AAAI-22 Demonstrations Program

The Thirty-Sixth Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Vancouver, BC, Canada
February 22 – March 1, 2022

Call for Demonstrations

The AAAI-22 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


  • July 15, 2021 – September 17, 2021: Authors register on AAAI-22 demo submission site (available July 15, 2021)
  • September 17, 2021: Full submissions (short paper and video or slides) due
  • October 22, 2021: Notifications of acceptance or rejection sent to authors, accompanied by detailed reviews
  • November 19, 2021: Camera-ready copy due

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:

  • Bi-directional transparency
  • Cognitive systems
  • Decision making systems
  • Educational software and hardware tools for AI
  • Environment-aware agent behaviors
  • Game playing programs
  • Human-AI-Robot Teaming examples
  • 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

Proposed 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; it is acceptable to present systems that have 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-22 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 should register at the AAAI-22 EasyChair submission site before submitting their final paper and video. Registration will open on July 15, 2021. Authors should select “AAAI-22 Demonstrations” when registering and submitting their work.

  • Registration will close at 11:59 PM PDT on September 17, 2021.
  • Final demo paper submission will close at 11:59 PM PDT on September 17, 2021.

Submission and Review Process

Authors are required to submit two items: (1) a 2-page short paper describing their system, plus (1) page of references only, 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 previously 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, as well as ability to engage audiences. The Demonstrations Program Chairs reserve the right to reject submissions that are insufficiently relevant to this track.

At least one member of every demonstration must register for and attend AAAI-22. The conference registrant will be responsible for creating the exhibit according to provided information about the format.

Award

To foster the presentation of exciting demonstrations, AAAI-22 will present an award for the Best Demonstration. The award will be granted on the basis of audience and reviewer evaluations.

Services

Researchers and practitioners showing a demonstration will provide equipment and material for the successful operation of their demonstration during the appropriate time period. Special arrangements for the demonstration’s virtual presentation must be arranged through the Demonstrations Program Chairs no later than 60 days prior to the start of the conference. Because demonstration arrangements are being developed as events unfold, the Chairs will be in communication with the authors of accepted demonstrations about their requirements and individual setups.

Questions and Suggestions

Concerning author instructions and conference registration, write to aaai22@aaai.org.

Concerning suggestions for the program and other inquiries about the Demos program specifically, write to the AAAI-22 Demonstrations Program Chairs below.

Demonstrations Program Cochairs

Joseph Lyons (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)
joseph.lyons.6@us.af.mil

Bo An (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
boan@ntu.edu.sg

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