Call for Papers



The IJCAI-07 Program Committee invites submissions of technical papers for IJCAI-07, to be held in Hyderabad, India, January 6-12, 2007. Submissions are invited on significant, original, and previously unpublished research on all aspects of artificial intelligence.
IJCAI-07 aims at being an important scientific landmark after 50 years of the field. The theme of the conference was chosen as "Artificial Intelligence and Its Benefits to Society," to enable the understanding of the existing and potential contributions of artificial intelligence research and development to the quality of life in societies. The conference will include panel discussions and invited talks in the theme.

IMPORTANT SUBMISSION FACTS

  • June 30, 2006, 23:59 EDT (New York Time) is the hard deadline for paper submission - deadline will not be extended.
  • Papers must be submitted online here - papers will not be reviewed if submitted in any other form (e.g., email or paper).
  • Paper submissions must not exceed SIX pages in pdf format fully complying with the formatting instructions - papers that violate these requirements will be rejected without review.
  • Papers must be submitted with authors' names and affiliations omitted for blind review-papers that violate this anonymity requirement will be rejected without review.

    Submission of the article assumes that one author will present an acceptted paper or poster at the conference.
  • Authors are fully responsible to follow the complete submission details.

All paper submissions need to be 6-pages in length (max), correctly formatted, anonymous for blind review and as a pdf file. All non-complying submissions will be returned without review. There are no separate poster submissions for IJCAI'07. Submitted papers will be accepted either for oral or poster presentation.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Notification of receipt of the electronic papers will be mailed to the first or designated author soon after receipt. If there are problems with the electronic submission, the designated author will be contacted by email. The last day for inquiries regarding lost submissions is July 7, 2006. Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted papers will be emailed to the designated author by September 18, 2006. Camera-ready copy of accepted papers must be received by the publisher by October 16, 2006. Authors who do not have access to the web should contact the program chair at pcchair07@ijcai.org no later than May 15, 2006 for alternate submission instructions.

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 [7] have shown that...", rather than "In our previous work [7] 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).


CONTENT AREAS

To facilitate the reviewing process, authors will be required to choose one or more appropriate content area keywords from the list provided , which will be part of the online paper registration form.

POLICY ON MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS

IJCAI will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is under review 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.

ANONIMTY GUIDELINES

In order to make blind reviewing possible, authors should omit their names and a_liations from the paper. In place of their names and affliations, 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, Foo and Bar (7) have shown that...", rather than "In our previous work (7) we have shown that...". Such information can be added to the final camera-ready version for publication.

REVIEW PROCESS

One senior program committee member, one program committee member, and two reviewers, or more if needed, will be ssigned to each paper. At least three reviews will be provided for each paper. Selection criteria include accuracy and originality of ideas, clarity and significance of results and quality of the presentation. The reviewing process will include a period for the authors to view and respond to the reviews on technical questions on the work. Papers selected will be scheduled for oral or poster presentation and will be printed in the proceedings.

IMPORTANT DATES

Electronic abstract submission: June 23, 2006 [closed]

Electronic paper submission: June 30, 2006

Paper notifications sent: September 18, 2006

Camera-ready copy due: October 16, 2006

Technical sessions: January 6 - 12, 2007

Technical papers will all be accepted in its full format either for oral or poster presentation. There will not be submissions to a special poster track. All accepted papers are expected to represent an explicit contribution to the field, for example either a new approach to a problem or a significant advance of an existing technique.
Authors will be required to register on the IJCAI - 07 paper submission site, and to submit a formatted electronic version of their paper through this software by the submission deadline.

Please send inquiries about paper submissions and/or program to the Program Chair.
Please send all other inquiries to the Conference Chair.

Program Chair

Manuela M Veloso
Computer Science Department
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA
e-Mail: pcchair07@ijcai.org
More: www.ijcai-07.org

Confrence Chair
Ramon Lopez de Mantaras
Spanish Council for Scientific Research
Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra
Catalonia, Spain
e-Mail: confchair07@ijcai.org