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Author Guidelines

You must compy with the AAAI Press Formatting Instructions for Authors, which can be found in the AAAI Author Kit. You must also fully comply with the submission instructions. The following must be submitted by the deadline:

  1. A complete abstract of your paper of no more than 400 words.
  2. A PDF in which all fonts have been embedded and is formatted in accordance with the AAAI Press guidelines (the submission file).
  3. A compressed archive containing all the files necessary to recompile your paper on a separate computer not linked to your own (for Word, this is the "doc" file; for LaTeX, it includes all your figures, .sty files, bib files, dvi file, a single LaTeX tex source file (that also contains your references), and so forth). This archive should be uploaded in the submission process as a supplementary file.

Your fully-compliant electronic camera ready copy is due by the deadline noted in the submission instructions. Submissions, revisions, or corrections made after the deadline date and time will not be accepted.

Do NOT SUBMIT MORE THAN ONCE. If you make a mistake, you must correct the original submission following the instructions provided in the a submission instructions.


Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. I affirm that I have the right to submit this paper, that I have permission from all my coauthors to grant the rights given to publish the paper, that copyright to it has not been granted to any third party, and that the paper (including figures, tables, and pictures) violates no copyrights or trademarks. I understand that my paper will not be published and I may face additional more severe penalties, including legal prosecution if this affirmation is false.
  2. I have checked every page of my paper and certify that it adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the AAAI Press Formatting Instructions, which can be found in the AAAI Press Author Kit. I understand that papers that do not conform will be excluded from publication.
  3. If my paper was formatted using LaTeX, I have used an unaltered copy of version of aaai17.sty and aaai.bst and my LaTeX source file does not use the hyperref or geometry or natbib packages. If my paper was formatted in Word, I have used an unaltered copy of the 2017 version of the aaai17.doc file, and have used the style sheets provided in that file.
  4. All fonts have been embedded in my US Letter-Sized PDF, including those used in graphics files. I understand that if this is not the case, my paper cannot be published.
  5. I have signed and mailed the original of the AAAI Copyright form (included in the author kit) to AAAI (2275 East Bayshore Road, Suite 160 Palo Alto, CA 94303). I understand that my paper will not be published if I do not submit this signed form in a timely manner.
  6. I reaffirm that I have the right to submit this paper, that I have permission from all my coauthors to grant the rights given to publish the paper, that copyright to it has not been granted to any third party, and that the paper violates no copyrights or trademarks.

  7. I understand that once I have completed this submission process, I will need to log back in and check to ensure that my submission is complete (that is, that all authors have been included in the metadata, a PDF has been submitted first, and a compressed archive containing all the files necessary to recreate my paper on an AAAI Press computer have been submitted). I also understand that I should NOT make a new submission if something is missing — instead I should edit this submission and/or add an additional supplementary file to this submission instead.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish a paper in this conference agree to the following terms:

  1. Author(s) agree to transfer their copyrights in their article/paper to the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), in order to deal with future requests for reprints, translations, anthologies, reproductions, excerpts, and other publications. This grant will include, without limitation, the entire copyright in the article/paper in all countries of the world, including all renewals, extensions, and reversions thereof, whether such rights current exist or hereafter come into effect, and also the exclusive right to create electronic versions of the article/paper, to the extent that such right is not subsumed under copyright.
  2. The author(s) warrants that they are the sole author and owner of the copyright in the above article/paper, except for those portions shown to be in quotations; that the article/paper is original throughout; and that the undersigned right to make the grants set forth above is complete and unencumbered.
  3. The author(s) agree that if anyone brings any claim or action alleging facts that, if true, constitute a breach of any of the foregoing warranties, the author(s) will hold harmless and indemnify AAAI, their grantees, their licensees, and their distributors against any liability, whether under judgment, decree, or compromise, and any legal fees and expenses arising out of that claim or actions, and the undersigned will cooperate fully in any defense AAAI may make to such claim or action. Moreover, the undersigned agrees to cooperate in any claim or other action seeking to protect or enforce any right the undersigned has granted to AAAI in the article/paper. If any such claim or action fails because of facts that constitute a breach of any of the foregoing warranties, the undersigned agrees to reimburse whomever brings such claim or action for expenses and attorneys’ fees incurred therein.
  4. Author(s) retain all proprietary rights other than copyright (such as patent rights).
  5. Author(s) may make personal reuse of all or portions of the above article/paper in other works of their own authorship.
  6. Author(s) may reproduce, or have reproduced, their article/paper for the author’s personal use, or for company use provided that AAAI copyright and the source are indicated, and that the copies are not used in a way that implies AAAI endorsement of a product or service of an employer, and that the copies per se are not offered for sale. The foregoing right shall not permit the posting of the article/paper in electronic or digital form on any computer network, except by the author or the author’s employer, and then only on the author’s or the employer’s own web page or ftp site. Such web page or ftp site, in addition to the aforementioned requirements of this Paragraph, must provide an electronic reference or link back to the AAAI electronic server, and shall not post other AAAI copyrighted materials not of the author’s or the employer’s creation (including tables of contents with links to other papers) without AAAI’s written permission.
  7. Author(s) may make limited distribution of all or portions of their article/paper prior to publication.
  8. In the case of work performed under U.S. Government contract, AAAI grants the U.S. Government royalty-free permission to reproduce all or portions of the above article/paper, and to authorize others to do so, for U.S. Government purposes.
  9. In the event the above article/paper is not accepted and published by AAAI, or is withdrawn by the author(s) before acceptance by AAAI, this agreement becomes null and void.

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