revolutions that have shaped our world today. At the core of IBM’s innovation are its 12 global research labs. IBM Research - Australia is a vibrant and relatively young community within IBM Research. The lab is primarily an industry solutions lab that focuses on conceiving, designing and building next generation systems that will transform health and life sciences, government sector and financial services.


JD.COM is the largest e-commerce company in China and the largest Chinese retailer, both in terms of revenue. The company strives to offer consumers the best online shopping experience. Through its user-friendly website, native mobile apps, and WeChat and Mobile QQ entry points, JD offers consumers a superior shopping experience. The company has the largest fulfillment infrastructure of any e-commerce company in China. As of March 31, 2017, operated 7 fulfillment centers and 263 warehouses covering 2,672 counties and districts across China, staffed by its own employees. is a member of the NASDAQ100 and a Fortune Global 500 company.


King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

KAUST advances science and technology through distinctive and collaborative research integrated with graduate education. Located on the Red Sea coast in Saudi Arabia, KAUST conducts curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research to address global challenges related to food, water, energy and the environment. Established in 2009, KAUST is a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social prosperity in Saudi Arabia and the world. The university currently educates and trains over 900 master's and doctoral students, supported by an academic community of 150 faculty members, 400 postdocs and 300 research scientists. With 100 nationalities working and living at KAUST, the university brings together people and ideas from all over the world.



MTLAB(Meitu Imageing & Vision Lab)is a state-of-the-art R&D team within Xiamen Meitu Technology Co., with a focus on the area of computer vision and machine learning.  MTLAB is the core research department of Meitu, aiming to provide support the current and also future products of the company with its unique core algorithm, as well as help with advancing the development of the products through cutting-edge technology.


MIT Press

The MIT Press is the only university press in the United States whose list is based in science and technology. This does not mean that science and engineering are all we publish, but it does mean that we are committed to the edges and frontiers of the world—to exploring new fields and new modes of inquiry. We publish about 200 new books a year and 150 issues from over 30 journals. Our goal is to create content that is challenging, creative, attractive, and yet affordable to individual readers.



NNAISENSE leverages the 25-year proven track record of one of the leading research teams in artificial intelligence to build large-scale neural network solutions for superhuman perception and intelligent automation, with the ultimate goal of marketing general-purpose neural network-based AIs. The company is an outgrowth of the internationally renowned Swiss AI Lab, IDSIA, which has been at the forefront of scientific breakthroughs in artificial neural networks (invented LSTM), deep learning, reinforcement learning, artificial evolution, and general purpose AI, since the early '90s.  Over the last two years, NNAISENSE has successfully partnered with major players in diverse industries including steel production (ArcelorMittal), finance (Acatis Investments) and autonomous vehicles (Audi) in an effort to validate our proprietary technology, and significantly advance the state of the art beyond artificial perception toward general AI.

RMIT University

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise and one of Australia's original tertiary institutions, founded in 1887. With its city campus in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, the University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching that is engaged with industry and the community. RMIT is a world leader in architecture, design, engineering, technology, and many other areas. The Schools of Science and of Engineering at RMIT are jointly rated by the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) scoring as "Above World Standard" in Artificial Intelligence research, particularly in industry-oriented research, with strengths in multi-agent systems, complex systems, evolutionary computing, applied machine learning and combinatorial optimisation. RMIT is a major contributor to IJCAI 2017, hosting two days of workshops and tutorials, and providing a wide range of support to the conference.  RMIT hopes all attendees enjoy its city campus and the surrounding cosmopolitan charm of Melbourne.

Shanghai Xiaoi Robot Technology Co., LTD

Shanghai Xiaoi Robot Technology Co.,Ltd (Xiaoi) is a world-leading smart machine technology supplier and platform operator. It has set up a complete framework which includes knowledge representation, inference and prediction, machine learning (deep learning), semantic understanding, analysis and decision making, and Bot development architecture, and has the widest bots applications globally. Xiaoi’s business covers telecommunications, financial services, e-government, e-commerce, smart homes and smart vehicle, providing services to ICBC, CCB, China Mobile, Huawei, SF Express, GE, Wanda Group, as well as hundreds of large and medium enterprises, government branches, thousands of SMEs and developers. Its users have exceeded 500 million. The world leading smart machine analyst Tom Austin comments Xiaoi as follows: There are increasing organizations focusing on smart machine technologies, but regarding actual applications, Xiaoi can realize various functions, its technologies and products are among the best and can be ranked top 3 in the world.


Springer Nature

Springer Nature is one of the world’s  leading global research, educational and professional publishers, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Springer Nature is the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s most influential journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. The company numbers almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries and has a turnover of approximately EUR 1.5 billion. Springer Nature was formed in 2015 through the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media. Find out more:


Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

Tencent uses technology to enrich the lives of Internet users. Every day, hundreds of millions of people communicate, share experiences, consume information, and seek entertainment through our diversified services including QQ, Weixin/WeChat for communications; Qzone for social networking; Tencent Games for entertainment; Tencent News and Tencent Video for information and content. In 2017, the monthly active user accounts of QQ reached 861 million, while those of Weixin and WeChat combinedly reached 938 million. Meanwhile, we seek to evolve with the Internet by investing in the development of artificial intelligence. Our research facilities endeavor to advance the state of the art of machine learning, computer vision, speech recognition and natural language processing. Built on massive data from Tencent’s vast community of users, its powerful computing capabilities, accumulated expertise and technical advantages in the vertical fields of the Internet, our team leads the forces that convert AI advances into tangible and usable features for a plethora of apps and services.


University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne’s School of Computing and Information Systems is Australia’s number one university in the discipline and ranked 14th globally. It focused on delivering impact in three key areas of Data and Knowledge, Platforms and Systems, and People and Organisations.  The School participates in several major research centres, and for example was recently successful in being awarded Australia’s first Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence and an ARC Training Centre in Cognitive Computing for Medical Technologies. The University is a leader in several other areas, and in particular is home to one of the world’s largest biomedical research precincts. Positioned near the centre of a city that is also home to several other major Universities and numerous major companies, the School engages in a vigorous local research culture and a wide range of industrial partnerships.


Joint NTU-UBC Research Centre of Excellence in Active Living for the Elderly, Nanyang Technological University   

The Joint NTU-UBC Research Centre of Excellence in Active Living for the Elderly (LILY) is a world-class research centre focusing on the AI+ Aging technologies that can help the elderly enjoy an active, independent and dignified lifestyle. The LILY research centre was set up in August 2012 with support from the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and The University of British Columbia (UBC). It is Singapore’s first research centre dedicated to aging technology research, development and prototyping.  LILY aims to be one of the world’s leading incubators of inter-disciplinary research ideas to promote an active and independent lifestyle for the elderly, and to establish Singapore as a hub in designing and building technology enabled age-friendly communities.



We will have a booth to publicize the forthcoming IJCAI-ECAI-18 conference in Stockholm, Sweden. This will be the first joint IJCAI-ECAI conference held in co-location with AAMAS 2018 and ICML 2018.