Aamas 2007 in honolulu, hawai`i may 14-18, 2007



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AAMAS 2007 in HONOLULU, HAWAI`I May 14-18, 2007

  • www.aamas2007.org


Why Hawaii?

  • Is there really any question?

  • Honolulu is consistently ranked as the U.S. city with the best climate, lowest crime rate, and for its beauty and cleanliness

  • Hawaii is great for pre/post (but not during) AAMAS07 activities: Hawaii is among the top three destinations of choice for leisure travel in the U.S., and is the number one choice in Japan.



Technical Program

  • Program co-Chairs: Michael Huhns and Onn Shehory

  • Stimulating and informative technical program…

  • …which depends on you to submit papers!

  • Key dates:

    • Oct 20, 2006: electronic abstract submission deadline
    • Oct 23, 2006: electronic paper submission deadline
    • Dec 19, 2006: notification
    • Holiday season: Dream about your trip!


Getting There

  • Honolulu International Airport receives more than six million visitors each year



Getting There (continued)

  • A few airfares (might change of course):

    • Los Angeles (NW) : $350, 6 hours
    • Detroit (NW): $800, 12 hours
    • Tokyo (JAL): 70,000yen, 7hours
    • Amsterdam (NW/KLM): 1,200EUR, 20 hours (via Seattle, includes connection time)


HONOLULU



HONOLULU



HOTEL ROOMS



THE HAWAI`I CONVENTION CENTER Where BUSINESS and Aloha Meet



Other Technical Activities

  • Workshops:

    • Chair: Elizabeth Sklar
  • Tutorials:

    • Chair: Jaime Sichman
  • Demos:

    • Co-chairs: Elizabeth Andre and Zili Zhang
  • Doctoral Mentoring:

    • Co-chairs: Kate Larson and Iyad Rahwan
  • Industry Track:



LOCAL INDUSTRY SUPPORT TO DATE

  • Decision Research Corporation

    • http://decisionresearch.com
  • 21st Century Systems, Inc.

    • http://21csi.com
  • Quantum Leap

    • http://www.quantumleap.us


UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI`I

  • Manoa (main) UH campus

  • 20,000+ students

  • < 2 miles from convention center

  • Information and Computer Sciences Department

    • 24 full time tenure-track faculty
    • B.A. and B.S. in Computer Science - 400+ undergraduate students
    • MS. and Ph.D. in Computer Science - 50+ graduate students
    • M.S. in Library and Information Sciences - 140+ students
    • Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Communication and Information Sciences – 50+ students
    • 3rd floor of P.O.S.T. building
  • Other UH units

    • John A. Burns School of Medicine
    • College of Engineering
    • College of Business Administration, …


Other Important Folks

  • Local Organization Chair: Nancy Reed

    • Advisor to Local Organization: Lewis Johnson
  • Finance Chair: Wiebe van der Hoek

  • Publications Chair: Pragnesh Jay Modi

  • Student Scholarships co-Chairs: Sandip Sen and Sascha Ossowski

  • Sponsorships co-Chairs: Van Parunak, Akihiko Ohsuga

  • Publicity Chair: Chris Brooks





THE ALOHA SPIRIT

  • The people of Hawai`i are as warm and welcoming as the weather

  • (which, in May, averages 29C/84F for highs and 21C/70F lows with lots of sun)!

  • Kama`aina (local residents) call this outpouring of hospitality the Aloha Spirit.



AAMAS 2007 in HONOLULU, HAWAI`I May 14-18, 2007

  • www.aamas2007.org

  • www.aamas-conference.org (coming soon)



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