• BsAs-NationalCongress

    Buenos Aires - National Congress

  • BsAs-DiagonalNorte

    Buenos Aires - Roque Saenz Peña Avenue (aka Diagonal Norte)

  • BsAs-Madero

    Puerto Madero

  • BsAs-9Julio

    The Obelisk, the most popular symbol of Buenos Aires

  • BsAs-FarolCongreso

    Plaza Congreso

  • BsAs-PlazaLibertad

    Plaza Libertad

  • BsAs-AguasCorrientes

    Palacio de Aguas Corrientes

IJCAI-15 will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from July 25th to July 31st, 2015. We look forward to seeing you there.

Prof. Michael Wooldridge, Professor at the University of Oxford, UK is the IJCAI-15 Conference Chair.

Prof. Qiang Yang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong is the IJCAI-15 Program Chair.


The following is the Conference main schedule.
You can also check the Session Schedule for sessions dates and rooms and Talks and Panels for special events.

General Overview

July 25
July 26
July 27
July 28
July 29
July 30
July 31
08:00 Woman's Breakfast
08:30 Workshops
Computers and Thought Award   Paper Session 5
Industry Talks 1
John McCarthy
Paper Session 13
09:30 Transition between Sessions Transition between Sessions
09:40 Paper Session 1   Paper Session 9  
10:10 Coffee and
Poster 5 
Coffee and
Poster 13 
10:40 Coffee and
Poster 1 
Paper Session 6 
Industry Talks 2 
Coffee and
Poster 9 
Paper Session 14
Panel 2:
Turing Test
11:10 Paper Session 2  Paper Session 10 
12:10 Poster 2 Poster 6 Poster 10 Poster 14
12:30 IJCAI Fellow / Student Lunches   IJCAI Fellow / Student Lunches   IJCAI Fellow / Student Lunches   IJCAI Fellow / Student Lunches  
12:45 Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:00 Workshops


Invited Talks 1&2
Julien Cornebise
Christof Koch
Talk by
Erik Brynjolfsson


Invited Talks 3&4
Pete Wurman
Evgeniy Gabrilovich
Talk by
Stuart Russell
Invited Talks 5&6
Jon McCormack
Manuela M. Veloso
Talk by
Barbara Grosz
Invited Talks 7&8
Steve Chien
Michael L. Littman

15:00 Transition between Sessions Transition between Sessions Transition between Sessions Coffee and
Poster 15 
15:10 Paper Session 3    Paper Session 7
Industry Talks 3
Paper Session 11   
15:30 Paper Session 15
16:30 Coffee and
Poster 3 
Coffee and
Poster 7 
Coffee and
Poster 11 
16:50 Transition between Sessions
17:00 Paper Session 4   Paper Session 8
Industry Talks 4 
Paper Session 12   Paper Session 16  
18:00 Poster 4  Poster 8  Poster 12  Poster 16
18:30 Closing Event  
19:00  IJCAI 2015 Opening 
19:00 - 21:30hrs 
19:30  Night Games 
20:00  IJCAI 2015 Banquet
20:00hs - 24:00hs
 Student Reception
 20:00hs - 24:00hs


Talks and Panels

 Talks and Panels

  • Talk - Computers and Thought Award: AI and Economics for a Healthier, Safer, and Fairer World
    Talk by Ariel Procaccia.
    Tuesday 28th - 08:30 to 9:30hs. Room LB.
    Explore the broad and exciting interaction between AI and economics, which spans the spectrum from deep theory to deployed applications in healthcare, physical security, and dispute resolution.
  • Talk: Managing your Supervisor
    Talk by Toby Walsh, UNSW Australia and NICTA
    Tuesday 28th - 9:40 to 10:40 - Catalinas Room
    To get the most out of your PhD, you need to take charge of your relationship with your supervisor. In this interactive session, we will cover a number of topics: understanding your supervisor
    (as a first step to managing them), manipulating them, expectations, pitfalls, conflict, and your overall research career.  Whilst many of the topics are focused on the PhD-supervisor relationship, much
    holds true for other similar relationships like that between PostDoc and supervisor. Please come and share your questions and problems.

