From firstname.lastname@example.org Wed Dec 4 14:26:56 1996 Date: Wed, 4 Dec 1996 12:34:47 -0600 To: email@example.com From: "R James Firby" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Robot Exhibition at Autonomous Agents '97 Sender: email@example.com Precedence: bulk Anyone thinking of entering a robot in the competition or exhibition at AAAI'97 is welcome to also enter the exhibition at the Autonomous Agents '97 conference in February.
I have included the call for demonstrations announcement below. The exhibition will take place at the reception if you want to try out your robot waiters. The deadline for proposals is December 18.
FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AUTONOMOUS AGENTS Marina del Rey, February 5-8, 1997
Call for Robotic Demonstration Proposals
Agents'97 invites participation in a robot exhibition to be held at the conference to showcase physically embodied, autonomous agents. These robot demos will take place in an informal setting, over several hours, so demonstrators will be able to show their robots to interested viewers for an extended period of time.
Proposals for demonstations will be evaluated for appropriateness by an informal panel on the basis of innovation, relevance, scientific contribution, and potential logistic constraints. Commercial product demonstrations will be considered, but sales and marketing activities are not appropriate. (For more information about conference topics, please visit http://www.isi.edu/isd/AA97/info.html or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Proposals should consist of:
(1) A cover letter indicating the primary author's name, affiliation, address, phone number, and e-mail address.
(2) A two-page summary of the technical content of the demo. This summary will be handed out at the conference.
(3) A detailed description of hardware and space requirements. Please state whether or not your robot must be separated from other robots and describe any hardware that you would like the conference to supply. Agents'97 may be able to provide some equipment, but demonstrators should be prepared to supply everything on their own.
(4) An informal videotape of the demo (in NTSC VHS format), or a detailed description of what the robot will do and how it will interact with spectators.
Demo proposals must be received by Jim Firby, Robotic Demonstrations Chair, at the address below no later than Friday, December 18, 1996. Plain text email submissions will be considered, but well formatted summaries sent by regular mail are encouraged. Fax submissions will not be accepted. Proposers will be notified of acceptance by January 10, 1997.
R. James Firby / Agents'97 Computer Science Department University of Chicago 1100 East 58th Street Chicago, IL 60637 USA email@example.com
Note that there is a separate Agents'97 track for software agent demonstrations. For more information, please contact Charles Rich (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the conference home page given above.