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AISB miscellaneous Bulletin Item

Call For Nominations -- 2010 ACM SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award

Call For Nominations --
2010 ACM SIGART Autonomous Agents Research Award

ACM SIGART, in collaboration with the International Conference on 
Autonomous Agents, has instituted an annual award for excellence in 
research in the area of autonomous agents. Award winners will receive 
an honorarium and will be invited to give a talk at the annual 
Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS) Conference, which 
in 2010 will be held in Toronto, Canada, May 10-14.

This award is specifically intended to recognize researchers whose 
current research is influencing the field of autonomous agents and 
multi-agent systems. Candidates will be evaluated based on the 
quality, significance, and impact of their research contributions.
It is usually expected that at least some of these contributions should 
have been reported at one or more Autonomous Agents or AAMAS conferences,
although this is not an absolute requirement. Previous winners of the 
SIGART Autonomous Research Award were Manuela Veloso (2009), Yoav Shoham 
(2008), Sarit Kraus (2007). Michael Wooldridge (2006), Milind Tambe (2005), 
Makoto Yokoo (2004), Nick Jennings (2003), Katia Sycara (2002), and Tuomas 
Sandholm (2001).

The award committee is now seeking nominations for the 2010 award.

*** Nominations should be submitted by email to the Awards Committee 
Chair, Sarit Kraus (

The nomination should specify:

-- Name of person being nominated;

-- Name and contact information for the person making the nomination;

-- A statement describing why the nominee should be considered for the

-- CV and publication list of the nominee. 

Nominations must be made no later than: December 16, 2009.