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Qiang Yang, Michael Wooldridge
This is an exciting time to be an artificial intelligence researcher. AI technologies and applications have truly entered our everyday lives, with AI systems in use throughout society. Against this backdrop of AI's remarkable success, the Twenty-Fourth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-2015), to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina between 25 and 31 July 2015, is poised to break several records. This is the first time the flagship international AI conference has been held in South America, and the number of submissions to the technical program has reached an historical high. These proceedings collect some of the most exciting research taking place in AI today and offer a window into the future. The theme of this year's conference is Artificial Intelligence and Arts. Being held in Argentina, the home of Tango, the conference will feature invited talks, performances, demos and a technical track dedicated to the exploration and celebration of AI's growing role in the Arts, both in enriching and producing Arts and in injecting art into AI to make it an elegant and more accessible scientific discipline.