On behalf of the organizing committee of IJCAI-2011 conference we invite you to be a sponsor of the twenty-second edition of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI-2011, and thus play an essential role for the success of the conference.
A rich scientific program that covers all the areas of artificial intelligence --plus tutorials by leading researchers in the field, a number of co-located events and specialized workshops, exhibition of products, companies and research centers-- make IJCAI-2011 one of the most influential conferences in the field of Artificial Intelligence and a key scientific and technological event in IT. The conference is held in the city of Barcelona, in the Mediterranean coast of Spain; a city with a proud cosmopolitan life and a festive welcoming character that inherits a millenary tradition in science, art and commerce. The venue, Barcelona’s International Convention Center (CCIB), was built for Barcelona’s International Cultural Forum in 2002 and counts with all the facilities to host major conferences like IJCAI-2011 with its more than one thousand estimated participants.
Your sponsorship is key because without substantial financial backing, conference fees would be inaccessible to academics thus making the conference unviable. Another, equally important reason for your participation is that your presence would contribute to the prestige and impact of the conference and would motivate other sponsors to join as well.
There are different ways you may give support to IJCAI. The following table shows the standard sponsorship schedule that corresponds to usual practices in this type of conference.
Some sponsors prefer to target their contributions towards specific activities or items. Following past experience, a basic schedule for this purpose is presented below but, in addition to these two schedules, we welcome other forms of backing you may wish to explore.
• Welcome reception
• Conference dinner
• Coffee breaks
• Electronic proceedings
• Video recording of invited talks
• Conference programme
• Registration Kit
• Industry day
All sponsors would be credited with their logos displayed in:
• Printed materials, as schedule permits
• IJCAI-11 website and proceedings
• IJCAI-11 registration area
• Signs at appropriate conference events
• Conference bag or other promotional item