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Author Guidelines

You must compy with the AAAI Press Formatting Instructions for Authors, which can be found in the AAAI Author Kit. You must also fully comply with the submission instructions.

The following individual items must be submittted by the deadline:

1. A complete abstract of your paper of no more than 400 words

2. A PDF that follows the AAAI Press 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, a single LaTeX tex source file (that also contains your references), and so forth). This archive should be uploaded in step 4 of the submission process as a supplementary file.

Your fully-compliant electronic camera ready copy is due by 17:00 on December 16, 2015 (5 PM Pacific Daylight Time). This site will not accept submissions past that date.


Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. If your paper has been previously published, please STOP. You may present your work at the workshop, but your paper CANNOT BE PUBLISHED.
  2. I reaffirm that this paper constitutes my own original work and the original work of my coauthors, that all nonoriginal or third-party work has been properly credited and cited, and that no portion of this paper has been plagiarized or self-plagiarized.
  3. I have checked every page of my paper and certify that it adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the AAAI Press Formatting Instructions, which can be found in the AAAI Press Author Kit. I understand that papers that do not conform will either be excluded from publication or will be reformatted at my own expense.
  4. If my paper was formatted using LaTeX, I have used an unaltered copy of version of aaai16.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 2016 version of the aaai16.doc file, and have used the style sheets provided in that file.
  5. All fonts have been embedded in my US Letter-Sized PDF, including those used in graphics files. I understand that if this is not the case, my paper cannot be published.
  6. I have signed and mailed the original of the AAAI Permission to Distribute 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.
  7. 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, that copyright to it has not been granted to any third party, and that the paper violates no copyrights or trademarks.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish a paper in an AAAI Technical Report agree to the following terms:

  1. Author(s) agree to grant to AAAI (1) the perpetual, nonexclusive world rights to use the submitted paper as part of an AAAI publication, in all languages and for all editions. (2) The right to use the paper, together with the author's name and pertinent biographical data, in advertising and promotion of it and the AAAI publication. (3) The right to publish or cause to be published the paper in connection with any republication of the AAAI publication in any medium including electronic. (4) The right to, and authorize others to, publish or cause to be published the paper in whole or in part, individually or in conjunction with other works, in any medium including electronic.
  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 (such as patent rights).
  5. 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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