AAAI-23 Journal Track: Call for Papers

Thirty-Seventh AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
February 7 – 14, 2023
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington DC, USA

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and the Computing Community Consortium.

Call for Participation

Important Dates

  • Friday, September 23, 2022: Electronic submissions due
  • Friday, November 18, 2022: Notification of acceptance or rejection
  • Thursday, December 1, 2022: Camera-ready versions at the AAAI CRC site

The journal track is designed to provide a forum to present diverse and important results from across the subdisciplines of Artificial Intelligence that have been published recently (from January 1st, 2021 to September 16, 2022) in selective journals, but have not been previously presented at AAAI or at any other major AI conference (such as IJCAI or ECAI) or sister conference (such as ML, NeurIPS, AAMAS, CP, KR or ICAPS).

The goal of this track is twofold:

1.    To provide authors an opportunity to present and discuss at AAAI important results published in journals that might otherwise not be submitted to a conference due to their length and complexity. Papers that differ from the traditional AAAI format and topics are welcome.

2.    To broaden the program with lines of work that are important to the AI enterprise as a whole, but may otherwise be eclipsed by the main focus of conference level submissions at the moment.


Connection to Collaborative Bridge Theme

New communities often emerge when two or more disciplines come together, in order to explore new opportunities and perspectives; today both are plentiful. The purpose of this year’s collaborative bridge theme is to help cultivate this process. The Journal Track plays an essential role, by enriching the AAAI program with a diverse set of high quality research results that demonstrate the breadth of AI, including topics that currently may be under-represented within the AAAI technical track.


Paper Presentation

Each accepted paper in the Journal Track will be given a slot at the AAAI conference for a poster presentation. In addition, similar to main track publications, a subset of papers will be selected for oral presentation. At least one author of a journal track paper is expected to register to AAAI 2023 and to present the paper. Complete citations, abstracts and URLs of the original journal papers (if available from the publisher) will be published on the AAAI 2023 web site, as a permanent reference. Submission to the Journal Track will not require authors to produce a new version of the paper, such as an extended abstract.

Submission Requirements

Journal track submissions must meet the criteria outlined below.

Candidate papers must be published after January 1st, 2021 in one of the journals listed in the section below. Papers that are in press may be submitted as long as the final camera-ready version appears online on the journal’s website prior to the journal track’s submission deadline (September 23rd, 2022).  Extensions of papers that have previously been presented at AAAI or another major AI conference or sister conference (e.g., IJCAI, ECAI, NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, or ICAPS) may be submitted to this track only if they make a substantial novel contribution (on the order of what is expected of a regular AAAI submission at the minimum). Papers previously presented in a journal track of another conference (e.g., at IJCAI, ECML/PKDD, or ICAPS) will not be considered.


Eligible Journals

During this first year of the AAAI journal track, we will consider papers published in the following journals:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AIJ)
  • Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR)
  • Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR)
  • Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
  • Machine Learning (MLJ)
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Computational Linguistics
  • International Journal on Computer Vision
  • International Journal of Robotics Research
  • IEEE Transactions on Robotics
  • ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation

Assuming the track is successful, this list will likely be expanded in future years.

Paper Submission

Papers must be submitted through the JOURNAL TRACK SUBMISSION SITE (please select “AAAI-23 Journal Track”).  A submission must contain the following information in two parts:

    1. A 1-page information sheet containing:
      • Full citation of the journal paper including url and date of publication.
      • If the submission is an extension of a conference paper (or papers):
        • Url(s) of the conference paper(s).
        • A statement summarizing the novel contribution of the journal article relative to the conference paper(s).
    2. A 1-page maximum abstract containing:
      • One paragraph summarizing the contribution of the journal article.
      • One paragraph describing the article’s broad interest and relevance to a general AI audience.
      • References


Submission Process

The Journal Track submission site is available at JOURNAL TRACK SUBMISSION SITE. Please confirm it is the “AAAI-23 Journal Track” when submitting. Complete the online submission form and then submit all of the information required for the track as a PDF file.


Selection Process

Papers will be selected purely based on the criteria of relevance to the field of AI and whether the paper has been published (not accepted) between January 1st 2021 and the time of submission. Papers that have been accepted by a journal are considered to meet AAAI’s technical standard, without further peer review. The final decision on acceptance will be made by the track co-chairs. The decision of presentation format will be made by the AAAI program chairs, with input from the track chairs.


For More Information

Inquiries concerning submissions may be directed to the track co-chairs at All other inquiries should be directed to AAAI at


Journal Track Cochairs

Jesse Davis (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Patrik Haslum (Australian National University, Australia)

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