Did you publish a paper at AIJ or JAIR that appeared in 2022 but never got presented at a major AI conference? Then please consider submitting to the IJCAI Journal Track!


The IJCAI Journal Track is designed to give the authors of papers that were published in Artificial Intelligence (AIJ) or the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) without ever having been presented at a major AI conference the opportunity to present their work at IJCAI and to publish a broadly accessible extended abstract of the paper in the proceedings of the conference.

The purpose of the track is twofold: to allow the authors of such papers to reach a wider audience for their work and to ensure that the AI community at large gets better exposure to these important papers.


Papers are eligible provided they satisfy the following two conditions:

  • The original journal paper appeared in the year 2022 in AIJ or JAIR. What counts is the year shown in the header of the first page of the published paper.
  • No significant part of the paper has previously appeared (or is due to appear) in the archival proceedings of a major AI conference (such as IJCAI, AAAI, ECAI, AAMAS, KR, CP, ICAPS, UAI, ICML, NeurIPS, ICLR, CVPR, *ACL, EMNLP).

Submissions will be checked for their formal eligibility but, otherwise, be reviewed only very lightly. We intend to accept all carefully prepared and formally eligible submissions for oral presentation at the conference.

At least one author of each accepted submission must register for the conference and present the work. We look forward to the community meeting in person but are prepared to accommodate authors who cannot attend due to travel restrictions or visa/passport issues.


To contribute to the Journal Track, please submit an extended abstract of your original journal paper. Extended abstract must be formatted using the IJCAI Author Kit available at https://www.ijcai.org/authors_kit.

Extended abstracts must be at most 6 pages: 4 pages for the body of the paper and 2 pages for references. The optional ethics statement, contribution statement, and acknowledgements can be placed in either the body of the paper or the reference pages.

The list of authors of the extended abstract must be the same as for the original journal paper. The title must be “X (Extended Abstract)”, where X is the title of the original journal paper, and it must include a footnote in which you cite the original journal paper.

Think of your extended abstract as an advertisement for the full paper rather than an exhaustive summary of its results. While we require the submission of an extended abstract to ensure that the conference proceedings accurately reflect the technical programme, you may choose to keep your extended abstract very short (say, just a single page).

To submit, go to https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/IJCAI2023, press “Create new submission”, and select “Journal” from the drop-down menu.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: 15 March 2023
  • Author notification: 5 April 2023
  • Camera-ready copies due: 20 May 2023

All deadlines refer to the end of the day, Anywhere on Earth (UTC-12).


Please address any questions regarding the IJCAI Journal Track to the track chair, Ulle Endriss, at journaltrack@ijcai-23.org.