Student Programs at AAAI-06
The National Conference on Artificial Intelligence — AAAI's summer national conference — promotes theoretical and applied AI research as well as intellectual interchange among researchers and practitioners. The technical program features substantial, original research and practices. Conference panel discussions and invited presentations identify significant social, philosophical, and economic issues influencing AI's development throughout the world.
AAAI encourages students to become members and to participate in its National Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Programs, scholarship information, and other information of particular interest to students can be found in the following documents.
The list of papers to be presented at AAAI-06 can be found in the AAAI-06 proceedings.
AAAI-06 Student Housing InformationBoston University Residence Halls
AAAI-06 has reserved a block of residence rooms at Boston University. The 1019 Commonwealth Avenue Residence Hall features air-conditioned, suite-style facilities that are located on the west end of the campus at the corner of Babcock Street and Commonwealth Avenue. Guests access the building from Babcock Street and are greeted by a Front Desk staffmember in a beautifully appointed marble lobby. The entire Boston University campus is located on the B branch of the MBTA Green Line and there is a stop in front of the residence hall. The approximate travel time from the residence hall to the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center (the site of AAAI-06) is 45 minutes each way during peak commute hours. Complete maps and driving directions will be sent with reservation confirmations.
Accommodations are as follows:
- Singles $54.00/person/night, including tax
- Doubles $47.00/person/night, including tax
Each suite consists of three double bedrooms clustered around a small living area and a bathroom. Bedrooms include a traditional arrangement of two twin beds, two desks, two dressers, and a closet. The living area is furnished with a couch and a chair, a dinette set, and a microfridge (portable microwave and refrigerator) unit. The residence hall has vending machines, laundry facilities, and a public telephone on the ground floor along with a multipurpose room. Linen and guest amenities are provided as part of the above rate, including bed linen (includes bedspread, sheets, pillow and pillowcase), bath linen (towel, hand towel and face cloth), soap, drinking cup, tissues, and a bathmat. Access to the Internet is included in the room rates and each guest will be given a special login upon check-in. All guests must bring their own laptops equipped with an Ethernet card and must also supply their own Ethernet cable for connection into the port. Not included in the room rates are daily maid service, clocks, radios, televisions, and room telephones.
Room rates do not include any meals. However, Boston University and the surrounding areas have several dining options. More information will be provided upon reservation confirmation.
Parking is available on campus and permits must be paid for in advance. Rates for parking are $10/car/night or $40/car for 4 to 7 nights.
No refunds for early departure will be granted. Final check-out is no later than 11:00 am to avoid an additional day charge. Check-in time begins at 3:00 pm. A $100 lost room key and/or $25 lost I.D. card will be assessed for any items not turned in upon departure. Individuals staying in Boston University residence halls must abide by all University rules and regulations, and shall be responsible for all damages, destruction, or injury to, or loss of, any property provided during their stay, or death of or injuries or damages to any person or persons, resulting from their negligence and/or intentional acts.
Reservations must be made no later than Friday, June 2, 2006. After this date, rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a room, please fill out the AAAI-06 Student Housing Form, and mail it with your payment to:
Boston University Housing
445 Burgess Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Payment may be made by check, payable to AAAI-06 and drawn on a US bank or by MasterCard, Visa, or American Express. Reservations accompanied by full credit card information may be faxed to 650-321-4457. Payment must include full length of stay. Housing will not be confirmed without payment. Refunds, minus a 10% processing fee, will be granted if requested in writing to AAAI at the above address or at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 9, 2006. No refunds will be made after this date.
Disclaimer: In offering Boston University (residence halls), and all other service providers (hereinafter referred to as "Supplier(s)" for the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-06), AAAI acts only in the capacity of agent for the Suppliers that are the providers of the service. Because AAAI has no control over the personnel, equipment or operations or providers of accommodations or other services included as part of the AAAI-06 program, AAAI assumes no responsibility for and will not be liable for any personal delay, inconveniences or other damage suffered by conference participants which may arise by reason of (1) any wrongful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of any Supplier or its employees, (2) any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment or instrumentality owned, operated or otherwise used by any Supplier, or (3) any wrongful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of any other party not under the control, direct or otherwise, of AAAI.
AAAI Membership Information
Full-time students receive a substantial discount on membership fees associated with the national conference (and is required for the scholarship program). For more information on AAAI membership, or to join, please consult the following page:
Student Scholarship and Volunteer Program
The Student Scholar Program provides partial travel support for students who are full-time undergraduate or graduate students at colleges and universities; are members of AAAI; submit papers to the conference program or letters of recommendation from their faculty advisor; and submit scholarship applications to AAAI by April 28, 2006. In addition, repeat scholarship applicants must have fulfilled the volunteer and reporting requirements for previous awards. In the event that scholarship applications exceed available funds, preference will be given to students who have an accepted technical paper, and then to students who are actively participating in the conference in some way. However, all eligible students are encouraged to apply.
After the conference, an expense report will be required to account for the funds awarded. For further information about the Scholarship Program, or to obtain an application, please contact AAAI at email@example.com.
The Student Volunteer Program is an essential part of the conference and student participation is a valuable contribution. Volunteers will support AAAI organizers in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2006, a limited number of complimentary technical program registrations will be available for students who volunteer during the conference. Preference will be given to student scholars for the volunteer positions. Local students or students not requiring travel assistance can apply for the Volunteer Program if openings are available. AAAI membership is required for eligibility. For further information regarding the Student Volunteer Program, please contact AAAI at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for volunteer applications was April 28, 2006.
Student Abstracts and Poster Program
The goal of the student abstracts and poster program is to provide a forum at the AAAI national conference in which students can present and discuss their work during its early stages, meet some of their peers who have related interests, and introduce themselves to more senior members of the field. The program is open to all pre-Ph.D. students. Nonstudent advisors or collaborators should be acknowledged appropriately, as coauthors or otherwise. However, students are requested to honor the spirit of the program by submitting only work for which they are primary investigators.
Doctoral Consortium Program
The Doctoral Consortium (DC) provides an opportunity for a group of Ph.D. students to discuss and explore their research interests and career objectives in an interdisciplinary workshop together with a panel of established researchers. The consortium has the following objectives:
- To provide a setting for mutual feedback on participants' current research, and guidance on future research directions
- To develop a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research
- To support a new generation of researchers with information and advice on academic, research, industrial, and non-traditional career paths
- To contribute to the conference goals through interaction with other researchers and participation in conference events.
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