IJCAI'24 Workshop

AI4TS: AI for Time Series


Theory, Algorithms, and Applications

Time series data are becoming ubiquitous in numerous realworld applications, e.g., IoT devices, healthcare, wearable devices, smart vehicles, financial markets, biological sciences, environmental sciences, etc. Given the availability of massive amounts of data, their complex underlying structures/distributions, together with the high-performance computing platforms, there is a great demand for developing new theories and algorithms to tackle fundamental challenges (e.g., representation, classification, prediction, causal analysis, etc.) in various types of applications. The goal of this workshop is to provide a platform for researchers and AI practitioners from both academia and industry to discuss potential research directions, key technical issues, and present solutions to tackle related challenges in practical applications. The workshop will cover on both the oretical and practical aspects of time series data analysis and aim to trigger research innovations in theories, algorithms, and applications. This year, we will have a particular focus on foundation models as well as large language models (LLMs), and would like to discuss their potential impact and how they can be applied to varieties of time series applications. We will invite researchers and AI practitioners from the related areas of machine learning, data science, statistics, econometrics, and many others to contribute to this workshop.

This workshop encourages submissions of innovative solutions for a broad range of time series analysis problems. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Time series forecasting and prediction
  • Spatio-temporal forecasting and prediction
  • Time series anomaly detection and diagnosis
  • Time series change point detection
  • Time series classification and clustering
  • Time series similarity search
  • Time series indexing
  • Time series compression
  • Time series pattern discovery
  • Interpretation and explanation in time series
  • Causal inference in time series
  • Bias and fairness in time series
  • Foundation models for time series
  • Large language models (LLMs) for time series
  • Federated learning and security in time series
  • Benchmarks, experimental evaluation, and comparison for time series analysis tasks
  • Time series applications in various areas: E-commerce, Cloud computing, Transportation, Fintech, Healthcare, Internet of things, Wireless networks, Predictive maintenance, Energy, and Climate, etc.

Call for Papers

Contact with us: ai4ts.ijcai@gmail.com

Submissions should be 4-7 pages long, excluding references, and follow IJCAI-24 template. Submissions are single-blind and author identity will be revealed to the reviewers. An optional appendix of arbitrary length is allowed and should be put at the end of the paper (after references).

Accepted papers will be presented as posters during the workshop and list on the website (non-archival/without proceedings). Besides, a small number of accepted papers will be selected to be presented as contributed talks. We also welcome submissions of unpublished papers, including those that are submitted/accepted to other venues if that other venue allows so.

Submission link: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/AI4TSconf2024

Any questions may be directed to the workshop e-mail address: ai4ts.ijcai@gmail.com

Key Dates


Workshop Paper Submission Due Date: May 15th May 25th, 2024(AoE)

Notification of Paper Acceptance: June 1st, 2024(AoE) Jun 2nd, 2024(AoE)

IJCAI-24 Workshops: August 3rd-5th, 2024

At least one author of each accepted paper *must* travel to the IJCAI venue in person, and that multiple submissions of the same paper to more IJCAI workshops are forbidden.

Detailed Workshop Schedule:

8:45 am - 9:00 am Opening Remarks
9:00 am - 9:45 am Keynote Speaker 1
9:45 am - 10:30 am Contributed talks 1-3
10:30 am – 10:45 amCoffee break 
10:45 am – 11:30 am Contributed talks 4-6
11:30 am - 12:30 pm  Award and poster session
12:30 pm - 2:00 pmLunch break 
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Keynote speaker 2
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm Contributed talks 7-9
3:30 am - 3:45 amCoffee Break 
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Keynote speaker 3
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm Panel discussion
5:15 pm - 5:20 pm Concluding remarks


General Chairs

The following are arranged in alphabetical order


Dongjin Song

Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut


Qingsong Wen

Head of AI Research & Chief Scientist
Squirrel Ai


Sanjay Purushotham

Assistant professor
University of Maryland Baltimore County


Haifeng Chen

Data Science and System Security Department at NEC Laboratories America

Program Chairs

The following are arranged in alphabetical order


Yuxuan Liang

Assistant Professor
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou)


Shirui Pan

Griffith University


Wei Cheng

Senior Researcher
NEC Labs America


Yingjie Zhou

Associate Professor
Sichuan University


Li Zhang

Assistant Professor
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.


Yao Xie

Georgia Institute of Technology