Call-for-papers: IJCAI 2021 Workshop on AI for Anomalies and Novelties

The 2nd Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Anomalies and Novelties (AI4AN 2021) will be co-located with IJCAI 2021 and held onlinr in August 2021.

This workshop will feature the most recent artificial intelligence advances for recognition, detection and adaption anomalies and novelties. It targets both academic researchers and industrial practitioners from data mining, machine learning and computer vision communities, and solicits original research on but not limited to the following topics.

* Recognition/detection/adaption of anomalies/novelties in different types of data
  - Anomaly/novelty detection
  - Out-of-distribution example detection
  - Adversarial example recognition and detection
  - Curiosity learning
  - Open-set recognition and adaption

* Deep learning for anomaly/novelty recognition/detection/adaption
  - Feature learning specifically designed for anomalies/novelties
  - End-to-end anomaly/novelty recognition/detection/adaption

* Anomaly/novelty-related theories/foundation
  - Mathematical formalization
  - Optimization
  - Generalization bounds and learnability
  - Anomaly/novelty explanation

* Relevant applications
  - Fraud and risk analysis in finance and insurance
  - Disease detection and diagnosis in healthcare
  - Intrusion/malware detection in cybersecurity
  - Malicious activity detection in social networks
  - Misinformation and fake information detection
  - Event detection in video surveillance
  - Safety analysis in AI systems 

Submission Instructions
We invite three types of submissions, including original research paper (6 pages plus references), demo paper (4 pages plus references), visionary papers (4 pages plus references). Submissions must be in PDF format, written in English, and formatted according to the IJCAI 2021 formatting guidelines available at All papers will be peer reviewed in single-blind and assessed based on their novelty, technical quality, potential impact, clarity, and reproducibility. All the papers are required to be submitted via EasyChair system at 

Important Dates
  - Submission Due: June 1, 2021 (23:59 UTC-12)
  - Notification Due: July 1, 2021 (23:59 UTC-12)
  - Camera-ready Due: July 14, 2021 (23:59 UTC-12)

  - Guansong Pang (University of Adelaide, Australia)
  - Jundong Li (University of Virginia, United States)
  - Anton van den Hengel (University of Adelaide, Australia) 
  - Longbing Cao (University of Technology Sydney, Australia ) 
  - Thomas G. Dietterich (Oregon State University, United States)

All questions about submissions can be emailed to