Call for Papers


Call for Papers: AGI−18

August 22-25, Prague

The ELEVENTH annual conference on Artificial General Intelligence (AGI−18) will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, Aug 22-25, 2018

The AGI conference series is the premier international event aimed at advancing the state of knowledge regarding the original goal of the AI field the creation of thinking machines with general intelligence at the human level and possibly beyond.

Information on the previous AGI conferences may be found here.

Keynote speakers:

As in prior AGI conferences, we welcome contributed 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. The EasyChair submission page is open soon.

The proceedings of AGI-18 will be published as a book in Springer’s Lecture Notes in AI series, and all the accepted papers will be available online. Papers must be written in either LaTeX (preferred) [template] or Word [2007 template][2003 template]. Two types of papers will be accepted:

  • Regular papers, with a length limit of 10 pages, presenting new research results or rigorously describing new research ideas
  • Short technical communications, with a limit of 4 pages, summarizing results and ideas of interest to the AGI audience, including reports about recent publications, position papers, and preliminary results.

The submission deadline is April 25, 2018. The EasyChair submission page will be opened a couple weeks prior.

Appropriate topics for contributed papers include, but are not restricted to:

  • Agent Architectures
  • Autonomy
  • Benchmarks and Evaluation
  • Cognitive Modeling
  • Collaborative Intelligence
  • Creativity
  • Distributed AI
  • Formal Models of General Intelligence
  • 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
  • Neural-Symbolic Processing
  • Perception and Perceptual Modeling
  • Philosophy of AGI
  • Reasoning, Inference and Planning
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Robotic and Virtual Embodiment
  • Simulation and Emergent Behavior
  • Solomonoff Induction

Workshops, Tutorials and Demos:
AGI-18 will include a number of exciting workshops , tutorials and software/hardware demos.

The demo session is your chance to show off what you’ve built. Whether it’s a python script, an interactive mobile app or a sentient robot butler, we would love to see your work.  Commercial demos are welcome as long as you refrain from blatant sales activities and are willing to openly discuss the technical details of your demo.

Selection Criteria. Demos will be prioritized based on their relevance to AGI and their maturity. We’ll take as many as the space allows. You also have to be registered for at least one of the member conferences to participate. To submit your demo proposal, please email Ben Goertzel by May 15:
  • Presenter(s). Each presenter must be registered in at least one of the participating conferences.
  • Affiliation.
  • Demo title.
  • Demo description. What would you like to show? Keep this to a few sentences with as much detail as possible.
  • Demo images.1-3 photographs (if hardware) or screenshots (if software).
  • AGI relevance. How does your work related to the over arching goal of human level artificial intelligence? As a rule of thumb, the more relevant your work, the shorter this answer needs to be.
  • Resources. Anything you’ll need, other than a table and 120V AC power.

Important Dates:

  • Feb 15 workshop and tutorial proposals due
  • March 1 workshop and tutorial proposal acceptance notification
  • April 25 paper submission due
  • June 1 paper acceptance notification
  • June 10 camera-ready files due
  • July 10 workshop papers and demonstration proposals due
  • July 25 workshop and demonstration acceptance notification
  • Aug 22-25 conference

Chairs and Committees:

  1. Conference Chair: Ben Goertzel, OpenCog Foundation
  2. Program Committee Chairs



  • Organizing Committee:–
  • Program Committee Members: see the Committees page