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Author Guidelines

Authors are required to download and fully read the Formatting Instructions for Authors which is in the Author Kit and the submission instructions.


Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. By checking this box, you affirm that your paper is original, and has never been published before. If your paper has been previously published, either in whole or in part, PLEASE STOP. Your paper CANNOT BE PUBLISHED.
  2. 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 I understand that my paper will not be published and I may face additional more severe penalties, including legal prosecution if this affirmation is false.
  3. 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 AAAI Press reserves the right to exclude any paper that does not conform from publication.
  4. I have read and followed either the the Word or the LaTeX version the formatting instructions for authors, and I confirm that I am using the latest version of the instructions and files found in the AAAI Author Kit.
  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 cannot be published if I do not submit this signed form by the submission deadline.
  6. 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 the PDF I submit first will be the document distributed to attendees, and the files in the compressed archive submitted as a supplementary file will be used for final publication.
  7. I affirm that I am using my own legal name to submit this paper, and no pseudonyms are used for me or any other listed author on my paper.
  8. 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, that the paper has never been published before, and that the paper violates no copyrights or trademarks.


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish a paper in an AAAI Technical Report agree to the following terms:

  1. Author(s) agree to grant to AAAI (1) the perpetual, nonexclusive world rights to use the submitted paper as part of an AAAI publication, in all languages and for all editions. (2) The right to use the paper, together with the author's name and pertinent biographical data, in advertising and promotion of it and the AAAI publication. (3) The right to publish or cause to be published the paper in connection with any republication of the AAAI publication in any medium including electronic. (4) The right to, and authorize others to, publish or cause to be published the paper in whole or in part, individually or in conjunction with other works, in any medium including electronic.
  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 (such as patent rights).
  5. 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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