The 38th Annual AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
February 20-27, 2024 | Vancouver, Canada
Main Conference Timetable for Authors
Note: all deadlines are “anywhere on earth” (UTC-12)
July 4, 2023
AAAI-24 web site open for author registration
July 11, 2023
AAAI-24 web site open for paper submission
August 8, 2023
Abstracts due at 11:59 PM UTC-12
August 15, 2023
Full papers due at 11:59 PM UTC-12
August 18, 2023
Supplementary material and code due by 11:59 PM UTC-12
September 25, 2023
Registration, abstracts and full papers for NeurIPS fast track submissions due by 11:59 PM UTC-12
September 27, 2023
Notification of Phase 1 rejections
September 28, 2023
Supplementary material and code for NeurIPS fast track submissions due by 11:59 PM UTC-12
November 2-5, 2023
Author feedback window
December 9, 2023
Notification of final acceptance or rejection
December 19, 2023
Submission of paper preprints for inclusion in electronic conference materials
February 20 – February 27, 2024
Main Technical Track: Call for Papers
Use of ChatGPT or similar LLMs
Papers that include text generated from a large-scale language model (LLM) such as ChatGPT are prohibited unless the produced text is presented as a part of the paper’s experimental analysis. Note that this policy does not prohibit authors from using LLMs for editing or polishing author-written text.
AAAI’2024 furthermore follows AAAI policy that any AI system, including Generative Models such as Chat-GPT, BARD, or DALL-E, do not satisfy the criteria for authorship of papers published by AAAI and, as such, also cannot be used as a citable source in papers published by AAAI. Authors assume full responsibility for content, including checking for plagiarism and veracity of all text.
- Three technical tracks (Main Track; AI for Social Impact; Safe, Robust and Responsible AI)
- Two-phase reviewing: two reviews in Phase 1, additional reviews in Phase 2 for papers not rejected in Phase 1. Author response after Phase 2, only for papers not rejected in Phase 1.
- Three kinds of supplementary material may be submitted alongside all papers: (1) technical appendix; (2) multimedia; (3) code and data. Supplementary material deadline is 3 days after the paper submission deadline.
- Additional pages for references only.
- All authors must complete a reproducibility checklist, which facilitates replication of the reported research.
- All authors are expected to be available to review (light load), unless extenuating circumstances apply.
- NeurIPS-23 Fast Track: rejected papers with *final, average* scores of at least 4.9 may be submitted directly into AAAI-24’s Phase 2 along with, previous reviews and paper ID.
The purpose of the AAAI conference series is to promote research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and foster scientific exchange between researchers, practitioners, scientists, students, and engineers across the entirety of AI and its affiliated disciplines. AAAI-24 is the Thirty-Eighth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. As with AAAI-23, the theme of this conference is to create collaborative bridges within and beyond AI. In addition to the bridge theme, we emphasize the importance of AI for social impact and responsible AI. Like AAAI 2023 conference, AAAI-24 will feature technical paper presentations, special tracks, invited speakers, workshops, tutorials, poster sessions, senior member presentations, competitions, and exhibition programs, and two other activities: a Bridge Program and a Lab Program. Many of these activities are tailored to the theme of bridges and are selected according to the highest standards, with additional programs for students and young researchers.
We plan for AAAI-24 to be an in-person conference.
Please see the timetable in the sidebar.
Collaborative Bridge Theme
Driven by its disciplinary diversity, AAAI has incubated numerous AI sub-disciplines and conferences and has nurtured for decades the cohesion of AI. New communities often emerge when two or more disciplines come together in order to explore new opportunities and perspectives; today, both are plentiful. The purpose of this year’s Bridge Program is to tap into new sources of innovation by cultivating collaboration between two or more communities directed towards a common goal. Our interpretation of bridges is broad and encompasses disciplines within and outside of AI. Hence, the communities that our Bridge Program is intended to bring together could be distinct subfields of AI, such as planning and learning, or different disciplines that contribute to and benefit from AI, such as AI and the humanities.
