Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Seaport Hotel from Logan Airport

For people staying at the Seaport Hotel, it looks like it's really easy to get there from the airport if you take the Subway. You just get on the Silver line at the airport and stay on it until World Trade Center Station.

Here is the MBTA page about the Silver Line and here are directions to the hotel from their webpage.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Volunteer notifications have been sent out

If you submitted a volunteer application for the conference, you should have received your notification. If you haven't, wait a day or two and if you still don't hear from AAAI, you may want to contact them. We will be posting the volunteer schedule on the student site once we have access to it. This will allow people access to the schedule from anywhere rather then just their email.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Information about cheap accommodation in Boston

I tried to summarize the options for accommodation to myself and thought it might be helpful for everybody. As for me, I plan to wait until we get the scholarship notification and then make a decision based on the budget. My main problem with the student housing is its distance from the Seaport hotel: according to the MBTA trip planner to be at 08:45 (July the 21st) in the Hotel we'll have to leave the dorms around 07:40 (assuming 5 minutes walk each side).
If you manage to find more good alternatives please post a reply. Maybe we should try to groop ourselves and get a good price from a nearby cheap Hotel.

Address: 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA
Station: World Trade Center

Berkeley Residence, YWCA

Address: 40 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA
Station: Back Bay (5 minutes walk)
Rates: 1-bed room (shared bathroom) $60
2-bed room (shared bathroom) $45
Avg. rating: 76%
(click for reviews)
Breakfast and dinner included

The Prescott International Hotel and Hoste
Address: 36 Church Street, Boston, MA
Station: Sullivan Square
(5 minutes by bus)
Rates: 1 bed room (shared bathroom) $99
4 bed room (shared bathroom) $30
Avg. rating: 73%
(click for reviews)
WiFi in room (but we should confirm by email)

Hi Boston

Address: 12 Hemenway Street, Boston, MA
Station: Hynes Convention Center (5 minutes walk)
Rates: 6 bed room (shared bathroom) $38
Avg. rating: 83%
(click for reviews)
Continental breakfast included

Student dorms (offered by AAAI)

Address: the corner of Babcock Street and Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
Station: Babcock Street
Rates: single (shared bathroom) $54
double (shared bathroom) $47
Internet in room (cable is needed)

MBTA Trip planner

Friday, May 05, 2006

List of papers (without technical session papers)

I found this link that shows a list of accepted papers for the Member papers, NECTAR papers, Doctoral Consortium, Student Abstracts and IS Demos. The full papers aren't up yet, but this gives a nice preview of some things to check out.

AAAI-06 Student Housing Info and Early Registration

For anyone who didn't see the email from AAAI about student housing for AAAI-06, I've included the email below:

AAAI-06 is fast approaching, and I wanted to draw your attention to several important items:
  • AAAI has reserved a block of dorm rooms at Boston University for students. Please note that the cut-off date for reservations is Friday, June 2.
    Housing Form

  • A reminder that the early registration deadline is Friday, May 19. For more information, please see this form. The Seaport Hotel reservation deadline is June 23, and information is available at the hotel information page. For online reservations, use the reservation code: AAAI06. Please note that space is limited and the block will fill fast.