The AAAI-19 Demonstrations Program is intended to foster discussion and exchange of ideas among researchers and practitioners from academia and industry by presenting software and hardware systems and research prototypes of such systems, including their capabilities and workings. Accepted demonstrations will be allocated one time slot of 1.5 or 2 hours during one of the main conference evening poster programs, and will have a short paper included in the proceedings. The demonstrations must present new ideas, which are not already established in mainstream products or services. However, the demonstration need not run solely at the conference site; it is all right if it has been showcased elsewhere in the recent past. Captivating demonstrations will be given an advantage in the review process.
Submissions from everyone, including authors of paper submissions to AAAI, IAAI, and AAAI-19 workshops, are encouraged. Work submitted to other tracks (such as the Video Competition) can also be submitted to the Demonstrations Program in the format prescribed in the following, and it will be evaluated independently according to the Demonstrations review process.
== Topics of Interest ==
The Demonstrations Program welcomes presentations of systems on all topics of mainstream AI (see the topic descriptions of the main AAAI and IAAI conference tracks). Promising topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
• cognitive systems
• decision making systems
• educational software and hardware tools for AI
• environment-aware agent behaviors
• game playing programs
• human-robot interaction
• intelligent collaborative systems
• intelligent control systems
• intelligent graphical user interfaces
• intelligent tutoring systems
• natural language processing and speech recognition
• peripheral hardware running on dedicated devices
• visual processing
• web services
== Timetable for Authors ==
• July 1, 2018 – September 21, 2018: Authors register on AAAI-19 submission site.
• September 21, 2018: Full submissions (short paper and video or slides) due.
• October 26, 2018: Notifications of acceptance or rejection sent to authors, accompanied by detailed reviews.
• November 14, 2018: Camera-ready copy due at AAAI office.
== Author Registration ==
Authors must register at the AAAI-19 submission site (available July 1) before submitting their expressions of interest. Authors should select “Demo Track.” The software will assign a password, which will enable the author to log on and submit their work. Authors are strongly encouraged to register as soon as possible, well in advance of the September 21 deadline.
• Registration will close at 11:59 PM PDT on September 21, 2018
• Final demo paper submission will close at 11:59 PM PDT on September 21, 2018
Authors are required to submit two items: (1) a 2-page short paper describing their system, formatted in AAAI two-column style, and (2) a video (of duration up to 10 minutes) of the proposed demonstration. Slides are also permitted in lieu of video, but greater weight will be given to submissions accompanied by videos. The paper must present the technical details of the demonstration, discuss related work, and describe the significance of the demonstration. The paper must contain unpublished work. If accepted, authors will be required to transfer copyright of their paper to AAAI. For more information on the AAAI style, please download the AAAI Press author kit.
Demonstration participants are welcome to exhibit and distribute additional material, such as videos running on a dedicated console, scientific papers, pamphlets, and noncommercial brochures. Such ancillary materials need not be submitted for review. At least one member of every demonstration must register for and attend AAAI-19. The conference registrant will be responsible for building the exhibit.
== Award ==
To foster the presentation of exciting demonstrations, AAAI-19 will present an award for the Best Demonstration. The award will be granted on the basis of audience evaluation through a ballot given to all attendees.
== Questions and Suggestions ==
Concerning author instructions and conference registration, write to [hidden email]. Concerning suggestions for the program and other inquiries, write to the AAAI-19 Demonstrations Program Chair at [hidden email].
== Demonstrations Program Chair ==
Monica Anderson (University of Alabama, USA)