Call for Papers
AAAI-07 Senior Member Papers

July 22–26, 2007, Vancouver, British Columbia

Paper Submission Deadline: February 27
Author Notification Deadline: March 29

The Senior Member Presentation Track provides an opportunity for established researchers to give a broad talk on a well-developed body of research, an important new research area, or a thoughtful critique of trends in the field. These presentations should provide a “big picture” view-in contrast to regular papers, which may focus on a specific contribution. Submissions are short (a two-page abstract, plus biography and references) and review will be expedited.

To be eligible to submit to the senior member track, researchers must be at least ten years out from their Ph.D., and have a track record of publishing on their topic. First authors on other AAAI-07 track submissions may not submit to the senior member track. Authors who have an accepted senior member presentation are not eligible to submit to the senior member track again for at least three years.

Author Registration

Authors must register at the AAAI-07 Senior Member web-based technical paper submission site. The software will assign a password, which will enable the author to log on to submit an abstract and paper. Authors are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

Paper Submission

Electronic paper submission through the AAAI-07 Senior Member paper submission site is required on or (preferably) before February 27. We cannot accept submissions by e-mail or fax.

Submissions must be no more than four pages long, and must adhere to the following guidelines. The first two pages should comprise an extended abstract for the proposed talk (including the title, author name, and affiliation); these pages should be formatted in AAAI two-column, camera-ready style. The submission should also include a two page abbreviated vita of the speaker, including a list of 5-10 relevant publications. Detailed style and format as well as submission instructions are available at the author instructions page on the AAAI website. Please note that these formatting instructions are for final, accepted papers; no additional pages can be purchased at the review stage. In addition, the copyright slug may be omitted in the initial submission phase. Papers must be in trouble-free, high resolution PDF format, formatted for US Letter (8.5" x 11") paper, using Type 1 or TrueType fonts.

Authors will receive confirmation of receipt of their abstracts or papers, including an ID number, shortly after submission. AAAI will contact authors again only if problems are encountered with papers. Inquiries regarding lost papers must be made no later than March 6, 2007.

Submissions to Other Conferences or Journals

Papers submitted to this conference must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere or be under review for another AI conference. However, to encourage interdisciplinary contributions, we may consider unpublished work that has been submitted or presented in part to a forum outside of AI. The guidelines of the AAAI policy on multiple submissions are fully detailed elsewhere on the AAAI website and must be carefully followed.


Accepted Senior Member papers will be allocated four (4) pages in the conference proceedings. Up to two (2) additional pages may be used at a cost to the authors of US$ 275 per page. Final papers exceeding six (6) pages and those violating the instructions to authors will not be included in the proceedings. Authors will be required to transfer copyright of their paper to AAAI.


Concerning author instructions and conference registration, write to Concerning suggestions for the conference and other inquiries, write to the Senior Member Program cochairs.

Michael Wellman (University of Michigan), Cochair
Charles Rich (Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs), Cochair
Bill Swartout (USC Institute for Creative Technologies), Cochair

The original AAAI-07 Senior Member call for papers is available as a printable PDF document