[CfP][meetings] Second CfP: Workshop on Ad-hoc Teamwork as part of IJCAI

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Reuth Mirsky

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Dear Colleagues, 

Please notice these updates:

Deadline extended:

The submission deadline is May 29, 2022.

Notifications will be sent on June 7, 2022.

The workshop will take place in hybrid mode to enable participation of researchers who cannot physically attend IJCAI.


Ad hoc teamwork is defined as a challenge to design autonomous agents that can collaborate with unknown teammates without prior coordination. Related problems include zero-shot coordination, agent modeling, and human-agent collaborations. The aim of this interactive workshop is to build a united, supportive research community for ad hoc teamwork and these related problems, consisting of both academia and industry. It will facilitate discussions, identify the main attributes that can vary between ad-hoc teamwork tasks, and discuss the progress that has been made in this field so far. It will also identify the next immediate and long term open problems the community should address.  

We invite researchers to participate in this hands-on workshop, to consolidate the lessons that they learned so far, and to discuss the next steps in this prolific research avenue. These discussions will enable researchers to have more productive collaborations and opportunities to better address the ad hoc teamwork problem.

This workshop will take place on one of the days of July 23-25, 2022, as part of IJCAI workshop program. This workshop is planned to be in hybrid mode to enable participants to join even if they cannot physically attend IJCAI’22.

Invited Speakers:

Kalesha Bullard, Google DeepMind, UK

Patrick MacAlpine, Sony AI, USA

Matthew Taylor, Dept. of Computer Science University of Alberta, Canada

We invite researchers to submit papers on the following topics:

  • Ad hoc teamwork

  • Zero-shot multiagent learning

  • Adaptive learning agents

  • Cooperation with new teammates in game settings

  • Agent modeling

  • Theory of mind of new teammates

  • Plan and Goal Recognition

  • Learning communication protocols on-the-fly

  • Cooperation in open environments

  • Human-Agent and Human-Robot Interactions

More details can be found on the workshop’s website: https://sites.google.com/view/ad-hoc-teamwork/home

Submission details:

The submission deadline is May 29, 2022.

Notifications will be sent on June 7, 2022.

The submission website is: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=waht2022 

As this workshop is meant to support community building and to facilitate discussion in AHT, we encourage mature research and early stage research submissions in a  2 pages long format (excluding references), as well as talk-only submissions of recently published work. All accepted papers would  be presented in a lightning talk and a poster session. Reviews will be single blind (author names are on the paper during submission), and the submission format should follow IJCAI’s formatting guidelines (https://www.ijcai.org/authors_kit). Accepted papers will be published on the workshop website without formal proceedings.

Organizing Committee:

Muhammad Arrasy Rahman, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Elliot Fosong, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom 

William Macke, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Sam Devlin, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom 

Ignacio Carlucho, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom 

Reuth Mirsky, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Advisory Committee:

Stefano Albrecht, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Mohan Sridharan, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom 

Peter Stone, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

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