Call For Papers

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Dec. 8-11 2012, Oxford

The fifth annual conference on Artificial General Intelligence (AGI-12) will take place at University of Oxford, St. Anne’s College, December 8-11. AGI-12 will be hosted by the “Future of Humanity Institute” at Oxford University through its “Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology”, and will be held together with the first conference on AGI Safety and Impacts.   AGI-12 registration will include admission to AGI-Impacts.

The AGI conference series is the premier international forum for cutting-edge research and thinking regarding the original goal of the AI field — the creation of thinking machines with general intelligence at the human level and ultimately beyond. Like its predecessors, AGI-12 will gather researchers in AGI and associated disciplines for wide-ranging presentation and discussion of approaches, architectures, algorithms and ideas relevant to the advancement of artificial general intelligence.

The proceedings volume will be published by Springer in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series (

AGI-12 will couple the in-depth technical AGI discussion that characterizes the AGI conference series, with a thematic focus on ”Directions,” exploring questions such as:

  • Where does the AGI field stand? A century after the birth of Alan Turing, what insights have been gained? What practical capabilities have been achieved? What are the most critical outstanding problems that still need to be solved?
  • What ideas should the AGI field focus on? What specific ideas contribute to a better understanding of intelligence as a computational phenomenon? What methods, systems, architectures, algorithms and concepts should we explore, design and implement? Which visions hold the most promise for achieving substantial future progress, and why?

The co-located AGI-Impact conference will pursue related issues regarding the potential future of AGI: What will be the impacts of AGI on the world? Which directions of research should be most enthusiastically explored, and which should be de-emphasized or avoided? What can we say now about the future impact of AGI, and how should we act in consequence?

Artificial Intelligence, as envisioned by Alan Turing, is an interdisciplinary endeavor and AGI 2012 will continue to reflect that spirit. The conference program will feature the following main sessions:

  • Keynote speeches: By leading AGI scientists, to be announced
  • Tutorials on AGI-relevant topics, to be announced.  If you would like to propose a tutorial, please see the Tutorials page for information
  • Contributed papers on technical AGI research (presented orally and
    in poster form): As in prior AGI conferences, we welcome papers on all
    aspects of AGI R&D, with the key proviso that each paper should
    somehow contribute specifically to the development of Artificial
    General Intelligence. Appropriate topics for contributed papers include, but are not restricted, to:

    • Agent Architectures
    • Autonomy
    • Benchmarks and Evaluation
    • Cognitive Modeling
    • Collaborative Intelligence
    • Creativity
    • Distributed AI
    • Implications of AGI for Society, Economy and Ecology
    • Integration of Different Capabilities
    • Knowledge Representation for General Intelligence
    • Languages, Specification Approaches and Toolkits
    • Learning, and Learning Theory
    • Motivation, Emotion and Affect
    • Multi-Agent Interaction
    • Natural Language Understanding
    • Neuro-Symbolic Processing
    • Perception and Perceptual Modeling
    • Philosophy of AI
    • Reasoning, Inference and Planning
    • Robotic and Virtual Embodiment
    • Simulation and Emergent Behavior
  • Panel Discussions: The conference will be divided into themed sessions, determined based on the distribution of topics of the accepted papers; and each themed session will be concluded by a panel discussion. There will also be a panel discussion focusing on the “Directions for AGI” theme.
  • Special Session on Neuroscience and AGI: In the spirit of the
    similar Special Session at AGI-11, this will feature papers giving new
    AGI ideas inspired directly by neuroscience, or new neuroscience ideas
    inspired directly by AGI.  See the Call for Papers for the Special Session

Author Information

Paper submission will be via EasyChair; the submission site is at

Paper templates for both LaTeX and Word may be found at:

(use the templates for “LNCS Proceedings and Other Multiauthor Volumes”).

The LaTeX template (use of which is preferred) is also given directly here:

The maximum page length is 10 pages, after the paper has been put into the appropriate format.

Preliminary Schedule

  • Sat. Dec. 8
    • Morning: AGI-12 keynotes
    • Afternoon: AGI-12 contributed papers
  • Sun. Dec. 9
    • AGI-12 contributed papers
    • Evening: AGI-12 poster/demo session
  • Mon. Dec. 10
    • Morning: AGI-12 tutorials
    • Afternoon: AGI-Impacts, Session 1
  • Tues Dec. 11
    • Morning: AGI-12 tutorials
    • Afternoon: AGI-Impacts, Session 2

Relevant deadlines (all dates 2012):

  • June 1: Paper submission website open
  • August 15: Deadline for paper submissions
  • August 15: Deadline for tutorial proposals
  • August 15: Conference registration available on conference website
  • Sep 7: Notification of paper acceptance or rejection
  • Dec 8-11: The AGI-12 conference at Oxford