CALL FOR PAPERS - ECAI 2023

The European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI) is Europe’s premier venue for
presenting scientific results in AI. We are honoured to host the 26th edition of ECAI (ECAI 2023) in person, in Krakow, one of Europe’s most stunning cities.

ECAI 2023 invites original contributions in all areas of AI. These include, but are not limited to
  • Multi-Agent Systems (MAS)
  • Game theory and social choice. (GT)
  • Constraint satisfaction and optimization (CS)
  • Games and Virtual Environments (GAME)
  • Human Aspects in AI (HAI)
  • Data Mining and Data Science (DMS)
  • Knowledge Representation, Reasoning and semantics (KRR)
  • Machine Learning (ML)
  • Multidisciplinary Topics and Applications (MULT)
  • Speech, Natural Language Processing and Understanding (NLP)
  • Search, Planning and Scheduling (PLAN)
  • Robotics (ROB)
  • Safe, Explainable, and Trustworthy AI (XAI). Includes ethical AI.
  • Uncertainty in AI (UAI)
  • Vision (VIS)
  • AI for Social Good (AISG)

Novelties for ECAI 2023:
  • Double Blind Submission. Submissions are anonymous, and must conform to the instructions for double-blind review.
  • Special track for AI for social good.
  • Coordination with IJCAI-23:  The  submission deadline for technical papers of ECAI 2023 will occur 18 days after notification of acceptance from IJCAI-23.  Authors will have the option to submit their reviews together
  • The best papers from ECAI 2023 will be invited to an award-winning fast track of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR).
  • The principal author of papers submitted to the conference may be called on to assist with reviewing  papers.
  • Authors will be required to adhere to ethical research policies on AI and may include an ethics statement  in their papers.
  • Each individual author is limited to no more than a combined limit of 8 submissions to the ECAI 2023 technical track (including papers in the AI for Social Good track) and authors may not be added or deleted from papers following submission.
 
Important Dates:

(All times Anywhere on Earth (AoE), UTC-12),
 
  • Submission System Opens: 2 April 2023
  • Abstract submission: 2 May 2023
  • Paper submission:  8 May 2023
  • Author response period: 25-28 June 2023
  • PC discussion: 29 June to July 5 2023
  • Author notification: 15 July 2023
  • Camera Ready:  1 August 2023
  • ECAI Conference: 30 September - 5 October 2023
 
Reviews:

All submissions will be subject to peer review by the ECAI 2023 Programme Committee. Scientific papers will be evaluated based on relevance, significance of contribution, impact, technical quality, scholarship and quality of presentation. During the author response phase, the authors of submitted papers will be offered the opportunity to respond to the reviews for their papers before the final acceptance decision is made.
Attendance: At least one author of each accepted paper is required to participate in the conference and present the work.
 
Ethics Policy:

Research reported in ECAI 2023 should avoid harm, be honest and trustworthy, fair and non-discriminatory, and respect privacy and intellectual property. The ACM (https://www.acm.org/code-of-ethics), the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (https://allea.org/code-of-conduct/) and AAAI  (https://www.aaai.org/Conferences/code-of-ethics-and-conduct.php) codes of ethics provide guidelines that we wish to promote.
 
When relevant, authors can include in the main body of their paper, or on the reference page, an ethics statement that addresses both ethical issues regarding the research being reported, and the broader ethical impact of the work.
 
Reviewers will be asked to flag violations of ethical and/or fairness considerations. Such flagged submissions will be reviewed by the Ethics Chair. Authors may be required to revise their submission to include discussion of possible ethical concerns and their  mitigation.
 
Conflict of interest policy:

All individuals involved in the ECAI 2023 review process must adhere to the ECAI ethical guidelines and conflict of interest policy. Authors and reviewers acknowledge that we  may take action upon individuals in breach with the conflict of interest policy.
 
Confidentiality policy:

All submissions will be treated in strict confidence until the publication date.

Formatting and submission:

Papers should be formatted according to the ECAI 2023 formatting style, available soon. Scientific papers cannot exceed (7+1) pages. Overlength submissions will be rejected without review.
 
Proceedings:

The proceedings of the conference will be published by IOS Press and made freely available at the IOS website.
 
Sister Conferences:

ECAI 2023 is proud to host two sister conferences. The Conference on  Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems (PAIS-23)  and STAIRS the European Starting AI Researchers’ Symposium (STAIRS-23). A separate call for papers will be issued for both sister conferences.
 
ECAI will also  feature several training activities which include:
  • Doctoral Consortium
  • Lunch with an EurAI Fellow
  • Job Fair
Other AI-related events will be announced at a later date.
 
Conference Organisers:
 
  • Program Chair: Kobi Gal (Ben-Gurion University and University of Edinburgh)
  • General Chair: Ann Nowé (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
  • Organizing Committee Chair: Grzegorz J. Nalepa (Jagiellonian University)
  • Workshop chairs: Paolo Turrini (University of Warwick) and Tom Lenaerts (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
  • Tutorial Chairs: Bart Bogaerts (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Jacek Mańdziuk (Warsaw University of Technology)
  • Workflow Managers: Roy Fairstein (Ben-Gurion University) and Roxana Rădulescu (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
  • Publicity Chairs: Aris Filos-Ratsikas, Pawel Zyblewski
  • PAIS co-chairs: Martin Atzmueller (Osnabrück University and German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence) and Claudia V. Goldman (General Motors)
  • STAIRS co-chairs: Katrin Beuls (University of Namur) and Malte Schilling (University of Münster)