IJCAI-17 Call for Papers
26TH INTERNATIONAL JOINT CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
MELBOURNE, VIC, AUSTRALIA, 19-25 AUGUST 2017
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significant, original, and previously unpublished research on all aspects of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.
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.
SPECIAL TRACK ON AI & AUTONOMY
A special theme of IJCAI-17 is 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 those that until now had been largely abstract and theoretical. The increasing number of major corporations developing autonomous cars, the use of autonomous vehicles in the sea and in the air, the proliferation of drones for different purposes including military ones, and the availability of personal assistants via the desktop or smartphone are just some examples of the ways in which these challenges are facing us in everyday life. In recognition of this trend, and in support of addressing some of these challenges, this Special Track seeks to foster discussion and debate around the issues brought forward by this new generation of technologies and applications. We seek papers that address
or consider the challenges across multiple different dimensions: Technical, Philosophical, Legal, and Social.
The scientific program of IJCAI 2017 will also contain Workshops, Tutorials,
Demonstrations, Robotic Exhibitions, a Doctoral consortium, and will host
different software, video, and robotics competitions.
Several other AI events will be held in Melbourne and other parts of Australia
close to these dates, offering attendees a variety of choices for an extended
itinerary. These events will include the International Conference on Principles
and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP), the International Conference on
Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT), International
Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP), the Australasian Joint Conference on
Artificial Intelligence (AI), Australasian Conference on Data Mining (AusDM),
International Conference on Knowledge Science, Engineering, and Management
(KSEM); all to be held in Melbourne. The International Conference on Machine
Learning (ICML) will also be held
in Sydney Australia shortly before IJCAI 2017.
The conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre,
a space that has won numerous awards for its architecture and interior design.
Conveniently located on the banks of the Yarra River the convention centre is
within walking distance of the city centre and a wide range of restaurants and
hotels, with options suitable for all budgets. The workshops and tutorials will
be held at close by RMIT University, one of the largest universities in
Australia. There is a free tram that runs between RMIT and a block away from
the convention centre.
For further details check the conference
Abstract submission: February 16th, 2017
Paper submission: February 19th, 2017
Acceptance notification: April 23rd, 2017
Conference: August 19th - 25th, 2017
Conference Chair - Fahiem Bacchus, University of Toronto
Program Chair - Carles Sierra, Spanish National Research Council
IJCAI Executive Secretary - Vesna Sabljakovic-Fritz, Vienna University of
IJCAI Secretary-Treasurer - Bernhard Nebel, University of Freiburg
Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs - Chengqi Zhang, University of
Technology Sydney and Toby Walsh, UNSW and Data61
SPONSORSHIP ACKNOWLEDGEMENT (as in August 2016)
Melbourne City, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, Alibaba, Tencent, XiaoI
Robot, Australian Computing Society, University of Technology Sydney, RMIT
University, Griffith University, Melbourne University the School of
Engineering, The University of Sydney, Monash University, Auckland University
of Technology, University of New South Wales, Assumption University of
Thailand, Future University Hakodate, Deakin University, Australian National
University, Joint NTU-UBC Research Centre of Excellence in Active Living for
the Elderly, Federation University, The University of Queensland
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