NESCAI 2010: The Fourth North East Student Colloquium on Artificial Intelligence

Author Guidelines

Paper formatting guidelines

None of the papers presented at NESCAI-10 will be formally published.

Formatting information and suitable LaTeX style files can be found in the file. The style files are minor modifications of the ICML 2010 style files.

Note: These style files are different from the ones released earlier. Papers that use either of the style files will be accepted.

Only PDF files will be accepted during both the initial and final submissions. Other submissions will be rejected without review.

The initial submission will be reviewed in double-blind format, so please ensure that author names and affiliations are not shown on your paper. For the final version of accepted papers, please include the author names and use the 'accepted' option as explained in the formatting information at the link above. We encourage all authors to utilize the keywords found in the CFP when submitting their papers.

We accept two types of papers:

FULL PAPERS (8 pages): Appendices may exceed the eight-page limit, but the reviewers are under no obligation to read any material beyond the page limit. Full papers may be:
  • Research papers presenting previously submitted or novel research in AI
  • Conceptual papers presenting and motivating new ideas and research directions in AI
  • Survey papers summarizing the state of the art in a particular sub-field of AI
SHORT PAPERS (2 pages): Short papers may be:
  • Research abstracts
  • Progress reports on ongoing research

Submission Guidelines

All submissions will be via the Easy Chair submission system, must be made by the submission deadline, follow all details in the Call for Papers, and be submitted by one of the paper authors.

Presentation guidelines

Note: All papers accepted by NESCAI (including those accepted as oral presentations) will also be presented as posters during one of the poster sessions. It is expected that all papers will be accepted for poster presentation, with only a select few being chosen for talks (based on peer reviews).


Posters for NESCAI should be 3 feet wide by 4 feet high. We will provide tacs to attach the posters.


Talks should be 25 minutes long. Every talk will be followed by 5 minutes for questions. Rooms will be equipped with digital projectors and presenters should have their own laptop. We can arrange for a computer to be available if you need it (please contact the PC as soon as possible if you need a computer to be provided).

Please come to your session early to connect your laptop and make sure it works with the projector. This will make the sessions run more smoothly.

When planning your talk, remember that NESCAI is a general AI colloquium. Some people in your audience may not be researchers in your area of AI.