Call for Papers and Submission
First Call for Papers
The 33rd Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence (Canadian AI 2020) will take place in Ottawa, Ontario, 12 May to 15 May, 2020. The event is collocated with the Computer and Robot Vision (CRV) conference. These events (AI·CRV 2020) will bring together hundreds of leaders in research, industry, and government, as well as Canada's most accomplished students. They showcase Canada's ingenuity, innovation and leadership in intelligent systems and advanced information and communications technology.
We invite papers that present original work in all areas of Artificial Intelligence, either theoretical or applied. Canadian AI 2020 welcomes submissions on topics including (but not limited to) search, planning, knowledge representation, reasoning, natural language processing, robotics and perception, multiagent systems, statistical learning, and deep learning. We expressly encourage work that cuts across technical areas or applies AI techniques in the context of important domains such as e-commerce, games, healthcare, sustainability, and transportation.
We also welcome the submission of position papers, which present evidence-based arguments for a particular point of view without necessarily presenting a new system. There will be an option during the submission process to indicate that a paper is a position paper.
As in previous years, accepted papers will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series.
We are glad to announce that Canadian AI 2020 has the following confirmed keynote speakers:
- Giuseppe Carenini (University of British Columbia),
- Pascal Poupart (University of Waterloo), and
- Csaba Szepesvari (University of Alberta),
as well as a tutorial by Pierre-Luc Bacon from MILA.
Submission deadline: January 17th, 2020, extended to Monday, January 20th, 2020 (11:59 p.m. UTC-12)
Author notification: February 21st, 2020
Final papers due: March 7th, 2020
Main conference: May 13-15th, 2020
We invite submissions of both long and short papers. Long papers must be no longer than 12 pages, including references, formatted using the Springer LNCS/LNAI style. Short papers must be no longer than 6 pages, including references, in the LNAI style. We provide a sample, but authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer’s proceedings LaTeX templates are also available in Overleaf.
Papers submitted to the conference must not have already been published, or accepted for publication, or be under review by a journal or another conference. Submissions will go through a double-blind review process by Program Committee members to assess originality, significance, technical merit, and clarity of presentation. As such, submissions must be anonymized, and papers that fail to do so will be rejected without review. A “Best Paper Award” and a “Best Student Paper Award” will be given at the conference respectively to the authors of each best paper, as judged by the Best Paper Award Selection Committee.
Submissions will be via EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=canadianai2020.
Cyril Goutte, National Research Council Canada
Xiaodan Zhu, Queen’s University
The conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNCS/LNAI). A paper will be accepted either as a long or as a short paper. Long papers will be allocated 12 pages while short papers will be allocated 6 pages in the proceedings. Authors of accepted papers will be allocated time for an oral presentation at the conference and will have the opportunity to present their work in a poster session. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the conference to present the work. The authors must agree to this requirement prior to submitting their paper for review.
In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers.