AAAI-21 Student Abstract and Poster Program

Thirty-Fifth Conference on Artificial Intelligence

February 2-9, 2021

Call for Papers

Important Dates

  • September 18, 2020 (11:59 PM PDT): Electronic Abstracts Due
  • October 30, 2020: Acceptance Notification
  • November 20, 2020 (5:00 PM PST): Camera-Ready Copy Due

AAAI-21 invites submissions to the student abstract and poster program. The goal of this program is to provide a forum in which students can present and discuss their work during its early stages, meet some of their peers who have related interests, and introduce themselves to more senior members of the field. The program is open to all students at the Undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral levels. Nonstudent advisors or collaborators should be acknowledged appropriately, as coauthors or otherwise. However, students are requested to honor the spirit of the program by submitting only work for which they are primary investigators.

Submissions and Dates

Electronic submission in PDF format is required. Students should submit an abstract describing their research no later than September 18, 2020. Abstracts must be no longer than 2 pages including references, and formatted in AAAI two-column, camera-ready style. Papers exceeding the specified length and formatting requirements are subject to rejection without review. The abstract must include the following: title; the primary author’s full name, affiliation, postal address, phone number, URL (if available), and e-mail address; all coauthors’ full names and affiliations; text; and any figures, tables, or diagrams. Students should submit a supplemental file containing complementary material about their research. This file must be in PDF or zip format and may not exceed 20MB in size. The supplemental file is critical to reviewers because of the brevity of the submissions.

  • Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted abstracts will be mailed to the author by October 30, 2020
  • Camera-ready copy of accepted abstracts will be due by November 20, 2020.

Submission Limit

This year AAAI-21 is enforcing a strict submission limit. Each individual student abstract author is limited to no more than one (1) submission as a primary student author to the AAAI-21 Student Abstract and Poster Program, and authors may not be added to papers following the submission deadline.

Submissions to AAAI-21 or Other Conferences

Students are free to submit abstracts for work reported in a regular paper submitted to the AAAI-21 or another conference, but not for work that has already been published. Abstracts are reviewed by a separate program committee, and will be accepted or rejected for the student session regardless of the outcomes of related full-paper submissions. It is recommended that students check with other non-AAAI conferences to be sure that they comply with their regulations regarding dual submissions. Note that all abstracts accepted for publication must be original and must not violate the AAAI Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.


Accepted abstracts will be allocated two (2) pages in the conference proceedings. Students will be required to transfer copyright of the abstract to AAAI. A copy of the AAAI copyright form is available in the author kit. At the time of camera-ready copy submission, authors will be required to include a “Student Abstract” designation in the title of their paper (instructions will be sent regarding format).

Poster Session

Accepted abstracts will be allocated presentation time at the virtual conference. Student authors of accepted abstracts must agree to prepare a poster representing the work described in their abstracts and to be available to discuss their work with visitors during their allocated time at the virtual conference.

Three-Minute Presentation Contest

The authors of some accepted abstracts will be selected to present their abstracts and their significance in a 3-minute presentation contest, to be held in a special session of the Student Abstract and Poster Program. The contest will follow the usual 3-minute thesis competition format: presentations are limited to three minutes and can be supported only by one single static slide (no slide transitions, animations, video or sound files). Specific details will be given to participants. A special prize committee will select the best presentation.

Student Abstract Keywords

A full list of student-abstract keywords can be found below.

Student Abstract Inquiries

Registration and call clarification inquiries may be sent to AAAI-21 Student Abstracts at

All other inquiries and suggestions should be directed to the Student Abstract and Poster Program Cochairs at

• Nicola Gatti (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
• Jana Doppa (Washington State University, USA)


AAAI-21 Student Abstract and Poster Program Keywords

  • AI and the Web
  • AI Architectures
  • Activity Recognition
  • Applications of AI
  • Automated Reasoning
  • Bayesian Networks
  • Case-Based Reasoning
  • Computational Biology
  • Computational Sustainability
  • Computer Vision
  • Constraint Satisfaction
  • Control
  • Data Mining
  • Decision Trees
  • Description Logics
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Game Playing
  • Game Theory
  • Graphical Models
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Human Robot Interaction
  • Information Extraction
  • Information Retrieval
  • Knowledge Discovery
  • Knowledge Representation
  • Logic
  • Machine Learning
  • Machine Perception
  • Markov Decision Processes
  • Multi-Robot Systems
  • Multiagent Learning
  • Multiagent Systems
  • Ontologies
  • Optimization
  • Plan Execution and Monitoring
  • Plan Recognition
  • Plan/Workflow Analysis
  • Planning
  • Preferences
  • Probabilistic Reasoning
  • Qualitative Reasoning
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Relational Learning
  • Robotics
  • Scheduling
  • Scientific Discovery
  • Search
  • Semantic Web
  • Sensor Fusion
  • Statistical Learning

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