  • Talk: The Economic Implications of Machine Intelligence: Lessons from the Second Machine Age
    Talk by Erik Brynjolfsson via Skype
    Tuesday 28th - 14.00 to15.00 hrs - Room C
    We should be optimistic about the future because technological progress, 'the only free lunch that economists believe in,' is accelerating quickly past our intuitions and expectations. But we should also be mindful of our values and our choices: as technology races ahead, it may leave a lot of people, organizations and institutions behind.

  • Talk: Killer robots, the end of humanity, and all that: What should a good AI researcher do?
    Talk by Stuart Russell
    Wednesday-  14.00-15.00 hrs - Room C
    Hear an update on the campaign to ban lethal autonomous weapons, as well as the fears that AI poses an existential threat to mankind.

  • Talk: "John McCarthy Award"
    Talk by Bart Selman
    Thursday - 8:30 to 9:30, Room LB
    Professor Selman is the winner of the 2015 inaugural John MCarthy Award. He is recognized for expanding our understanding of problem complexity and developing new algorithms for efficient inference.
  • Talk:"A One Hundred Year Study on AI: Reflection and Discussion"
    Talk by Barbara Grosz. Chair of the AI100 Standing Committee.
    Thursday - 14.00-15.00 hrs - Room GH
    The One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence, or AI100, is a 100-year effort to study and anticipate how the effects of artificial intelligence will ripple through every aspect of how people work, live and play.

  • Talk: "Robust and beneficial AI"
    Elon Musk recently donated $10M to the Future of Life Institute to fund research into robust and beneficial AI. Come along to this session to hear a summary of the first 37 grants awarded ($7M) to kick off this research programme and ask questions of many of the grantees.
    Thursday, 15.10-16.30. Room GH.

  • Machine Learning Track - Invited Sister Conference Presentations
    Tueday, Thurday and Friday.
    - Yan Liu - "Fast Spatio-temporal Analysis via Low Rank Tensor Learning"
    - Luc De Raedt - "Languages for Mining and Learning"
    - Stephen Muggleton - "Learning as Interpretation"
    - Huan Liu - "Employing Machine Learning to Help Verifying Research Hypotheses"
    - Kristian Kersting - "The Democratization of Optimization"
    - Animashree Anandkumar - "Tensor Methods: A New Paradigm for Training Probabilistic Models and Feature Learning"
    - Elad Eban - "Discrete Chebyshev Classifiers"

  • Panel: "Countering Discrimination"
    Friday 31st,  14:00-15:00 at Room GH
    This interactive panel will explore how different communities within AI face discrimination and how we might counter this. Please come, share and learn.

  • Panel: Who speaks for AI?
    Panelists: Maria Gini, Barbara Grosz, Francesca Rossi, Stuart Russell, Manuela Veloso
    Chair: Michael Wooldridge
    Wednesday 29th, 15:10 at Room LB2

  • Panel: "Rethinking Turing Test"
    Friday, July 31st 2015. 10:40-12:10, Room R1.
    The Turing test was considered a grand goal to be achieved by generations of Artificial Intelligence researchers.  It has helped inspire many new ideas and has also been the subject of many debates.  Now over 60 years old, we wish to take a fresh look at the test given the current surge of interest and achievement in artificial intelligence, examining its origin and projecting beyond the horizon.  The panel consists of researchers with different perspectives on what artificial intelligence has achieved so far and what more needs to be done.  In particular, the debate will be centered on whether the Turing test will continue to serve as the signpost for developing intelligent machines, or perhaps other candidates are emerging to serve that purpose.

  • 2014 Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award sponsored by ECCAI awarded to:
    Benjamin Kaufmann, University of Potsdam
    for his thesis:
    "High Performance Answer Set Programming"  http://www.eccai.org/diss-award/current.shtml
    under the supervision of Prof. Torsten Schaub.
    Tuesday 28th, 11:10hs in Room C


