ference, immediately preceding AAAI. The
program will feature teams from both research
and commercial arenas, showcasing progress
from the last five years with demos, research
platforms, educational tools, spin-offs, and
Two special tracks are returning to AAAI- 14,
including the very popular “What’s Hot”
track, presenting exciting recent advances and
current challenges in subareas of AI with
major conferences of their own. This year the
program is expanded to include speakers from
areas that are “hot” but do not have a conference of their own. In addition to presentations
by representatives of several well-established
conferences, AAAI will also welcome talks by
Ken Barker on Challenges beyond Factoid
Question Answering and Volodymyr Mnih’s
talk on What’s Hot in Reinforcement Learning.
In addition, the return of the Senior Member track provides an opportunity for established researchers to give a broad talk on a
well-developed body of research or an important new research area. These 11 presentations
will provide a big picture view, in contrast to
the regular contributions that focus on a specific contribution.
The Tuesday evening conference-wide
poster session will feature student abstracts,
doctoral consortium abstracts, robotic demos,
and poker competition posters. The week is
filled with a host of other programs, including
the AI Video Competition, the AI Poker Competition, the International General Game Playing Competition, and an extensive tutorial
and workshop program.
The IAAI- 14 technical program will feature
talks on seven award-winning deployed AI
applications and 14 emerging applications,
and will run in parallel with the AAAI- 14 technical program. The fifth AAAI Symposium on
Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence
(EAAI) will provide a venue for researchers and
educators to discuss pedagogical issues and
share resources related to teaching AI and
using AI in education across a variety of curricular levels (K– 12 through postgraduate
training), with an emphasis on undergraduate
and graduate teaching and learning. EAAI- 14
will be held on Monday and Tuesday, July 28-
29, and will feature invited talks, technical
papers and posters, as well as a special session
on Model AI Assignments suitable for use in a
variety of class settings. EAAI- 14 posters will
also be included in the conference-wide poster
session on Tuesday evening.
Registration for AAAI- 14, IAAI- 14, and
EAAI- 14, and the tutorial program is included
in one joint fee. Workshop registration is
extra. For complete conference program and
registration information, please visit www.
tration.php. AAAI has reserved a block of
rooms at the Hilton Québec. Please see www.
php for further information on how to reserve
your room. To qualify for the discounted rate,
your reservation must be completed no later
than Friday, June 25, 2014 (5:00 PM local hotel
We hope to see you in Québec City!
AAAI- 15 Is Just
Around the Corner!
We invite your participation at the Twenty-
Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelli-
gence, the First Winter AAAI, to be held in
Austin, Texas, USA, January 25–29, 2015. The
program chairs for AAAI- 15, Sven Koenig and
Blai Bonet, have instituted many innovations
for this inaugural winter conference, incorpo-
rating them into all the successful compo-
nents of past conferences. Please mark the fol-
lowing dates on your calendar:
• September 10, 2014: Electronic abstracts due
• September 15, 2014: Electronic papers due
• October 22 - 24, 2014: Author feedback about ini-
• November 7, 2014: Notification of acceptance or
• November 20, 2014: Camera-ready copy due at
The preliminary Call for Papers, including an
overview of the special tracks and a preview of
planned innovations is available at www.aaai.
Just some of the special innovations for
AAAI- 15 Technical Program include resubmissions of substantially improved AAAI- 14 submissions; demonstrations; and easily accessible papers (small meetings with the authors at
AAAI- 15 will again feature several special
tracks, including AI and the Web, Cognitive
Systems, Computational Sustainability, and
Integrated Systems, as well as the following programs and innovations (this is a preliminary
The Tutorial Program for AAAI- 15 will feature-an expanded scope in topics and “hands-on
tutorials,” including exercises for participants
to solve during the tutorials.
Tutorial proposals are due August 15, 2014.