AAAI 2011 Fall Symposia
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence is pleased to present the 2011 Fall Symposium Series, to be held Friday through Sunday, November 4–6, at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia. The Symposium Series will be preceded on Thursday, November 3 by a one-day AI funding seminar. The titles of the seven symposia are as follows:
- Advances in Cognitive Systems
- Building Representations of Common Ground with Intelligent Agents
- Complex Adaptive Systems: Energy, Information and Intelligence
- Multiagent Coordination under Uncertainty
- Open Government Knowledge: AI Opportunities and Challenges
- Question Generation
- Robot-Human Teamwork in Dynamic Adverse Environment
An informal reception will be held on Friday, November 4. A general plenary session, in which the highlights of each symposium will be presented, will be held on Saturday, November 5.
Notes will be prepared and distributed to participants in each symposium, but will not otherwise be available unless published as an AAAI technical report or edited collection.
Each symposium will have limited attendance. Participants will be expected to attend a single symposium throughout the symposium series. In addition to participants selected by the program committee of the symposia, a limited number of other interested parties will be allowed to register in each symposium on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, please fill out the registration form, and send it along with payment to:
2011 Fall Symposium Series
- Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
2275 East Bayshore Road
Palo Alto, California 94303
*Credit card orders only, please. Please note that there are security issues involved with the transmittal of credit card information over the internet. AAAI will not be held liable for any misuse of your credit card information during its transmittal to AAAI.
Online registration is also available along with this document.
ALL ATTENDEES MUST PREREGISTER. Each symposium has a limited attendance, with priority given to invited attendees. All accepted authors, symposium participants, and other invited attendees must register by September 16, 2011. After that period, registration will be opened up to the general membership of AAAI and other interested parties. All registrations must be postmarked by October 14, 2011.
The conference registration fee includes admission to one symposium, one CD of symposium technical report, coffee breaks, and the opening reception.
Checks (drawn on US bank) or international money orders should be made out to AAAI. VISA, MasterCard and American Express are also accepted. Please fill out the attached registration form and mail it with your fee to:
AAAI 2011 Fall Symposium Series
445 Burgess Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025 USA
If you are paying by credit card, you may email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to (650) 321-4457. A link to the registration forms is also available at the top of this page.
Please note: All refund requests must be in writing and postmarked by October 21, 2011. No refunds will be granted after this date. A $75.00 processing fee will be levied on all refunds granted.
When you arrive at the Westin Arlington Gateway, please pick up your complete registration packet at the registration area. Registration hours will be as follows:
- Thursday, November 3
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Friday, November 4
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Saturday, November 5
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
- Sunday, November 6
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 $169.00 (single/double). Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes (approximately 10.25%), 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 10, 2011 at 5:00 PM EDT. 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 6:00 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
Fax: +1 703 717-6260
Reservations: +1-800-937-8461 (reference AAAI)
Airport TransportationTransportation from the airport is availably by metro, taxi, rental car, and shuttle.
Metro service is available from Reagan National Airport to The Westin Arlington Gateway. The cost is approximately $2.60 per person one way. Take the Blue Line towards Largo Town Center Metro Station and arrive at Rosslyn Metro Station. Transfer to the Orange Line towards Vienna/Fairfax GMU. Arrive at Ballston Metro Station and walk .30 mile SW to The Westin Arlington Gateway.
Rail System Map: For a metro rail system map, visit wmata.com.
Metro Station Map: For a map of the station area in relation to the Arlington Gateway, please see the StationMasters website or the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority website.
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 (www.supershuttle.com) or call Super Shuttle to confirm current rates (800-BLUE-VAN [258-3826]):
National Airport: $14.00 for a shared ride one way
Dulles International: $29.00 for a shared van one way
Baltimore-Washington: $48.00 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 Starwood Hotels website and click on “Local Area.”
Valet parking is available at the Westin Arlington Gateway for a maximum of $24.00 per day/overnight.
Approximate one-way taxi fares from area airports are as follows:
National Airport: $25.00
Dulles International: $50.00
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.
For more information about the 2011 AAAI Fall Symposium Series, you should consult the following:
- Registration Brochure (2011)
- Registration Brochure leaflet (2011)
- Call for Participation brochure (2011)
- Call for Proposals (2011)
Symposium Technical Reports
Some AAAI symposia are available as technical reports. For contents and ordering information, consult the Spring or Fall sections of the AAAI Press Technical Reports Catalog.