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Call for Papers
The list of accepted papers is now available!
The IJCAI-05 Program Committee invites submissions of full technical papers for IJCAI-05, to be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, 30 July - 5 August, 2005. Submissions are invited on substantial, original, and previously unpublished research on all aspects of artificial intelligence.
Important Dates for Technical Papers
February 1, 2005 23:59 EST
February 15, 2005
March 18, 2005
April 15, 2005
August 2-5, 2005
Authors will be required to register on the IJCAI-05 paper submission site, and to submit a formatted electronic version of their paper through this software no later than Tuesday, February 1, 2005 23:59 EST. THIS IS A HARD DEADLINE AND WILL NOT BE EXTENDED. Formatting instructions appear below. Authors who do not have access to the web should contact the program chair at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 15, 2004 for alternate submission instructions. No email or fax submissions will be accepted.
Submissions received after the deadlines or that do not meet the length or formatting requirements will not be accepted for review. Notification of receipt of the electronic papers will be mailed to the first author (or designated author) soon after receipt. If there are problems with the electronic submission, the program chair will contact the primary author by email. The last day for inquiries regarding lost submissions is February 6, 2005.
Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted papers will be emailed to the first author (or designated author) by March 18, 2005. Camera-ready copy of accepted papers must be received by the publisher by April 15, 2005. Note that at least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the conference to present the work.
Electronic paper submissions must arrive no later than February 1, 2005 23:59 EST. This is a hard deadline and will not be extended: Submissions received after this date will not be considered for review. Authors are required to submit their electronic papers in PDF format. Files in postscript (ps), or any other format will not be accepted. Authors are required to register on the IJCAI-05 paper submission site. A login and password, as well as detailed instructions about how to submit an electronic paper, will be sent to the author in a subsequent email message. We cannot accept papers submitted by e-mail or FAX.
To facilitate the reviewing process, authors will be required to choose one or more appropriate content area keywords from the list below, which will be part of the online paper registration form.
List of area keywords
Policy on Multiple Submissions
IJCAI 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 expected not to submit their papers elsewhere during IJCAI'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.
Papers reporting work of high quality and high promise, but which is found by the program committee to be insufficiently mature for publication in the conference proceedings, may be considered for inclusion in the poster session track. Authors that wish to use this option must explicitly state so in the submission, and must send a 2-page version of their paper to the poster track by February 15, 2005 (see the poster track CFP for submission details).
Paper Length and Format
Technical paper submissions must be formatted according to the guidelines below, and must not exceed SIX FORMATTED PAGES.
The 6-page limit will be strictly enforced in all cases: Overlong papers will not be accepted for review. Each accepted paper will be allowed six pages in the proceedings; up to two additional pages may be purchased at a price of $250 per page. In order to make blind reviewing possible, authors should omit their names and affiliations from the paper. In place of their names and affiliations, they should provide the list of content areas. Also, while the references should include all published literature relevant to the paper, including previous works of the authors, it 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, Gottlob and Nebel  have shown that...", rather than "In our previous work  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 can be added to the final camera-ready version for publication.
Here are some guidelines for generating PDF files that will be widely readable: (1) Use only Type 1 or True Type fonts. Avoid bitmapped, Type 3 fonts. (2) Embed all fonts into the PDF file. (3) Subset fonts at a threshold of 100%. (4) Create the PDF file on the same computer where the original document was created. This will insure that the fonts necessary for viewing and printing the resulting PDF file are available during PDF creation. (5) Do not use Adobe PDFWriter. Use Acrobat Distiller (in the same package as PDFWriter) or Ghostscript instead. PDFWriter does not produce acceptable PDF files except under very limited circumstances. Never, ever, use the PDFWriter if your file contains EPS graphics! (6) Since PDF conversions can have many sources of errors (translating fonts, formats, character sets, etc.), you should always preview the PDF file you generate to verify its correctness. (These guidelines were taken from: http://ee.tamu.edu/waves/i_genpdf.html).
Two program committee members (one primary and one secondary) and three reviewers will be assigned to each paper. Papers will be subject to blind peer review; reviewers will not be aware of the identities or affiliations of the authors. Selection criteria include accuracy and originality of ideas, clarity and significance of results and quality of the presentation. The decision of the Program Committee will be final and cannot be appealed. Papers selected will be scheduled for presentation and will be printed in the proceedings.
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