Call for Papers

We invite the submission of papers for the technical programme of ECAI'14.
 
Separate calls are issued for workshop and tutorial proposals, as well as contributions to PAIS'14, the Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems conference, STAIRS'14, the Start­ing AI Re­searcher Symposium, and RuleML, the International Web Rule Symposium.
 

Topics of interest

High-quality original submissions are welcome from all areas of AI; the following list of topics is indicative only.

 • Agent-based and Multi-agent Systems
 • Constraints, Satisfiability, and Search
 • Knowledge Representation, Reasoning, and Logic
 • Machine Learning and Data Mining
 • Natural Language Processing
 • Planning and Scheduling
 • Robotics, Sensing, and Vision
 • Uncertainty in AI
 • Web and Knowledge-based Information Systems
 • Multidisciplinary Topics
 

Schedule

 • Paper submission: 1 March 2014 (23:59:59 GMT)
 • Author feedback: 14–17 April 2014
 • Notification of acceptance/rejection: 9 May 2014
 • Camera-ready copy due: 30 May 2014
 • Technical sessions: 2022 August 2014
 

Submission

Both  long  and  short   papers  can  be  submitted.
While  long papers  should report  on substantial  research results, short  papers are  intended for highly  promising  but possibly  more preliminary  work. 
Rejected long papers will be considered for the short paper track.
 

Formatting

Submitted papers must be formatted according to the camera-ready style for ECAI'14 and submitted electronically in PDF format through the ECAI'14 submission site. Authorship is not anonymous.
Long papers must not exceed six (6) and short papers must not exceed two (2) pages.
Over-length submissions will be rejected without review. 
 
Details of the ECAI'14 formatting style are available at ecai2014.guarant.eu/ecai2014.tar.gz
 
This file unpacks to a directory "ecai2014", and contains LaTeX and other style files. 
The file "ecai2014.tex" is an example paper in LaTeX format using the appropriate styles, and can be used as a template for ECAI submissions. 
A Word template is also available but without engagement.
 

Originality

Submissions must be original, and in particular should not previously have been formally published, accepted for publication, or being under review.
Also, submissions must not be submitted elsewhere during the ECAI'14 reviewing phase.
These restrictions apply to journals and conferences, not to workshops and similar specialized presentations with a limited audience and without archival proceedings.
 

Submitting and Reviewing

All submissions will be subject to peer review by the ECAI'14 Programme Committee, and evalu­ated on the basis of:
 • significance of contribution
 • originality of contribution
 • relevance to ECAI
 • technical quality
 • presentation quality
 • scholarship
 
Reviewing is single-blinded.
 
Submission and review of papers for ECAI'14 is managed via the ConfMaster system:
 
ECAI submissions are only accepted in the period of 1 February to 1 March 2014. 
Do NOT register or upload papers before 1 February 2014!
Prior to this date, the site is used for configuration and testing. 
All data uploaded or registered before this date will be deleted and will not be considered for the conference. 
 
The (primary) authors of submitted papers will be offered the opportunity to respond to the reviews for their papers before the final decision on acceptance or otherwise is made. 
The author feedback phase is currently planned between 14-17 April 2014.
 

Proceedings and presentation

The proceedings of ECAI'14 will be published and distributed by IOS Press as an online open access book. 
The proceedings of recent ECAI conferences are freely available on the IOS website.
 
The authors will be responsible for producing camera-ready copies of papers in PDF format, conforming to the ECAI'14 formatting guidelines for inclusion in the proceedings. 
   
At least one author of each accepted long or short paper is required to attend the conference to present the contribution.
 
Long papers will be presented in the form of a talk; short papers will be presented in poster form.
 

Best papers go AIJ

An agreement with the Artificial Intelligence Journal has been reached such that award winning papers from the conference and selected runners-up will be nominated for "fast track" review in the AI journal.  Papers submitted to the AI journal need to be revised to meet the journal's policy (see www.aijd.org) specifically on "completeness" but there is no fixed requirement for articles to be substantially extended (though they often are).