AAAI-07 Student Programs
The AAAI 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 the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Information about programs, scholarship information, and other information of particular interest to students can be found on this page.
AAAI Fellow / Student Lunches
First held in 2006, this program provides an opportunity for a small number of students to chat with a AAAI Fellow over an informal lunch during the conference. Preregistration prior to the conference was required. Preregistered students should meet their designated Fellow in onsite registration in the Regency Ballroom foyer on their assigned day.
AAAI-07 Student Website
The AAAI-07 Blog is a student run blog that describes and documents AAAI-07 and IAAI-07 from a student’s perspective. A small group of student bloggers attending the conferences will post daily items describing their observations, experiences, reactions, thoughts and questions. Pictures from the conference will be uploaded to the linked photo blog. Other students attending AAAI are welcome to participate by adding their own observations via comments attached to posts and photographs. In addition, AAAI-07 Student Participation Cochairs Martin Michalowski and Matt Michelson have consolidated lots of information for student attendees in Vancouver, including news about the new student reception. For more information, please visit the Student Information Website.
AAAI-07 Student Housing Information / The University of British Columbia
AAAI-07 has reserved a block of residence rooms at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Accommodations at UBC combine the city’s most spectacular views and location with the best value and variety of rooms possible. The UBC facilities offer easy access to downtown Vancouver.
Accommodations are as follows:
- Singles $28.00CAD/person/night (one single bed)
- Doubles $56.00CAD/up to 2 persons/night (one double bed)
All rates are in Canadian dollars and are subject to 6 percent goods and services tax. Full payment is due upon check-in. Cash, travelers’ checks, VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Interac are accepted (no personal checks please). To reserve a room, you must provide a credit card guarantee (you will not be billed until check-in). To avoid a one-night room charge, cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to check-in date.
To reserve a room, please go to the UBC reservation site.
You may also submit a student housing form, and mail or fax it with your payment to:
- Reservations Office
Conferences and Accommodation at UBC
5961 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 2C9
Telephone Toll Free: 1 888 822 1030
Refer to Group Code: G70719A
The AAAI-07 student room block is located in the Tec de Monterrey House at Place Vanier Residence. Rooms are available July 19, 2007 – July 25, 2007. Single rooms include a single bed and shared hallway washrooms. Double rooms include one double bed and shared hallway washrooms. Complete information regarding directions, check-in and check-out procedures, and available services are described at the online reservation system, and is also available by downloading the Place Vanier Residence Information Sheet and the UBC Campus Map. Please also see UBC Conferences for additional information.
Individuals staying in the University of British Columbia housing 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 June 19, 2007. On this date, all unreserved rooms will be automatically released to the general public. The negotiated group rate will not be available after this cutoff date or after the room block is filled. Reservations made after the cutoff date will be subject to availability, and the group rate is not guaranteed.
Parking. Limited parking is available for registered guests. Space is available on a first-come-first-served basis, and is subject to parking charges of $5.00 CAD plus 6 percent goods and services tax per vehicle per day (subject to change).
Bus to the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. The main bus loop on campus is located next door to the Student Union Building, approximately a 5-minute walk from Place Vanier Residence. The #4 or #17 bus will take you to the corner of Granville and West Georgia Street. The Hyatt Regency is located approximately one block away at 655 Burrard Street.
In offering the University of British Columbia (residence rooms), and all other service providers (hereinafter referred to as “Supplier(s)” for the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the Innovative Applications Conference), 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-07/IAAI-07 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 30, 2007. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Student Volunteer Program is an essential part of the conference and student participation is a valuable contribution. Volunteers will support AAAI organizers in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In 2007, 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 email@example.com. The deadline for volunteer applications is April 30, 2007.
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.