The biennial European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI) is Europe’s premier venue for presenting scientific results in AI. Under the general theme “Paving the way towards Human‑Centric AI”, the 24th edition of ECAI will be held in Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO’s World Heritage City which is the destination of unique Routes that cross all Europe since the Middle Ages. The conference dates are 10-12 June 2020, with the tutorials, workshops and other events taking place on 8-9 June. Save these dates!

The Program Committee of the 24th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2020) invites the submission of papers for the technical program of the Conference. High-quality original submissions are welcome from research results and applications of all areas of AI. The following list of topics is indicative; other topics are welcome.

  • Agent-based and Multi-agent Systems (MAS)
  • Computational Intelligence (CI)
  • Constraints and Satisfiability (CS)
  • Games and Virtual Environments (GAME)
  • Heuristic Search (HEU)
  • Human Aspects in AI (HAI)
  • Information Retrieval and Filtering (IRF)
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KRR)
  • Machine Learning (ML)
  • Multidisciplinary Topics and Applications (MULT)
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Planning and Scheduling (PLAN)
  • Robotics (ROB)
  • Safe, Explainable, and Trustworthy AI (XAI)
  • Semantic Technologies (SEM)
  • Uncertainty in AI (UAI)
  • Vision (VIS)


(All deadlines 23:59 UTC-12)

  • 15 November 2019 — ABSTRACT submission
  • 19 November 2019 — PAPER submission
  • 18 December 2019: Rebuttals (for scientific papers) start (00:00 UTC-12)
  • 20 December 2019 — Rebuttals (for scientific papers) end
  • 15 January 2020 — Notification of acceptance/rejection
  • 27 February 2020 — Camera Ready papers



Two types of contributions are admitted in ECAI2020:

  • Scientific papers
  • Highlights

Scientific papers should report on substantial novel results in the (indicative) topics stated above.

We also invite submissions of two-pages abstracts that highlight your favorite recent technical work (published elsewhere), position, or open problems with clear and concise formulations of current challenges. The aim is to disseminate them to a wide audience, giving AI community members the opportunity to learn about unfamiliar work and foster interdisciplinarity. Highlight submissions will be reviewed by qualified members of the Program Committee. The reviewers of the papers will follow guidelines specifically tailored to their special nature.

Submitted papers must be formatted according to the camera-ready style for ECAI 2020. Long papers must not exceed eight (7+1) pages and highlights papers must not exceed two (2) pages. Overlength submissions will be rejected without review. Details of the ECAI 2020 formatting style are available at ECAI2020 website.


Submissions must be original and should not have been formally published, accepted for publication or under review. Also, submissions must not be submitted elsewhere during the ECAI 2020 reviewing phase.

Submitting and Reviewing

Submission and review of papers for ECAI 2020 will be managed via Easychair:

All submissions will be subject to peer review by the ECAI 2020 Programme Committee. Scientific papers will be evaluated based on relevance, significance of contribution, impact, technical quality, scholarship and quality of presentation. During the rebuttal phase, the (primary) authors of submitted papers will be offered the opportunity to respond to the reviews for their papers before the final decision on acceptance or otherwise is made. Highlight submissions will be reviewed following guidelines specifically tailored to their special nature.


The proceedings of the conference will be published by IOS Press and made freely available at the IOS website. The chairs of ECAI2020 are currently in negotiation with well-known journals to seed special issues of ECAI papers. The details of this arrangement will be confirmed shortly.

The authors will be responsible for producing camera-­ready copies of papers in PDF format, conforming to the ECAI2020 formatting guidelines for inclusion in the published proceedings of the conference. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the conference to present the contribution.


Separate calls will be issued for workshop and tutorial proposals, as well as for contributions to PAIS 2020, the Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems Conference.

Also, ECAI2020 will have a special focus on Starting AI Researchers. Under the “Mentoring and Communication for Starting AI Researchers (MC4SR)” umbrella, ECAI2020 will feature several training activities which include:

Finally, other AI-related events will be announced, specially addressing the role of AI in Europe (and vice-versa) with special focus on the Conference general theme. Some of them are:

In the ECAI2020 exhibits area we will feature companies and institutions offering their services, as well as demos and some of the previously described events.


ECAI 2020 is coordinating with AAMAS 2020 and ICAPS 2020 to exploit synergies. Details will be announced very soon.


Any questions about ECAI2020 Scientific Program should be directed to the Program Conference Chair:

Giuseppe De Giacomo

Updates at ECAI2020 Website:

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