AAAI 2013 Fall Symposium Series
Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence is pleased to present the 2013 Fall Symposium Series, to be held Friday through Sunday, November 15–17, at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia. The titles of the five symposia are as follows:
- Discovery Informatics: AI Takes a Science-Centered View on Big Data
- How Should Intelligence be Abstracted in AI Research: MDPs, Symbolic Representations, Artificial Neural Networks, or — ?
- Integrated Cognition
- Semantics for Big Data
- Social Networks and Social Contagion: Web Analytics and Computational Social Science
An informal reception will be held on Friday, November 15. A general plenary session, in which the highlights of each symposium will be presented, will be held on Saturday, November 16.
Symposia will be limited to 40–60 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. To register, please complete the online registration form. For questions or further information, please contact AAAI at email@example.com.
Tentative Program Schedule
(subject to change)
Friday November 15
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM: Symposia sessions
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Reception
Saturday, November 16
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM: Symposia sessions
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Plenary session
Sunday, November 17
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Symposia sessions
Registration will be located in the Ballroom Foyer on the Second Level.
Registration and General Information
ALL ATTENDEES MUST PREREGISTER. All accepted authors, invited speakers, symposium participants, and other invited attendees must register by September 20, 2013. 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 18, 2013.
The conference registration fee includes admission to one symposium, one copy of the electronic proceedings, coffee breaks, and the opening reception.
- Member: $355.00
- Nonmember: $520.00
- Student Member: $165.00
- Nonmember student: $260.00
AAAI Platinum Registration
(Includes 1, 3, or 5 years of AAAI membership, plus the conference registration fee)
- Regular One-Year $500.00
- Regular Three-Year $790.00
- Regular Five-Year $1080.00
- Student (one-year only) $240.00
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, and VISA are also accepted. Registration applications must be submitted online by the registration deadlines to qualify for reduced rates. If you qualify for student rates, please submit your proof of student status to AAAI by email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to +1-650-321-4457.
The registration form is available online.
The deadline for refund requests is October 25, 2013. No refunds will be granted after this date. All refund requests must be made in writing to email@example.com. A $75.00 processing fee will be levied on all refunds granted.
If you are attending the Fall Symposium Series 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?
- Paper title:
- Symposium name/paper title:
- Email address where the letter should be sent:
When you arrive at the Westin Arlington Gateway, please pick up your complete registration packet at the registration area.
Registration hours will be:
- Friday, November 15
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday, November 16
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday, November 17
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 $179.00 (King/Double).
Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes (approximately 10%), 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 24, 2013 at 5:00 PM EST, 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 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
Direct Phone: +1 703 717-6200
Reservations: +1-888-627-7076 (reference AAAI)
- Online Reservations
Metro service is available from Reagan National Airport to The Westin Arlington Gateway. The cost is approximately $3.00 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. The hotel is approximately 3 blocks from the station.
A Metro Rail System Map is available online.
For a map of the station area in relation to the Arlington Gateway, please see the Ballston Station map or the or Rail Station Detail.
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 Super Shuttle website or call Super Shuttle at 800-BLUE-VAN (258-3826) to confirm current rates. Please note that reservations are required.
- Reagan 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.
Directions from Washington Dulles Airport or other points.
Covered parking is available at the Westin Arlington Gateway for $26.00 per day. Valet parking is available for an additional charge.
Approximate one-way taxi fares from area airports are as follows:
- Reagan National Airport: $25.00
- Dulles International: $50.00
- Baltimore-Washington: $90.00
For all transportation options to the Westin Arlington Gateway please visit the hotel website transportation page.
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.
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.