The IJCAI Award for Research Excellence is given at the IJCAI conference to a scientist who has carried out a program of research of consistently high quality yielding several substantial results. If the research program has been carried out collaboratively, the Award may be made jointly to the research team. Past recipients of this award are John McCarthy (1985), Allen Newell (1989), Marvin Minsky (1991), Raymond Reiter (1993), Herbert Simon (1995), and Aravind Joshi (1997).
The Award carries with it a certificate and the sum of US $2,000 plus travel and living expenses for the IJCAI conference. The recipient will be invited to deliver an address on the nature and significance of the results achieved and write a paper for the conference Proceedings. Primarily, however, the Award carries the honor of having one's work selected by one's peers as an exemplar of sustained research in artificial intelligence.
We hereby call for nominations for The IJCAI Award for Research Excellence, which will be presented at IJCAI-99 in Stockholm, Sweden, on August 5, 1999. The section below on Nomination Procedures provides the relevant details.
The Computers and Thought Lectures are presented at IJCAI conferences to outstanding young scientists in artificial intelligence. Past recipients of this honor have been
Terry Winograd (1971), Patrick Winston (1973), Chuck Rieger (1975), Douglas Lenat (1977), David Marr (1979), Gerald Sussman (1981), Tom Mitchell (1983), Hector Levesque (1985), Johan de Kleer (1987), Henry Kautz (1989), Rodney Brooks (1991), Martha Pollack (1991), Hiroaki Kitano (1993), Sarit Kraus (1995), Stuart Russell (1995), and Leslie Kaelbling (1997).
The Award carries with it a certificate and the sum of US $2,000 plus travel and living expenses for the IJCAI conference. The lecture, to which the public is invited, is given one evening during the conference. The lecturer is encouraged to publish the lecture in the Conference Proceedings. The lectureship was established with royalties received from the book Computers and Thought, edited by Edward Feigenbaum and Julian Feldman; it is currently supported by income from IJCAII funds.
We hereby call for nominations for the Computers and Thought Award, which will be presented at IJCAI-99 in Stockholm, Sweden, on August 3, 1999. The section below on Nomination Procedures provides the relevant details.
Nominations for the IJCAI Research Excellence Award and the Computers and Thought Award are invited from everyone in the international artificial intelligence community.
There should be a nominator and a seconder, at least one of whom must not be from the same institution as the nominee. Nominees for the `Computers and Thought Award' cannot be older than 35 at the start of the conference. There are no other restrictions on nominees, nominators or seconders. Nominating and seconding statements for an award should be submitted on the Nomination and Reference Forms for the award. The forms, as well as suggestions for nominators, are available via http or anonymous FTP at the following addresses, or directly from the IJCAII President at the address below.
Nominations should be sent to the President of IJCAII at the address below. The deadline for nominations is October 15, 1998. To avoid duplication of effort, nominators are requested to submit the name of the person they are nominating by September 15, 1998 so that people proposing to nominate the same individual may be so informed and can coordinate their efforts.
Dr. Michael P. Georgeff|
The Australian Artificial
171 LaTrobe Street
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Phone: (+61 3) 9663 7922
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