Author Submission Site Registration
Authors must register at the AAAI-06 web-based technical paper submission site . The software will assign a password, which will enable the author to log on to submit an abstract and paper. In order to avoid a rush at the last minute, authors are encouraged to register in advance of the February 16 abstract deadline.
Abstract and Paper Submission
Authors should submit abstracts by February 16, and papers by February 21, 2006. Electronic paper submission through the AAAI paper submission site is required. We cannot accept submissions by e-mail or fax.
The software will assign a paper ID number at the time of the submission. Authors will receive confirmation of receipt of their abstracts or papers, including the ID number, shortly after submission. AAAI will contact authors again only if problems are encountered with papers. Inquiries regarding lost papers must be made no later than February 28, 2006 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Submissions received after the deadlines or that do not meet all requirements detailed below and in the AAAI-06 Call for Papers will not be accepted for review.
Papers must be in trouble-free, high resolution PDF format, formatted for US Letter (8.5" x 11") paper, using Type 1 or TrueType fonts. Papers may be no longer than 6 pages including references, and formatted in AAAI two-column, camera-ready style (see the author instructions page). Please note that these instructions are for final, accepted papers, so the copyright slug may be omitted in the initial submission phase. In addition, please refer below to the special blind review instructions.
Blind Review Preparation
Reviewing for AAAI-06 will be blind to the identities of the authors. The first page, on which the paper body begins, should include the title, abstract, content areas, and ID number (if available), but not the acknowledgments and names or affiliations of the authors. The references should include all published literature relevant to the paper, including previous works of the authors, but should not include unpublished works.
When referring to one's own work, use the third person, rather than the first person. For example, say “Previously, Clinton (Clinton 1996) has shown that...,” rather than “In our previous work (Clinton 1996) we have shown that....” Try to avoid including any information in the body of the paper or references that would identify the authors or their institutions. Such information may be added to the final camera-ready version for publication.
Submissions to Other Conferences or Journals
To encourage interdisciplinary contributions, AAAI will consider work which has been submitted or presented in part elsewhere, if it is unlikely to have been seen by more than a few members of the AAAI audience. As such, papers may not be dually submitted to other AI or AI subarea conferences. Papers under submission to a journal that contain overlap with AAAI papers will be considered as long as the author specifies the dual submission and certifies that the journal submission contains significant material that is not included in the AAAI submission. Papers that have been published in full in another conference or journal will not be accepted for review. Novelty is an important criterion in the selection of papers.
AAAI requires that:
- Authors must specify the conferences and journals to which the paper has been dually submitted.
- Authors must withdraw papers under review or accepted for other AI conference venues if the paper is submitted to AAAI.
- Papers not dually submitted should so indicate on the title page.
For questions as to whether a given meeting is considered under the dual submission policy, or for clarifications of this policy, submitters should contact the Program Chairs.