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Author Guidelines

The 2013 FLAIRS conference proceedings will be published by AAAI Press.

If you have been notified that your paper has been accepted by the conference organizers, please create an account and prepare your paper according to the AAAI Press Author Instructions, which can be found in the Author Kit. This site is for accepted authors only.

To avoid paper handling charges, you must comply with the Formatting Instructions for Authors, which can be found in the Author Kit. Once you have prepared your paper, you must submit the following by the deadline:

  1. A complete abstract of your paper of no more than 300 words
  2. A PDF that follows the AAAI Press style guidelines (the submission file)
  3. A compressed archive containing all the files necessary to recompile your paper on a separate computer not linked to your own (for Word, this is the "doc" file; for LaTeX, it includes all your figures, .sty files, bib files, dvi file, .tex file, and so forth).
The source-file archive should be uploaded in step 4 of the submission process as a supplementary file.

Your electronic camera ready copy is due by 11:59 PM (Pacific Daylight Time) on February 25, 2013 (Pacific time zone in the USA). You must register to submit no later than the day before the deadline. This site will not accept submissions past that date and time.


Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. I affirm that the submission has not been previously published, nor have I signed over or agreed to sign over copyright to another conference or symposium or other venue.
  2. I reaffirm that I have the right to submit this paper, that I have permission from all my coauthors to grant the rights given to publish the paper, and that the paper violates no copyrights or trademarks.
  3. The text of my paper adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in that document, including number of columns (2), page size (US letter, not A4) margins, (.75 inches [top, left, and right], and 1.25 inches [bottom] and font (Times, Times Roman, Times New Roman, or Nimbus). The paper contains no type 3 fonts. I understand that papers that do not conform will either be excluded from publication or will be reformatted at my own expense.

  4. The title follows mixed-case capitalization rules (that is, “Title of Your Paper,” not “Title of your paper”). Papers that do not conform will be reformatted at the author's expense.

  5. If my paper was formatted using LaTeX, I have used an unaltered copy of the 2012 version of aaai.sty and aaai.bst and my LaTeX source file does not use the hyperref or geometry or natbib packages.

    If my paper was formatted in Word, I have used an unaltered copy of the 2013 version of the aaai.doc file, and have used the style sheets provided in that file.

  6. I have checked every page of my paper and certify that it contains the proper margins, conforms to the formatting guidelines, and is not being submitted past the deadline. I understand that late papers will not be published.
  7. I have signed and mailed the original of the AAAI Copyright form (included in the author kit) to AAAI (2275 East Bayshore Road, Suite 160 Palo Alto, CA 94303). I understand that my paper will not be published if I do not submit this signed form in a timely manner.


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish a paper in this conference agree to the following terms: 1. Author(s) agree to transfer their copyrights in their article/paper to the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), in order to deal with future requests for reprints, translations, anthologies, reproductions, excerpts, and other publications. This grant will include, without limitation, the entire copyright in the article/paper in all countries of the world, including all renewals, extensions, and reversions thereof, whether such rights current exist or hereafter come into effect, and also the exclusive right to create electronic versions of the article/paper, to the extent that such right is not subsumed under copyright. 2. The author(s) warrants that they are the sole author and owner of the copyright in the above article/paper, except for those portions shown to be in quotations; that the article/paper is original throughout; and that the undersigned right to make the grants set forth above is complete and unencumbered. 3. The author(s) agree that if anyone brings any claim or action alleging facts that, if true, constitute a breach of any of the foregoing warranties, the author(s) will hold harmless and indemnify AAAI, their grantees, their licensees, and their distributors against any liability, whether under judgment, decree, or compromise, and any legal fees and expenses arising out of that claim or actions, and the undersigned will cooperate fully in any defense AAAI may make to such claim or action. Moreover, the undersigned agrees to cooperate in any claim or other action seeking to protect or enforce any right the undersigned has granted to AAAI in the article/paper. If any such claim or action fails because of facts that constitute a breach of any of the foregoing warranties, the undersigned agrees to reimburse whomever brings such claim or action for expenses and attorneys’ fees incurred therein. 4. Author(s) retain all proprietary rights other than copyright (such as patent rights). 5. Author(s) may make personal reuse of all or portions of the above article/paper in other works of their own authorship. 6. Author(s) may reproduce, or have reproduced, their article/paper for the author’s personal use, or for company use provided that AAAI copyright and the source are indicated, and that the copies are not used in a way that implies AAAI endorsement of a product or service of an employer, and that the copies per se are not offered for sale. The foregoing right shall not permit the posting of the article/paper in electronic or digital form on any computer network, except by the author or the author’s employer, and then only on the author’s or the employer’s own web page or ftp site. Such web page or ftp site, in addition to the aforementioned requirements of this Paragraph, must provide an electronic reference or link back to the AAAI electronic server, and shall not post other AAAI copyrighted materials not of the author’s or the employer’s creation (including tables of contents with links to other papers) without AAAI’s written permission. 7. Author(s) may make limited distribution of all or portions of their article/paper prior to publication. 8. In the case of work performed under U.S. Government contract, AAAI grants the U.S. Government royalty-free permission to reproduce all or portions of the above article/paper, and to authorize others to do so, for U.S. Government purposes. 9. In the event the above article/paper is not accepted and published by AAAI, or is withdrawn by the author(s) before acceptance by AAAI, this agreement becomes null and void.

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