Call For Workshop Proposals

The 32nd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2023), the premier international gathering of researchers in AI, is inviting proposals for workshops to be held August 19-21, 2023, in Cape Town, South Africa, immediately before the main conference. The workshop program aims to provide a structured setting for the discussion of specialized technical topics, and the format of proposed workshops should be designed to promote an active exchange of ideas among the attendees.

All members of the AI community are invited to submit workshop proposals for review. We encourage several forms of workshops:

  • Classical workshops that focus on a particular research area, including proposals for continuous workshops held at previous general AI conferences (e.g., IJCAI, AAAI, ECAI) or discipline-specific conferences (e.g., NeurIPS, KR, AAMAS, UAI, ICAPS…).
  • Workshops focusing on emerging topics and applications or open research questions and challenges.
  • Cross-discipline workshops foster an exchange of ideas among groups unaware of each other’s research.
  • Miscellaneous topics of interest to the AI community.

Workshops can vary in length from half a day to two days. To cover costs, it is necessary to charge workshop participants a workshop fee, which is separate from the main conference fee. Workshop attendees do not need to register for the main IJCAI conference but are encouraged to do so. IJCAI reserves the right to cancel workshops whose attendance does not support their running costs.

Important Dates

  • February 3, 2023: Proposal submission deadline (anywhere on earth)
  • March 6, 2023: Acceptance notification
  • August 19-21, 2023: IJCAI 2023 workshops

Requirements for Proposal Submission

Workshop proposals should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file via the web page https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/IJCAIworkshops2023.

Each proposal should contain the following information:

  • Call for contributions, containing a brief introduction and a list of relevant topic areas.
  • A preliminary workshop format and a proposed schedule for organizing the workshop, including the desired length for the workshop (0.5-day, 1-day, 1.5-day or 2-day). Please indicate if you intend to have any activities other than contributed talks (e.g., invited talks, panels, or posters).
  • Estimate of the audience size.
  • A tentative list of PC members (including full names and affiliations).
  • A list of related workshops held within the last few years, if any, and their relationship to the proposed workshop. If this workshop continues as a workshop from a previous general or area-specific conference, please indicate that. If available, please provide the number of submitted/accepted papers and approximate attendance numbers for these workshops.
  • The names, email addresses, and URLs of the organizing committee members. The committee should consist of two to four people knowledgeable in the area who do not all work at the same institution. Strong proposals include organizers who bring differing perspectives to the workshop topic and are actively connected to the communities of potential participants.
  • The primary contact for the organizing committee.
  • Brief CVs of organizing committee members, including a list of key publications demonstrating scholarship in the field and a list of workshops previously arranged, if any.

Selection Process

The Workshop Program Committee will make the selection of workshops. It will be based on multiple factors, including the scientific/ technical appeal of the topics concerning the anticipated IJCAI audience, the quality of the proposal, the balance and distinctness of topics across all workshops, the history of past attendance for non-first-time workshops, and the experience of the organizing committee. We may request proposers addressing similar or overlapping content areas to merge their proposals.

Responsibilities

For all accepted proposals, IJCAI will be responsible for providing publicity for the workshop series, logistic support, and a meeting place for the workshop.

Workshop organizers will be responsible for the following:

  • Setting up a website for the workshop and providing its URL to the workshop chairs.
  • Advertising the particular workshop and issuing a call for participation/contributions.
  • Make a list of special audio-visual and any special room requirements, if any, available to the Local Chair of IJCAI 2023.
  • Ensuring that the workshop organizers and the participants register for the workshop and are invited to register for the main conference.
  • Coordinating and moderating workshop participation and content.
  • Publishing a preliminary workshop program on the workshop’s web page before registration starts.
  • Devising a schedule that meshes with shared breaks.

For each running workshop, there will be two free workshop registrations. The workshop organizers will be free to allocate them according to their preferences. Please send all enquiries about the workshops to the IJCAI 2023 Workshop Chairs, Hadi Hosseini (Penn State University, US) and Viviana Mascardi (the University of Genova, IT), at the email workshopchair@ijcai-23.org.