[DL] IJCAI-17 Call for Papers & other calls

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26TH INTERNATIONAL JOINT CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
MELBOURNE, VIC, AUSTRALIA, 19-25 AUGUST 2017
ijcai-17.org

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are invited on significant, original, and previously unpublished research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.

OTHER TRACKS
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.

CO-LOCATED CONFERENCES
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.

CONFERENCE VENUES
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
website: http://ijcai-17.org/

IMPORTANT DATES
Abstract submission: February 16th, 2017

Paper submission: February 19th, 2017

Acceptance notification: April 23rd, 2017

Conference: August 19th - 25th, 2017



***************Other Important Dates & Calls ***************

Workshop Proposals (http://ijcai-17.org/Workshops.html)

Proposal submission deadline: November 27, 2016
Acceptance notification: December 19, 2016
IJCAI-17 Workshops: August 19-25, 2017

Tutorial Proposals (http://ijcai-17.org/Tutorials.html)

Proposal submission deadline: November 22, 2016
Acceptance notification: January 9, 2017
Title, Abstract, and Speaker Biography Deadline: March 6, 2017
IJCAI-17 Tutorials: August 19-21, 2017

Special Track on AI&Autonomy (http://ijcai-17.org/AI-Autonomy.html)

Abstract submission: Feburary 16, 2017
Paper submission: Feburary 19, 2017
Rebuttal period: March 28-29, 2017
Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 23, 2017

Robotics Showcase (http://ijcai-17.org/Robotics.html)

Submission of expressions of interest: January 30, 2017
Notification of acceptance: Feburary 27, 2017

Video Competition (http://ijcai-17.org/Video-Comp.html)

Submission of videos: June 9, 2017
Notification of acceptance and award nominations: July 7, 2017
Final version due: July 21, 2017

Doctoral Consortium (http://ijcai-17.org/Doctoral.html)

Deadline for applications: March 6, 2017
Notification of acceptance: April 10, 2017

Award Nominations (http://ijcai-17.org/Nominations.html)

Deadline: December 1, 2016


CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
Conference Chair - Fahiem Bacchus, University of Toronto
Program Chair - Carles Sierra, Spanish National Research Council
IJCAI Executive Secretary - Vesna Sabljakovic-Fritz, Vienna University of
Technology
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, King Abdullah University of Science
and Technology, 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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