20th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence from 06 to 12 Jan 2007 at Hyderabad, India

Dear AI Researchers, 
Kindly recall your interaction at Edinburgh during IJCAI-05 with our 
Exhibition Stall giving details of the next IJCAI-07 event at 
Hyderabad, India from 06 to 12 Jan 2007. The theme of this 
Conference has been specially chosen as ' Artificial Intelligence 
and its Benefits to Society', keeping in view AI's relevance to the 
developing world. Call for Papers, Proposals for Workshops & 
Tutorials for IJCAI-07 has been on our web site ( www.ijcai-07.org). 
I am attaching a brief of the same giving submission details, as 
well as cut off dates for Papers, Workshops and Tutorials for your 
ready reference. 
From the feedback received from LAC, IJCAI-05 recently for our use, 
we have seen major suggestions from participants to make the event 
relevant, vibrant and cost effective for the delegates. LAC-07 is 
making elaborate arrangements to provide best possible environment 
for your fruitful interaction with fellow AI researchers, as well as 
Industry/Academia at our International Convention Centre in 
Hyderabad, India. We will soon be putting more details about India, 
including Pre/Post-Conference Tours, which you may like to avail at 
special concessional rates. We have already finalized a Professional 
Conference Organizer (PCO) to assist us in smooth interaction with 
all the delegates, including Visa support and Credit Card Payment 
On behalf of IJCAI-07 community, May I again invite you to 
participate in IJCAI-07 at Hyderabad, India from 06 to 12 Jan, 2007. 
Do not hesitate to get in touch with me, in case you have any 
clarifications on Local Arrangements for IJCAI-07 in India. 
Hoping to see you at IJCAI-07 in India!
Raji Bagga
Co-Chair - LAC


Request for Proposals to Host IJCAI-11

Greetings. This is a request for your help in getting your country's proposal to host IJCAI-11 submitted, in case it has not been submitted already. You would have seen the attached request for proposals to host IJCAI-11 that was sent out about two months ago. Please consider this as a reminder and request for help. I would much appreciate it if you could encourage the appropriate people and organizations to submit a draft proposal for consideration. Please let me know if I can be of assistance. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks much for your help and efforts. Ramasamy Uthurusamy, IJCAI Secretary-Treasurer.

Request for Proposals to Host IJCAI-11

International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) hereby invites proposals to host the 22nd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-11), which will be held in August 2011. These proposals will be evaluated by the IJCAI Board of Trustees. A small number of finalists will be asked to prepare final proposals. The final selection of the IJCAI-11 site will be made at the IJCAI-07- Executive Committee Meeting at IJCAI-07 in Hyderabad, India, in early January, 2007. The IJCAI conferences are the premier international conferences in Artificial Intelligence, having been held in major world centers since 1969. The conferences are held every two years, usually in August. In the recent past, IJCAI-97 was held in Nagoya, Japan; IJCAI-99 was held in Stockholm, Sweden; IJCAI-01 was held in Seattle, Washington, USA; IJCAI-03 was held Acapulco, Mexico, IJCAI-05 was held in Edinburgh, Scotland, and IJCAI-07 will be held in Hyderabad, India in January 2007 and IJCAI-09 will be held in Pasadena, California in August 2009. Please see http://ijcai.org for more info. Because of the size and complexity of IJCAI conferences, it is necessary to plan some years ahead. Due to the multifaceted nature of the conference, it is important for cities that would like to host IJCAI-11 to submit draft proposals by February 15, 2006. A small number of finalists will be selected by the Trustees by the end of March 2006. The finalists will then prepare a very detailed proposal and submit to the IJCAI-11 Executive Committee on or before December 15, 2006. The preliminary proposal should be short but provide sufficient details on the: * Local AI organization, potential organizing committee and its Chair, and the primary contact person who will interact with IJCAI * Budget estimates (including break-even figures) as a function of the expected number of participants * Monetary support that the local committee expects to raise through various sponsorships * Logistics (flights and local transportation, etc), weather, etc * Potential conference venues, accommodations (hotels, student housing, etc) and their impact on the budget A detailed list of required site information, a set of budget categories, and a list of selection criteria used to judge site proposals, are available from the Secretary-Treasurer. Proposals will be evaluated in relation to a number of site selection criteria: 1. National, regional, and local AI community support. 2. National, regional, and local government and industry support, especially financial. 3. Appropriateness of proposed dates. 4. Adequacy of conference and exhibit facilities for the anticipated number of registrants (currently around 1600 for North America; around 900-1200 elsewhere, depending on the location). 5. Adequacy of residence accommodations and food services in a range of price categories and proximity to the conference facilities. 6. Adequacy of budget projections. 7. Accessibility, attractiveness, and desirability of proposed site. 8. Balance with regard to the geographical distribution of previous conferences. Draft proposals should be sent to the IJCAI Secretary-Treasurer at s-t@ijcai.org by February 15, 2006. Communication by email is preferred. If necessary, proposals could be mailed to the address below. Dr. Ramasamy Uthurusamy IJCAI Secretary-Treasurer General Motors Corporation Mail Code 482-B27-D84 200 Renaissance Center Detroit, MI 48265-2000 USA Email: s-t@ijcai.org Fax: +1-313-667-4966