Call For Demos

The 32nd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2023) will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from August 19th to August 25th, 2023. The technical program committee invites the submission of demos.

The primary goals of the Demonstrations Track are: first, to provide a platform for exchanging inspiring ideas between theory and practice; secondly, to showcase the applicability of different AI technologies to real-world problems.

Accepted demo papers will be included in the IJCAI proceedings. In addition, two awards will be given to honour outstanding demonstrations:

  • an Innovation Award for the demonstration with the most original and significant research methodologies; and
  • a Societal Impact Award for the demonstration with the highest social impact in a real-world application.

All submissions in the Demonstrations Track will be considered for the Innovation Award. In contrast, those who fall within the AI and Social Good area are eligible for the Societal Impact Award.

Topics

As the premier general conference on AI, IJCAI 2023 welcomes submissions across all areas of AI; the Demonstrations Track of IJCAI 2023 follows this principle, though with an emphasis on the applicability of AI to practice. Thus, the track scope includes (but is not limited to) the following subfields of AI:

  • AI and Social Good
  • Arts and Creativity
  • Computer Vision
  • Constraint Programming
  • Game Playing
  • Heuristic Search
  • Human-Computer Interactive Systems
  • Machine Learning
  • Multi-agent Systems
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Recommender Systems
  • Speech Processing
  • Uncertainty in AI

All demos, including those that fit the theme of one of the special tracks (AI and Social Good, Arts and Creativity), should be submitted to the Demonstrations Track. During the submission process, the authors can indicate whether their submission fits the theme of one of the special tracks.

Please note: Robotics is not included since IJCAI 2023 will also feature a Robot Exhibition, and we encourage robotics demonstrations to be submitted there.

We encourage all submissions that describe innovative, high-quality AI research addressing real-world problems. Demos are expected to show the applicability of different AI techniques, emphasising the issues that must be addressed to bring these to practice.

In particular, we encourage submitters to the Main Track of IJCAI 2023 to showcase their systems in the Demonstrations Track. Doing so requires submitting your work twice (see Submission Details and Review Process). Note, however, that the main track and the demonstration track are run separately, and no explicit coordination is offered. This suggests that 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 Demonstrations track.

Important Dates

Paper submission: February 20 , 2023

Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 18, 2023

Note: all deadlines are Anywhere On Earth, UTC-12.

Modes of Demo Presentation

IJCAI 2023 will offer two modes of presenting demos:

  • The traditional demo mode, where the demonstration is presented in a booth during the demonstration session.
  • A demonstration talk mode, where Demo submitters have ten minutes to present their demos in a “frontal” slide/video presentation.

Submission Process

Formatting Guidelines: The updated LaTeX Styles and Word Template are available at http://www.ijcai.org/authors_kit.

Submission site: This year, the Demo track will share the same CMT installation as most of the other IJCAI 2023 tracks, and authors will go to the IJCAI submission site and choose “Demos” from the drop-down menu.

Keywords: When submitting their paper, authors must 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

Submission Requirements

Submissions to the Demonstrations Track should describe the system to be demonstrated, 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. Indicate links to any supplementary materials.

In addition, the submitted document has to provide a URL linking to a demonstration video no more than 10 minutes in length. This demo video may be a mixture of a demo and a voice-over (Powerpoint, pdf slides, etc.) and a a screencast presentation showing and explaining what happens. Other formats are also possible if they can more clearly illustrate the demo. The essential objective of the demo talk is to give a precise idea of what the demo will look like.

Paper format: Papers must be formatted according to the IJCAI 2023 guidelines (link above). The submitted document must be a single PDF. Submissions that violate the IJCAI 2023 style (e.g., by decreasing margins or font sizes) will be rejected without review.

Paper length: The page limit is 5 pages: 3 pages for the main text (including all figures/tables) and up to two additional pages for references. Over-length papers will be rejected without review. For accepted papers, acknowledgements and a contribution statement that explicitly indicates the contribution of each co-author to the paper can be included in the two reference pages.

Anonymity: Submissions are NOT anonymous.

Ethics statement: An optional ethics statement is encouraged to be included in the submission. The ethics statement can be placed either in the body of the paper or on the reference pages. For additional information, please refer to the “Ethics policy and ethics statement” section of the IJCAI submission guidelines (https://ijcai-23.org/call-for-papers/).

Selection Process

Papers will be peer-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.

Participation in the conference: At least one author of each accepted paper is required to participate and present the work. We are looking forward to the community meeting in person. However, we are prepared to accommodate authors who cannot attend the conference because of travel restrictions or visa/passport issues.

Conflict of Interest Policy: All people involved in the IJCAI 2023 review process adhere to the IJCAI conflict of interest policy. Details can be found at: https://www.ijcai.org/IJCAI_Conflict_of_Interest_Policy.pdf. Authors and reviewers acknowledge that IJCAI may take action against individuals in breach of the conflict of interest policy, including but not limited to rejecting their submissions without further review and banning individuals from submitting their work to a limited number of IJCAI conferences in the future.

Confidentiality Policy: All submissions will be treated in strict confidence until the publication date.

Enquiries

Please send all enquiries about the Demonstrations Track to the IJCAI 2023 Demonstrations Track Co-Chairs Ferdinando Fioretto, Syracuse University, USA and Vincent Ng, the University of Texas at Dallas, USA via email: demos@ijcai-23.org