IJCAI-97 Video Track : Call For Videos

As a medium, videotapes are better suited than written papers to illuminate the efficacy of AI research, especially in the emerging and exciting areas of AI in Education, Art, Music, Entertainment, Hypermedia, 3-D Animation, Artificial Life, Network-Based tools like Mosaic, etc.

If a picture is worth thousand words, then a (3-D) movie will certainly enhance the illustration of behaviors of these systems that are based on AI principles, methods, and tools.

Recognizing this potential of video presentations to demonstrate and augment AI research results, a Video Track has been designated since IJCAI-89 to be an integral part of the Technical Programs of IJCAI Conferences.

The Video Track is designed to demonstrate the current levels of usefulness of AI tools, techniques, and methods for a variety of practical and theoretical problems arising in industrial, commercial, government, space, and educational areas.

You are invited and strongly encouraged to submit to this video track and take advantage of the following opportunities and benefits that we intend to provide as a forum to showcase your best AI research results.

We look forward to your submissions that will contribute to the success of the IJCAI-97 Video Track.

Submission Requirements and Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit 3 copies of a videotape of 15 minutes maximum duration, accompanied by a submission letter that includes: All tapes, along with their abstracts, must be received by the Videotape Track Chair no later than January 6, 1997. Submissions received after that date will be returned unopened. Authors should note that ordinary mail can sometimes be considerably delayed and should take this into account when timing their submissions.

Review Criteria

Each tape will be rigorously reviewed by experts in the subject matter areas of the tape and only the best tapes will be selected for presentation at the conference. The following general criteria will guide the selection: Preference will be given to systems that show a high level of maturity. Tapes that are deemed to be advertising commercial products, propaganda, purely expository materials, merely taped lectures, or material not of scientific or technical value will be rejected.


Abstracts of accepted videos will be allotted a maximum of two pages each in the conference proceedings. The style of these two-page papers should be the same as the full length papers in the Proceedings, with an initial abstract of approximately 50 words.

The final version of the video's abstract, edited in the format specified in the acceptance letter, must be received by the publishers in the USA by April 28, 1997. Authors will be required to transfer copyright of their abstract (but not the video) to IJCAI Inc.

In addition, a 30-minute presentation slot will be made available as part of one of the video sessions. To ensure a consistent format to the sessions and an opportunity for questions, authors should keep as close as possible to the following format for their presentations:

In addition to showing the accepted tapes at the conference, copies of them will be available at a nominal cost after the conference.

The videotape presentations started at IJCAI-89. reviously presented videotapes are available from

IJCAI-89: ISBN 1-55860-097-3
IJCAI-91: ISBN 1-55860-183-X
IJCAI-93: ISBN 1-55860-047-3
Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc.
2929 Campus Drive,Suite 260, San Mateo, CA 94403, USA
TEL: +1-415-578-9911
FAX: +1-415-578-0672
E-mail: morgan@unix.sri.com

Important Dates

January 6, 1997: Tapes and Abstracts submissions to Video Track Chair on or before
March 10, 1997: Notification of acceptance or rejection will be mailed on or before
April 28, 1997: The final version of the video's abstract must be received by the publishers in the USA

Contact Information

Please send Video Track Call clarification and other related inquiries to:
Video Track Chair: Prof. Toyoaki Nishida
Graduate School of Information Science
Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)
8916-5 Takayama, Ikoma, Nara 630-01, Japan
TEL: +81-7437-2-5260 FAX: +81-7437-2-5269 E-mail: nishida@is.aist-nara.ac.jp

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