The Twenty-Sixth Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-12)
Call for Papers
A printable PDF of this call is also available
Timetable for Authors
- December 2, 2011 – January 20, 2012: Authors register on the AAAI web site
- January 20, 2012 (11:59 PM PST): Electronic abstracts due
- January 24, 2012 (11:59 PM PST): Electronic papers due
- March 13 – March 15, 2012: Author feedback about initial reviews
- March 28, 2012: Notification of acceptance or rejection
- April 17, 2012 (11:59 PM PDT): Camera-ready copy due at AAAI office
AAAI-12 is the Twenty-Sixth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI). The purpose of this conference is to promote research in AI and scientific exchange among AI researchers, practitioners, scientists, and engineers in related disciplines. AAAI-12 will have multiple technical tracks, student abstracts, poster sessions, invited speakers, and exhibit programs, all selected according to the highest reviewing standards. AAAI-12 welcomes submissions on mainstream AI topics as well as novel crosscutting work in related areas. Topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Agent-based and multiagent systems
- Cognitive modeling and human interaction
- Commonsense reasoning
- Computer vision
- Constraint satisfaction, search, and optimization
- Evolutionary computation
- Game playing and interactive entertainment
- Information retrieval, integration, and extraction
- Knowledge acquisition and ontologies
- Knowledge representation and reasoning
- Machine learning and data mining
- Model-based systems
- Multidisciplinary artificial intelligence
- Natural language processing
- Planning and scheduling
- Probabilistic reasoning
- Web and information systems
Papers that extend the state of the art, and explore parts of the design space of AI that are not well explored are particularly encouraged. A full list of keywords will be available at the AAAI-12 website in the fall of 2011.
In addition to its main technical papers track, AAAI-12 will include several special paper tracks on focused topics, ideas previously presented at AI sister conferences, new challenges to the AI community, or other special areas of interest. These special tracks will be Artificial Intelligence and the Web, Cognitive Systems, Computational Sustainability and Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics.
Each special track will have its own submission process and review criteria, and will have its own program committee of reviewers with appropriate backgrounds. However, the tracks will be an integral part of the conference program and will be subject to the same high standards and rigorous review that are traditional in AAAI. In the proceedings, the special track papers will not be distinguished from the main track technical papers. The Chairs may move submissions between tracks in case that allows for more appropriate reviewing.
Authors must register at the AAAI-12 web-based technical paper submission site before they submit their abstracts and papers. 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 as soon as possible after December 2, and well in advance of the January 20 abstract deadline.
- Registration will close at 11:00 PM PST on January 20, 2012.
- Abstract submission will close at 11:59 PM PST on January 20, 2012.
- Final paper submission will close at 11:59 PM PST on January 24, 2012.
Abstract and Paper Submission
Papers may be no longer than 7 pages, where page 7 must contain only references, and no other text whatsoever. 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 must be formatted in AAAI two-column, camera-ready style (see the author instructions page). 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 in the initial submission phase. Please also refer to the instructions on how to prepare your paper for blind review.
Electronic abstract and paper submission through the AAAI-12 paper submission site is required on or (preferably) before the deadline dates listed above. We cannot accept submissions by e-mail or fax. 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 January 27, 2012.
AAAI-12 Policy Concerning Submissions to Other Conferences or Journals
AAAI-12 will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is under review for or has already been published or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. Authors are also required not to submit their papers elsewhere during AAAI's review period. These restrictions apply only to journals and conferences, not to workshops and similar specialized presentations with a limited audience and without archival proceedings. Authors will be required to confirm that their submissions conform to these requirements at the time of submission.
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. The program committee’s reviews will make recommendations to the senior program committee, which in turn will make recommendations to the area chairs and program cochairs. The program cochairs will make all final decisions following full consultations during the process. In the final decision phase, it will be determined whether the paper will be presented orally and as a poster, or only as a poster.
Blind Review Instructions
Reviewing for the AAAI Conference is 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, Newell (Newell 1996) has shown that...,” rather than “In our previous work (Newell 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.
All accepted papers (independent of oral or poster presentation) will be allocated seven (7) pages in the conference proceedings; up to two (2) additional pages may be used at a cost to the authors of $275 per page. Final papers exceeding page limits 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Concerning suggestions for the program and other inquiries, write to the program cochairs.
Joerg Hoffmann (Saarland University, Germany) and Bart Selman (Cornell University, NY, USA)
A complete listing of conference track organizers, area chairs, and senior program committee members will be available on the AAAI-12 website.
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