IJCAI will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is under review for or has already been published or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. Authors are also required not to submit their papers elsewhere during IJCAI's review period. These restrictions apply only to journals and conferences, not to workshops and similar specialized presentations with a limited audience and without archival proceedings. Authors will be required to confirm that their submissions conform to these requirements at the time of submission.
Paper Length and Format
Submitted technical papers must be no longer than six pages, including all figures and references, and must be formatted according to IJCAI-09 guidelines. Specifically, papers must be formatted for “letter-size” (8.5” x 11”) paper, in double-column format with a 10pt font. Electronic templates for the LaTeX typesetting package, as well as a Word template, that conform to IJCAI-09 guidelines are available, as are further details on formatting:
Authors are required to submit their electronic papers in PDF format. Files in Postscript (ps), or any other format will not be accepted.
Submitted papers must not exceed six (6) formatted pages, including references and figures. This six-page limit will be strictly enforced: over-length papers will not be considered for review. Each accepted paper will be allowed six pages in the proceedings; up to two additional pages may be purchased at a price of $275 per page. In order to make blind reviewing possible, authors must omit their names and affiliations from the paper. Also, while the references should include all published literature relevant to the paper, including previous works of the authors, it should not include unpublished works. When referring to one's own work, use the third person rather than the first person. For example, say "Previously, Foo and Bar  have shown that...", rather than "In our previous work  we have shown that...” For accepted papers, such identifying information can be added to the final camera-ready version for publication.
Here are some guidelines for generating PDF files that will be widely readable:
(1) Use only Type 1 or True Type fonts. Avoid bitmapped, Type 3 fonts.
(2) Embed all fonts into the PDF file.
(3) Subset fonts at a threshold of 100%.
(4) Create the PDF file on the same computer where the original document was created. This will insure that the fonts necessary for viewing and printing the resulting PDF file are available during PDF creation.
(5) Do not use Adobe PDFWriter. Use Acrobat Distiller (in the same package as PDFWriter) or Ghostscript instead. PDFWriter does not produce acceptable PDF files except under very limited circumstances. Never, ever, use the PDFWriter if your file contains EPS graphics!
(6) Since PDF conversions can have many sources of errors (translating fonts, formats, character sets, etc.), you should always preview the PDF file you generate to verify its correctness. (These guidelines were taken from: http://ee.tamu.edu/waves/i_genpdf.html).
Submitting authors are required to register at the IJCAI-09 Paper Submission Site.
Papers will be subject to blind peer review. Selection criteria include accuracy and originality of ideas, clarity and significance of results and quality of the presentation. Each paper will be assigned to three Program Committee members, one Senior Program Committee member and one Area Chair for review. The reviewing process will include a short period for the authors to view reviews and respond to technical questions on the submitted work raised by the reviewers before final decisions are made. The decision of the Program Committee will be final and cannot be appealed.
Papers accepted for the conference will be scheduled for oral or poster presentation and will be printed in the proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper will be required to attend the conference to present the work.
Please send inquiries about paper submissions to email@example.com.
Inquiries about the conference program can be directed to:
Program Chair, IJCAI-09
Department of Computer Science
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, M5S 3H5, CANADA
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org