Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Entertainment (AIIDE-09) Announces 2009 Conference Dates and Location

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Menlo Park, CA– May 18, 2009. Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Entertainment Conference (AIIDE) organizers announced the date and location of this year's event. The conference will take place on October 14-16, 2009, on the campus of Stanford University, CA, USA, in the heart of Silicon Valley. The conference is hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).

AIIDE is the premier conference on artificial intelligence in computer games and entertainment. It brings together technical leaders of game development and research, to examine how artificial intelligence can improve games and entertainment, exchange information about new developments in the field, and share experiences in deploying AI in commercial products.

“Artificial intelligence is central to games, and a vibrant area of research and development,” said Christian Darken, conference chair and professor at the Naval Postgraduate School.“This has been a banner year for the professional AI community coming together at conferences and online. And AIIDE is the premier conference where new AI developments are presented and discussed by the community of developers and researchers.”

AIIDE-09 is the fifth annual conference on game AI and interactive entertainment. This year's event will feature invited talks from notable researchers and industry professionals, a full technical program with papers on research and development, and a lively poster/demonstration session.

Speaker list and conference program will be announced in the summer of 2009. More information about AIIDE-09 can be found at: http://www.aiide.org

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About AAAI

Founded in 1979, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (formerly the American Association for Artificial Intelligence) is a nonprofit scientific membership society devoted to advancing the science and practice of AI. Its mission is to: (1) advance the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying intelligent thought and behavior, (2) facilitate their embodiment in machines, (3) serve as an information resource forresearch planners and the general public concerning trends in AI, and (4) offer training for the current and coming generations of AI researchers and practitioners. The Association sponsors a number of conferences and workshops each year. More information can be found at www.aaai.org.

For press inquiries only, contact:

Carol Hamilton

(650) 328-3123

aiide09@aaai.org


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