Frequently Asked Questions about Submissions


This document has an updated list of frequently asked questions about IJCAI-2019 paper submission. 
If you have a question that is not on this list, please feel free to send a mail to me at sarit@cs.biu.ac.il

Sarit Kraus

Program Chair, IJCAI 2019

Questions

  1. Can I submit a paper to IJCAI if it is already on arXiv?
  2. A preliminary version of my paper has already been presented at a workshop or a conference without proceedings. It it ok to submit it to IJCAI?
  3. How strict is the author anonymity requirement in the submissions?
  4. Can I submit the title and abstract of paper which is under review for a conference whose notification date is between February 19 and February 25?
  5. My paper has been rejected from AAAI-19. Do I have to attach the reviews and the response letter?
  6. Is supplemental material allowed for IJCAI submissions? Are anonymised links to supplemental material allowed?
  7. Are color images allowed in a submission?
  8. When does a paper qualify as student paper?
1. Can I submit a paper to IJCAI if it already on arXiv?

Yes. We require that any submission to IJCAI must not be under review at any other refereed publication venue including archival conferences and journals. Papers put on arXiv do not violate this rule as long as they are not refereed.

2. A preliminary version of my paper has already been presented at a workshop or a conference without formal proceedings. It it ok to submit it to IJCAI?

Yes. This applies more generally to papers presented in any non-archival venue (that is, as long as there are no formally published proceedings with a publisher and an ISSN).

3. How strict is the author anonymity requirement in the submissions?

IJCAI requires that all submissions be anonymised so that the review of the submission is done on objective criteria, and is not influenced by author identity. To facilitate this, we require that the authors follow both the letter and spirit of the normal anonymisation guidelines. Any paper that obviously violates this requirement will be rejected without review. 

The anonymity requirement holds only for the submitted paper. If a non-anonymous version of your paper or its title has appeared in a workshop, on ArXiv, in a seminar announcement, etc., that's ok to submit it to IJCAI. Program committee members will be explicitly instructed not to actively seek to figure out author identities with the help of search engines.

4. Can I submit the title and abstract of paper which is under review for a conference whose notification date is between February 19 and February 25?

Yes. In case your paper is accepted to this conference, you will have to withdraw the title and abstract as soon as you learn it.

5. My paper has been rejected from AAAI-19. Do I have to attach the reviews and the response letter?

You may (and I recommend it) but it is not compulsory.
6. Is supplemental material allowed for IJCAI submissions? Are anonymised links to supplemental material allowed?

No supplemental material is allowed for submissions to the IJCAI main track. On the other hand, you are welcome to provide an anonymised  link to supplemental material containing, for instance, full proofs, additional figures or examples, or more complete data sets. Note however that reviewers won't be required to look at this supplemental material, and that your paper should be self-contained.

7. Are colour images allowed in a submission?

Yes. (The style instructions suggesting black & white images are a holdover from the days of hard copy proceedings).

8. When does a paper qualify as student paper?

A paper is considered a 'student paper' and thus a potential winner of the 'Best Student Paper Zward' when the first author is as a student who, at the time of submission, has not obtained any PhD degree yet. When submitting a paper, this should be indicated by marking the appropriate checkbox.