Call for Demonstrations

The AAAI-18 Demonstrations Program is intended to foster discussion and exchange of ideas among researchers and practitioners from academia and industry by presenting software and hardware systems and research prototypes of such systems, including their capabilities and workings. Accepted demonstrations will be allocated one time slot of 1.5 or 2 hours during one of the main conference evening poster programs, and will have a short paper included in the proceedings.

Timetable for Authors


  • August 1, 2017 – September 29, 2017: Authors register on AAAI-18 submission site.
  • September 29, 2017: Full submissions (short paper and video or slides) due.
  • November 9, 2017: Notifications of acceptance or rejection sent to authors, accompanied by detailed reviews
  • November 21, 2017: Camera-ready copy due at AAAI office.

Topics of Interest

The Demonstrations Program welcomes presentations of systems on all topics of mainstream AI (see the topic descriptions of the main AAAI and IAAI conference tracks). Promising topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • cognitive systems
  • decision making systems
  • educational software and hardware tools for AI
  • environment-aware agent behaviors
  • game playing programs
  • human-robot interaction
  • intelligent collaborative systems
  • intelligent control systems
  • intelligent graphical user interfaces
  • intelligent tutoring systems
  • natural language processing and speech recognition
  • peripheral hardware running on dedicated devices
  • robots
  • visual processing
  • web services

The demonstrations must present new ideas, which are not already established in mainstream products or services. However, the demonstration need not run solely at the conference site; it is all right if it has been showcased elsewhere in the recent past. Captivating demonstrations will be given an advantage in the review process.

Submissions from everyone, including authors of paper submissions to AAAI, IAAI, and AAAI-18 workshops, are encouraged. Work submitted to other tracks (such as the Video Competition) can also be submitted to the Demonstrations Program in the format prescribed in the following, and it will be evaluated independently according to the Demonstrations review process.

Author Registration

Authors must register at the AAAI-18 submission site before submitting their expressions of interest. Authors should select “Demo Track.” The software will assign a password, which will enable the author to log on and submit their work. Authors are strongly encouraged to register as soon as possible, well in advance of the September 29 deadline.

  • Registration will close at 11:59 PM PDT on September 29, 2017
  • Final demo paper submission will close at 11:59 PM PDT on September 29, 2017

Submission and Review Process

Authors are required to submit two items: (1) a 2-page short paper describing their system, formatted in AAAI two-column style, and (2) a video (of duration up to 10 minutes) of the proposed demonstration. Slides are also permitted in lieu of video, but greater weight will be given to submissions accompanied by videos. The paper must present the technical details of the demonstration, discuss related work, and describe the significance of the demonstration. The paper must contain unpublished work. If accepted, authors will be required to transfer copyright of their paper to AAAI. For more information on the AAAI style, please download the AAAI Press author kit.

Final decisions will be accompanied by detailed reviews. Submissions will be judged for clarity, the significance of the proposed demonstration, and its relevance to the AI community. The Demonstrations Program Chair reserves the right to reject submissions if the submissions not relevant for this track.

Demonstration participants are welcome to exhibit and distribute additional material, such as videos running on a dedicated console, scientific papers, pamphlets, and noncommercial brochures. Such ancillary materials need not be submitted for review.

At least one member of every demonstration must register for and attend AAAI-18. The conference registrant will be responsible for building the exhibit.

Award

To foster the presentation of exciting demonstrations, AAAI-18 will present an award for the Best Demonstration. The award will be granted on the the basis of audience evaluation through a ballot given to all attendees.

Services

Researchers and practitioners showing a demonstration are required to bring all necessary equipment and material for the successful operation of their exhibit. AAAI will provide shipping instructions, if needed, for the delivery of material to the conference site. Each demo program participant will be provided with one 6-foot draped table, one monitor, and one poster board, as well as electrical and internet access. Special electrical connections must be arranged through the Demonstrations Program Chair no later than 60 days prior to the start of the conference.

Questions and Suggestions

Concerning author instructions and conference registration, write to aaai18@aaai.org. Concerning suggestions for the program and other inquiries, write to the AAAI-18 Demonstrations Program Chair.

Demonstrations Program Chair

Shirin Sohrabi (IBM, USA)
ssohrab@us.ibm.com

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