Research track papers describe AI research results that make advances toward solving known entertainment AI problems, enable new forms of interactive digital entertainment, or use AI to improve the game design and development process. Papers presenting novel techniques should be validated in a prototype or test-bed system (e.g., game, robot, generative algorithm), but need not be tested in a commercial environment. In keeping with this year’s special topic, the research track also encourages papers that strengthen our ability to build on the work of others, serving as new foundations for shared progress.
Research track papers are evaluated by the highest standards of academic rigor. To guide reviewers in how to best assess papers, authors should clearly state which contribution(s) they argue their work makes to the AIIDE research community. Additionally, authors should make clear during paper submission to what degree their work engages with the special topic.
Each submitted research paper must be preceded by an abstract. The abstract must be submitted in time for the Abstract Deadline. This helps ensure the quality of the review process.
Submissions must be in PDF format and no longer than 7 pages, where page 7 must contain only references. Papers should be formatted in AAAI two-column, camera-ready style (see the AAAI Press Author Kit). All Research Track papers must be formatted for DOUBLE BLIND REVIEW with NO author or affiliation information listed. All research papers will be allocated 7 pages in the proceedings. When formatting a paper for double blind review, authors should remove their names and affiliations from the author section on the first page. They should not remove their names from bibliography entries. When referring to citations, authors should always use third person voice, even when referring to their own work, to avoid identifying themselves as authors. For example, “Smith (2017) showed…” is correct, but “In our previous work (Smith 2017) we showed…” is incorrect. After a paper has been reviewed and accepted, authors may use first person voice.
Authors of the Research Track will be allowed to respond to the initial set of reviews. The goal of the response is to give the authors an opportunity to briefly correct any factual mistakes in the initial set of reviews. The authors’ response will be considered in the final decisions and the reviews might be changed accordingly.