We invite proposals for Competitions and Challenges of IJCAI 2024, the 33rd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, planned to be held in Jeju Island, South Korea, from August 3rd to August 9th, 2024. The competitions and challenges can be on any topic of interest to the artificial intelligence (AI) community. 

Proposal Submission

Proposals should be submitted at https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/IJCAI2024 by choosing the “Competitions” track from the drop-down menu.

Proposals must be submitted as PDF files (max two pages, excluding references) in the IJCAI format

Each proposal must include the following information:

  1. The organizers’ names and email addresses (and optionally, websites).
  2. The overall goal of the challenge or competition and its relevance to the AI community.
  3. The number of expected teams.
  4. The rules and guidelines for the competition/challenge.
  5. The expected duration of the competition/challenge and the resources needed (physical space, monitors, tables, chairs, electricity sockets and watts). The evaluation of the proposal will take into account the minimum requirements you provide. Once we accept the proposals we will allocate the resources as fairly as we can over all accepted competitions/challenges.
  6. Optional: Links to the previous editions of competition/challenge.

You may refer to the competitions accepted at IJCAI 2023 (https://ijcai-23.org/competitions/) as examples. 

One of the main goals of the competitions/challenges is to enable other researchers, and the society in general, to benefit from the competition/challenge. In particular, we expect the participants to share the source code of their participating systems.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline – April 5, 2024
  • Notification – On a rolling basis (i.e., April 15, 2024 or sooner)

The deadlines are at 23:59 Anywhere on Earth (AoE).

Demo Paper at IJCAI 2025

Proposer(s) of accepted competition/challenge proposals will be encouraged to submit a demo paper at IJCAI 2025 summarizing their experience at the 2024 conference. 


The IJCAI 2024 Competitions and Challenges Track chairs are:

  • Bei Peng, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Roxana Rădulescu, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BE and Utrecht University, NL
  • Pradeep Kumar Murukannaiah, Delft University of Technology, NL

Please send all inquiries to the chairs via: competitions@ijcai24.org.