IJCAI 2024 : International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Conference Series : International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Call For Papers
Call for Papers
Important Dates (all times are Anywhere On Earth, UTC-12)
Abstract submission deadline: January 10, 2024
Author information deadline: January 16, 2024
Full paper submission deadline: January 17, 2024
Appendix and resubmission information deadline: January 24, 2024
Summary reject notification: February 22, 2024
Author response period: March 18-21, 2023
Paper notification: April 16, 2024
Conference: Saturday, August 3rd to Friday, August 9th, 2024.
Submissions are invited for the 33rd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, which is planned to be held in Jeju Island, South Korea, from August 3rd to August 9th, 2024. Since 1969, IJCAI has remained the premier conference bringing together the international AI community to communicate the advances and achievements of artificial intelligence research.
Submissions to IJCAI 2024 should report significant, original, and previously unpublished results on any aspect of artificial intelligence. Papers on novel AI research problems, AI techniques for novel application domains, and papers that cross discipline boundaries within AI are especially encouraged.
A selection of the best papers submitted to IJCAI 2024 will be invited for a fast track in the Artificial Intelligence Journal and/or the Journal of AI Research.
Contact for questions not answered in the call: firstname.lastname@example.org
Papers must be no longer than 9 pages in total: 7 pages for the body of the paper and 2 pages for references.
All authors must provide author information. All authors are expected to be available to review.
Two-phase reviewing: Every paper will receive two reviews in Phase 1. Papers not rejected in Phase 1 will receive additional reviews in Phase 2 and will be able to provide an author’s response.
Supplementary material (e.g. appendices, data, source code, resubmission information) is due one week after the paper deadline.
Paper resubmissions from other conferences are welcome but authors are required to provide resubmission information, as described below.
New in 2024
Generative AI models, including Chat-GPT, BARD, LLaMA, or similar LLMs, do not satisfy the criteria for authorship of papers published in IJCAI 2024. If authors use an LLM in any part of the paper-writing process they assume full responsibility for all content, including checking for plagiarism and correctness of all text.
We encourage papers that describe research on or involving LLMs. Text generated by an LLM as part of the paper’s methodology or experimental analysis is allowed but needs to be properly documented and described in the paper.
Page limit: Papers must be no longer than 9 pages in total: 7 pages for the body of the paper and 2 pages for references; an optional ethics statement can be placed either in the body of the paper or in the reference pages. For accepted papers, the last two pages can also contain acknowledgements and an optional contribution statement.
Authors commit to reviewing: By submitting to the conference, each author volunteers to be entered into the pool of potential PC members/reviewers for IJCAI 2024 and may be asked to review papers for the conference. This does not apply to authors who have already agreed to contribute to IJCAI 2024 in some capacity (e.g., as PC/SPC members of the main conference or special tracks, area chairs, or members of the organizing committee) and authors who are not qualified to be IJCAI PC members (e.g., undergraduate students, junior graduate students, or researchers with a limited track record in AI). This requirement may be waived in a limited range of exceptional circumstances (researchers leaving academia, parental leave, etc.)
Separate deadline for technical appendix and resubmission information: Authors are given one week after the submission deadline to update their technical appendix and resubmission information.
Simplified procedure for resubmission information: Authors must declare whether their paper has been rejected from another peer-reviewed conference in the last 12 months before the submission. They will be requested to upload the latest rejected version (anonymized if necessary) with the reviewer’s comments; a cover letter responding to the reviews is optional. To avoid bias, the resubmission information will only be made available to reviewers after they submit their reviews. The program committee reserves the right to reject papers that fail to report resubmission information. Further, reviewers will be encouraged to check whether the resubmission addresses factual issues pointed out in the reviews of the previous version (e.g., typos, incorrect attribution of results, etc.) and to reject submissions that fail to do so.
Contribution statement: For accepted papers, the authors can include contribution information, explicitly indicating the contribution of each co-author to the paper.
Selection criteria: Selection criteria include the novelty and originality of ideas, correctness, clarity, the significance of results, potential impact and quality of the presentation.
Summary rejects: The reviewing process will proceed in two phases. In Phase 1, every paper will be reviewed by two PC members. If a paper receives two good-quality reviews that are not sufficiently positive in Phase 1, it will be rejected without any opportunity to submit an author response. By submitting a paper, the authors acknowledge that they are aware of the possibility of receiving a summary rejection notification.
Full paper review: Papers passing the summary reject step will go through the full reviewing process. Each paper will be reviewed by a group of PC members (PCs), and a Senior PC member (SPC) will coordinate the PC review process and write a meta-review with a recommendation cross-checked by an Area Chair (AC).
Author response: The full paper review process will allow authors to respond to the reviews. Author responses should be concise and are not intended to create a dialogue between reviewers and authors. Author responses will be visible to AC, SPC, and PCs.
Participation in the conference. At least one author of each accepted paper must participate in the conference and present the work. We are looking forward to the community meeting in person.
Ethics policy and ethics statement: Similar to the 2022 and 2023 editions of the conference, we will employ a lightweight ethics review policy for IJCAI 2024. Reviewers will be asked to flag glaring violations of ethical principles. Such flagged submissions will be reviewed by the Ethics Chair. In rare situations, the Program Chair, advised by the Ethics Chair, reserves the right to reject a submission on ethical grounds. However, we expect that the primary response to ethical concerns will require authors to revise their submissions to include a discussion that identifies these ethical concerns and suggestions on how they might be mitigated.
Authors can include in the main body of their paper, or on the reference pages, an ethics statement that addresses both ethical issues regarding the research being reported and the broader ethical impact of the work. Note that such an ethics statement is not required, but we recommend that papers working with sensitive data or on sensitive tasks include such discussion. The IJCAI review form will include a section asking reviewers and ACs to flag any serious ethical concerns.
