AAAI-20 Demonstrations Program

The Thirty-Fourth Conference on Artificial Intelligence
New York, New York, USA
February 7-12, 2020

Call for Demonstrations

Timetable for Authors

  • July 1, 2019 – September 20, 2019: Authors register on AAAI-20 submission site.
  • September 20, 2019: Full submissions (short paper and video) due.
  • October 25, 2019: Notifications sent to authors, accompanied by detailed reviews.
  • November 21, 2019: Camera-ready copy due.

The AAAI-20 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.

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
  • speech recognition
  • intelligent devices and smart IoT
  • robots
  • interactive learning systems and UIs
  • web services

The demonstrations must present new ideas, which are not already established in mainstream products or services. However, the demonstration need not be novel to the AAAI-20 demos program; 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 papers submitted to AAAI, IAAI, and AAAI-20 workshops, are encouraged. Work submitted to other tracks can also be submitted to the Demonstrations Program in the format prescribed below, and it will be evaluated independently according to the Demonstrations review process.

Author Registration

Authors must register at the AAAI-20 submission site (available July 2019) 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 20 deadline.

  • Registration will close at 11:59 PM PDT on September 20, 2019
  • Final demo paper submission will close at 11:59 PM PDT on September 20, 2019

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. A video consisting of slides is permitted in lieu of a demonstration that shows the proposed submission in a deployed or running state, but greater weight will be given to submissions accompanied by actual videos of the system or its demonstration plan. 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.

In accordance with past years of AAAI, submissions may be either single blind (i.e., reviewers are blind, authors have names on submission) or double blind (i.e., authors and reviewers are blind). Submissions in either format are appropriate for the demos track.

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 Chairs reserve the right to reject submissions if the submissions are found to be irrelevant to or otherwise unqualified 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-20. The conference registrant will be responsible for building the exhibit at the demonstration venue.


To foster the presentation of exciting demonstrations, AAAI-20 will present an award for the Best Demonstration. The award will be granted on the basis of audience evaluation through a ballot given to all attendees. More details on the Best Demo Award will be forthcoming after the review process.


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
  • Concerning suggestions for the program and other inquiries about the Demos program specifically, write to the AAAI-20 Demonstrations Program Chairs below.

Demonstrations Program Cochairs

Nicholas Mattei (Tulane University, USA)

Kartik Talamadupula (IBM, USA)

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