Social Events

Social Events

  • Daily press conference
    Every day, 8-8.30am. Ombú Room - 2nd floor. Sheraton Hotel
  • Opening reception
    Monday 27th, 19-21:30 hrs
    School of Law - Figueroa Alcorta Avenue 2263 : http://www.derecho.uba.ar/index_gmaps.php
    On July 27, buses will depart from Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center and from School of Economics to School of Law starting at 18:00.
    Please, don’t forget your badge.
  • Conference banquet
    Wednesday,  20:00 to 24:00 hrs
    Señor Tango - buses will depart from Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center to the Banquet location starting at 19:30.
    To get on the bus, please don’t forget your banquet ticket.
  • Speed Meet & Greet
    Monday, July 27, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM, just before to go to the conference reception.
    Salón de Actos. Ground floor at New Building of Facultad de Ciencias Económicas.
    This "speed networking" event is your chance to meet and chat with other IJCAI attendees in a fun, casual, and low-stress way.  Whether you're attending your tenth IJCAI conference or  your first, you are bound to meet researchers doing new and interesting work in AI, including the editor-in-chief of JAIR, the president-elect of AAAI, the conference and program chairs of IJCAI, and the founder of RoboCup.  And every 10 minutes, we'll ring the gong and you'll meet someone new!  Doors open at 5:00 PM sharp and admittance is on a first-come basis.  One lucky participant will win a free Fire HD 7 in the door raffle. Thanks to AI Access Books, our raffle sponsor.
  • Games Night
    Tuesday, July 28, 19:30 to 21:30 in the Sheraton, Room Golden Horn.
    Come to spend an evening playing games with other IJCAI participants at the new proposal of IJCAI Games Night. There will be AI-themed games organized with many prizes to be won for the lucky.  And one person will walk away with the grand prize, a Kindle book reader. Thanks to AI Access Books, our prize sponsor.
  • Student Reception
    Thursday, 20:00 to 24.:00hrs
    Tazz Soho, Armenia 1744, Palermo.
    The fastest way to arrive is Subway D Line. The nearest station is “Plaza Italia”. Please enter to http://www.tazzbars.com.ar/2014/web/bar-soho/como-llegar to see the walk path and to search for other options.
    Please don’t forget your Student Reception ticket.
  • Woman's breakfast
    Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 8-8:30am.
    A networking breakfast will be offered for an informal discussion on  issues facing women in AI and CS, with particular emphasis in possible solutions, tying up with themes discussed in the workshop Women in IA and CS.
  • IJCAI Fellow / Student Lunches
    Tuesday to Friday, July 28–31. Lunch time.
    For the first time in an IJCAI, we are providing an opportunity for students to chat with an AAAI or ECCAI Fellow over an informal lunch during the conference. Students should meet their designated Fellow at the onsite registration desk on their assigned day.
  • Town Hall meeting
    Thursday 30th, 18:00 to 19:00 hrs, Room GH.
    Come hear the latest news about IJCAI and future conferences. Give us your feedback. Make suggestions for future conferences and about anything else that matters to you. All most welcome.


Special Meetings

Sunday, July 26

  • IJCAI Trustees Meetin
    08:30 - 18:30
    Sheraton Hotel

Monday, July 27

  • IJCAI Trustees Meeting
    08:30 - 12:30
    Sheraton Hotel
  • IJCAI Executive Committee Meeting
    13:30 - 18:30
    Sheraton Hotel

Tuesday, July 28

  • AI Journal EB Lunch
    12:30 - 14:00
    Sheraton Hotel
  • International AI Societies Meeting
    15:00 - 16:00
    Sheraton Hotel
  • ECCAI General Assembly
    16:00 - 18:00
    Sheraton Hotel

Wednesday, July 29

  • Angry Birds Competition
    All day. 9:00-18:00
    Sheraton Hotel
  • JAIR EB Lunch
    12:30 - 14:00
    Sheraton Hotel

Thursday, July 30

  • Angry Birds Competition
    All day
    Sheraton Hotel
  • ECCAI Fellows Lunch
    12:30 - 14:00
    Sheraton Hotel
  • IJCAI Town Hall meeting
    18:00 – 19:00
    Sheraton Hotel

Friday, July 31

  • IJCAI-15 Wrap-up Meeting
    09:30 – 10:30
    Sheraton Hotel
  • IJCAI-15 & IJCAI-16 Handover Meeting
    10:30 – 11:30
    Sheraton Hotel
  • IJCAI Trustees Meeting
    12:30 – 14:00
    Sheraton Hotel


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