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