AIxIA 2021

20th International Conference

Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence

online, December 1st-3rd, 2021

Call for Papers

The AIxIA 2021 edition celebrates the 20th year of an event born inside the Italian AI association, but rapidly grown up to an international dimension, attracting scholars from all over the world. This edition of AIxIA will be held virtually in Milan only in online mode, thus making it easier to attend and present papers from any part of the globe.

Based on a plural point of view, the main conference covers the wide spectrum of topics that characterize modern Artificial Intelligence, while a number of specific topics are also covered by dedicated thematic workshops. Workshops will be announced later on and we foresee a significant participation by the research communities, in the vein of the success of the AIxIA 2020 edition.

The main track of the AIxIA 2021 conference welcomes submissions covering all areas of AI, including (but not limited to)

• machine learning,

• search and planning,

• knowledge representation and reasoning,

• constraint satisfaction and optimization,

• natural language processing,

• argumentation,

• robotics and perception,

• autonomous agents and multiagent systems,

• ethical and cultural issues in AI.

We encourage all types of high-quality contributions including theoretical, engineering, and applied papers. We also encourage contributions to AI techniques in the context of established and novel application domains, such as (cyber)security, sustainability, ageing, health care, cultural heritage, manufacturing, transportation, and commerce.

Finally, papers describing AI approaches and applications targeting societal challenges, including, for example, solutions for the mitigation and management of public health crises, as well as hot topics within the community, such as the assessment and mitigation of different kinds of biases, and in general ethical issues in AI, are particularly welcome.

Besides regular papers presenting results not already published we also welcome short "discussion papers" (maximum eight pages) containing

descriptions of results recently published or accepted for the presentation in première international conferences and journals related to AI field;

position papers discussing potentially controversial topics in AI or personal points of views about specific topics in AI.

Discussion papers are introduced as an opportunity for the authors to present their recent results to the AI community and to stimulate debate among attendees of AIxIA 2021 and potential collaborations thereof.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and attend the conference to present the work.


Proceedings of Regular Papers

Accepted regular papers will be included in the post-proceedings of the conference and will be published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. Authors will have the chance to revise the accepted papers according to interactions that will take place at the conference. The post-proceedings will also include selected and revised papers from thematic workshops.

Authors of selected regular papers accepted to the main track will be invited to submit an extended version for publication on "Intelligenza Artificiale", the International Journal of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, edited by IOS Press and indexed by Thomson Reuters' "Emerging Sources Citation Index" and Scopus by Elsevier.


Proceedings of Discussion Papers

Discussion papers will not be included in the LNAI proceedings of the conference, and will be published on CEUR WS Proceedings upon request. Discussion papers will be presented and discussed at the conference together with regular submissions.


Best Papers Awards

The Program Committee will select the Best Student Paper and the Best Paper from the accepted regular papers. In order to be eligible for the Best Student Paper Award, at least one author must be a student.


Submission Instructions

Submitted papers should be written in English and formatted according to the Springer LNCS style. Regular papers must be original papers, which are not being submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. These papers should not exceed 12 pages, with any number of additional pages containing bibliographic references only.

Discussion papers report results already published or accepted for publication in international conferences, and should not exceed 8 pages with any number of additional pages containing bibliographic references only.

Paper submission is electronic through AIxIA2021 Easychair installation.


Important dates

Authors are invited to check the websites of their workshops of interest for updated information about each workshop's deadlines.

Paper Submission: July 29, 2021 September 3, 2021

Notification: September 15, 2021 October 4, 2021

Camera ready version of Discussion Papers: November 12, 2021

Conference: December 1-3, 2021