IJCAI-ECAI-18 Call for Papers: Survey Track

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The survey track provides an opportunity for AI researchers who are expert on a topic to give a talk presenting a synthetic survey of the topic and to publish a paper in the IJCAI-ECAI-2018 proceedings.


The list of authors should contain at least one author who has made significant contributions to the topic over the last few years (and can be considered an expert on that topic).


The topic should be recent enough and neither too narrow nor too wide. A suitable topic will typically come with between 10 and 30 papers published in major AI conferences and journals in the last 10 years, not all by the same group of authors.


The topic should be introduced in a way such that it can be understood by most of the AI community. It should be defined in such a way that its contours are precise. It should be made clear why the topic is important and what its intended or existing applications are. The paper should be a comprehensive survey with a personal stance on the topic: the description of the existing work should be structured and should contain a discussion (aiming for instance at comparing the approaches). It should not be a simple juxtaposition of summaries of papers or groups of papers. While the authors’ own work can sometimes be an important part of a survey, there should be no significant bias towards it: the work by others should be mentioned and appreciated in accordance with its relevance and importance. The paper should try to provide clear perspectives, and should be of very high quality in terms of presentation (including examples), and at the appropriate technical level.


  • Paper submission: March 13, 2018 (11:59PM UTC -12) DEADLINE EXTENDED
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: April 24, 2018
  • Camera ready deadline: May 7, 2018


Unlike submissions to the main track, submissions to the survey track are not anonymous. They should include the names and affiliations of the authors. Submitted papers must be formatted according to IJCAI guidelines and submitted electronically through the IJCAI-ECAI-18 special track paper submission site. Full instructions including formatting guidelines and electronic templates are available on the IJCAI-ECAI-18 website. Submissions must be in electronic form using the IJCAI-ECAI-18 paper submission software linked above. Submissions must be self-contained; IJCAI-ECAI-18 will not accept or review any supplementary material. 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. All papers are due electronically on March 13, 2018 (11:59 UTC- 12). Submissions received after the deadline or not in compliance with the length or formatting requirements will not be considered for review (see the paper length and format section below). 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. The designated author will be notified by email about acceptance or rejection by April 24.


IJCAI-ECAI-18 will not accept any paper that, at the time of submission, is under review for, has already been published in, or has already been accepted for publication in, a journal or another venue with formally published proceedings. As a rule of thumb, authors should regard any publication with an ISBN or ISSN as a formal publication. Authors are also required not to submit their papers to venues with formal publication during IJCAI-ECAI-18 review period. These restrictions are not intended to apply to workshops and similar specialized presentations with a limited audience and without published proceedings. Authors will be required to confirm that their submissions conform to these requirements at the time of submission. A multiple submission will imply immediate rejection of the submitted paper.


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


All people involved in the IJCAI-ECAI-18 review process adhere to the IJCAI conflict of interest policy. Details can be found at http://ijcai.org/.


Submitted technical papers must be no longer than seven pages in total: six pages for the main text of the paper (including all figures but excluding references), and one additional page for references. Note that the references page can only include references. For accepted papers, up to two additional pages may be purchased at an additional cost per page, but note that at the time of submissions, papers should adhere to the guidelines above: 6 pages for main text plus one page for references. Papers must be formatted according to posted IJCAI-ECAI-18 guidelines, which will be available on the conference website (the style will be essentially that of previous IJCAI conferences). Electronic templates for the LaTeX typesetting package, as well as a Word template, that conform to IJCAI-ECAI-18 guidelines will be made available at the conference website. Final camera ready versions will be formatted according to the publisher’s instructions. Authors are required to submit their electronic papers in PDF format. Files in postscript (ps) or any other format will not be accepted. Over-length papers will be rejected without review. Submissions must be self-contained; IJCAI-ECAI-18 will not accept or review any supplementary material.


The main track of IJCAI-ECAI-18 is enforcing a submission limit of no more of 10 submissions per individual author. However, papers submitted to the survey track do not count for this number of submissions. The list of authors provided at submission time is final. Authors may not be added to, or removed from, papers following submission. (However, author ordering may still be changed.) Also, by submitting a paper to IJCAI-ECAI-18, authors must acknowledge that they will do their best to contribute in some way to the review process, if asked to.


Please send all enquiries about the Survey Track to the IJCAI-ECAI-18 Survey Track Chairs, Eyke HĂĽllermeier and Nicolas Maudet, at the email address survey@ijcai-18.org.