AAAI 2017 Spring Symposia
March 27–29, 2017
Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
In cooperation with the Stanford University Computer Science Department
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, in cooperation with Stanford University's Department of Computer Science, is pleased to present the 2017 Spring Symposium Series, to be held Monday through Wednesday, March 27-29, 2017 at Stanford University. The titles of the eight symposia are as follows:
- AI for the Social Good
- Computational Construction Grammar and Natural Language Understanding
- Computational Context: Why It's Important, What It Means, and Can It Be Computed?
- Designing the User Experience of Machine Learning Systems
- Interactive Multisensory Object Perception for Embodied Agents
- Learning from Observation of Humans
- Science of Intelligence: Computational Principles of Natural and Artificial Intelligence
- Wellbeing AI: From Machine Learning to Subjectivity Oriented Computing
ALL ATTENDEES MUST PREREGISTER. All accepted authors, invited speakers, symposium participants, and other invited attendees must register by February 17, 2017. 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 March 10, 2017. Registrations will be accepted until March 27 via the online form, but earlier registration is preferred. The conference registration fee includes admission to one symposium, one copy of the electronic technical report, coffee breaks, and the opening reception.
- Member: $345.00
- Nonmember: $520.00
- Student Member: $175.00
- Nonmember student: $285.00
AAAI Platinum Registration
(Includes 1, 3, or 5 years of AAAI membership, plus the conference registration fee)
- Regular One-Year $490.00
- Regular Three-Year $780.00
- Regular Five-Year $1070.00
- Student (one-year only) $250.00
Payment of registration fees is required at the time of registration. Checks and bank transfers must be in US dollars. Checks (drawn on US bank) or international money orders should be made out to AAAI. American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Discover, and Diners Club are also accepted. Registration applications must be submitted online via the URL below. If you qualify for student rates, you will be asked to submit your proof of student status via the online form.
The deadline for refund requests is March 17, 2017. No refunds will be granted after this date. All refund requests must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. A $100.00 processing fee will be levied on all refunds granted.
If you are attending the Spring Symposium Series and require a letter of invitation, please send the following information to email@example.com:
- First/Given Name:
- Family/Last Name:
- Zip/Postal Code:
- Are you an author of a paper?
- Paper title:
- Symposium name/paper title:
- Email address where the letter should be sent:
When you arrive at Stanford, please pick up your badge at the Spring Symposium Series registration desk, which will be located in Room 124 of the Stanford History Building (200).
Registration hours will be:
Monday, March 27
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday, March 28
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday, March 29
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Please call AAAI at 650-328-3123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
For your convenience, AAAI has reserved a small block of rooms at the hotels listed below. Symposium attendees must contact the hotels directly. Please identify yourself as an AAAI Spring Symposium Series attendee to qualify for the reduced rates. Attendees are encouraged to reserve early because of limited hotel rooms due to other events in the Palo Alto area at the same time.
The Cardinal Hotel
235 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Rates: $259 per night plus 12% tax (Standard room (one king) with private bath) / $139 per night plus 15% tax (Standard room with shared bath). Reserve before: March 13, 2017
3400 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Please make reservations by calling the hotel directly and referring to the group "SSS17". Rates: $259 (Single/Double) plus 14% occupancy tax Reserve before: February 27, 2017
There are a number of additional hotel and motel options in the immediate Stanford area. Please see Stanford University visitor's lodgings page for a list of properties and contact information.
This information is the best available at time of publication. Fares and routes change frequently. Please check by telephoning the appropriate numbers below for the most up-to-date information.
South and East Bay Shuttle
Van service from San Francisco Airport (SFO) or the San Jose Airport (SJC) to Palo Alto is $17 for one-person, shared van, one way. For reservations call 408-559-9477 or 1-800-548-4664 or consult the South and East Bay Shuttle website.
24 hour van service to and from San Francisco to Palo Alto. The shared ride fare from San Francisco Airport to Palo Alto is $26 per person one-way plus $10 per additional passenger. Cash or major credit cards only. For reservations write to email@example.com or call (800) BLUE-VAN (800-258-3826) or consult the SuperShuttle website.
Stanford Marguerite Shuttle
The Stanford University Marguerite Shuttle Bus provides service from several points along El Camino Real, the CalTrain station, and other surrounding locations to the Stanford Oval as well as transportation around the Stanford Campus. For route and schedule information, see Marguerite web page.
CalTrain runs between San Francisco and San Jose, with stops in Palo Alto starting at 5:00 AM with the last train leaving San Francisco at 11:59 PM (weekdays). For up-to-date fare information and timetables, please visit the CalTrain website or call 1-800-660-4287.
AAAI has arranged for symposium attendee parking in the Galvez Lot on the Stanford campus, March 27-29, at a discounted cost of $8.00 per day. All symposium attendees will receive a parking coupon code, which may be used to secure the discounted parking rate for their numbered space in the Galvez lot. Attendees will pay the fee directly at one of the nine (9) pay machines at the lot. The machines accept MasterCard, Visa, or exact cash/coins only. A map of the Galvez lot location will be mailed to all registrants prior to the symposium. Registrants can also refer to the parking map. Note that Stanford has very strict parking guidelines for visitors. The AAAI Spring Symposium parking coupon is valid in the Galvez lot only.
Note: If you park in the SSS-17 designated parking lot, you will need to take the campus shuttle (Marguerite) to the Spring Symposium registration area and sessions. Please allow an extra thirty minutes travel time in your schedule for the shuttle.
In offering Stanford University, the Cardinal Hotel, and the Creekside Inn, (hereinafter referred to as "Suppliers") and all other service providers for the AAAI Spring Symposium Series, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence acts only in the capacity of agent for the Suppliers, which are the providers 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.
An informal reception will be held on Monday, March 27. A general plenary session, in which the highlights of each symposium will be presented, will be held on Tuesday, March 28. (See schedule overview below.)
- Monday, March 27
9:00 am – 5:30 pm: Sessions
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Reception
- Tuesday, March 28
9:00 am – 5:30 pm: Sessions
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Plenary Session
- Wednesday, March 29
9:00 am – 12:30 pm: Sessions
Symposium concludes at 12:30 pm.
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.