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From: (Rick Skalsky)
Subject:  CFP: International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence 1995 (IJCAI-95)
Date:     4 Apr 1994 07:45:08 -0500

                     CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: IJCAI-95

IJCAI-95 will take  place at the  Palais de Congres,  Montreal, August  20-25

The biennial IJCAI  conferences are  the major forums  for the  international
scientific exchange and presentation of AI research. The Conference Technical
Program will include workshops, tutorials, panels and invited talks, as  well
as tracks for paper and videotape presentations.


Topics of Interest

Submissions are invited on substantial, original, and previously unpublished
research in all aspects of AI, including, but not limited to:

* Architectures and languages for AI (e.g. parallel hardware and software for
  building AI systems)
* Artistic, entertainment and multimedia applications.
* Automated   reasoning   (e.g.  theorem   proving,   abduction,   automatic
  programming, search,  context  management  and  truth  maintenance systems,
  constraint satisfaction, satisfiability checking)
* Cognitive modeling (e.g. user models, memory models)
* Connectionist and PDP models
* Distributed AI, autonomous agents, multi-agent systems and real-time
* Intelligent teaching systems
* Knowledge Engineering and Principles of AI applications (e.g. for design,
  manufacturing control, grand challenge applications)
* Knowledge representation  (e.g. logics  for knowledge,  action, belief  and
  intention, nonmonotonic  formalisms,  complexity  analysis,  languages
  and systems for representing knowledge)
* Learning, knowledge acquisition and case-based reasoning
* Logic programming (e.g. semantics, deductive databases, relationships to
  AI knowledge representation)
* Natural language (e.g. syntax, semantics, discourse, speech recognition
  and understanding, natural language front ends, generation systems,
  information extraction and retrieval)
* Philosophical foundations
* Planning and reasoning about action (including the relation between
  planning and control)
* Qualitative reasoning and naive physics (e.g. temporal and spatial
  reasoning, model-based reasoning, diagnosis)
* Reasoning under uncertainty (including fuzzy logic and fuzzy control)
* Robotic and artificial life systems (e.g. unmanned vehicles,
  vision/manipulation systems)
* Social, economic and legal implications
* Vision (e.g. color, shape, stereo, motion, object recognition, active
  vision, model-based vision, vision architectures and hardware, biological


Submissions must be received by 6th January 1995. Submissions received  after
that date will be returned unopened.  Authors should note that ordinary  mail
can sometimes be considerably delayed,  especially over the new year  period,
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: successful authors will be  notified
on or before 20th March 1995.  Unsuccessful authors will be notified by  27th
March 1995. Notification  will be  sent to  the first  author (or  designated

Camera ready copies of the final versions of accepted papers must be received
by the publisher in the USA by 24th April 1995.

Note that at least one  author of each accepted  paper is required to  attend
the conference to present the work.


Authors should submit six (6) copies of  their papers in hard copy form.  All
paper submissions  should be  to  the following  address. Electronic  or  fax
submissions cannot be accepted.

IJCAI-95 Paper Submissions,
American Association for Artificial Intelligence,
445, Burgess Drive,
Menlo Park, CA. 94025, USA.

(telephone (415) 328-3123, email

Appearance and Length

Papers should be printed on  8.5'' x 11'' or A4  sized paper. They must  be a
maximum of 15 pages long, each page having no more than 43 lines, lines being
at most  140mm long  and with  12 point  type. Title,  abstract, figures  and
references must be included within  this length limit. Papers breaking  these
rules will not be considered for presentation at the conference.

Letter quality  print is  required. (Normally,  dot-matrix printout  will  be
unacceptable unless  truly of  letter quality.  Exceptions will  be made  for
submissions from  countries  where  high  quality  printers  are  not  widely

Title Page

Each copy of the paper must include  a title page, separate from the body  of
the paper. This should contain:

* Title of the paper
* Full names, postal addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers and email
  addresses (where these exist) of all authors. The first postal address
  should be one that is suitable for delivery of items by courier service
* An abstract of 100-200 words
* A set of keywords giving the area/subarea of the paper and describing the
  topic of the paper. This information, together with the title of the paper,
  will be the main information used in allocating reviewers.
* The following declaration:
   ``This paper has not already been accepted by and is not currently under
     review for a journal or another conference. Nor will it be submitted
     for such during IJCAI's review period.''

Policy on Multiple Submissions

IJCAI will not accept any  paper which, at the  time of submission, is  under
review for 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.

Review Criteria

Papers will be subject to peer review, but this review will not be  ``blind''
(that is, the reviewers will be aware of the names of the authors). Selection
criteria include accuracy and originality of ideas, clarity and  significance
of results and the quality of  the presentation. The decision of the  Program
Committee, taking into  consideration the individual  reviews, 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.

Distinguished Paper Awards

The Program  Committee will  distinguish one  or more  papers of  exceptional
quality for special awards.  This decision will in  no way depend on  whether
the authors choose to enhance their paper with a video presentation.

Other Calls

Calls for  tutorial  and  workshop  proposals  and  video  presentations  for
IJCAI-95 will be issued shortly.

For questions or comments, (415) 328-3123, email