IJCAI-01 Support & Student Programs

IJCAII and AAAI Scholarship Programs

AAAI and IJCAII are pleased to announce the continuation of their Scholarship and Volunteer Programs for students interested in attending IJCAI-01. The U.S. Scholarship Program provides partial travel support and a complimentary technical program registration for students who are full-time undergraduate or graduate students at U.S. colleges and universities; are members of AAAI; submit papers to the technical program or letters of recommendation from their faculty advisor; and submit scholarship applications to AAAI by April 15, 2001. In addition repeat scholarship applicants must have fulfilled the volunteer and reporting requirements for previous awards. In the event that scholarship applications exceed available, funds, preference will be given to students who have an accepted technical paper, and then to students who are actively participating in the conference in some way. However, all eligible students are encouraged to apply. After the conference, an expense report will be required to account for the funds awarded. For further information about the U. S. Scholarship Program, or to obtain an application, please contact AAAI at scholarships@aaai.org, or 445 Burgess Drive, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA; 650-328-3123 phone; 650-321-4457 fax. Separate travel award programs are available for international students through IJCAII and other national societies. In addition, IJCAII will continue its travel support program for junior scientists from developing countries who have problems with currency conversion.

For information regarding any of these international programs, please write to Priscilla Rasmussen at rasmusse@cs.rutgers.edu, or IJCAII, 75 Paterson Street, Suite 9, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA, +1-732-342-9100 phone, +1-732-342-9339 fax.

International students and junior scientists should first contact their local societies to see if support is available. If no other support is available, they may apply to IJCAII for support by submitting three copies of a letter of application which includes:

  1. Applicant name/ address/ email

  2. Status of applicant (undergraduate, graduate student, junior faculty, etc.)

  3. Type of planned participation at IJCAI-01 (technical or workshop paper presentation, etc.)

  4. Estimate of attendance costs

  5. Whether other societies have been approached for support and result; any other sources of possible support

  6. Letter of support from the advisor (student applicants only)

A post-conference report and receipts totaling at least the award amount will be required to obtain the award after the close of the conference. The deadline for submission of applications is April 15, 2001 to Priscilla Rasmussen at the address above. Should applications exceed available funding, priority will be given to:

  1. Students presenting technical session papers

  2. Junior scientists from developing countries or with unstable currencies presenting technical papers

  3. Students presenting workshop papers

  4. Junior scientists or with unstable currencies from developing countries participating in the conference in other ways

IJCAII and AAAI Volunteer Programs

All student scholarship recipients will be required to participate in the Student Volunteer Program to support IJCAI organizers in Seattle. The Volunteer Program is an essential part of the conference and student participation is a valuable contribution. Students not requiring travel assistance should only apply for the Volunteer Program, which provides complimentary registration to full time students, including conference proceedings, in exchange for assisting IJCAI-01 organizers in Seattle. This program does not provide any scholarship funds, and is designed for local students or students who have other sources for travel funds. For further information regarding the Student Volunteer Program, please contact AAAI at volunteer@aaai.org. The deadline for volunteer applications is May 31, 2001.

AAAI/SIGART Doctoral Consortium

The sixth AAAI/SIGART Doctoral Consortium will be held Sunday and Monday, August 5-6, from 8:30 AM 6:00 PM. The Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for a group of PhD students to discuss and explore their research interests and career objectives in an interdisciplinary workshop together with a panel of established researchers. For more information about the AAAI/SIGART DC-2001, please visit: http://www.ijcai.org/past/ijcai-01/sigart/.

AAAI and ACM/SIGART gratefully acknowledge grants from Microsoft Research and the National Science Foundation, Knowledge and Cognitive Systems Program, which partially support student travel to the event.