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Author Guidelines

The following must be submittted by the deadline:

1. A complete abstract of your paper of no more than 250 words

2. A PDF that follows 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 step 4 of the submission process as a supplementary file.

Your fully-compliant electronic camera ready copy is due by 11:59 PM on May 16, 2012 (California time).This site will not accept submissions past that date.


Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. I affirm that the submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another conference or symposium or other venue for consideration.
  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, and that the paper violates no copyrights or trademarks.
  3. I have checked every page of my paper and certify that it contains the proper margins, conforms to the formatting guidelines, and adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in that document, including number of columns, page size, and font. I also certify that the title of my paper follows mixed-case capitalization rules (that is, "Title of My Paper," not "Title of my paper."
  4. If my paper was formatted using LaTeX, I have used an unaltered copy of the 2012 version of aaai.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 2012 version of the aaai.doc file.

  5. I have signed and mailed the original of the AAAI Permission 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 I understand that my paper will not be published if I do not submit this signed form in a timely manner.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 understand that is a temporary submission site for the private use of registered authors of the conference, and I will not publicize this site or the private url of my paper.

  7. I understand that if my paper (or any corrections to it) are submitted past the deadline, I have no reasonable expectation that it will be included. I also understand that if any of the aforementioned representations I have made about my paper are incorrect, I may be required to pay fee to have the deficiencies corrected.

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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