Submission instructions

Types of Submissions
AAMAS 2013 seeks high-quality submissions of full papers, limited to 8 pages in length, and extended abstracts, limited to 2 pages in length. In addition, the Challenges and Visions track seeks submissions of papers of 4 pages in length.

All submissions will be rigorously peer reviewed and evaluated on the basis of originality, soundness, significance, presentation, understanding of the state of the art, and overall quality of their technical contribution. Reviews will be double blind; authors must avoid including anything that can be used to identify them. All work must be original (must not have appeared in a conference proceedings, book, or journal).

The purpose of an extended abstract is to give the authors the chance to present promising work as a poster, which is not fully matured as a full paper, so that it can be polished through the discussion at AAMAS, and hopefully can be accepted at a later AAMAS.

The purpose of the Challenges and Visions track is to give the authors the opportunity to present visionary ideas, long term challenges, and new research opportunities that are outside the current mainstream of the field. This track is designed to overcome the constraints of the traditional review process, and will serve as an incubator for innovative approaches, risky and provocative ideas, and to propose challenges and opportunities for the field in the near future.

In addition to submissions in the main track, AAMAS 2013 is seeking papers in special tracks. The review process for the special tracks will be similar to the main track, but with program committee members specially selected for that track. All accepted papers for the main track and special tracks will be included in the proceedings.

You need to specify the title, abstract, keywords, author(s) etc to register your paper. You do not need to upload the full PDF when you register the paper, but you need to upload the full PDF before the final deadline (Oct 12th). Please note that submitting a 200 word abstract is required before you can submit any paper (full paper, or extended abstract, or challenges and visions paper). The abstracts will not be reviewed and papers must be submitted for the review process to start.

Submission Instructions
To register and submit your paper (in PDF format), please go to the submission website and follow the instructions.

To register your paper (deadline October 8th) you need to provide title, abstract, keywords, author(s) etc. You do not need to upload the full PDF for the purpose of your paper registration. But you need to upload the full PDF before the final deadline (October 12th).

The submission gateways close at 11:59 PM Hawaii Standard Time (HST = GMT - 10:00) on Oct 8 and Oct 12 respectively.

If any substantial part of your work appeared previously, please provide the citation and a one sentence description of the differences in the box provided. It is OK to submit work that has previously appeared in a workshop (without an associated archival publication). For such papers simply fill in the paper and workshop info. For papers that build on earlier work that appeared in an archival publication, please provide the citation and a one sentence description of the key advances/differences. This information will be kept from the reviewers to ensure a double-blind review and will only be used by the program chairs.

Formatting Instructions
The page limit for AAMAS 2013 full paper submissions is 8 pages, for extended abstracts 2 pages, and for Challenges and Vision papers is 4 pages. The format follows the ACM proceedings guidelines and consists of balanced double columns, 9 pt text, 1" (2.54cm) margins top and bottom, and 0.75" (1.9cm) margins left and right. Each column is 3.33" (8.45cm) wide with a separation of 0.33" (0.83cm). The LaTeX style files (aamas2013.cls and aamas2013_extendedabstract.cls) to be used respectively for full papers and for extended abstracts are provided to help in formatting your paper. If you use theWord template for an extended abstract, you need to add the words "(Extended abstract)" as a subtitle. You can see an example of a latex file and formatting. Please do not modify the style files, or any layout parameters.

To ensure the effectiveness of the double-blind review process, make sure to put paper numbers (provided upon paper registration) instead of author names. In addition, please ensure that any references to your own previous work is made in a way that does not disclose author identity (for example, instead of "in previous work, we have shown X [ref]" use "X was shown in [ref]"). In some cases where the work is clearly a continuation of your earlier work, you may consider removing citations to your own work until the final version (for example, "we have shown X [ref]" where [ref]= "Anonymous, 200X"). Please also check that the PDF file submitted does not contain embedded identifying information.

Mandatory Sections
The mandatory sections of the ACM styles are also mandatory for AAMAS 2013 submissions. Not only will these sections help select the reviewers, but according to ACM: "these index terms effect the ease and accuracy of retrieval within the Digital Library which ultimately benefits authors by allowing for greater distribution of their work". Thus, although it may not be trivial to find the appropriate classification information, you should make an effort filling these sections:

  1. Categories and Subject Descriptors:
    Details of the ACM Computing Classification Scheme are available at
  2. General Terms:
    This section is limited to the following 16 terms:
    Algorithms, Management, Measurement, Documentation, Performance, Design, Economics, Reliability, Experimentation, Security, Human Factors, Standardization, Languages, Theory, Legal Aspects, Verification.
  3. Keywords:
    This section is your choice of terms you would like to be indexed by. Please refer to the Call for Paper page for a list of topics.