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  • Awards are usually limited to £300 maximum.
  • SSAISB sponsors one person per event at most.
  • We send out an award letter that can be used as collateral for an institutional `loan' (eg university buying you the ticket).
  • The recipient must write a report suitable for publication in AISBQ within 3 months of the event, and send it to the Treasurer
  • Guidelines for writing conference reports
  • Please send this by email rather than hardcopy.
  • Once the report has been accepted by the AISBQ editor, the SSAISB treasurer sends a cheque.
  • SSAISB greatly prefers to sponsor people who are giving a paper or publicly talking, rather than just attending.

Address for correspondence

Email: travelawards at aisb dot org dot uk

Awards and Sponsorship


Student Travel Awards

Student Travel Awards

The AISB makes student travel grants available to its members. The awards are typically for a couple of hundred pounds and it is our preference to fund conference travel where a student is giving a presentation of some description. These awards are available to all students (i.e., undergraduate and postgraduate masters students as well as those studying for a PhD). We expect the topic of the conference to be relevant to Artificial Intelligence or Cognitive Science although obviously more general Computer Science conferences are also acceptable if the presented work is relevant to the society's areas of interest.

AISB Student Travel Award Recipients have their name and, where relevant, the title of the paper they presented listed on the AISB web site.


Student Travel Awards: Details

  • Student travel awards are usually limited to £400 maximum.
  • AISB generally sponsors only one student travel grant to any given Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence/Cognitive Science conference.
  • On request, we send out a student travel award letter that can be used as collateral for an institutional `loan' (e.g., university buying you the ticket).
  • The recipient must write a short article about their work suitable for publication in AISBQ within 3 months of the event, and send it to the Treasurer. (The article should ideally be written using LaTeX.). This article should be sent by email rather than hardcopy. In certain cases, the conference report can be substituted with a report on the student's research. The report should be approximately 700-1000 words.  It can be longer (up to, say, 1500 words) but should not be much if any shorter.
  • Once the conference report has been accepted by the AISBQ editor, the AISB treasurer transfers the award to a UK bank account or sends a cheque for the value of the student travel award.
  • The AISB greatly prefers to grant student travel awards to people who are giving a paper or publicly talking, rather than just attending a conference. We also prefer to grant student travel awards for travel to relevant conferences (i.e., those in the fields of Artificial Intelligence or Cognitive Science) or for presentations at more general Computer Science conferences where the subject of the presentation is relevant to Artificial Intelligence or Cognitive Science.
  • AISB does not offer travel awards for any AISB convention symposia or other AISB-organised events under its Travel Award scheme. However, at the discretion of the event organiser, there may be some student bursaries available. Please contact the event organiser for details.


How to apply for a Student Travel Grant

Please apply using our Online Student Travel Award Application Form.

Alternatively you may apply by sending an e-mail to travelawards (at aisb dot org dot uk), stating:

  • The Conference or Workshop you wish to attend including where and when it is held. If it is not immediately obvious that the conference is relevant to Artificial Intelligence or Cognitive Science we would appreciate some details of the conference. Any conference or workshop listed in one of our Weekly Bulletin is almost certainly relevant.
  • Whether presenting a paper and if so, some more info such as a title and abstract. Make sure we have enough information to confirm that the paper is relevant to Artificial Intelligence or Cognitive Science, in particular if the conference you are attending is a more general Computer Science conference.
  • How much you'd need in total and how much you'd like from AISB.
  • Whether any other money has been promised and what alternative sources you've tried or are trying.
  • Your AISB membership number.
  • Your email address.

This all helps in any arbitration process if we are over-subscribed.


Address for correspondence

Email: travelawards at aisb dot org dot uk


AISB Student Travel Award Recipients







Claudia Schulz, Summer School on Argumentation: Computational  and Linguistic Perspectives (SSA 2014) 4th - 8th September,  Dundee, UK.






JeeHang Lee, "Run-Time Norm Compliance in BDI Agents", International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2014) and EMAS workshop (Engineering Multi-Agent Systems)





Siyamalan Manivannan, "Extended Gaussian-filtered Local Binary Patterns for colonoscopy image classification", ICCV 2013 (workshop); "Single-patch low-rank prior for non-pointwise impulse noise removal", ICCV 2013





Swen Gaudl, "Behaviour Oriented Design for Real-Time-Strategy Games: An Approach on Iterative Development for STARCRAFT AI", Foundations of Digital Games 2013 (FDG2013)





Jekaterina Novikova, "Multiparty Multimodal Social Dialogue with a Human-Like Tutoring Agent", The 9th International Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces eNTERFACE'13






Nonso Nnamoko, (with F. Arshad, D. England, and J. Vora), “Fuzzy Expert System for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) Management using Dual Inference Mechanism,” in AAAI Spring Symposium Series 2013 on Data-driven wellness: From Self tracking to Behaviour modification, 2013

Claire Gerrard, Adaptive Dynamic Control of Quadrupedal Robotic Gaits with Artificial Reaction Networks. The 19th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIP (12-15 November 2012, Doha, Qatar)

Olivier Regnier-Coudert, Paper1: An Island Model Genetic Algorithm for Bayesian Network Structure Learning / Paper 2 : Landscape Analysis for Hyperheuristic Bayesian Network Structure Learning on Unseen Problems. World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI) (10-15 June 2012, Brisbane, Australia) 

Marilyn Panayi, Challenges of modelling spatial cognition as action embodied in neuro-atypical and neuro-typical child gesture. Foundations of Enactive Cognitive Science (27-28 February 2012, Windsor, UK)

Katy Howland, Designing an Interface for Multimodal Narrative Creation. Doctoral Consortium, ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2011 (7-12 May 2011, Vancouver, BC)

Anna Jordanous, Evaluating Evaluation: Assessing Progress in Computational Creativity Research, 2nd International Conference on Computational Creativity - ICCC'11 (27-29 April 2011, Mexico City, Mexico)

Konstantinos Bousmalis, Modeling Hidden Dynamics of Multimodal Cues for Spontaneous Agreement and Disagreement Recognition, 9th International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (21-25 March 2011, Santa Barbara, CA, USA)

Areti Manataki Towards Improving Supply Chain Coordination through Agent-Based Simulation, 8th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems - PAAMS'10 (26-28 April 2010, Salamanca, Spain)

Taras Zagibalow (Dept. of Informatics, University of Sussex), Multilingual Opinion Holder and Target Extraction using Knowledge-Poor Techniques, Language and Technology Conference (6-8 November 2009, Poznan, Poland)

Leendert van Maanen, The Locus of the Gratton Effect in Picture-Word Interference, International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (24-26 July 2009, Manchester, UK)

Rustam Tagiew, On Modelling Typical General Human Behavior in Games, International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (24-26 July 2009, Manchester, UK) 

Fehmida Hussain, Modeling the Performance of Children on the Attentional Network Test, International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (24-26 July 2009, Manchester, UK)

Areti Manataki, Analysing Supply Chain Strategies using Knowledge-Based Techniques, 3rd KES Symposium on on Agents and Multiagent Systems - Technologies and Applications (3-5 June 2009, Uppsala, Sweden)

Laurel Riek, (with: Tal-Chen Rabinowitch, Bhismadev Chakrabarti, Peter Robinson) How Anthropomorphism Affects Empathy Toward Robots Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2009, (11-13 March 2009, San Diego, CA)

Zena Wood (with Antony Galton) A New Classification of Collectives, Formal Ontology in Information Systems, FOIS'08 (Saarbrücken, Germany, 31 October - 3 Novovember 2008)

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