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AAAI 2012 : AAAI - Association of the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence


Conference Series : National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
When Jul 22, 2012 - Jul 26, 2012
Where Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Submission Deadline Jan 24, 2012
Notification Due Mar 28, 2012
Final Version Due Apr 17, 2012

Call For Papers


Please note: This page contains instructions and links to forms and templates for use by authors who will be publishing a paper in an AAAI Press proceedings or technical report. Authors publishing a book or magazine article should go to the AAAI Press or AI Magazine web pages for instructions specific to those publications.

Congratulations on having a paper selected for inclusion in an AAAI Press proceedings or technical report! The following instructions detail the requirements necessary to get your accepted paper published:

You MUST use the latest AAAI Press Word template or LaTeX macro (last revised in January, 2011)
Download the author kit
Complete, sign, and return by the deadline the AAAI Copyright form (proceedings authors) or distribution license (technical report authors).
Read and format your paper source and PDF according to the formatting instructions for authors.
Name your finished electronic source archive with your last (family) name. (The system will automatically renames your uploaded files, but when we decompress your source file archive, we want the directory name to be something recognizable)
Register on our conference publication site and submit your electronic camera-ready files, source files, and abstract on time.
Pay any extra page charges
Check every page of your paper before submitting it
Review the registration instructions for our submission site
Review the submission instructions for our submission site
Submit your copyright form, and any required page or formatting charges to AAAI Press at the following address so that it is received by the deadline
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
445 Burgess Drive
Suite 100
Menlo Park, California 94025
Telephone: 650-328-3123
Fax: 650-321-4457
Formatting Requirements
We need source and PDF files that can be used in a variety of ways and can be output on a variety of devices. AAAI imposes some requirements on your source and PDF files that must be followed. Most of these requirements are based on our efforts to standardize conference manuscript properties and layout. These requirements are as follows, and all papers submitted to AAAI for publication must comply:

All Documents

All fonts must be embedded in the PDF file
Your title must follow US capitalization rules
Two-column format in AAAI style is required for all papers
The paper size for final submission must be US letter (for both source as well as PDF)
The document margins must be as specified in the formatting instructions.
The number of pages and the file size must be as specified for your event.
No document may have password protection
PDFs must not contain embedded links or bookmarks
You may not use gif files as illustrations in your document
Your source and PDF must not have any page numbers, footers, or headers
Your PDF must be distilled at 1,200 dpi or higher
Your PDF must be compatible with Acrobat 5.
LaTeX-Specific Requirements

All the requirements for "All Documents" plus the following:

You must submit a single .tex file containing the source for your entire paper (including the bibligraphy)
No type 3 fonts may be used (even in illustrations) (if you don't know the difference, read Rick Groff's article on Converting LaTeX to PDF.
Your title must follow US capitalization rules
LaTeX documents must use Times or Nimbus fonts (i.e., the times package) (do not use Computer Modern for the text of your paper)
No LaTeX 2.09 documents may be used or submitted (use LaTeX 2e)
Two-column format using an unaltered copy of the latest version of aaai.sty is required for all papers
The hyperref package may not be used in LaTeX
The natbib package may not be used in LaTeX
The geometry package may not be used in LaTeX
Word Specific Requirements

All the requirements for "All Documents" plus the following:

Fonts that require non-English language support (CID and Identy-H) must be converted to outlines
You may not alter aaai.doc to A4 or otherwise change the page setup and margins.
The latest (2011) version of the AAAI Word template must be used
If you use Word for Windows Equations and your document is improperly formatted, we will be unable to fix it. Use MathType instead
PDFs and Word source must not be set up to contain embedded links or bookmarks
Source Submission
If you used Microsoft Word, you must supply your "doc" file. If you used LaTeX, you must supply all your LaTeX source files, including (but not limited to) referenced style files, graphics files, bibliography files, (.bbl, .bst), dvi, .aux, and so forth, and you must use aaai.sty. Your files should work without any supporting files (other than the program itself) on any computer.

That's it! Links to the specific forms and instructions follow.

These instructions and forms are provided for authors who have an accepted paper in a Proceedings that will be formally published by AAAI Press. (These templates, forms, and instructions are not in the public domain and may not be used by non-AAAI conferences without written permission.)

Formatting Instructions for Authors (includes both LaTeX and Word instructions)
Formatting Instructions for Authors Using LaTeX (includes source)
Formatting Instructions for Authors Using Word (includes source)
How to Register on the AAAI Publications Site
How to Submit Your Paper
How to Submit a Revision to a Paper Already Submitted
Electronic Submission Instructions
Copyright Form with Grant-Back Letter
Permission to Distribute Form
Sample Photograph Release Form
Sample Video Distribution Form
Extra Page Invoice (this is an invoice that you can submit to your department if you had to pay for additional pages).
Microsoft Word "doc" file
Microsoft Word "docx" file
Rich Text (RTF) Format
LaTeX Macros and Instructions
LaTeX macros are available in AAAI format for authors submitting conference, symposia, and workshop papers

The LaTeX style file (Last updated March 8 2010)
The BibTeX style file for BibTeX version 0.99c (Last updated January 2011)
Possible bugs in the LaTeX style file (submitted by users)(Last updated January 2011)
A shell script( that produces the latex source-package of a paper (submitted by Christian Fritz)./li)
For Conference Chairs Publishing a Proceedings with AAAI Press
Questionnaire and Checklist

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