Submission, Review, and Publication

We invite researchers to submit papers for presentation at the conference. Submissions should be no more than sixteen (16) pages in length. Accepted papers, allotted four additional pages for elaboration, and may be accepted for publication in Advances in Cognitive Systems (ISSN 2324-8416), an electronic journal associated with the conference. Authors should follow the instructions provided at

and the formatting guidelines provided at

which give detailed information and provide Latex and Word templates. Any submissions that diverge from this format or that exceed sixteen (16) pages will be returned without review.

As we did last year, we will also consider shorter papers (8-10 pages) that describe preliminary work or work in progress that is of relevance to the conference. These papers, if accepted, will be presented at designated poster sessions, will not be eligible for publication in the journal, nor considered archival publications.

Submit papers electronically at:

Each submission should clearly state the problem it addresses, describe its response to this problem, specify the novel theoretical tenets, make explicit claims about the approach's capabilities or behavior, and provide convincing evidence to support these claims. Every paper should also discuss related efforts, examine limitations of the reported work, and outline plans for future research. We encourage authors to examine the review form before drafting their manuscripts to ensure suitability of their submissions. This form can be found here:

Because the conference aims to encourage research toward a broader understanding of intelligence, its criteria for determining contributions differ from traditional ones. Progress can include demonstrating new functionality, integrating different facets of intelligence, presenting a novel approach to an established problem, explaining complex cognition in humans, and formally analyzing a difficult task. We also welcome submissions that pose new problems or describe testbeds that challenge existing approaches.

The conference aims to be as inclusive as possible to foster innovative research on the computational nature of intelligence. The FAQ page ( attempts to clarify the scope of the event. Authors who have questions about whether their research is appropriate for the meeting should contact the Program Chairs, Jamie Macbeth (, and Leilani Gilpin (, for additional information.