Call for Papers
AAAI-07 Special Track on Integrated Intelligence

July 22–26, 2007, Vancouver, British Columbia


Abstract Submission Deadline: February 1
Paper Submission Deadline: February 6
Author Notification Deadline: April 6


To solve complex, real-world problems, AI systems often must integrate component technologies, such as planning, reasoning, language, dialogue, perception, goal-driven action, and learning. Prototypical examples of such integrated systems include software agents, autonomous robots, intelligent tutoring systems, and virtual characters. The Integrated Intelligence track welcomes submissions on issues that arise in the design and construction of such systems.

Papers submitted to this track should highlight synergistic effects of integrating components from distinct areas of AI to achieve intelligent behavior. They should articulate the innovative mechanisms used to combine multiple components and should demonstrate the synergy achieved through this integration. Topics may range from small-scale integrations of two components to large-scale efforts that support robust autonomous agents. Projects that focus on individual component technologies are not suitable for this track. Relevant topics include:

Papers that include clear claims about the benefits of integration and supporting evidence will receive preference. Acceptable forms of evidence include theoretical analyses, experimental evaluation, matches to human behavior, and demonstrations of new functionality, provided they examine the synergistic effects of integrating two or more component abilities.

Qualified referees drawn from a special track committee will review papers, with final selections determined by the track cochairs in conjunction with the AAAI-07 cochairs. Submissions that are deemed not relevant to this track may, at the discretion of the chairs, be considered for review in the general technical track.

Author Registration

Authors must register at the AAAI-07 II 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. Authors are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Abstract and Paper Submission

Electronic abstract and paper submission through the AAAI-07 II paper submission site is required on or (preferably) before the deadline dates listed previously. We cannot accept submissions by e-mail or fax.

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 on the AAAI website). Please note that these formatting instructions are for final, accepted papers; no additional pages can be purchased at the review stage. (In addition, the copyright slug may be omitted only in the initial submission phase.) Please also refer to the AAAI website for instructions on how to prepare your paper for blind review.

Authors will receive confirmation of receipt of their abstracts or papers, including an 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 13, 2007.

Submissions to Other Conferences or Journals

Papers submitted to this conference must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere or be under review for another AI conference. However, to encourage interdisciplinary contributions, we may consider unpublished work that has been submitted or presented in part to a forum outside of AI. The guidelines of the AAAI policy on multiple submissions are fully detailed elsewhere on the AAAI website.

Review Process

Program committee members will identify papers they are qualified to review based on the information submitted electronically (the paper’s title, keywords, and abstract). Their reviewing will be done blind to the identities of the authors and their institutions.

Authors will have a limited opportunity to respond to initial reviews. This author’s feedback may then be taken into account in the final reviews and recommendations of the program committee. Track cochairs will formally make all final decisions.

Publication

Accepted papers will be allocated six (6) pages in the conference proceedings. Up to two (2) additional pages may be used at a cost to the authors of US$ 275 per page. Final papers exceeding eight (8) pages and those violating the instructions to authors will not be included in the proceedings. Authors will be required to transfer copyright of their paper to AAAI.

Questions and Suggestions

Concerning author instructions and conference registration, write to aaai07@aaai.org. Concerning suggestions for the conference and other inquiries, write to the special track cochairs.

Reid Simmons (Carnegie Mellon University), Cochair
Pat Langley (Arizona State University), Cochair


The original AAAI-07 Special Track on Integrated Intelligence call for papers is available as a printable PDF document