The Sixth Review of April Fool's day Transactions (RAFT'2011)
The yearly bilingual publication on nonchalant research

RAFT'2011 is now online!

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Call for papers

Thanks to an incredibly successful 2010 issue, we are very proud to announce the sixth edition of the Review of April Fool's day Transactions (RAFT'2011). Not only RAFT is now widely recognised by our community, it is today expanding its sphere of influence beyond its traditionnal borders, to reach new—and exciting!—areas of science. For this reason, we invite you to submit a paper, by March 10th, 2011, to the RAFT Program Committee for consideration at the RAFT'2011 'Beyond Frontiers' edition. The tremendous investment we've been pouring into RAFT for years has paid off, and with your support, we plan to bring our publishing standards even further this year.


In the same spirit as in the previous years' issues, we demand that the submitted papers follow strict rigour, technical soundness, originality, humour, funniness, weirdness and comprehensibleness. We greatly recommend nonsense, Gibberish, gobbledygook jargon and blah blah. Topics are entirely up to the authors, but a rude scientific treatment should be inflicted to the matter in question.

Previous issues

We have also compiled examples of expected papers.


Papers must be submitted via email to either Rodolphe Héliot (rhataprilfoolsreviewdotcom) or Antoine Zimmermann (azataprilfoolsreviewdotcom) and should fit one of the following formats: LATEX or any kind of formatted text (e.g., Micro$oft Word, RTF, HTML, etc). Paper language can be either French or English.

Important dates

Submission deadline
10th March 2011
Notification of acceptance
17th March 2011
Camera ready papers
23rd March 2011
April Fool's day
1st April 2011

They are citing us

The following papers from RAFT have been cited:

Antoine Zimmermann. A study of LOLs on the web. In 2nd Review of April Fool's Transactions (RAFT 2007), pages 12-16, 2007.
Cited by: Sam Jodhunt, Bernie Sormithy and Ewan Thenjabor. A study of the seldomness of strong human emotions using internet metrology. In 5th Review of April Fool's Transactions (RAFT 2010), pages 8-17, 2010.
Christine Azevedo-Coste. Towards an FES-assisted smile. In 3rd Review of April Fool's Transactions (RAFT 2008), pages 16-17, 2008.
Cited by: Antoine Zimmermann. AckGenTM: The Acknowledgement Generator - A Case Study. In 3rd Review of April Fool's Transactions (RAFT 2008), pages 42-47, 2008.
Denny Vrandečíc, Markus Krötzsch, Sebastian Rudolph and Uta Lösche. Leveraging Non-Lexical Knowledge for the Linked Open Data Web. In 5th Review of April Fool's Transactions (RAFT 2010), pages 18-27, 2010.
Cited by: Pascal Hitzler and Frank van Harmelen. A Reasonable Semantic Web. In the Semantic Web Journal, Vol. 1, issue 1-2, pages 39-44. IOS Press.
Cited by: Christoph Lange. Christoph Lange. Towards OpenMath Content Dictionaries as Linked Data. In Michael Kohlhase, Christoph Lange, eds.: 23rd OpenMath Workshop, July 2010.
Cited by: Christoph Lange. Integrating Mathematics into the Web of Data. In Sören Auer, Stefan Decker, Manfred Hauswirth, eds.: Linked Data in the Future Internet, Future Internet Assembly, 2010-12-16/2010-12-17 in Ghent, Belgium, 2010.
Cited by: Christoph Lange. Integrated Semantic Web Collaboration on Semiformal Mathematical Knowledge. Ph.D. thesis. Jacobs University Bremen. 2010.

Moreover, our journal was mentioned by the Wall Street Journal in its Ideas Calendar on March 26-April 1.


The committee of the RAFT is composed of two half-human/half-scientist individuals who have been bred by a pack of crazy erudites.

Rodolphe Héliot (rhataprilfoolsreviewdotcom)
Antoine Zimmermann (azataprilfoolsreviewdotcom
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