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From: (Chris Mellish)
Subject: IJCAI-95: Call for Papers
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Organization: Dept AI, Edinburgh University, Scotland
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 1994 07:41:25 GMT
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IJCAI-95 will take place at the Palais de Congres, Montreal, August 20-25 1995. The biennial IJCAI conferences are the major forums for the international scientific exchange and presentation of AI research. The Conference Technical Program will include workshops, tutorials, panels and invited talks, as well as tracks for paper and videotape presentations. PAPER TRACK: SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES Topics of Interest Submissions are invited on substantial, original, and previously unpublished research in all aspects of AI, including, but not limited to: * Architectures and languages for AI (e.g. parallel hardware and software for building AI systems) * Artistic, entertainment and multimedia applications. * Automated reasoning (e.g. theorem proving, abduction, automatic programming, search, context management and truth maintenance systems, constraint satisfaction, satisfiability checking) * Cognitive modeling (e.g. user models, memory models) * Connectionist and PDP models * Distributed AI, autonomous agents, multi-agent systems and real-time issues. * Intelligent teaching systems * Knowledge Engineering and Principles of AI applications (e.g. for design, manufacturing control, grand challenge applications) * Knowledge representation (e.g. logics for knowledge, action, belief and intention, nonmonotonic formalisms, complexity analysis, languages and systems for representing knowledge) * Learning, knowledge acquisition and case-based reasoning * Logic programming (e.g. semantics, deductive databases, relationships to AI knowledge representation) * Natural language (e.g. syntax, semantics, discourse, speech recognition and understanding, natural language front ends, generation systems, information extraction and retrieval) * Philosophical foundations * Planning and reasoning about action (including the relation between planning and control) * Qualitative reasoning and naive physics (e.g. temporal and spatial reasoning, model-based reasoning, diagnosis) * Reasoning under uncertainty (including fuzzy logic and fuzzy control) * Robotic and artificial life systems (e.g. unmanned vehicles, vision/manipulation systems) * Social, economic and legal implications * Vision (e.g. color, shape, stereo, motion, object recognition, active vision, model-based vision, vision architectures and hardware, biological modeling). Timetable Submissions must be received by 6th January 1995. Submissions received after that date will be returned unopened. Authors should note that ordinary mail can sometimes be considerably delayed, especially over the new year period, and should take this into account when timing their submissions. Notification of receipt will be mailed to the first author (or designated author) soon after receipt. Notification of acceptance or rejection: successful authors will be notified on or before 20th March 1995. Unsuccessful authors will be notified by 27th March 1995. Notification will be sent to the first author (or designated author). Camera ready copies of the final versions of accepted papers must be received by the publisher in the USA by 24th April 1995. Note that at least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the conference to present the work. General Authors should submit six (6) copies of their papers in hard copy form. All paper submissions should be to the following address. Electronic or fax submissions cannot be accepted. IJCAI-95 Paper Submissions, American Association for Artificial Intelligence, 445, Burgess Drive, Menlo Park, CA. 94025, USA. (telephone (415) 328-3123, email Appearance and Length Papers should be printed on 8.5'' x 11'' or A4 sized paper. They must be a maximum of 15 pages long, each page having no more than 43 lines, lines being at most 140mm long and with 12 point type. Title, abstract, figures and references must be included within this length limit. Papers breaking these rules will not be considered for presentation at the conference. Letter quality print is required. (Normally, dot-matrix printout will be unacceptable unless truly of letter quality. Exceptions will be made for submissions from countries where high quality printers are not widely available.) Title Page Each copy of the paper must include a title page, separate from the body of the paper. This should contain: * Title of the paper * Full names, postal addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers and email addresses (where these exist) of all authors. The first postal address should be one that is suitable for delivery of items by courier service * An abstract of 100-200 words * A set of keywords giving the area/subarea of the paper and describing the topic of the paper. This information, together with the title of the paper, will be the main information used in allocating reviewers. * The following declaration: ``This paper has not already been accepted by and is not currently under review for a journal or another conference. Nor will it be submitted for such during IJCAI's review period.'' Policy on Multiple Submissions IJCAI will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is under review for 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. Review Criteria Papers will be subject to peer review, but this review will not be ``blind'' (that is, the reviewers will be aware of the names of the authors). Selection criteria include accuracy and originality of ideas, clarity and significance of results and the quality of the presentation. The decision of the Program Committee, taking into consideration the individual reviews, will be final and cannot be appealed. Papers selected will be scheduled for presentation and will be printed in the proceedings. Authors of accepted papers, or their representatives, are expected to present their papers at the conference. Distinguished Paper Awards The Program Committee will distinguish one or more papers of exceptional quality for special awards. This decision will in no way depend on whether the authors choose to enhance their paper with a video presentation. Other Calls Calls for tutorial and workshop proposals and video presentations for IJCAI-95 are currently being issued. For questions or comments, (415) 328-3123, email