Call for Papers

AI 2015

28th Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence
June 2-5, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Call for Papers

AI 2015, the 28th Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, invites papers that present original work in all areas of Artificial Intelligence, either theoretical or applied. The conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series. Expanded versions of selected papers representing mature work will be invited to a special issue of Computational Intelligence.

NEW for 2015: all submissions must be double-blind; authors of accepted papers will be given the option to opt-out of the proceedings. See below for details.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Adaptive learning systems
Agent Systems
AI Applications
Automated Reasoning
Bioinformatics & BioNLP
Case-based Reasoning
Cognitive Models
Constraint Satisfaction
Data Mining
Evolutionary Computation
Graph and network mining
Information Retrieval
Information Extraction
Knowledge Representation
Machine Learning
Multi-media Processing & Mining
Natural Language Processing
Automatic Knowledge Base Construction
Neural Nets
Planning & scheduling
Privacy-preserving Data Mining
Semantic Web
Social Media Mining
Smart Graphics
Text mining
User Modeling
Intelligent Web Applications

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: January 15, 2015 January 22, 2015
(midnight Hawaii time)

Submission web site
Author notification: Feb 20, 2015  => Feb. 22, 2015
Final papers due: March 1, 2015
Graduate Student Symposium: June 2, 2015
Tutorials: June 2, 2015
Main program: June 3-5, 2015

Submission Details

Authors must agree to these terms prior to submission:

  • Papers submitted to AI 2015 must not have already been published, accepted for publication, or be under consideration for a journal or another conference.
  • NEW for 2015: Submissions will be doubly-blind reviewed by Program Committee members for originality, significance, technical merit, and clarity of presentation.
  • Submitted papers must be formatted using the Springer LNCS style and not exceed 12 pages, including all references, figures and appendices.
  • A paper can be accepted either as a long paper (at least 12 pages) or as a short paper (at least 6 pages), at the discretion of the PC.
  • Authors of all accepted papers—long or short—will be allocated time for an oral presentation at the conference and will have the opportunity to present their work in a poster session.
  • At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the conference to present the work.
  • The conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series.
  • NEW for 2015: authors of accepted papers will be given the opportunity to opt out of the formal proceedings, retaining their presentation slot and requirement to register and attend the conference.

A “Best Paper Award” will be given at the conference to the authors of the best paper, as judged by the Program Committee. Expanded versions of selected papers representing mature work will be invited to a special issue of Computational Intelligence.

The call for papers is available in PDF format: CallforPapers.pdf



Clarifications about the opt-out of proceedings option:

Starting in 2015, and on an experimental basis, the conference program will be decoupled from the conference proceedings. That is, authors of accepted papers will be given the chance to opt out of publication in the formal conference proceedings.

There are many reasons to allow authors to opt out of the proceedings. To mention just one, the authors of a paper accepted as short (as determined by the Program Committee) might decide to present the work to the community, gather feedback and resubmit a revised version elsewhere.

Authors of accepted papers who opt out of the formal proceedings will participate in the conference in the same way as the others. That is, they will be given the same time to present their work, and will still be required to register for the conference as usual. The only change is that their paper will not appear in the proceedings, and, thus, can be freely submitted to other venues if the authors so wish.

Here are some FAQ about opting out of the proceedings:

    • When do the authors declare their intention to opt out?
      The decision of opting out of the proceedings will be made by the authors after the PC has deliberated and authors have been notified of acceptance/rejection. The Program Committee will not be influenced by the authors’ preferences and the fate of every submission will be decided solely based on merit.
    • Are the papers opted-out eligible for the Best Paper Award?
  • Are the opted-out papers eligible for the Special Issue of Computational Intelligence?
    Yes. Note also that participation in the special issue is voluntary and by invitation only.
  • What will the attendees know about opted-out papers?
    The conference brochure will have the title, author list, and abstracts of all accepted papers, including those opted-out of the proceedings. The talks for those papers will be based on work that was peer reviewed and deemed of high quality by the Program Committee.
  • Are there financial or logistical advantages of opting out?
    No. Authors who opt out of the proceedings will be required to follow the same schedule and pay the same registration fee as other authors.
  • Can I submit a paper that is already under review elsewhere and opt-out if it gets accepted in both places?
    AI2015 does not allow double submissions, nor do most conferences. Double submissions will be summarily rejected and the PC members/editors of the other venue will be notified.
  • Can I/we tell the PC beforehand that I/we will opt out of the proceedings?
    No, even if you know beforehand that you will opt-out. The acceptance/rejection decision should be on the merit of the paper alone.
  • What if I/we know that I/we want to opt out prior to submission? Should I/we send the paper?
    Absolutely! We want a conference program covering the best AI research out there.