The 34th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

2-4 February 2022, Sydney
(Fully Virtual for Australasia and International attendants)

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The conference will be held by offering fully online events .

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AI 2021 will be hosted by offering fully online events in February 2022.

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The 34th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence will be held by offering fully online events in February 2022. The AI2021 is the flagship conference for Australasian AI community. It is also an annual event to advance communication between academic researchers and industry AI practitioners.

We encourage cutting-edge works contributing to the theory and practice of AI. Novel application domains including cybersecurity, healthcare, IoT, robotics, social media and big data real-world applications are highly welcome.

Conference Program

Zoom Link: (Webinar ID: 849 0593 0016, password required)

Session Time
2 Feb 2022 (Wednesday)
3 Feb 2022  (Thursday)
4 Feb 2022  (Friday)
9:00 - 9:15 am
(15 mins) ZOOM
Welcome and opening
Mary-Anne Williams (UNSW)
Awards announcement
Toby Walsh  (UNSW)
Introduction to AI 2022 and IJCAI 2028
Xinghuo Yu (RMIT)
9:15 - 10:15 am
(1 hour) ZOOM
Keynote 1
Title: Expectation, Surprise and Explanation
Liz Sonenberg (UniMelb)

Chair: Mary-Anne Williams (UNSW)
Keynote 2
Title: The State of Australian Artificial Intelligence
Jon Whittle (Data61)

Chair: Toby Walsh (UNSW)
Keynote 3
Title: Why Human-Robot Interaction provides real, hard problems
Elizabeth Croft (Monash University)

Chair: Xinghuo Yu (RMIT)
10:15 - 10:20 am
Break (5 mins)
10:20 am - 11:20 am
(1 hour)  ZOOM

Panel Discussion
Responsible AI
  Anton van den Hengel (AIML and Amazon),
  Aurelie Jacquet (chair of AI committee at Standards Australia),   Bill Simpson-Young (Gradient Institute),
  Jeannie Paterson (Co-Director of the Centre for AI and Digital Ethics)

: Toby Walsh (UNSW and Data61)
Panel Discussion
Building an inclusive AI community
 Toby Walsh (UNSW),
 Jon Whittle (Data61),
 Angela Kim (Women in AI),
 Mary-Anne Williams (UNSW)

Moderator: Sue Keay (Robotics Australia Group)
Industry talk
How big data and AI can inform government decision making in healthcare
Speaker: Allison Clarke and Clement Schlegel (Australian Government Department of Health)

Chair: Guodong Long (UTS)
11:20 - 11:25 am
Break (5 mins)
11:25 am - 12:30 pm
(1 hour)  ZOOM

Paper session 1
Ethical AI

Chair: Yi Mei (VUW)
Paper session 4
AI with NLP and DM

Chair: Tao Shen (Microsoft Research)
Panel Discussion
AI for Healthcare Government Policy
  Allison Clarke (DoH),
  Clement Schlegel (DoH),
  Daniel Catchpoole (UTS),
  Barry Drake (UTS)

Moderator: Chengqi Zhang (UTS)
12:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch break (30 mins)
Women-in-AI - round table Moderator: Wafa Johal (University of Melbourne)
(30 mins, Zoom link)
Lunch break (30 mins)
1:00 - 1:45 pm
(45 mins)  ZOOM

Invited Talk 1 
Title: Developments in Algorithmic Matching Market Design
Speaker: Haris Aziz (UNSW)

Chair: Guodong Long
Invited Talk 3
Title: Evolutionary Deep Learning for Image Classification
Speaker: Bing Xue (VUW, New Zealand)

Chair: Guodong Long
Invited Talk 5
Title: Representation Learning for Clustering
Speaker: Ivor Tsang (A*STAR, Singapore)

Chair: Guodong Long
1:45 - 2:30 pm
(45 mins)  ZOOM

Invited Talk 2
Title: An introduction to learning with noisy labels
Speaker: Tongliang Liu (USYD)

Chair: Guodong Long
Invited Talk 4
Title: AI/ML based influential node identification in complex networks
Speaker: Mahdi Jalili (RMIT)

Chair: Guodong Long
Invited Talk 6
Title: Integrating Machine Learning with Game Theory for Societal Challenges
Speaker: Fei Fang (CMU, USA)

Chair: Guodong Long
2:30 - 3:30 pm
(1 hour)  ZOOM

Paper session 2
Classical AI

Chair: Hussein Abbass (UNSW Canberra)
Paper session 5
AI with Network Analysis

Chair: Miao Xu(UQ)
Paper session 7
AI Applications (2)

Chair: Xueping Peng (UTS)
3:30 - 4:30 pm
(1 hour)  ZOOM

Paper session 3
AI with CV and ML

Chair: Lu Liu (Google Research)
Paper session 6
AI Applications (1)

Chair: Byeong Kang (UTAS)
Paper session 8
AI Applications (3)

Chair: Mark Reynolds (UoWA)
4:30 - 5:30 pm
(1 hour)

Poster session and Networking
Poster session and Networking
Paper Awards Ceremony & Closing Session
4:30 - 5:00  pm

Mary-Anne Williams (UNSW)
Toby Walsh  (UNSW)
Xinghuo Yu (RMIT)
Guodong Long (UTS)

Key Dates

     ○    Submission deadline: 20 Aug 2021
      ○    Notification date: 23 Sep 2021
      ○    Camera-ready version: 5 Oct 2021
      ○    Conference dates: 2-4 Feb 2022 

Keynote Speakers
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Building Ethical AI

AI should provide great benefits however it also has the potential to cause great harm if not approached ethically.

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Spotlight on Early-Career Researchers

Profiles of ECRs highlighting their accomplishments & challenges. Insights from and for the next generation of scientists.

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Travel to Sydney

The conference will be a hybrid event. If travel is permitted, authors and participants from the Australasian region will be able to attend the conference in person. Participants from outside the region will be able to access the conference virtually. In any circumstances, the conference will follow all public health and safety regulations in place at that time.

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