Submission Instructions

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

Submission Instructions and Policies

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission: Wednesday, 22 April 2020 (was 14 April)
  • Full Paper Submission: Sunday, 29 April 2020 (was 17 April)
  • 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 papers on theoretical, empirical, or experimental research in the following topic areas:

  • Financial systems as multi-agent systems.
  • AI techniques for simulation of markets, economies, and other financial systems.
  • Computational game-theoretic analysis of financial scenarios.
  • Ethics and fairness of AI in Finance.
  • Explainability and trustworthiness of AI systems used in Finance.
  • Infrastructure to support AI research in Finance.
  • Robustness, security, and privacy of AI systems in Finance.
  • Computational regulation and compliance in Finance.
  • Machine Learning for pricing, trading, and portfolio management.
  • Models of financial behavior including borrowing and for fraud prevention.
  • Surveys and case studies on the above topics.


Papers must be formatted according to ACM guidelines (see below) and must be no longer than eight pages in total, including all figures and references. Authors are required to submit their electronic papers in PDF format. Over-length papers will be rejected without review. Submissions must be self-contained. ICAIF-2020 will not accept any supplementary materials.

  • Papers should be formatted according to ACM’s sigconf layout.
  • ACM LaTeX templates: [download], use the sigconf template.
  • The LaTeX template is also integrated with overleaf: [], use the sigconf template.
  • ACM Microsoft Word template: [download]
  • For additional information on formatting, please consult the ACM website.

Submission Process

The paper title, author names, contact details, and a brief abstract must be submitted electronically through the ICAIF-2020 paper submission site (link below) by the abstract submission deadline. Authors will also be asked to provide a paragraph, separate from the abstract, explaining “why this paper should be published at ICAIF.”

Full papers must be submitted through the same site by the paper submission deadline. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the conference to present the work.

  • Submission will be via CMT. Link to be provided.

Review Process

ICAIF-2020 will follow a double-blind review process, meaning that the authors’ identities will not be known to the reviewers, and the reviewers’ identities will not be known to the authors. Accordingly, submitted papers should not reveal by citation, or other obvious mention of previous work, the identity of the authors.

There will be no rebuttal period.

Policy on Multiple Submissions

ICAIF is a peer-reviewed archival venue. ICAIF-2020 will not accept any paper that, at the time of submission is under review for, already published in, or already accepted for publication in, a journal or other archival publication. As a guideline, consider publications with a DOI, ISBN, or ISSN as archival. Questions about submission eligibility should be referred to the program chair in advance of the submission deadline.

Additionally, authors should not to submit their papers to other archival venues during the ICAIF-2020 review period. Multiple submission is grounds for immediate rejection of the submitted paper and referral for ethical review.

Each individual author is limited to no more than 6 submissions to ICAIF-2020. The list of authors provided at submission time is final. Authors may not be added to, or removed from, papers following submission. Authors are also expected to participate as reviewers.

Permissible pre-publication: Submitted papers may have appeared previously as a technical report or in other non-archival venues. Specific examples of permissible venues include ICML workshops, NeurIPS workshops, AAAI workshops, and arXiv. In order to preserve anonymity for review, however, authors must not cite such papers. Questions concerning acceptable pre-publication venues should be directed to the Program Chair.

Confidentiality Policy

All submissions will be treated with strict confidentiality until published.


Please direct any questions you may have on the above to the Program Chair at