IJCAI 2009 : TWENTY FIRST INTERNATIONAL JOINT CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Conference Series : International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Call For Papers
21st INTERNATIONAL JOINT CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (IJCAI-09)
The Interdisciplinary Reach of Artificial Intelligence
Preliminary Call for Papers
Sponsored by The International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) and The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
The IJCAI-09 Program Committee invites submissions of technical papers for IJCAI-09, to be held in Pasadena, CA, USA, July 11-17, 2009. Submissions are invited on significant, original, and previously unpublished research on all aspects of artificial intelligence.
The theme of IJCAI-09 is "The Interdisciplinary Reach of Artificial Intelligence," with a focus on the broad impact of artificial intelligence on science, engineering, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities. The conference will include panel discussions, invited talks and other events dedicated to this theme.
Important dates for authors of technical papers:
Electronic abstract submission: January 7, 2009 (11:59PM, PST)
Electronic paper submission: January 12, 2009 (11:59PM, PST)
Author feedback period: March 17-20, 2009 (11:59PM, PDT). Please note: Daylight savings time starts on March 8.
Author notification of acceptance/rejection: March 31, 2009
Camera-ready copy due: April 14, 2009
Technical sessions: July 13-17, 2009
Submitted papers must be formatted according to IJCAI guidelines and must be submitted electronically through the IJCAI-09 paper submission site. Full instructions for submission, including formatting guidelines will be made available on the IJCAI-09 website at http://www.ijcai-09.org. Papers may be accepted for either oral or poster presentation; papers accepted for either form of presentation will not be distinguished in the conference proceedings, nor will designation of oral or poster presentation be made on the quality of the contribution. Instead, these distinctions will be made in the interests of overall program coherence and quality.
Submitted technical papers must be no longer than six pages, including all figures and references, formatted according to posted IJCAI-09 guidelines (which is a double-column format, 10pt font). To facilitate review, the paper title, author names, and a brief abstract must be submitted electronically by Jan. 7, 2009 (11:59 PST). No paper will be accepted for review unless an accompanying abstract is received by this deadline. Technical papers are due electronically on Jan. 12, 2009 (11:59 PST). Authors bear full responsibility for compliance with submission standards. Submissions received after the deadline or that do not meet the length or formatting requirements will not be accepted for review. No email or fax submissions will be accepted. Notification of receipt of the electronically submitted papers will be emailed to the first or designated author soon after receipt. If there are problems with the electronic submission, the program chair will contact the designated author by email. The last day for inquiries regarding lost submissions is Jan. 19, 2009. Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted papers will be emailed to the designated author by March 31, 2009. The opportunity to respond to preliminary reviews will be made available to authors prior to this date, during the period March 17-20, 2009. Guidelines for such responses, along with details of the reviewing process will be posted on the IJCAI-09 website. Camera-ready copy of accepted papers must be received by the publisher by April 14, 2009. Note that at least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the conference to present the work. Authors who do not have access to the web should contact the program chair at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 15, 2008 for alternate submission instructions.
To facilitate the reviewing process, authors will be required to choose one or more appropriate content area keywords from the list provided on the IJCAI-09 website, 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 for or has already been published or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. Authors are also required 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. Authors will be required to confirm that their submissions conform to these requirements at the time of submission.
Paper Length and Format
All paper submissions must be formatted according to the guidelines provided in the final call for papers (these guidelines will also be available at the conference website). The formatting guidelines will be similar to those of previous IJCAI conferences (two-column, ten-point). Submitted papers must not exceed six (6) formatted pages, including references and figures. This six-page limit will be strictly enforced in all cases: over-length papers will not be considered 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 $275 per page. In order to make blind reviewing possible, authors should omit their names and affiliations from the paper. 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  have shown that...", rather than "In our previous work  we have shown that..."Such information can be added to the final camera-ready version for publication.
Full details on the review process will be made available on the conference website. Papers will be subject to blind peer review. Selection criteria include accuracy and originality of ideas, clarity and significance of results and quality of the presentation. The reviewing process will include a short period for the authors to view reviews and respond to technical questions on the submitted work raised by the reviewers. Papers accepted for the conference will be scheduled for oral or poster presentation and will be printed in the proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper will be required to attend the conference to present the work.
Please send inquiries about paper submissions to email@example.com.
Inquiries about the conference program can be directed to:
Program Chair, IJCAI-09
Department of Computer Science
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, M5S 3H5, CANADA