IJCAI 2015 Video Competition - THIRD CALL FOR VIDEOS

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Third Call: IJCAI 2015 Video Competition

Held at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2015
(IJCAI-15), July 25-27 2015
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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We are pleased to present the third call for videos to the upcoming
IJCAI 2015 Video Competition. In the spirit of earlier AI Video
Competitions, the intention is to provide researchers with a forum for
demonstrating how exciting and interesting Artificial Intelligence can
be. The results of the competition will be presented at the IJCAI 2015
conference (July 25-31, 2015, in Buenos Aires, Argentina), where the
best videos will be revealed. All videos will also be made available
online. Key dates are as follows:

* Submission of videos: May 10, 2015

* Notification of acceptance and award nominations: June 8, 2015

* Final version due: June 21, 2015

****Note that attending the IJCAI conference is NOT mandatory.****

Video Contents
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A wide range of videos related to artificial intelligence can be
submitted to the competition, varying along a number of distinct
dimensions. The topic of a video might for example be a general or
specific area of AI, the work of a particular researcher or group
(yourselves or others), or a concrete application that depends on one
or several AI techniques and that may be based entirely on software or
partly on hardware. A video may concern work with different levels of
maturity, from introducing something new and interesting, through
describing known but ongoing research, to summarizing a mature area or
application and showing its impact on society. The intended audience
of a video can be students learning about a topic in a classroom,
researchers interested in learning more about subfields outside their
own, or the general public.

Specific Awards
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In keeping with the above, several distinct awards will be given. The
following categories are envisioned, but may change depending on the
submissions received.

* Best long video (up to 5 minutes)

* Best short video (up to 1 minute)

* Best application video (demonstrating a particular use of AI)

* Most entertaining video (illustrating AI in an amusing or interesting way)

* Most educational video (for students learning about a topic)

* Most societally beneficial video (showing the public what AI can do
and does for them)

In all cases, keeping the viewer interested and engaged is essential.
The best videos of earlier AI video competitions have often achieved
this through the use of humor, background music, and movies /
animations. To ensure that the videos are comprehensible to a wide
audience, they must be narrated or subtitled in English.

Requirements
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The following criteria must be satisfied by all participating videos.

* The video must be relevant to the area of Artificial Intelligence.

* The video must be submitted in a widely supported encoding and
container format. For example, MPEG-2, Xvid or
H.264 encoding in an AVI or MKV container could be used. We reserve
the right to recode videos before placing them online.

* The authors must hold the copyright for all materials used, such as
music, video,
sounds and images, or have explicit written permission from the
copyright holders
to use and distribute this material.

* The video must not be offensive or advertise/promote commercial products.

Review Process
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After the submission deadline, all submitted videos satisfying the
requirements stated above will be reviewed by the video competition
program committee according to the following criteria.

* Excitement: How interesting and exciting is the actual technology,
research area, application, or other work being presented?

* Educational content: To what extent can other AI researchers,
students, or the general
public can learn about artificial intelligence from the video?

* Entertainment value: How entertaining and captivating is the video to watch?

* Presentation quality: How well is the video produced, what is the
quality of the narration and soundtrack, etc.?

The best videos will be nominated for awards, and the winners decided
by the committee will be revealed during IJCAI 2015.

Submissions
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All submissions to the video competition will be handled through ConfMaster at
http://ijcai2015-video.confmaster.net/. In addition to standard
information such as the entry’s title, the names of the authors and
their contact information, the following information must be submitted
as a .txt file:

1. A link (URL) to a location where video the file can be downloaded
by the program committee. This location should preferably be protected
by a password, which should then be submitted here as well.

2. A one- or two-paragraph description of the submission.

Program Committee
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The program committee for the ICJAI 2015 video competition currently
includes the following members:

Alessandro Saffiotti
Alex Rogers
Ana Paiva
Andreas Herzig
Anthony G Cohn
Brandon Bennett
Carlos Chesnevar
Charles Ortiz
Daniele Nardi
Dave Robertson
Elisabeth Andre
Enrico Giunchiglia
Esra Erdem
Eyal Amir
Gerhard Lakemeyer
Hector Geffner
Holger Hoos
Jesus Cerquides
Jianwei Zhang
Karen Myers
Malik Ghallab
Malte Helmert
Mark Boddy
Michael Littman
Milind Tambe
Paul Scerri
Peter Stone
Ramon Lopez de Mantaras
Sven Koenig
Xinyu Wu

Further information
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For further information about participation, please contact the
chairs, Jonas Kvarnström and Juan-Antonio Rodriguez Aguilar, at
vid...@ijcai-15.org.


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