AISB 2000: Time for AI and Society

For each Symposium a separate Pre-Proceedings will be produced, and will be available at the beginning of the Convention. Unless otherwise indicated by the relevant Symposium chair, accepted symposium presenters (oral or poster) are expected to produce papers for the Pre-Proceedings in conformity with the requirements on this page together with any additional requirements imposed by the Symposium chair. However, the Symposium chair may lay down alternative requirements. We regret that papers which do not conform to requirements may not be included in the relevant Pre-Proceedings.

Please consult symposium chairs, rather than Barnden or Lee, on anything to do with special requirements or provisions for individual symposia.

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Paper Size and Printing Mode

Camera-ready copy should be submitted on new A4 size paper, single-sided. In the event that authors are not able to obtain A4 size paper, they should contact the conference organisers, John Barnden and Mark Lee, who may be able to make alternative arrangements.

Symposium chairs may allow electronic submission, in which case the submission must be designed to produce A4 hardcopy.

Number of Copies

Authors should submit 2 (two) copies of their camera-ready copy.

Title, Authors and Abstract

Title should appear at the top of the first page, centred, in 16pt bold text. Authors should be centred, separated by commas, if appropriate, below in 14pt (not bold), followed by institution in 12pt (not bold), also centred. Email addresses should be given as the final line of the institutional address.

The abstract should be indented on both sides by 1cm, and be set in 9pt type. The heading "Abstract" in 10pt bold should be centred one line space above it.

Page Layout and Typeface

Aside from the title, authors and abstract, papers should be typeset in two-column mode, with margins of 2.5cm at the top, 3cm at the bottom, and 2cm on either side. The inter-column margin should be 1cm.

There should be no running page headers or footers.

Typeface should be Times Roman, single-spaced, with body text appearing in 10pt size. For emphasis, please use italic font, and do not use bold or underline in the running text. Do not use italic or underline in titles.

Three levels of section heading are acceptable: 14pt, 12pt and 10pt. All should be in bold face. Sections should be numbered in the form N, N.M, N.M.R, for the three levels, respectively.

Figures and Tables

Where possible, figures and tables should appear in the running text, as near to the first reference to them as possible. They should be numbered consecuctively in Arabic numerals, figures and tables each having their own distinct numbering.

Captions for figures should be centred below the figure; captions for tables should be centred above the table.


Footnotes should appear at the foot of the column in which they are referenced. They should be separated from the main text by a horizontal line, left-justified, spanning more than 0.6 and up to 0.75 of the width of the column. Point size should be 8 point. Footnote numbers should be sequential, and in arabic script.

Page Numbering

Pages should not be numbered. Please write the page number lightly, in pencil, on the foot of the reverse of each page.


Acknowledgements should be placed in a section headed "Acknowledgements", as a top level heading, but without a section number, immediately before the bibliography.

References and Bibliography

References should be given in the APA approved style (most easily available in LaTeX as natbib). References in running text should appear as "Bloggs (1991)", and parenthetically as "(Bloggs, 1991)". Multiple parenthetical references should appear as "(Bloggs, 1992; Doe, 1994)". Please order multiple references chronologically.

The bibliography should appear at the end of the text, headed "References" as a top level section heading, but without a section number. Each reference should begin with the surname of the first author, initials first, and then the other authors in the same order (i.e. J. Bloggs), separated by commas. Next should come title, then source (i.e. journal, conference, etc), volume, number, and pages specified as "V(N):pp-pp", any extra information, publisher, address of publisher, and finally date.

Bibliography entries should be ordered first alphabetically and then chronologically.

Submission of Camera-Ready Copy

Finished Camera-Ready Copy (or the electronic file, if allowed) should be sent to the chair of the particular symposium that has accepted your paper on or before 13th March 1999. Papers will not be accepted after this date.

last modified 20th January 2000

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