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We are very pleased to welcome you all to Edinburgh. From ancient buildings to hundreds of restaurants, to night-clubs open to 3am, Edinburgh has it all. This promises to be a very exciting event with a very rich research and social programme. It will be a packed week and we hope you will enjoy it a lot.
Fausto, Leslie, Samy, Ann & Max
IJCAI-05 Official Opening Ceremony and Reception
The Opening Ceremony will be held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Monday 1 August at 1815 hours. Fausto Giunchiglia, IJCAI-05 Conference Chair, will chair the Opening Ceremony. The opening reception will take place at Edinburgh Castle from 1930 - 2130 hours.
The opening reception will include a full tour of Edinburgh Castle, including the Crown Jewels, the Ancient Arms Room and the Stone of Destiny. Guides will be available to explain the Castle's history.
IJCAI-05 Conference Banquet
Wednesday 3 August 2005
Please contact the local arrangements chair regarding IJCAI-05 sponsorship enquiries.
IJCAI-05 Technology Exchange and Exhibition
The IJCAI-05 Technology Exchange and Exhibition will be held Tuesday 2 August through Friday 5 August and will comprise of a host of displays designed to showcase current products, publications, research and applications in artificial intelligence. Admittance is open to all IJCAI-05 participants. More information about the Technology Exchange will appear on this site soon.
Business of AI
A new one day event will take place on Friday 5 August highlighting commercial ventures that exploit AI technologies. The day will comprise invited speakers who are building a business based on AI technology. Each will describe the technology they are using and the business they are building. This will provide a forum to get an overview of how AI is being used in business and the issues in building a business using AI. Participation is open to all conference participants.
Trading Agents Competition
On Tuesday 2 August, the 2005 Trading Agent Competition (TAC) will conduct its semi-final round in the Technology Exchange, with Finals taking place the day following. TAC-05 presents challenging market games in the domains of travel shopping and supply chain management. The exhibit will feature live games with running commentary, and posters and demonstrations from participating teams.