IJCAI-19 Demonstrations Track: Call for Demos

The 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) will be held in Macao, China, from August 10th to August 16th, 2019. The technical program committee invites the submission of demos.

The primary goals of the Demonstrations Track are: first, to provide a platform for exchanging inspiring ideas between theory and practice; secondly, to showcase the applicability of different AI technologies to real-world problems.

Accepted demo papers will be included in IJCAI proceedings. Due to its interest, the AI Communications journal offers a fast-track review of extended versions of a selection of accepted submissions to the Demonstrations Track of IJCAI 2019.

In addition, three awards will be given to honor outstanding demonstrations:


As the premier general conference on AI, IJCAI 2019 welcomes submissions across all areas of AI; the Demonstrations Track of IJCAI 2019 follows this principle, though with an emphasis on the applicability of AI to practice. Thus, the track scope includes (but is not limited to) the following subfields of AI:

Please note that Robotics is not included since IJCAI 2019 will also feature a Robot Exhibition and we encourage robotics demonstrations to be submitted there.

We encourage all submissions that describe innovative, high-quality AI research addressing real-world problems. Demos are expected to show the applicability of different AI techniques with a strong emphasis on the issues that have to be addressed to bring these to practice.

In particular, we encourage submitters to the Main Track of IJCAI 2019 to showcase their systems in the Demonstrations Track. Doing so requires submitting your work twice (see Submission Details and Review Process). Note, however, that the main track and the demonstrations track are run separately and no explicit coordination is offered, which suggests that while one submission might be accepted in one track, it might be rejected (or not) in the other.

Industrial researchers and practitioners are encouraged to submit their works to the Demonstrations track.

Important Dates

Modes of demo presentation

IJCAI 2019 will offer two modes of presenting demos:

Note that the two options are not exclusive: Presenters will specify at the time of demo submission whether they choose traditional demo, demonstration talk, or both.

Submission Details and Review Process

Formatting Guidelines, LaTeX Styles and Word Template: http://www.ijcai.org/authors_kit

Submission Site: http://ijcai-demos.confmaster.net/

The submitted document must be a single PDF with the following contents, depending on the chosen mode(s) of demo presentation (see above), which are:

Submitted papers must be formatted according to the IJCAI guidelines and submitted electronically through the submission link mentioned above. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the conference to present the work. Authors will be required to agree to this requirement at the time of submission. Submissions that do not meet the length or formatting requirements will not be considered for review (see Submission Details). No email or fax submissions will be accepted. Notification of receipt of an electronically submitted paper will be emailed to the designated contact author soon after receipt. If there are problems with the electronic submission, the Demonstrations Track Co-Chairs will contact the designated author by email.

Papers will be peer-reviewed by program committee members. Selection criteria include originality, innovation, applicability and potential benefits of the resulting system. Note that there will be no rebuttal phase.


When submitting their paper, authors will be required to choose content area keywords. General categories should only be used if specific categories do not apply or do not accurately reflect the main contributions. The full list of keywords will be available on the submission site.


Researchers and practitioners showing a demonstration are required to bring all necessary equipment and material for the successful operation of their exhibit. IJCAI will provide shipping instructions, if needed, for the delivery of material to the conference site. Special electrical connections must be arranged through the Demonstrations Track Co-Chairs 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 in traditional mode. If available and if space permits, additional tables or other space requirements may possibly be provided.

Confidentiality Policy

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

Conflict of Interest Policy

All people involved in the IJCAI-19 review process adhere to the IJCAI conflict of interest policy. Details can be found at http://ijcai.org/.


Please, send all enquiries about the Demonstrations Track to the IJCAI 2019 Demonstrations Track Co-Chairs – Jörg P. Müller, Technische Universität Clausthal, Germany and Jie Zhang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, via email: ijcai-demos@confmaster.net