AAAI-24 welcomes submissions reporting research that advances artificial intelligence, broadly conceived. The conference scope includes machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, data mining, multiagent systems, knowledge representation, human-in-the-loop AI, search, planning, reasoning, robotics and perception, and ethics. In addition to fundamental work focused on any one of these areas, we expressly encourage work that cuts across technical areas of AI (e.g., machine learning and computer vision; computer vision and natural language processing; or machine learning and planning), bridges between AI and a related research area (e.g., neuroscience; cognitive science), or develops AI techniques in the context of important application domains, such as healthcare, sustainability, transportation, and commerce.
Most papers in AAAI-24 will be part of the main track. All main track papers will be reviewed according to the same criteria and via the same process. This conference has two special tracks, which focus on AI for Social Impact, and Safe, Robust, and Responsible AI. Papers in the special tracks will be reviewed according to a different evaluation rubric than papers in the main track. The same reviewing schedule will be followed for all papers.
Special Track on AI for Social Impact
As in past years, AAAI-24 will include a special track on AI for Social Impact (AISI). Submissions to this track will be reviewed according to a rubric that emphasizes the fit between the techniques used and a problem of social importance, rather than simply rewarding technical novelty. In particular, reviewers will assess the significance of the addressed problem; the paper’s engagement with previous literature on the application problem (whether in the AI literature or elsewhere); both novelty of and justification for the proposed AI-based approach; quality of evaluation; facilitation of follow-up work; and overall scope and promise for social impact. Further details are available at the AISI page.
Special Track on Safe, Robust and Responsible AI
This year we expanded the Safe and Robust track to Safe, Robust and Responsible AI, a new special track on AI systems that are safe and robust and act responsibly. AI is increasingly being deployed throughout society. To ensure that this technology is trustworthy, it needs to be robust to disturbances, failures, novel circumstances, and adversarial attacks. Furthermore, the technology needs to offer assurance that it will reasonably avoid unsafe and irrecoverable situations. Submissions to this track will be reviewed according to a rubric that emphasizes the fit between the driving requirements of safety, robustness and responsibility for AI systems (including, implications of large generative models) and the methods and formalisms presented. Further details are available at the SRRAI page.
Authors should think carefully about which track is most appropriate for their work. For example, a paper that emphasizes methodological contributions and makes weak connections to a social impact application or weak connections to problems fundamental to safety and robustness may be better suited in the main technical track.
AAAI is a highly selective conference. Prospective authors are therefore strongly encouraged to submit only their very best work to AAAI.
All submissions will be rigorously evaluated by expert reviewers to assess whether the contributions of the paper are substantive enough to warrant publication in AAAI.
The contributions may be theoretical, methodological, algorithmic, empirical, integrative (connecting ideas and methods across disparate subfields of AI), or critical (e.g., principled analyses and arguments that draw attention to fundamentally wrong choice of goals, assumptions, or approaches). Evaluation of submissions to the AI for Social Impact track should emphasize demonstrated or potential impact of the research in addressing pressing societal challenges, e.g., health, food, environment, education, governance, among others. Evaluation of submissions to the Safe, Robust, and Responsible AI track should demonstrate focussed, tangible progress towards AI systems that are safe, robust, and act responsibly either at the theoretical and practical level.
All submissions will be evaluated and scored for the significance and novelty of the contributions (research problems or questions addressed, methods, experiments, analyses), theoretical and/or empirical soundness of the claims, their relevance to the AAAI community, and clarity of exposition.
Additional considerations include adherence to responsible research practices (e.g., with respect to human subject studies, use of sensitive data, as well as data and algorithmic bias), and of steps to ensure reproducibility of research results (e.g., by providing detailed proofs, documenting experiments, sharing data, and sharing code).
Solid, technical papers that explore new territory or point out new directions for research, or introduce new problems, address research questions, or introduce methods that are of interest beyond a single sub-area of AI are preferred to papers that advance the state of the art, but only incrementally, or only within a narrow sub-area of AI.
More specific details are on the following pages:
- Submission Instructions
- AAAI-24 Author Kit
- Supplementary material
- Review process
- AI for Social Impact Track
- NeurIPS Fast Track
- Safe, Robust, and Responsible AI Track
- Paper Modification Guidelines
- Paper Publication and Conference Attendance
- Affiliated Events
Please send queries about conference registration to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please direct inquiries about the submission process and the technical program to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org respectively. Other general inquiries to the AAAI-24 General and Program Co-chairs can be directed to email@example.com.