Event Date: 
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Bellvue, Washington
Submission deadline: 
Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 23:45



Timetable for Authors

  • December 3, 2012 – January 19, 2013: Authors register on the AAAI web site
  • January 19, 2013 (11:59 PM PST): Electronic abstracts due
  • January 22, 2013 (11:59 PM PST): Electronic papers due
  • March 11 – March 13, 2013: Author feedback about initial reviews
  • March 26, 2013: Notification of acceptance or rejection
  • April 16, 2013 (11:59 PM PDT): Camera-ready copy due at AAAI office

The Twenty-Seventh AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-13) will be held July 14–18, 2013 in Bellevue, Washington, USA. The purpose of this conference is to promote research in artificial intelligence (AI) and scientific exchange among AI researchers, practitioners, scientists, and engineers in affiliated disciplines. AAAI-13 will have multiple technical tracks, student abstracts, poster sessions, invited speakers, and exhibit programs, all selected according to the highest reviewing standards. AAAI-13 welcomes submissions on mainstream AI topics as well as novel crosscutting work in related areas. Topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Cognitive modeling and human interaction
  • Computer vision
  • Constraint satisfaction, search, and optimization
  • Constraint programming
  • Decision making from data
  • Evolutionary computation
  • Game playing and interactive entertainment
  • Information retrieval, integration, and extraction
  • Knowledge acquisition and ontologies
  • Knowledge representation and reasoning
  • Machine learning and data mining
  • Automated diagnosis
  • Multiagent systems
  • Natural language processing
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Probabilistic and uncertain reasoning
  • Robotics
  • Web and information systems

Papers that extend the state of the art, and explore parts of the design space of AI that are not well explored, are particularly encouraged. A full list of keywords will be available at the AAAI-13 website in the Fall of 2012.

Special Tracks

In addition to its main technical papers track, AAAI-13 will include several special paper tracks on focused topics, ideas previously presented at AI sister conferences, new challenges to the AI community, or other special areas of interest. A preliminary list of special tracks includes Artificial Intelligence and the Web, Cognitive Systems, Computational Sustainability and Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and AI Subarea Spotlights.

Each special track will have its own submission process and review criteria, and will have its own program committee of reviewers with appropriate backgrounds. However, the tracks will be an integral part of the conference program and will be subject to the same high standards and rigorous review that are traditional in AAAI. In the proceedings, the special track papers will not be distinguished from the main track technical papers. The Chairs may move submissions between tracks in case that allows for more appropriate reviewing.

Author Registration

Authors must register at the AAAI-13 web-based technical paper submission site (available December 3, 2012) before they submit their abstracts and papers. The software will assign a password, which will enable the author to log on to submit an abstract and paper. To avoid network problems in the last minute rush, authors are strongly encouraged to register as soon as possible after December 3, well in advance of the January 19 abstract deadline.

  • Registration will close at 11:00 PM PST on January 19, 2013.
  • Abstract submission will close at 11:59 PM PST on January 19, 2013.
  • Final paper submission will close at 11:59 PM PST on January 22, 2013.

Abstract and Paper Submission

Papers must be formatted in AAAI two-column, camera-ready style; see the author instructions page for details. Please note that these formatting instructions are for final, accepted papers; no additional pages can be purchased at the review stage. Submitted papers may be no longer than 7 pages, where page 7 must contain only references, and no other text whatsoever. Papers must be in trouble-free, high-resolution PDF format, formatted for US Letter (8.5" x 11") paper, using Type 1 or TrueType fonts. In addition, the copyright slug may be omitted in the initial submission phase. Please also refer to the instructions on how to prepare your paper for blind review.

Electronic abstract and paper submission through the AAAI-13 paper submission site is required on or (preferably) before the deadline dates listed above. We cannot accept submissions by email or fax. Authors will receive confirmation of receipt of their abstracts or papers, including an ID number, shortly after submission. AAAI will contact authors again only if problems are encountered with papers. Inquiries regarding paper receipt must be made no later than January 28, 2013.

Submissions to Other Conferences or Journals

Papers submitted to this conference must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere or be under review for another AI conference. The guidelines of the AAAI policy on multiple submissions are fully detailed at the AAAI-13 website and must be carefully followed.

Review Process

Program committee members will identify papers they are qualified to review based on the information submitted electronically (the paper's title, keywords, and abstract). Their reviewing will be done blind to the identities of the authors and their institutions. Authors will have a limited opportunity to respond to initial reviews. This author feedback will then be taken into account in the final recommendations and reviews may be changed accordingly. The program committee's reviews will make recommendations to the senior program committee, which in turn will make recommendations to the area chairs and program cochairs. The program cochairs will make all final decisions following full consultations during the process.


Accepted papers will be allocated seven (7) pages in the conference proceedings; up to two (2) additional pages may be used at a cost to the authors of $275 per page. Final papers exceeding page limits and those violating the instructions to authors will not be included in the proceedings. Authors will be required to transfer copyright of their paper to AAAI.

Questions and Suggestions

Concerning author instructions and conference registration, write to Concerning suggestions for the program and other inquiries, write to the program cochairs:

Marie desJardins (University of Maryland, Baltimore County),
Michael L. Littman (Brown University),

A complete listing of conference track organizers, area chairs, and senior program committee members will be available at the conference website.

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