AISB event Bulletin Item
AISB 2011: Call for Convention proposals
AISB 2011 CALL FOR CONVENTION PROPOSALS DEADLINE: 1 December 2009 The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) sponsors an annual convention consisting of a collocation of symposia and workshops. The convention aims to provide a unique opportunity to promote emerging work which spans the full range of research within Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science. THE AISB CONVENTION The AISB Convention is the major UK Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Event. It aims to function as a venue for the presentation of recent and emerging work in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science and as a productive environment for networking and the formation of collaborations. The convention will have a convention organiser who has has overall responsibility for the convention programme, local arrangements and financial management. Programme detail is mostly delegated to individual symposium organisers but the convention organiser is responsible for arranging plenary talks. The convention uniquely offers a supportive environment for the presentation of emerging work. In particular, it provides an excellent opportunity for students to present their research to an audience containing some of the most eminent researchers in the field. A full description of the role of the convention organiser is available on request from the AISB secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) and also from the AISB Web Site (http://www.aisb.org.uk/convention/organisation.shtml). MAKING A PROPOSAL Proposals should be made by EMAILING IN PLAIN TEXT to Louise Dennis at email@example.com, enclosing the following information. (Prior informal email enquiries from possible proposers are welcomed): NAME & AFFILIATION: of Convention Organiser - including both postal and email addresses and telephone numbers. CASE FOR SUPPORT: not more than 1000 words, arguing your case for hosting the Convention. You may put observations about your own background and suitability in the Additional Comments section below. This case for support should include suggestions of individuals you intend to approach as plenary speakers and symposium organisers. CONVENTION LOCATION, TIME AND LENGTH: Typically an AISB convention runs for 3-4 days in March/April. If you are proposing to host a convention of unusual length or at an unusual time then you should also include a justification of this change. The location should be in the UK. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: no more than 500 words, on, for example, the relevance of your background to the convention, and of the benefits of your proposed location. The winning proposal will be selected by the Committee of the AISB.