AAAI 2016 Fall Symposium Series
Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
November 17–19, 2016 The Westin Arlington Gateway, Arlington, Virginia
- July 22, 2016: Submissions due to organizers
- August 12, 2016: Notifications of acceptance sent by organizers
- September 8, 2016: Accepted camera-ready copy due to AAAI
- September 23, 2016: Invitees/Authors registration deadline
- October 21, 2016: Final registration deadline
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence is pleased to present the 2016 Fall Symposium Series, to be held Thursday through Saturday, November 17-19, at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia. The titles of the six symposia are as follows:
- Accelerating Science: A Grand Challenge for AI
- Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction
- Cognitive Assistance in Government and Public Sector Applications
- Cross-Disciplinary Challenges for Autonomous Systems
- Privacy and Language Technologies
- Shared Autonomy in Research and Practice
An informal reception will be held on Thursday, November 17. A general plenary session, in which the highlights of each symposium will be presented, will be held on Friday, November 18.
Symposia generally range from 40–75 participants each. Participation will be open to active participants as well as other interested individuals on a first-come, first-served basis. Each participant will be expected to attend a single symposium. AAAI technical reports will be distributed to participants in electronic format and posted in the AAAI Digital Library. Registration information will be available on the AAAI web site in August 2016.
Tentative Program Schedule
(subject to change without notice)
- Thursday, November 17
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM: Symposia sessions
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Reception
- Friday, November 18
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM: Symposia sessions
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Plenary session
- Saturday, November 19
- 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Symposia sessions
ALL ATTENDEES MUST PREREGISTER. All accepted authors, invited speakers, symposium participants, and other invited attendees must register by September 23, 2016. Participation will be open to active participants as well as interested individuals on a first-come, first-served basis. All registrations should be completed by October 21, 2016.
To register, please complete the online registration form. For questions or further information, please contact AAAI at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference registration fee includes admission to one symposium, one copy of the electronic proceedings, coffee breaks, and the opening reception.
- Member: $395.00
- Nonmember: $550.00
- Student Member: $225.00
- Nonmember student: $325.00
AAAI Platinum Registration
- (Includes 1 years of AAAI membership, plus the conference registration fee)
- Regular One-Year: $540.00
- Regular 3-Year: $830.00
- Regular 5-Year: $1,120.00
- Student (One-Year): $300.00
To register online, please complete the online form). If you qualify for student rates, you will be required to submit proof of student status (PDF) through the online system before you can complete your registration.
The deadline for refund requests is October 28, 2016. All refund requests must be made in writing email@example.com. A $100.00 processing fee will be levied on all refunds granted.
Letters of invitation can be requested by accepted FSS-16 authors or registrants with a completed registration with payment. If you are attending FSS-16 and require a letter of invitation, please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- First/Given Name:
- Family/Last Name:
- Zip/Postal Code:
- Are you an author of a paper?
- Symposium name/paper title:
- If not accepted author, Registration Confirmation ID#:
When you arrive at the Westin Arlington Gateway, please pick up your complete registration packet in the registration area on the second level.
Registration hours will be:
- Thursday, November 17 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday, November 18 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday, November 19 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
For your convenience, AAAI has reserved a block of rooms at the Westin Arlington Gateway. The Westin Arlington Gateway is located in the Ballston area of Arlington. It is a short walk from the Ballston Metro Station, which allows guests to easily explore Arlington, downtown Washington, DC, Alexandria, or Georgetown. Reagan National Airport is easily accessible via the Washington Metro rapid transit.
The conference room rate per night is $199.00 (King/Double).
Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes (approximately 13%), or hotel fees in effect at the time of the meeting. Symposium attendees must contact the Westin Arlington Gateway directly. Please request the group rate for the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) when reserving your room. The cut-off date for reservations is October 17, 2016 at 5:00 PM ET, local time at the hotel. Reservations after this date will be accepted based on availability at the hotel's prevailing rate. All reservations must be secured by one night's deposit per room, via credit card. Reservations may be cancelled with no penalty up to 5:00 pm, 72 hours prior to the date of arrival. After that time, a penalty of one night's room and tax will be incurred. Upon check-in, date of departure must be confirmed. Early departure will result in a fee equal to one night's guest room rate.
Westin Arlington Gateway
801 North Glebe Road
Arlington, Virginia 22203 USA
Direct Phone: +1 703 717-6200
Reservations: +1-888-627-7076 (reference AAAI)
For complete transportation information and directions, please see the symposium hotel website.
Metro service is available from Reagan National Airport to The Westin Arlington Gateway. The cost is approximately $3.00-6.00 per person one way, depending on time of travel. From the airport, board the blue line towards Largo. Exit after 5 stops to Rosslyn and transfer to the Orange line towards Vienna. Exit at Ballston Metro Station. The hotel is approximately 3 blocks from the station.
The Super Shuttle van service will take guests directly from the airport to The Westin Arlington Gateway. The shuttle service picks up passengers outside of the terminal. Approximate costs from each of the airports are listed below and may be subject to change. Please visit the website or call Super Shuttle at 800-BLUE-VAN (258-3826) to confirm current rates. Please note that reservations are required.
- Reagan National Airport: $20.00 for a shared ride one way
- Dulles International: $38.00 for a shared van one way
- Baltimore-Washington: $40.00 for a shared ride one way
Take the George Washington Memorial Parkway North, and then merge onto I-395 South toward Richmond. Merge onto Washington Boulevard via Exit 8A toward Ridge Road and then onto US-50 W/Arlington Boulevard toward Falls Church. Take the Glebe Road exit, turn right onto North Glebe Road/VA-120 North. The hotel is on the right.
For directions from Washington Dulles Airport or other points, please see the hotel directions page.
Valet parking is available at the Westin Arlington Gateway for $29.00 per day.
Approximate one-way taxi fares from area airports are:
- Reagan National Airport: $20.00
- Dulles International: $50.00
- Baltimore-Washington: $90.00
For all transportation options to the Westin Arlington Gateway please visit the hotel website.
In offering the Westin Arlington Gateway (hereinafter referred to as "Supplier"), and all other service providers for the AAAI Fall Symposium Series, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence acts only in the capacity of agent for the Supplier, which is the provider of hotel rooms and transportation. Because the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence has no control over the personnel, equipment or operations of providers of accommodations or other services included as part of the Symposium program, AAAI assumes no responsibility for and will not be liable for any personal delay, inconveniences or other damage suffered by symposium 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 Symposium Series Chair and Cochair
Gita Sukthankar (University of Central Florida)
Christopher Geib (Drexel University)
FSS-16 Chair and Cochair
General inquiries regarding the symposium series should be directed to AAAI at email@example.com.
AAAI gratefully acknowledges a grant from AI Journal in support of the 2016 AAAI Fall Symposium Series.
For more information about the 2016 AAAI Fall Symposium Series, you should consult the following:
- Call for Proposals (2016)