Author Information

Authors must follow the instructions below on this page.

  • Position and full papers (5 to 12 pages), short papers (2 to 4 pages) and poster abstracts (1 to 2 pages) can include recent or ongoing research, business cases, application scenarios, and surveys.
  • Industrial side-tutorial event or demonstration proposals (1 to 2 pages) should have a focus on business or research related to the symposium topics excluding undesired extensive product advertising.
  • Discussion proposals (1 to 2 pages) should contain a description of the specific topic with a list of questions and a discussion moderator.

After an acceptance notification, at least one author of each accepted submission must be registered for AAAI-MAKE 2020 and present the paper at the symposium that the publication will be part of the symposium proceedings.

1. Writing – Layout

All submissions must reflect the formatting instructions provided in the Author Kit, which contains LaTeX and Word templates.

2. Writing – Title and Metadata

The submission title must be in emphasizing style. Information on correctly emphasizing titles in English are available in the Wiki of MusicBrainz. The indication of whether the contribution is a position or not, should not be part of the title; instead, this should be mentioned in the abstract or introductory section of the paper. The title and all further metadata, including all author’s names and affiliations, must be correct and consistent with the entries in EasyChair.

3. Writing – Copyright

Since the AAAI no longer produces technical reports for its symposia or workshops, there is no copyright transfer required anymore. Authors may not change or remove the following copyright footnote:

Copyright © 2020 held by the author(s). In A. Martin, K. Hinkelmann, H.-G. Fill, A. Gerber, D. Lenat, R. Stolle, F. van Harmelen (Eds.), Proceedings of the AAAI 2020 Spring Symposium on Combining Machine Learning and Knowledge Engineering in Practice (AAAI-MAKE 2020). Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA, March 23-25, 2020. Use permitted under Creative Commons License Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).

4. Submission

All submissions must be submitted through EasyChair, including the correct and consistent names and affiliations of all authors.


5. Review

Position, full and papers, and poster abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the program committee to ensure academic integrity – the symposium chairs will disclose the decision and the reviews to the authors. The industrial side-tutorial event, demonstration, and discussion proposals will be reviewed and selected by the organizing committee.


6. Reviewer’s Comments

Authors should address the reviewer’s comments best possible. However, it is not scientifically acceptable to add additional information and results to the paper, which would require a further review. Authors are advised to find the right balance by taking into account the comments of the reviewer and an appropriate number of modifications.

7. Camera-ready Version

Authors must submit the camera-ready version by updating the file (paper upload) in EasyChair.

8. Proceedings and Publication Permission

Accepted and camera-ready papers shall be published on the established open-access proceedings site CEUR-WS. Following the CEUR-WS conditions, AAAI template-based (Author Kit) position and full papers with five pages and more (10+ LNCS-equivalent pages) will be published as regular papers; short papers consisting of two to four pages (5-9 LNCS-equivalent pages) will be published as short papers; abstracts for posters and demonstration will be published as abstracts.

The authors must grant non-exclusive and irrevocable publication permission to the AAAI-MAKE 2020 editors/publishers by completing, signing, and uploading the AAAI-MAKE publication permission form.