AAAI 2000 Workshop
Instructions for Authors
Papers accepted for presentation at the AAAI-2000 workshop on Learning
from Imbalanced Data Sets will be included in the Workshop's Working
Notes as well as the Workshop's Technical Report (see Section 1. of "Additional
Notes" below for a
description of these publications). Further formal publication avenues
for the papers or extended versions of them will be discussed at the
Submission of Camera-Ready Copies to Organizers
Towards the end of April, AAAI will be mailing you and your co-authors
workshop registration materials and A/V forms. Several documents must be
received by the organizers of the workshop on or before
April 26, 2000 . These documents are:
To be sent by Physical Mail (see physical address below):
- A final camera-ready version of your paper
- A completed copy of the A/V form
- A completed and signed copy of the "permission to distribute"
form that can be found
(NB: signing this form does not take away your right to publish your work
in another forum such as in a conference proceedings or in a journal).
To be submitted electronically:
- An electronic version of your paper (see electronic address below)
- An electronic abstracts of your paper using the form
(see Section 2. of "Additional Notes" below for further instructions)
In order to conform to AAAI's formatting style, please follow the
AAAI author's instructions described
to prepare the camera-ready and e-mail version of your paper.
Faculty of Computer Science
6050 University Avenue
Canada, B3H 1W5
Deadline for Submission of the Final Paper and
All physical and electronic documents must be received at the addresses
on or before Wednesday April 26, 2000
AAAI 2000 Workshop
1. Technical Report:
The workshop papers will be made available at the workshop in
the form of Working Notes as well as
after the workshop in the form of a AAAI Technical Report
Working Notes are available only at the workshop and they are
Although issuance of a technical report does not constitute formal
publication, it does provide authors with a mechanism
for citing their work. Furthermore, Technical Reports are
available to anyone from the AAAI Press a short time (usually,
several months) after the conference.
2. Electronic Abstracts of Papers
Workshop participants must submit electronic abstracts of their
paper to AAAI by April 26, 2000. Participants should use the form
The event to choose from the pull-down list is "AAAI Workshop"
It is extremely important that the Workshop title also be given,
using the code W10, which stands for the following workshop:
W10: Learning from Imbalanced Data Sets
Participants who are unable to use the web-based form should submit
their abstracts to the workshop organizer.
3. Electronic Versions of Papers
Electronic versions of all the papers should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
by April 26, 2000 in PDF or PostScript files which should be set up using
letter size (8.5 x 11 inches) as the default page size--not A4, and all
fonts must be embedded. We recommend that authors use Times, Symbol, and/or
To avoid possible erasure of files on the AAAI site, participants should
name their papers with the first initial followed by the last name of
the primary author, along with the year of the workshop and the
extension .pdf or .ps (depending upon the file type). Thus, a paper
by John Doe would be called JDoe00.pdf or JDoe00.ps.
AAAI requests electronic versions of the papers because it is in the
process of archiving all AAAI Press publications. At some point, all the
publications will be available to AAAI members on the Web (Proceedings
papers will be available this year. Posting of all workshop papers and
symposia papers may take a bit longer).
Unofficially, the workshop papers will all be made
available to anyone through the Workshop's Web Page at this address.
4. CoIL Competition
We would like to point to your attention that the CoIL competition data set
this year is a 2-class unbalanced data set -- 5000 in the majority class
and 300 in the minority class.
[This is only for your information: for the purpose of the workshop, it is
not required that your system be run on this data set]