Elsevier’s Artificial Intelligence journal makes funding available to support the promotion and dissemination of Artificial Intelligence research

Amsterdam, 3 December 2009 - The editorial board of the journal Artificial Intelligence announced that it will make up to USD 250,000 per annum available to support the promotion and dissemination of Artificial Intelligence research.

Artificial Intelligence is one of the longest established and most respected journals in the field of AI research, and has published many of the key papers in the field since it was founded in 1970. The operation of the Editorial Board, a division of International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence organisation, is supported financially by Elsevier, the publisher of AI and the Editorial Board is now in the unique position of being able to make available substantial funds to support the promotion and dissemination of AI research.

In providing this funding, the editorial board of Artificial Intelligence aims to promote and raise awareness of AI research and practice, encourage the timely and widespread dissemination of AI research results, techniques, and tools, promote interaction and exchange of ideas between AI researchers, practitioners, and students, and promote the exploitation of AI research results, techniques, and tools.

“This is a major expansion of our existing sponsorship programme – we are delighted to be able to support the international AI community in this way, and look forward to receiving exciting proposals to help promote, disseminate or otherwise support the progress of AI”, said Tony Cohn and Ray Perrault, the Editors-in-Chief of Artificial Intelligence.

Sweitze Roffel, Publisher of Artificial Intelligence added, “I feel this generous initiative by the editorial board of Artificial Intelligence is a nice example of what can be achieved by constructively working together to improve our services to the academic community. As the AI community is highly innovative, I look forward to the interesting projects enabled by the leadership and vision of Artificial Intelligence’s editorial board”.

All proposals will be evaluated by the Artificial Intelligence sponsorship committee on the basis of: scientific quality of proposed activities, likely level of impact on the international AI community and cost effectiveness. All activities are funded on a not-for-private-profit basis.

Examples of activities
• student travel scholarships for a conference or workshop;
• funds for an invited speaker to present at a conference or workshop;
• funds to support a web site to disseminate proceedings of an AI related conference or workshop;
• start up funds for a workshop in a promising new area of research;
• funding to organise a summer school on some aspect of AI.

Please see www.aijd.org for more information and detailed instructions on how to apply.

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About IJCAI
The International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, (IJCAI) is the premier international gathering of AI researchers and practitioners, held biennially in odd-numbered years since 1969. IJCAI is sponsored jointly by International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), and the national AI societie(s) of the host nation(s). IJCAI also acts as the official host for the editorial operations of the Artificial Intelligence journal, through its Artificial Intelligence Journal Division. IJCAI is governed by a Board of Trustees, with operations supported by the IJCAI Secretariat and AAAI. – see www.ijcai.org for more details.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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