Artificial Intelligence today has a tremendous impact. It is in all the media and makes a real difference. At IJCAI-16, you will have the opportunity to meet some of the world's leading AI researchers, to learn first-hand about their newest research results and developments, and to catch up with current AI trends in science and industry. And, of course, IJCAI-16 will be the perfect forum for presenting your own achievements, both to specialists in your field, and to the AI world in general.
In addition to the presentation of 551 technical papers (selected from the largest ever pool of submissions to IJCAI), the conference will include tutorials, workshops, demonstrations, invited talks, sister conferences best paper talks and early career spotlight talks. On Friday afternoon, IJCAI will have an AI Festival featuring talks from IJCAI award winners (this session will be open to the public). Friday will also feature an industry day.
The theme of this year's conference is Human-Aware Artificial Intelligence--we will have technical paper sessions, invited talks and panels organized around this theme, and focusing on the many benefits of AI systems working in collaboration with humans.