Submission instructions and policies

ACM International Conference on AI in Finance (ICAIF-2020) Call for Participation

  • We are excited to announce the first scholarly peer-reviewed conference dedicated to AI in Finance. This inaugural ACM conference has founding corporate financial support from J.P. Morgan. We invite participation from academia, government, regulatory agencies, financial institutions, NGOs and other stakeholders in the AI and Finance community. Please join us for this event in New York City October 15-16, 2020! With best regards from the ICAIF Steering Committee:
    • Tucker Balch, J.P. Morgan (Program Chair)
    • Ayeh Bandeh-Ahmadi, U.S. Department of the Treasury
    • Manuela Veloso, J.P. Morgan
    • Michael Wellman, the University of Michigan
    • Michael Wooldridge, Oxford University
  • Can you help? In order to make this conference an enduring success, we invite the commitment of senior and junior members of the community from a diversity of institutions to serve on review committees and fill organizational roles. Please email generalchair@ai-finance.org if you can join us.
  • Important dates
    • Abstract Submission: Tuesday 14 April 2020
    • Full Paper Submission: Friday 17 April 2020
    • Author Notification: Wednesday, 24 June 2020
    • Camera-ready deadline: Wednesday, 26 August 2020
    • Main Conference: Thursday-Friday, 15-16 October 2020
  • Topic areas: ICAIF-2020 invites high quality research paper submissions in the following topic areas:
    • Multi-agent systems in Finance, markets and economies.
    • Simulation of markets, economies, and other financial systems.
    • Game theoretic analysis of markets, economies and other financial systems.
    • Ethics of AI in Finance.
    • Infrastructure to support AI research in Finance.
    • Fairness of AI systems in Finance, markets and economies.
    • Explainability of AI systems used in Finance.
    • Trustworthiness of AI systems in Finance
    • Robustness of AI systems in Finance, including resistance to adversarial attacks.
    • Computational regulation and compliance in Finance.
    • Privacy and security of AI in Financial systems.
  • Submission instructions: [to be announced]
  • Scope: ICAIF-2020 solicits papers that describe novel contributions in the topic areas enumerated above. Analytical, empirical, methodological, technological, survey or perspective papers are welcome. Authors are expected to discuss how their work relates to the state of the art in the existing literature. Papers presenting empirical or methodological results should make clear their scientific and technical contributions, and are expected to provide a comprehensive evaluation of their strengths and weaknesses in practice or simulation. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of: Originality, soundness, relevance, significance, presentation, and relationship to the state of the art.
  • Formatting and page limits: Submissions should be in a double-column format and are limited to 6 pages in length [templates will be forthcoming]. Additional pages containing only figures, bibliographic references, tables, or appendix material are permitted. Authors should be aware, however, that reviewers will focus their attention on the first six pages, so the case for publication should be clear in the first six pages.
  • Double-blind review: Reviews will be double blind: Submitted papers should not include authors’ names or citations to closely related work by the authors. References to software system names or product names that might reveal the identity of the authors should be avoided.
  • Attendance required: At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required register for the conference before the early registration deadline, and attend the conference to present the paper.
  • Policy on originality: All work must be original: Submitted papers must not have previously appeared in conference proceedings, books or journals, and may not be under review for another archival conference or journal. Previous presentation at non-archival venues such as workshops and pre-print sites such as arXiv.org is permitted.