Paper Submissions

Please use the AAMAS-2016 paper submission system to submit your paper (in PDF format). The instructions for how to register and submit your paper will be provided at the submission site. In order to register your paper (deadline 13th of November, 2015), you will need to provide basic information about the submission including its title, abstract, keywords, and author(s). You do not need to upload the full PDF for registering a paper submission, but the full PDF must be uploaded before the paper submission deadline (17th of November, 2015).

Note: The submission system closes for abstract and paper submission at 23:59 UTC-12 on the 13th and 17th of November, respectively.

Authors are encouraged to reference and discuss all published literature relevant to the paper, including their own. To ensure the effectiveness of the double-blind review process, authors are requested to ensure the paper registration number (provided upon paper registration) is used on the front page instead of the author names. In addition, authors are requested to ensure that any references to their own previous work are made in a way that does not disclose their identity. For example, instead of "in previous work, we have shown X [ref]" authors are asked to consider expressions such as "X was shown in [ref]". Authors are also asked to ensure that the PDF file submitted does not contain embedded identifying information. Also, please make sure any references to things like project/group names or webpages do not give away the authors' identity. Identifying information can be added at the authors' discretion in the final version of the paper.

If part of the work has been previously published, authors are strongly encouraged to cite and compare/contrast the new contributions with the parts that were already published before. The paper must substantially extend the previously published work.


Formatting Instructions

The page limit for AAMAS-2016 full-paper submissions is 8 pages, except for the bibliographic references, which are unlimited (i.e., if the paper is longer than 8 pages, any extra page after the 8th must only contain bibliographic references).

Papers submitted to the Blue Sky special track, formerly called Challenges and Vision, must not exceed 4 pages in total (in this case including all required references). The format follows the ACM proceedings guidelines and consists of balanced double columns, 9 pt text, 1" (2.54cm) margins top and bottom, and 0.75" (1.9cm) margins left and right. Each column is 3.33" (8.45cm) wide with a separation of 0.33" (0.83cm).

Authors are encouraged to use the LaTeX style file (aamas2016.cls) provided for formatting AAMAS'16 submissions. The style file aamas2016.cls should be used for both full papers (8 pages plus extra pages with only bibliographic references if needed) as well as Blue Sky papers (no more than 4 pages in total). There is also an ACM Word template but LaTeX is strongly preferred (and remember that only PDF files can be uploaded). An example of a latex file using the required style files for formatting AAMAS'16 submissions is provided in here -

Please do not modify the style files or any layout parameters.

To ensure all submissions are treated fairly and equally, authors are asked to follow all the instructions above. Submitted papers might be rejected without reviewing if they do not adhere to all the above requirements.


Mandatory Sections

The mandatory sections of the ACM styles are also mandatory for AAMAS-2016 submissions. According to ACM: "these index terms affect the ease and accuracy of retrieval within the Digital Library which ultimately benefits authors by allowing for greater distribution of their work". Thus, although it may not be trivial to find the appropriate classification information, you should make an effort filling in the following sections.

Categories and Subject Descriptors:

  • Details of the ACM Computing Classification Scheme are available here.



  • This section contains your choice of terms by which you would like your paper to be indexed. Please refer to the Call for Papers page for a list of topics used for paper classification within the AAMAS-2016 submission system.