AI4Research @ IJCAI2024

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AI4Research

Workshop at IJCAI 2024, Jeju Island, South Korea
August 5, 2024

Overview

Although AI has brought transformative changes to various aspects of life, its impact on researchers unfolds in a nuanced manner. On the one hand, AI assists in various research disciplines, such as Social Science, Finance, Medicine, GeoScience, Math, etc., significantly expediting academic processes. However, it's important to note that these AI programs are still guided by human researchers. On the flip side, the AI era poses challenges for researchers. While it streamlines certain tasks, researchers find themselves still having to undergo years of professional training, extensive paper reading to stay current, quicker ideation due to fast-paced advancements, and a growing number of papers to review. It appears that AI is pushing them to work harder and be more productive. In contemplating the future, the question looms: Can AI potentially replace researchers as autonomous scientists?

Call for Papers

This workshop aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines who are interested in how AI is made use of to assist, accelerate, and even automate their research activities. As such, the workshop welcomes and covers a wide range of topics, including (non-exclusively):

  • AI for Social Science, such as Psychology, Criminology, etc.
  • AI for Natural Science, such as Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Geography, Biology, Material, etc.
  • AI for Math
  • AI for Finance
  • AI automates research, such as automatic data analysis, AI-assisted experiment design, streamlining research processes, etc.
  • AI as Autonomous Scientists: identifying new research questions, conducting experiments, and analyzing results
  • AI for academic services, such as automatic paper review, AI for academic writing, scientific paper recommendations, etc.
  • Scientific document modeling and understanding
  • Challenges and ethical considerations in AI-driven academic research

Paper format: Please use the official IJCAI format, and we accept papers of pages >=4 (reference and appendix excluded)

Openreview Submission Link

Contact: AI4Research2024@gmail.com

Important Dates

  • May 20: Paper submission deadline
  • June 2: Notification of acceptance
  • Aug. 5: Workshop

All deadlines are 11.59 pm UTC -12h (“anywhere on Earth”).

Keynote Speakers (more are coming)

Prof. Heng Ji
University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign
Topic: AI for Medicine

Prof. Zhouhan Lin
Shanghai Jiao
Tong University
Topic: AI for GeoScience

Organizing Committee

Wenpeng Yin
Asst. Prof.
Penn State
University

Janice Ahn
Ph.D. Student
Penn State
University

Rui Zhang
Asst. Prof.
Penn State
University

Lifu Huang
Asst. Prof.
Virginia Tech
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Advisory Boards

Najoung Kim
Asst. Prof.
Boston University

Wei Xu
Assoc. Prof.
Georgia Tech

Muhao Chen
Asst. Prof.
UC Davis

Heike Adel
Professor
Hochschule der Medien