August 19-25, 2017 - Melbourne, Australia
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 Submissions are invited on significant, original, and previously unpublished research on all aspects of artificial intelligence.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.
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.
Abstract submission: February 16th, 2017
Paper submission: February 19th, 2017
Acceptance notification: April 23rd, 2017
Conference: August 19th - 25th, 2017