Call for videos

Recognizing the potential of video presentations to demonstrate and augment AI research results, IJCAI 2011 is reinstating the Video Track that was an integral part of the IJCAI technical programs from IJCAI-89 until IJCAI-97.


Therefore, the IJCAI-11 Program Committee invites submissions of videos for IJCAI-11, to be held in Barcelona, Spain, July 19-22, 2011. Submissions are invited on significant, original, and previously unpublished research on all aspects of artificial intelligence. Videos are also invited that are designed to educate students and/or engage the public regarding the state of the art in AI.


Submission Details

Videos may be submitted either as "stand alone" submissions, or as "paper companion" submissions.


Stand alone submissions: This type of submission will be reviewed by the video track chair and an independent video program committee. Submissions should be hosted on an external website, and the URL should be sent by email to the video track chair at pstone -at- . The email should include the following information all in plain ascii text:

  • Title
  • Full names and contact information, including email addresses, of all authors
  • Subject matter area (from the list of paper submission keywords)
  • Duration of video in minutes, seconds
  • URL of the video
  • An abstract of one to two paragraphs in length describing the content of the video


Video submissions of this type must be at most 10 minutes in length, though preference will be given for concise presentation of the material. We expect that most accepted videos will be at most 5 minutes in length.


Paper companion submissions: This type of submission will be reviewed by the main IJCAI program committee in conjunction with the main paper review process. Paper companion submissions must be anonymous with no identifying information contained in the video (this information may be inserted after the review period if the video is accepted). The video should be uploaded along with the main paper on the main conference review submission site. Video submissions of this type must be at most 30Mb in size and at most 5 minutes in length.


Additionally, authors of accepted papers will be given the opportunity to submit "accepted paper companion submissions" after their papers have been accepted. These submissions need not be anonymous.


Important dates


  • Paper Abstract submission (for paper companion submissions): Jan 19, 2011 (11:59PM, UTC-12)
  • Stand alone and paper companion video submission: Jan 24, 2011 (11:59PM, UTC-12)
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: Mar 31, 2011
  • Submission of accepted paper companion video submissions: May 1, 2011
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection of accepted paper companion submissions: May 15, 2011
  • Final video: June 1, 2011
  • Technical sessions: Jul 19-22, 2011


Review Criteria


Stand alone submissions will be fully reviewed based on their i) technical content (value to AI researchers), ii) their educational/outreach content (value to students and the general public), and iii) their presentation/production quality. They can be accepted based on strong technical content, based on strong educational/outreach content, or both.


Paper companion submissions will be lightly reviewed for their presentation/production quality. They will only be accepted if their associated papers are accepted by the main IJCAI PC.


Policy on Multiple Submissions


IJCAI-11 will not accept any video which, at the time of submission, is under review for or has already been published or accepted for publication in another conference. Authors are also required not to submit their videos elsewhere during IJCAI's review period.


Presentation, Publication, and Awards


Accepted videos will be screened at the coffee breaks and lounge areas throuhgout the conference. In addition, there will be a dedicated room with scheduled screening times. Video authors will be encouraged to be present to answer questions.

Accepted videos will be linked from the conference webpage and hosted permanently at with a link to the associated abstract or paper. A best video award will be given.

Please send Video Track Call clarification and other related inquiries


Contact Information


Please send Video Track Call clarification and other related inquiries to:


Video Track Chair: Prof. Peter Stone
Department of Computer Science
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station C0500
Austin, Texas 78712-0233 U.S.A.
phone: +1 512-471-9796
fax: +1 512-471-8885
pstone -at-