Participation in the symposium is open to all, with the format consisting of a mixture of planned speakers and open discussion and working groups. Therefore, all attendees will participate in a significant portion of the proceedings, with the atmosphere being informal.

Persons interested in contributing a paper to the symposium proceedings must submit an expression of intent by August 15. Contributions will be then be solicited in the form of single page abstracts (due Oct. 5), and review decisions will be made by the program committee based on these abstracts. Final papers may be up to 7 pages (AAAI format) in length and will be due in camera-ready format January 25.

Since AAAI limits symposium attendance to between 40-60, persons interested in attending the symposium without contributing a paper are required to send email (by December 4) to reserve a spot.

For questions, to express interest in participating (either as an attendee or as a contributor), or to submit abstracts, email ventura AT cs DOT byu DOT edu.

Abstract Submission

Submitted abstracts should meet the following requirements:

  1. Consist of a single page PDF file
  2. Clearly communicate the issue to be addressed, why it is important and how it fits the aims of the symposium (and outline preliminary or expected results)
  3. References do not need to be included in the abstract
  4. Include up to three keywords
  5. No author identification (to allow double blind review)

To submit an abstract please follow this link.

Important Dates

August 15: Intention to contribute due
October 5: Abstract submissions due
November 2: Notification of acceptance
December 4: Intention to participate due (for those not contributing papers)
January 25: Camera-ready copy due
February 8: Registration deadline
March 26-28: Symposium