Important DatesPaper submission deadline:
Friday, May 25, 2012
Notification of acceptance/rejection:
Monday, June, 23 2012
Camera-Ready Copy Due:
Sunday, June 30, 2012
August 27-28, 2012
Both long (12-page) and short (6-page) papers in camery-ready format can be submitted. Over-length submissions will be rejected without review. Papers submitted to STAIRS should conform to presentational style and format of IOS Press' "Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications" (FAIA) series. Details are available on the web site
Each accepted long paper will be allocated TWELVE (12) pages, each short paper SIX (6) pages in the proceedings. From the accepted long papers, both oral and poster presentations will be selected. Accepted short papers will be poster presentations. Authors of ECAI submission may also indicate whether they want a submitted ECAI paper to be considered as well as a submitted STAIRS paper in case of non-acceptance of the ECAI paper. This, however, will require to change the format for the camera-ready copy. In contrast to ECAI, STAIRS is using IOS Press' FAIA series format as explained above!
So, multiple submissions with ECAI and PAIS are allowed if this is clearly indicated on a front page preceding the paper itself. In borderline cases single submissions will be preferred over multiple submissions. In case of multiple acceptances the author(s) are strictly required to withdraw their paper from all but one of the events.
The proceedings of STAIRS will be published and distributed by IOS Press' "Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications" (FAIA) series. The authors will be responsible for producing camera-ready copies of papers, conforming to the STAIRS 2012 formatting guidelines for inclusion in the proceedings (see above). At least one student author of each accepted paper or poster is required to attend the conference to present the contribution.
Submission and review of papers for STAIRS 2012 will be managed via the EasyChair system:
All submissions will be subject to LIGHT TOUCH review, with the goal of providing constructive feedback to authors.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The first author must be a PhD student or a person holding a PhD for less than one year. Papers not satisfying this criterion will be rejected.
(University of Bonn, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany)
(Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany)