[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] AAAI-15 Demonstrations Program

Yixin Chen chen at cse.wustl.edu
Fri Aug 1 09:23:02 PDT 2014


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              AAAI-15 Demonstrations Program
[http://www.aaai.org/Conferences/AAAI/2015/aaai15demos.php]

  The Twenty-Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence
          January 25–29, 2015, Austin, Texas USA

                   2015 AAAI Author Kit
    [www.aaai.org/Publications/Templates/AuthorKit.zip]


Abstracts due: September 10, 2014
Papers due: September 15, 2014
Timetable for Authors

    July 21, 2014 – September 10, 2014: Authors register on the
                    AAAI-15 web site
    September 15, 2014: Submission of expressions of interest
    September 29, 2014: Notification of acceptance or rejection
    October 20, 2014: Short papers due
    November 10, 2014: Author feedback
    November 20, 2014: Camera-ready copy due at AAAI office


Call for Demonstrations

AAAI-15 is the first Winter AAAI Conference. One innovation is the
Demonstrations Program, which is intended to foster discussion and
exchange of ideas among researchers and practitioners from academe and
industry by presenting software and hardware systems and research
prototypes of such systems, including their capabilities and
workings. (The Demonstration Program is not meant for commercial
purposes, since AAAI-15 has separate exhibits for these purposes.)


Topics of Interest

The Demonstration 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:

    cognitive systems
    decision making systems
    environment-aware agent behaviours
    game playing programs
    human-robot interaction
    intelligent collaborative systems
    intelligent control systems
    intelligent graphical user interfaces
    natural language processing and speech recognition
    peripheral hardware running on dedicated devices
    robots
    visual processing
    web services

Submissions from everyone, including authors of paper submissions to
AAAI, IAAI, and AAAI-15 workshops, are encouraged. The systems do not
need to run solely on the conference premises nor must they be mature
or deployed. Captivating demonstrations will be given an advantage in
the selection process.


Relationship with Other AAAI-15 Events

Participants in the AAAI-15 Robotics Exhibition and the AAAI-15 Video
Competition are encouraged to contribute to the Demonstration Program
with their systems as well, if appropriate. Demonstrations related to
video submissions will be publicized in the video proceedings and
during the award ceremony, thereby increasing the visibility of the
systems.


Author Registration

Authors must register at the AAAI-15 web-based conference management
system site before submitting their expressions of interest.

   https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aaai15

Authors should select "Demo Track." The software will assign a
password, which will enable the author to log on and submit an
expression of interest. Authors are strongly encouraged to register as
soon as possible, well in advance of the September 10 abstract
deadline.

    Registration will close at 11:59 PM PST on September 10, 2014
    Abstract (expression of interest) submission will close at
       11:59 PM PST on September 15, 2014
    Final 2-page paper submission will close at 11:59 PM PST
       on October 20, 2014


Submission and Review Process

The submission procedure is a two-step process. First, researchers and
practitioners interested in submitting a demo to the AAAI-15
conference are required to submit an "expression of interest" through
the web-based conference management system in the abstract field. An
expression of interest consists only of a short description
introducing the demonstration and clearly specifying the authors,
purpose, and the material needed to perform the demonstration. The
expression of interest may be accompanied by supporting material, such
as a video or a previously published paper, as long as it is
specifically related to the demonstration (additional materials will
not be published in the proceedings). Please submit such additional
items as a zip file.

Second, the expression of interest will be evaluated by the
Demonstration Program Chair to evaluate its fit with the Demonstration
Program. Upon acceptance, authors will be required to submit a 2-page
short paper describing their system, formatted in AAAI two-column,
camera-ready style through the AAAI-15 web-based conference management
system. Papers must be original, unpublished work, and 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. The Demonstration chair retains the right to reject
demonstrations if the submitted 2-page paper has deficiencies that the
reviewers believe would be difficult to fix by the authors within the
given time frame.

Demonstration participants are welcome to exhibit and distribute
additional material, including, for example, videos running on a
dedicated console, scientific papers, pamphlets, noncommercial
brochures, and so on. Such ancillary materials do not necessarily need
to be submitted as part of the evaluation.

At least one member of every demonstration must register at
AAAI-15. The conference registrant will be responsible for building
the exhibit.

A major AI publication has expressed interest in publishing a joint
paper by the exhibitors of the AAAI-15 Demonstration Program focusing
on the demos exhibited, including claims, strengths, and
weaknesses. The purpose of the paper is to offer a rich discussion
about the current state of the art in AI.


Award

To foster the presentation of exciting demonstrations, AAAI-15 will
present an award for the Best Demonstration. The award will be granted
on the the basis of audience evaluation through a ballot given to all
attendees.


Services

Researchers and practitioners showing a demonstration are required to
bring all necessary equipment and material for the successful
operation of their exhibit. AAAI will provide shipping instructions,
if needed, for the delivery of material to the conference
site. Special electrical connections must be arranged through the
Demonstration Program Chair no later than 45 days prior to the start
of the conference. Electrical and Internet service will be made
available to confirmed exhibitors.

Tabletops will be allowed for every demo. Each exhibitor will be
provided with one, 6 foot draped table on which they may arrange their
display. If available and if space permits, additional tables can be
provided. Additionally, every exhibitor will be given a panel to show
a poster.

Questions and Suggestions

Concerning author instructions and conference registration, write to
aaai15 at aaai.org. Concerning suggestions for the program and other
inquiries, write to the AAAI-15 Demonstration Program Chair.


Demonstration Program Chair

Carlos Linares Lopez
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
carlos.linares at uc3m.es
Program Committee


Program Committee

Minh Do (SGT Inc. and NASA ARC, USA)
Simone Fratini (European Space Agency, Germany)
Robert Goldman (Smart Information Flow Technologies, USA)
Akihiro Kishimoto (IBM Research, Ireland)
Nicola Policella (European Space Agency, Germany)
Rong Zhou (Parc, Xerox, USA)
Andreas Junghanns (QTronic GmbH, Germany)
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