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Call for Papers

The IJCAI-99 Program Committee invites submissions of technical papers for IJCAI-99, to be held in Stockholm, Sweden, on July 31 - August 6, 1999. Submissions are invited on substantial, original, and previously unpublished research on all aspects of AI.

Important Dates for Papers


Authors must first submit their paper's title page (preferably electronically, as described below) to arrive by January 12, 1999. They must then submit six complete printed copies of their paper to arrive by January 14, 1999. Submissions received after that date will be returned unopened. Authors should note that mail can sometimes be considerably delayed, especially during the winter in North America, 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 of submitted papers will be mailed to the first author (or designated author) by February 22, 1999.

Camera-ready copy of accepted papers must be received by the publisher in the USA by April 6, 1999. Note that at least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the conference to present the work.

Electronic Title Page

Because of the large number of submissions anticipated and the tight reviewing schedule, authors desiring to submit a full paper must declare their intention by submitting a title page by January 12, 1999. The strongly preferred submission method is to use a World Wide Web (WWW) browser such as Netscape to connect to:


There authors will find a title page submission form to fill in and submit. Title pages will be given a unique tracking number that should be marked on the full paper submission.

Authors without access to a WWW browser with forms support should mail a printed title page to the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, whose address is at the end of this call. This title page must arrive by January 12, 1999, and should have the following format:

  author: name of first author
address: address of first author
author: name of last author
address: address of last author
title: title of the paper
abstract: abstract<200 words
content areas: first area,..., last area

The abstract should be less than 200 words. Authors who submit printed title pages may omit a tracking number from the full paper. Also, authors who are submitting a printed title page and wish to avoid a second mailing may mail their title pages and papers together, both to arrive by January 12, 1999.

We cannot accept title pages submitted by e-mail or FAX.

Content Areas

To facilitate the reviewing process, authors are requested to put one or more appropriate content area keywords from the list below on their title page and on the submitted paper. Please use the exact phrases below; do not make up new keywords, since they will be ignored by the paper classification software.

List of area keywords

AI architectures
art and music
artificial life
automated modeling
automated reasoning
belief revision
case-based reasoning
cognitive modeling
common-sense reasoning
computational complexity
computer-aided education
constraint satisfaction
data mining
decision theory
decision trees
description logics
distributed AI
enabling technologies
expert systems
game playing
genetic algorithms
geometric or spatial reasoning
information retrieval
knowledge acquisition
knowledge representation
lifelike characters
machine learning
machine translation
mathematical foundations
multiagent systems
natural language processing
neural networks
nonmonotonic reasoning
philosophical foundations
probabilistic reasoning
problem solving
qualitative reasoning
reactive control
real-time systems
reinforcement learning
scientific discovery
software agents
speech understanding
temporal reasoning
theorem proving
user interfaces
virtual reality

Special keywords related to challenge papers should be challenge-1, challenge-2, challenge-9, as explained in the next section.

Responses to IJCAI-97 Challenge Papers

In addition to technical papers on the above subjects, we are soliciting papers that respond to the technical challenges published as challenge papers in the IJCAI-97 Proceedings. We are not accepting new challenge papers (in the sense of the 1997 solicitation) in 1999. For more on responding to challenges that appeared in the IJCAI-97 Proceedings, see the links from the IJCAI-99 home page:


If you are submitting a paper in response to a challenge issued in 1997, the first keyword should be indicated with challenge-1 or challenge-2 ..., or challenge-9, where the challenge numbers are:


  1. The Predictive Toxicology Evaluation Challenge
  2. Challenge: What is the Impact of Bayesian Networks on Learning?
  3. Adaptive Web Sites: an AI Challenge
  4. The RoboCup Synthetic Agents Challenge 97
  5. Understanding Three Simultaneous Speeches
  6. Distributed Vision System: An Informative Infrastructure for Robot Navigation
  7. Challenges in Bridging Plan Synthesis Paradigms
  8. Computational Challenges in Propositional Reasoning and Search
  9. Challenge: How IJCAI 1999 Can Prove the Value of AI by Using AI

Policy on Multiple Submissions

IJCAI will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is under review for or has already been published or accepted for publication in 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.

Paper Format

All six copies of a submitted paper must be clearly legible. Letter-quality print is required. Normally, dot-matrix printout is unacceptable unless truly of letter quality. Exceptions will be made for submissions from countries where high-quality printers are not widely available. We cannot accept e-mail or FAX submissions of full papers. Submissions must be printed on 8-1/2 x 11 inch or A4 paper.

Each copy of the paper must have a title page, separate from the body of the paper, including the title of the paper, the names and addresses of all authors, a short abstract of less than 200 words, a list of content areas (see above), tracking number from electronic submission of title page (if any, see above), and acknowledgments (if any). In addition, it must contain the following declaration:


This paper has not already been accepted by nor is it currently under review for a journal or another conference, nor will it be submitted for such during IJCAI's review period.

Please do not staple the title page to the body of the paper.

Paper Body

The paper body begins on the second page, and should be formatted identically with the format for camera-ready copy of accepted papers as described in the next paragraph (except that authors' names and affiliations should be omitted).

Detailed instructions on the required format are available from IJCAI's home page on the World Wide Web. In addition, macros for word-processing systems to facilitate the formatting of paper submissions will be available from IJCAI's home page:


You can also get formatting instructions and macros by sending e-mail to info@ijcai.org; the server will respond with instructions.

Submissions must not exceed six pages in camera-ready format. Overlength papers will be returned without review. Each accepted paper will be allowed six pages in the proceedings; up to two additional pages may be purchased at a price of $250 per page.

Authors from countries in which access to word-processing systems is limited may submit unformatted papers. The body of these submissions must be at most 6200 words, including footnotes, figure captions, tables, appendices, and bibliography. Each half-page of figures will be counted as 500 words. Papers longer than 6200 words will be returned without review. Authors submitting unformatted papers must include a word count on the first page of their paper body.

In order to make blind reviewing possible, authors should omit their names and affiliations from the paper body. In place of their names and affiliations, they should provide the list of content areas and their paper's tracking number. (Authors without access to Web browsers, who therefore did not submit electronic abstracts, may omit the tracking number.)

Also, while the references should include all published literature relevant to the paper, including previous works of the authors, it should not include unpublished works. When referring to one's own work, use the third person rather than the first person. For example, say "Previously, Dean [7] has shown that...", rather than "In our previous work [7] we have shown that...." Try to avoid including any information in the body of the paper or references that would identify the authors or their institutions. Such information can be added to the final camera-ready version for publication.

Review Process

Papers will be subject to blind peer review; reviewers will not be aware of the identities of the authors. Selection criteria include accuracy and originality of ideas, clarity and significance of results and quality of the presentation.

The decision of the Program Committee 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.

Paper Submissions and Inquiries

The American Association for Artificial Intelligence will provide administrative support to the IJCAI-99 Program Committee. Paper submissions should be sent to the address below. Note that the first line of the address must be "IJCAI-99".

American Association for Artificial Intelligence
445 Burgess Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3496 USA

Please send program suggestions and inquiries to:

  Prof. Thomas Dean, Program Chair
Department of Computer Science
Brown University
Box 1910, Providence, RI 02912
E-mail: ijcai-pc@cs.brown.edu
FAX: +1-401-863-7657

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