The University of Southampton

The 3nd Agents, Interaction and Complexity Conference (AICC 2022) will take place in the academic year 2021/2022.

The AICC was established in 2020 as an internal conference organised by and for current research students in the Agents, Interaction and Complexity Research Group (AIC, ECS) with the full support and attendance of senior academic staff. This year the conference will return to an in-person event.

The aim of the conference is to allow research students to gain valuable experience through presenting their work to colleagues outside of their immediate research topic, whilst in a low pressure environment. It also provides students with the opportunity to learn about the research of others in the research group, meet other researchers in their area and foster exchanges and initiate collaborative efforts. The return to an in-person event this year is especially important after disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Preparation for the conference runs throughout the academic year in different phases including an initial contribution submission, a peer review phase and then ends with a conference day in the summer. The students contribution to the conference depends on their year of study of the PhD. First year PhD students will submit and present a poster of their research topic. Students who are in their second year or above are to present their research work in a 2-page extended abstract and give a 15 minute presentation on the conference day.

The conference also hosts invited speakers to give key-note talks. Speakers TBD.

We look forward to meeting many of you at the AICC 2022!

Conference Day

Key Dates

Conference day: 13th of July 2022

The conference day will take on the Highfield Campus. Venue TBD.

Call for Papers

Key Dates

Title submission: April 1, 2022.

Extended abstract/poster submission deadline: May 06, 2022.

Information for Authors

This year first year students will be asked to make an A0 poster ready for a short walk around session wherein you can show your research to your peers (Formatting guideline:  AICCPosterTemplate).

All other students should submit an extended abstract that of no more than two pages in total, including references (formatting guidelines: AICCPaperTemplate).

Both posters and papers will be reviewed. The reviews will be single blind. As a participant you will be asked to review two other students work. This will provide the author with feedback for their camera-ready version as well as provide an opportunity for the reviewer to gain some experience reviewing.

Please note that you will also be expected to give a presentation in support of your extended abstract on the day of the conference.

Please submit your title here.

Please email TBA with a PDF version of your submissions.

Review Process

Key Dates

Paper assignment: May 16, 2022.

Reviews submission: June 13, 2022.

Information for Reviewers

Each paper will be reviewed by two other authors.
The assignment of papers to reviewers will respect the experience of the author and the reviewer so that every author gets reviewed by at least one reviewer further into their PhD or on the same level.

The reviewing guidelines are available at: Review Guide
The review template is available at: AICC Review Form

Call for Tutorials

We welcome proposals for tutorials on technical topics, as well as on:

  • Paper writing
  • How do give effective presentations
  • How to review papers

The tutorial will be organised before the conference to support the authors.

To submit a proposal please email the committee as soon as possible. We will try to process any request as soon as possible and inform you of any decision and scheduling.

Program / Timetable

  • Program: TBA


Past Conferences

1st AIC Conference

2nd AIC Conference