The AAAI-14 Workshop on Computer Poker and Imperfect Information is designed to be a forum where researchers studying Computer Poker and other games of imperfect information can share current research and gather ideas about how to improve the state of the art and advance AI research in these areas.

In recent years, poker has emerged as an important, visible challenge problem for the field of AI. Just as the development of world-class chess-playing programs was considered an important milestone in the development of intelligent computing, poker is increasingly being seen in the same way. Several important features differentiate poker from other games: the presence of imperfect information (due to hidden cards), stochastic events, and the desire to maximize utility instead of simply winning. Games of imperfect information typically require randomized strategies which "hide information" effectively. For these reasons and others, games of imperfect information require methods quite different from traditional games of perfect information like chess or Go.

Topics of interest include anything related to the computer version of poker or other games of imperfect information. This includes descriptions of novel competitors or components of competitors from recent or future AAAI Annual Computer Poker Competitions, as well as research on any topics related to games of imperfect information.


The workshop will take place 9:40AM-5:30PM on Sunday July 27. It will consist of a series of oral presentations followed by a poster session and discussion. Here is the schedule. The proceedings are available here.


Submissions will be in the form of a 2-8 page paper, using the main AAAI conference format. Oral presentations and poster session participants will be selected from among the submissions. Submissions will go through a light review process. Accepted papers will be collected and released as an AAAI technical report. Papers should be submitted as pdfs to one of the Workshop organizers listed below. The deadline for submissions is April 10, 2014.


If you have any questions or comments, please contact the workshop organizers:

Sam Ganzfried [sganzfri@cs.cmu.edu]

Eric Jackson [eric.jackson@gmail.com]