Date: March 11th 2013


Dear AAAI Members,

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SENIOR MEMBERS
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Please note that applications for AAAI Senior Member status are due on March 15. Senior Member status is designed to recognize AAAI members who have achieved significant accomplishments within the field of artificial intelligence. To be eligible for nomination for Senior Member, candidates must be consecutive members of AAAI for at least five years and have been active in the professional arena for at least ten years. Applications should include information that details the candidate's scholarship, leadership, and/or professional service. AAAI members who meet these qualifications are welcome to apply for Senior Member grade. At least two references, one of which must be written by a AAAI Fellow or AAAI Senior Member, must accompany the application. References should be submitted by colleagues who know the candidate, and are familiar with their work and accomplishments. Please see http://www.aaai.org/Awards/senior.php for more information. The 2013 class of AAAI Senior member
s will be recognized at the opening ceremony at AAAI-13 in Bellevue, Washington, USA.

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SPECIAL AWARDS
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AAAI also invites you to submit nominations for the following three AAAI Special Awards in 2013: The Feigenbaum Prize, the Classic Paper Award, and the Distinguished Service Award. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 15, 2013. Please see http://www.aaai.org/Awards/awards.php for further information and nomination forms. The awards will be presented at the opening ceremony at AAAI-13 in Bellevue, Washington, USA.

2013 Feigenbaum Prize (http://www.aaai.org/Awards/feigenbaum.php)
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The AAAI Feigenbaum Prize is awarded biennially to recognize and encourage outstanding Artificial Intelligence research advances that are made by using experimental methods of computer science. The "laboratories" for the experimental work are real-world domains, and the power of the research results are demonstrated in those domains. The Feigenbaum Prize may be given for a sustained record of high-impact seminal contributions to experimental AI research; or it may be given to reward singular remarkable innovation and achievement in experimental AI research. The prize is $10,000 and is provided by the Feigenbaum Nii Foundation.

2013 AAAI Classic Paper Award (http://www.aaai.org/Awards/classic.php)
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The AAAI Classic Paper award honors the author(s) of paper(s) deemed most influential, chosen from a specific conference year. Each year, the time period considered advances by one year. The 2013 award will be given to the most influential paper(s) from the Twelfth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, held in 1994 in Seattle, Washington, USA. For a list of eligible papers, please refer to the AAAI Digital Library at http://www.aaai.org/Library/AAAI/aaai94contents.php.

2013 AAAI Distinguished Service Award (http://www.aaai.org/Awards/distinguished.php)
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The AAAI Distinguished Service award recognizes one individual each year for extraordinary service to the AI community. Areas of service could include, but are not limited to: society service, service as an editor, conference organization, representation of AI in other organizations (such as CRA, ACM, or IEEE), or influential service as a government agency contract monitor or program director, resulting in positive effects on the field of AI. Nominees must be current members of AAAI.

We hope that you will take the time to nominate your colleagues for these important honors. Please feel free to contact AAAI at awards13@aaai.org for further information.

Regards,

Carol Hamilton
Executive Director, AAAI

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