Conflict of interest policy: All individuals involved in the IJCAI 2024 review process must adhere to the IJCAI conflict of interest policy. Details can be found at https://www.ijcai.org/IJCAI_Conflict_of_Interest_Policy.pdf. All authors of papers submitted to IJCAI 2024 agree to be bound by the conditions outlined in this call for papers (w.r.t. multiple submissions, authorship, resubmission policy, submission limit, etc.). Authors and reviewers acknowledge that IJCAI may take action against individuals in breach of the conflict of interest and call for papers policy, including – but not limited to – rejecting their submissions without further review and banning individuals from submitting their work to a limited number of IJCAI conferences in the future.
Confidentiality policy: All submissions will be treated in strict confidence until the publication date.
Formatting guidelines: The updated LaTeX styles and Word template will be available at https://www.ijcai.org/authors_kit in December 2023.
Submission site: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/IJCAI2024
Mandatory abstract submission: The paper title, author names, contact details, and a brief abstract must be submitted electronically through the IJCAI 2024 paper submission site (link above) by the abstract submission deadline. It will be possible to make minor edits to the title and abstract until the full paper submission deadline. However, submissions with “placeholder” abstracts may be removed without consideration.
Author Information: Full papers must be submitted through the same site by the paper submission deadline. The list of author names provided at the Author Information Deadline is final. Authors may not be added to or removed from papers following submission. (The author’s ordering may still be changed during the camera-ready period.) All authors must fill out the author information form in the submission site by the Author Information deadline. The author’s information is important to control the COIs in the review process. A submission may be rejected without review if any co-author does not register and enter the necessary information.
Submission limit: IJCAI 2024 will enforce a strict submission limit. Each author is limited to no more than 8 submissions to IJCAI 2024.
Keywords: When submitting abstracts, authors must choose up to three content area keywords (called “subject areas” in CMT). General categories should be used only 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.
Copyright: IJCAI 2024 is a conference held under the IJCAI rules. The papers published there will be solely IJCAI publications with IJCAI as the copyright holder.
Paper format: Papers submitted to IJCAI 2024 must be formatted according to the IJCAI 2024 guidelines (link above). Submissions must be self-contained. Authors are required to submit their electronic papers in PDF format. Submissions that violate the IJCAI 2024 style (e.g., by decreasing margins or font sizes) may be rejected without review.
Paper length: Papers must be no longer than 9 pages in total: 7 pages for the body of the paper (including all figures/tables), plus up to 2 additional pages with references; the optional ethics statement can be placed either in the body of the paper or in the reference pages. Acknowledgments and the contribution statement can be included in the two reference pages for accepted papers. Moreover, for accepted papers, up to two additional pages may be purchased at an additional cost per page. Overlength papers will be rejected without review.
Supplementary material: Authors may submit up to 50MB of supplementary material, such as appendices, proofs, derivations, data, or source code; all supplementary material must be in PDF or ZIP format. Supplementary material should be created by the authors that directly support the submission content. Like submissions, supplementary material must be anonymized. There are two entries for supplementary files in the CMT system: one is “TechnicalAppendix”, and the other one is “ResubmissionFile”. The latter should be used for providing resubmission information only. Looking at the technical appendix is at the discretion of the reviewers.
Anonymity: From the authors’ perspective, reviewing for IJCAI 2024 is double-blind. As an author, you are responsible for anonymizing your submission. In particular, you should not include author names or affiliations in your submission and should avoid providing any other identifying information (even in the supplementary material). Acknowledgements of funding or assistance should also be omitted at the submission stage. When referring to one’s work, use the third person rather than the first person. For example, say, “Previously, Kwok et al.  have shown that…” rather than “In our previous work , we have shown that…”. All identifying information can be added to the final camera-ready version of accepted papers. Supplementary material (including the resubmission information) and code should also be anonymized (including, for instance, hardcoded paths or URLs that may give away login identifiers or institutions). In case of resubmissions, if the previous version of the paper was non-anonymous, the authors are asked to remove/cover their names, affiliations and acknowledgements in the resubmission PDF but not to alter the previous version or the reviews in any other way. The authors should also remove identifying information from the PDF metadata. Submissions that violate anonymity will be rejected without further review.
Preprints: The existence of non-anonymous preprints (on arXiv, social media, websites, etc.) and prior publication in non-archival venues will not result in rejection. Note that the submission to CMT must always be anonymized regardless of whether a preprint has been released. Reviewers will be instructed not to look for such preprints actively, but encountering them will not constitute a conflict of interest.
Reproducibility: Authors must follow the reproducibility guidelines (available here) and checklist at the time of paper submission.
Ethics Statement: Authors may include a statement of the potential broader impact of their work, including its ethical aspects and future societal consequences. This part can be put in either the main body of the paper or on the reference pages. It is optional but is highly recommended for papers working with sensitive data or on sensitive tasks.
Dual submissions: IJCAI 2024 will not accept any paper that, at the time of full paper 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. Authors of IJCAI 2024 submissions are also not permitted to submit their paper to a journal or another venue with formally published proceedings during the IJCAI 2024 review period. (As a guideline, authors should regard publications with a DOI, ISBN, or ISSN as formal publications. Questions about submission eligibility should be referred to the program chair before the deadline.) These restrictions do not apply to workshops and similar specialized presentations without formally published proceedings.
Note that papers that had been submitted to ICLR 2024 are eligible for submission to IJCAI 2024 since the ICLR 2024 notifications are before the IJCAI 2024 full paper deadline. Authors of ICLR 2024 submissions who are considering resubmitting to IJCAI 2024 must provide resubmission information as described above. We strongly encourage authors to provide a cover letter explaining how they addressed concerns raised in earlier reviews.